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« Plotin critique de lʼépistémologie stoïcienne » (p. 81-113).

Abstract : Plotinus critic of the stoic epistemology The plotinian criticisms against the stoic epistemology try to demonstrate that the stoics are wrong in corporalizing the soul, because it does not allow them to conceive adequately the sense perceptions and the intellections. We can think that there is nothing interesting to expect, philosophically speaking, from this controversy raised by a supporter of the incorporeality of the soul against the stoics’ materialistic views about the hJgemonikovn, their opposition being so fundamental that the opponents could consider themselves unrefuted because they do not share any premise with the objector. Plotinus seems to have been aware of this difficulty, and he tried to formulate some objections against the stoic corporalism that do not aim immediately at it but actually involve some indirect strikes. My topic consists in investigating this process about two exemplary cases : the criticism of the stoic explanation of sense perception as occurring through a transmission ; and the criticism of the analysis of knowledge as a reception of imprints.
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Isabelle Koch. « Plotin critique de lʼépistémologie stoïcienne » (p. 81-113).. Philosophie antique - problèmes, renaissances, usages , Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2009. ⟨hal-02080457⟩

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