Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/1914
Title: Being beyond Words: Some Apophatic Approaches before Plotinus
Other Titles: El «ser» mas alla de las palabras. Algunos enfoques apofaticos anteriores a Plotino
Authors: Todorovska, Marija 
Keywords: apophatic, ineffable, Plato, Philo, Basilides, name(s), God
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Филозофски факултет, Скопје
Source: Todorovska, M., “Being beyond Words: Some Apophatic Approaches before Plotinus”, Studia classica anniversaria - Прилози од меѓународната научна конференција одржана по повод 70 години од Институтот за класични студии, 22-23 ноември 2016, Скопје, Филозофски факултет, Скопје, 2017, 351-362.
Conference: Studia classica anniversaria
Abstract: The article briefly examines the reluctance to name reality perceived as superior to the profane one, be it considered a sacred realm, overwhelming divinity, or God’s being beyond man’s capabilities of comprehension and definition. It offers a short account of the issue of difficulty or impossibility to name Being itself, the highest reality, God, in the stances of Plato from three of his dialogues, chosen parts from several works by Philo of Alexandria, and a passage from Basilides. It briefly explores the problems of naming the gods, the impossibility of knowing and defining God, and the need for ineffability and not-even-ineffability of Being.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12188/1914
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Philosophy, Collection 05: Conference papers / Трудови од научни конференции

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