The Single Judge; Plotinus on judgement in discursive intellect in the context of the natural world

Auteur Maximilian NIETSCHKE
Directeur /trice Prof. Dr. Richard King
Co-directeur(s) /trice(s)
Résumé de la thèse

The goal is to coherently present Plotinus' theory of judgment. How does the soul judge with concepts about the impressions of sensory perception? The following thesis is pursued: The human soul judges according to the Good and thus becomes the sole judge between concepts and the impressions of perception. Special attention is given to the meaning and use of 'krisis' and 'krinein' – the Greek words for "judgment" and "to judge" in Plotinus' work (the Enneads), which have so far eluded characterization.


Scientific and social context:

The hitherto lacking examination of Plotinus' theory of judgment is part of the general exclusion of the concept of judgment in antiquity when the history of judgment in philosophy is discussed. The present project aims to initiate efforts to fill these gaps. Starting with Plotinus' theory of judgment, it is also appropriate to explore the concept of judgment in Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics.

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