Some remarks on Plotinian logos: its processional and hermeneutical meanings
This paper explores the processional and hermeneutical meanings of logos according to Plotinus’ Enneads.
plotinus recaptures the stoic distinction between an uttered logos and an internal logos, but adapts it to a
neoplatonic context.The first one is related to the logos found in the hypostasis of the soul; the second
is related to the logos of intellect, i.e. to the realm of the intelligible. logos is both the ensemble of logoi
that ensures the possibility of reasoning, and the productive and organizing principle of the sensible world.
Therefore, the logos of the soul is the interpreter of the logos found in the intellect.