By Terence H. Irwin
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9) 'For predicates are applied to things, either from the things which belong to themselves or from their condition in relation to one another. ' This is a division of possible predicates into those which apply to a thing in itself and those which apply to it as related to other entities. The first will be those regarded by Aristotle as coextensive with their subject (definition, property), as against those not coextensive (genus, differentia, accident). Clement's division would be species, individual as against genus, difference, number, accident, substance.
It is formless (VI, 9, 3) and neither at rest nor moving (VI, 9, 3). It is everywhere and nowhere (V, 5, 8). It is simple and pure -- unlike a one which is also many and a one which is numerical (V, 5, 4). It is ineffable, nameless, without need, possessions, will or thought (VI, 9, 4-5). It cannot be known because knowledge entails plurality. 7 Though it has no name it is known by its offspring. 8 Plotinus sees clearly the way in which a name would destroy the unity and transcendence of the one and make it merely one thing among other things.
3 It is clear from the fact that he suffered for us that our Lord would not rebuke as an enemy. 4 The argument is summed up. 5 God is good -- this is universally agreed. The same God is just -- the Lord says in the Gospel (John xvii. 21) that God is one. God is one and beyond the One and above the quality of unity itself. The pronoun 'thou' is used of God to emphasise his timeless existence as 'he who alone really is, who was, and is, and will be, and who has at all three times the one name ó ων.
Classical Philosophy. Collected Papers: Aristotle's Ethics by Terence H. Irwin