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Oneness of Mankind and the Plural of Man in Gregory of Nyssa’s Against Eunomius book III. Some Problems of Philosophy of Language

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This chapter looks at certain contexts, within and outside Against Eunomius book III (CE III), where Gregory of Nyssa analyses the logical form of some sentences on both the human and the divine nature. It refers to one in particular, where the difference might be significant between the plural reference to the concept of Man and the numberless reference to the plurality of Men: i.e. the reference to what Hannah Arendt called the human condition. Hannah Arendt recalled how easily philosophy and theology deal with Man, so that 'men are reduced to a nothing more than a more or less successful replica of Man'. It is possible for the natural unity of Man to be recovered as long as it captures the nature of man and the human condition together, differentiating them at the same time.

Keywords: Against Eunomius book III (CE III); Gregory of Nyssa; Hannah Arendt; human condition; philosophy

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