Reading Dominic J. O'Meara's Plotinus, I noticed that he seems to be claiming that Plotinus looked at the Soul, Forms and the One as active and in some sense alive.
However, I am trying to get a better idea what that activity might be, especially for the Forms and the One. I can see how the Soul would be active and alive through the activity of bodies. Perhaps my idea of aliveness needs to expand.
Here is a quote from O'Meara about the Forms that might help clarify my concern: (page 36-7)
The Forms are not 'dead' objects: they have a life which is their activity and this activity is thought.
I am looking for sources for further reading beyond introductory texts such as O'Meara's.
O'Meara, D. J. (1995). Plotinus: an introduction to the Enneads. Oxford University Press.
References collected from comments:
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- J. Rist, Forms of Individuals in Plotinus Thanks to @PeterJ