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The Enneads: Abridged Edition

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Synopsis:

This massive work of synthesis is one of the classics of Western mysticism. Plotinus was the main expositor of neo-platonism, the last great movement of classical Greek philosophy. Plotinus's work blends Plato, Aristotle and earlier Greek philosophy into a new religious formulation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [554]-558) and index.

About the Author

John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College in Dublin.

John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College in Dublin.

John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College in Dublin.

Table of Contents

Stephen MacKenna: A Biographical Sketch

Extracts from the Explanatory Matter in the First Edition

The Place of Plotinus in the History of Thought by Paul Henry, S. J.

Plotinus: An Introduction

Porphyry: On the Life of Plotinus and the Arrangement of His Work

Preface

The First Ennead

First: The Animate and the Man

Second: The Virtues

Third: Dialectic

Fourth: Happiness

Sixth: Beauty

Eighth: The Nature and Source of Evil

Ninth: "The Reasoned Dismissal"

The Second Ennead

Third: Are the Stars Causes?

Fourth: Matter

Ninth: Against the Gnostics; or Against Those That Affirm the Creator of the Cosmos and the Cosmos Itself to be Evil

The Third Ennead

Second: Providence: First Treatise

Third: Providence: Second Treatise

Fourth: Our Tutelary Spirit

Fifth: Love

Sixth: The Impassivity of the Unembodied

Seventh: Time and Eternity

Eighth: Nature, Contemplation, and the One

The Fourth Ennead

Third: Problems of the Soul (I)

Fourth: Problems of the Soul (II)

Eighth: The Soul's Descent into Body

The Fifth Ennead

First: The Three Initial Hypostases

Second: The Origin and Order of the Beings following on the First

Third: The Knowing Hypostases and the Transcendant

Fourth: How the Secondaries rise from The First; and on The One

Fifth: That the Intellectual Beings are not outside the Intellectual-Principle: and on The Nature of the Good

Seventh: Is there an Ideal Archetype of Particular Beings?

Eighth: On the Intellectual Beauty

Ninth: The Intellectual Principle, the Ideas, and the Authentic Existence

The Sixth Ennead

Fourth: On the Integral Omnipresence of the Authentic Existent (I)

Fifth: On the Integral Omnipresence of the Authentic Existent (II)

Seventh: How the Multiplicity of the Ideal-Forms came into Being; and on The Good

Eighth: On Free Will and the Will of the One

Ninth: On the Good, or the One

Appendix I: The Chronological Order of the Tractates

Appendix II: Index of Platonic References

Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140445206
Editor:
Dillon, John
Translator:
MacKenna, Stephen
Translator:
MacKenna, Stephen
Author:
Plotinus
Author:
MacKenna, Stephen
Author:
Dillon, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
Abridged ed.
Edition Description:
Abridged
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19911131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
7.79x5.07x1.23 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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