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The Enneads.

Plotinus

The Enneads.

Translated by Stephen MacKenna.

by Plotinus

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 626-628.

ContributionsMackenna, Stephen, 1872-1934., Page, B. S.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB693 E53 M3 1956
The Physical Object
Pagination635p.
Number of Pages635
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13639967M

This book is a guide to those wishing to read the works (the Enneads) of Plotinus, one of the greatest figures of ancient philosophy. The book provides an outline of Plotinus’ life and of the composition of the Enneads, placing Plotinus in the intellectual context of his time. Selected Plotinian texts are then discussed in relation to central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.   The Six Enneads. Plotinus. Translated by Stephen MacKenna and B. S. Page. The Enneads is the collection of writings of Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry (c. AD ). Plotinus was a student of Ammonius Saccas and they were founders of : Apps Publisher.

The second major significance of the Enneads is as mystical textual guide to recipients of the idea of the One. In addressing itself to initiates in this way, Plotinus's text serves as a guide to. "The Six Enneads is the collection of writings of Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry (c. AD). Plotinus was a student of Ammonius Saccas and they were founders of Neoplatonism.

Plotinus (/ p l ɒ ˈ t aɪ n ə s /; Greek: Πλωτῖνος, Plōtinos; c. /5 – ) was a major Hellenistic philosopher who lived in Roman his philosophy, described in the Enneads, there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. His teacher was Ammonius Saccas, who was of the Platonic tradition. Historians of the 19th century invented the term Neoplatonism Era: Ancient philosophy. PLOTINUS (A.D. /), possibly of Roman descent, but certainly a Greek in education and environment, was the first and greatest of Neoplatonic philosophers. Practically nothing is known of his early life, but at the age of 28 he came to Alexandria, and studied philosophy with Ammonius 'Saccas' for 11 years. Wishing to learn the philosophy of the Persians and Indians he joined the.


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