The Enneads

The Enneads

Abridged Edition


Translator: Stephen MacKenna
Abridged by:
Introduction by:
Notes by:

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445206
  • 688 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

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

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