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Mackenna, Stephen 1872-1934

Works: 87 works in 321 publications in 2 languages and 6,608 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: AC1, 186.4
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Publications about Stephen Mackenna
Publications by Stephen Mackenna
Publications by Stephen Mackenna, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Stephen Mackenna
Most widely held works by Stephen Mackenna
The six Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
41 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,694 libraries worldwide
"The Six Enneads ... is the collection of writings of Plotinus, edited and compiled by his student Porphyry (c. 270 AD). Plotinus was a student of Ammonius Saccas and they were founders of Neoplatonism. His work, through Augustine of Hippo, the Cappadocian Fathers, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and several subsequent Christian and Muslim thinkers, has greatly influenced Western and Near-Eastern thought." -- Wikipedia
The essence of Plotinus, extracts from the six Enneads and Porphyry's life of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
21 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
16 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
PLOTINUS (A.D. 204/5-270), 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 expedition of Gordian III against the Persians in 243, not without subsequent danger. Aged 40 he came to Rome and taught philosophy there till shortly before his death. In 253 he began to write and continued to do so till the last year of his life. His writings were edited by his disciple Porphyry, who published them many years after his master's death in six sets of nine treatises each (the Enneads). He regarded Plato as his master, and his own philosophy is a profoundly original development of the Platonism of the first two centuries of the Christian era and the closely related thought of the Neophthagoreans, with some influences from Aristotle and his followers and the Stoics, whose writings he knew well but used critically. There is no real trace of Oriental influence on his thought, and he was passionately opposed to Gnosticism. He is a unique combination of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. He was deeply respected by many members of the Roman aristocracy and a personal friend of the Emperor Gallienus and his wife. He devoted much of his time to the care of orphan children to whom he had been appointed guardian. But before his death his circle of friends had broken up, and he died alone except for his faithful friend and doctor Eustochius. His thought dominated later Greek philosophy and influenced both Christians and Moslems, and is still alive today because of its union of rationality and intense religious experience
On the nature of the soul, being the fourth Ennead by Plotinus( Book )
4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
The divine mind, being the treatises of the fifth Ennead by Plotinus( Book )
4 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
On the One and Good, being the treatises of the sixth Ennead by Plotinus( Book )
3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
[Enneads] by Plotinus( Book )
4 editions published between 1916 and 1953 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Plotinus on the beautiful : being the sixth treatise of the first Ennead by Plotinus( Book )
9 editions published between 1908 and 1919 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
[The Enneads] by Plotinus( Book )
in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Mo chara Stiofán by Liam Ó Rinn( Book )
3 editions published between 1939 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Daly, Martin 1872-1934
Mac Enna, Stiofán
Mac Enna, Stiofán 1872-1934
Mac Kenna Stephen 1872-1934
MacEnna, Stiefán 1872-1934
McKenna, Stephen, 1872-1934
Stephen MacKenna Brits journalist (1872-1934)
Stiofán Mac Éanna
Стивен МакКенна
English (126)
Irish (3)
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