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Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: B693.E53, 186.4
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Publications about Plotinus
Publications by Plotinus
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Most widely held works by Plotinus
The six Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
51 editions published between 1952 and 2000 in English and held by 1,696 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 enneads by Plotinus( Book )
87 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
The Enneads bring together Platonism, mystic passion and ideas from Greek philosophy, together with striking variants of the Trinity and other central Christian doctrines, to produce a highly original synthesis. Yet despite the profundity of his thought, and his immense influence on mystics and religious writers, Plotinus (AD 204-70) remained largely inaccessible. What was desperately needed, suggest John Dillon in his Biographical Sketch, was 'an interpretative translation, which would boldly tease out all the nuances of Plotinus' crabbed and condensed language, and reproduce it in English of proper nobility'. Such is precisely the achievement of Stephen MacKenna; his book ranks with the greatest translations of the twentieth century
Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
53 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,252 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
The essential Plotinus; representative treatises from the Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
30 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )
64 editions published between 1857 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Plotini Opera by Plotinus( Book )
63 editions published between 1492 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )
142 editions published between 1490 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Plotini opera by Plotinus( Book )
in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Select passages illustrating Neoplatonism by E. R Dodds( Book )
11 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Ennead III. 6, On the impassivity of the bodiless by Plotinus( Book )
13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Select works of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
23 editions published between 1895 and 1994 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Enneadi by Plotinus( Book )
73 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Ennead IV. 8, On the descent of the soul into bodies by Plotinus( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
An essay on the beautiful by Plotinus( Book )
14 editions published between 1792 and 2016 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Ennead II. 5 : on what is potentially and what actually by Plotinus( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Ennead V.1 : on the three primary levels of reality? by Plotinus( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
"Plotinus' Treatise V.1 comes closer than any other to providing an outline of his entire spiritual and metaphysical system, and as such it may serve to some degree as an introduction to his philosophy. It addresses in condensed form a great many topics to which Plotinus elsewhere devotes extended discussion, including the problem of the multiple self; etermity and time; the unity-in-duality of intellect and the intelligible; and the derivation of intelligible being from the One."
Ennead VI. 4 and VI. 5, On the presence of being, one and the same, everywhere as a whole by Plotinus( Book )
12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Ennead VI. 4-5, originally written as a single treatise, contains Plotinus' most general and sustained exposition of the relationship between the intelligible and the sensible realms, addressing and coalescing two central issues in Platonism: the nature of the soul-body relationship and the nature of participation. Its main question is, How can soul animate bodies without sharing their extension? The treatise seems to have had considerable impact: it is much reflected in Porphyry's important work, Sententiae, and the doctrine of reception according to the capacity of the recipient, for which this treatise is the main source, resonated in medieval thinkers
Ennead IV. 4.30-45 and IV. 5 : problems concerning the soul by Plotinus( Book )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The essence of Plotinus : extracts from the six Enneads and Porphyry's life of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )
16 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The six Enneads by Plotinus( Book )
9 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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Iflūṭīn ca 205-270
Plotin 203/204-270
Plotin 205-270
Plotin 205-270 de Lycopolis
Plotin antiker griechischer Philosoph
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Plotin philosophe romain, né en Égypte, fondateur du néoplatonisme
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Plotino filosofo greco antico
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Plotinus filosoof uit Romeinse Keizerrijk (203-270)
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Plotinus Neoplatonist philosopher
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Plotinus Romanus 205-270
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플로티노스 205-270
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