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Plotinus

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Works: 2,251 works in 5,187 publications in 13 languages and 63,545 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: B693.E53, 186.4
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The enneads by Plotinus( Book )

148 editions published between 1492 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six Enneads by Plotinus( Book )

21 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member 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
Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )

59 editions published between 1857 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotins Schriften by Plotinus( Book )

166 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select passages illustrating Neoplatonism by E. R Dodds( Book )

11 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennead III. 6, On the impassivity of the bodiless by Plotinus( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The One and its relation to intellect in Plotinus : a commentary on selected texts by John Bussanich( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )

35 editions published between 1925 and 1993 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )

42 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotini Enneades, praemisso Prophyrii De vita Plotini deque ordine librorum eius libello by Plotinus( Book )

33 editions published between 1883 and 1884 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennéades by Plotinus( Book )

29 editions published between 1927 and 1991 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennead IV.8, On the descent of the soul into bodies by Plotinus( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennead VI.4 and VI.5, On the presence of being, one and the same, everywhere as a whole by Plotinus( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ennead VI.4-5, originally written as a single treatise, contains Plotinus{u2019} 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{u2019}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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the major writings of Plotinus in a new English translation
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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerning the beautiful by Plotinus( Book )

16 editions published between 1787 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the beautiful : from the Greek of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )

11 editions published between 1792 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Plotinus
Alternative Names
Boluoding

Flutin.

Iflūṭīn

Iflūṭīn ca 205-270

Plotí

Plotin.

Plotin, 203/204-270

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Plotin antiker griechischer Philosoph

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Plotin ca. 205-ca. 270

Plotin de Lycopolis 205-270

Plotin philosophe romain, né en Égypte, fondateur du néoplatonisme

Plotin ок.204-ок.270

Plotinas

Plotini

Plotino

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Plotino, 203/204-270

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Plotino ca. 205-ca. 270

Plotino filosofo greco antico

Plōtinos

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Plotinos, 203/204-270

Plōtinos 205-270

Plotinos 205-270 Alexandrinus

Plotinos 205-270 Lycopolitanus

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Plotinus filosoof uit Romeinse Keizerrijk (203-270)

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Plotinus Neoplatonist philosopher

Plotinus Philosophus 205-270

Plotinus Romanus 205-270

Plotyn.

Plotyn 205-270

Plotyn ca 205-270

Plotyn ca. 205-ca. 270

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Πλωτινοζ 205-270

Πλωτινος

Πλωτίνος 0205?-0270

Плацін

Плотин

Плотин ок.204-ок.270

Плотін

Պլոտինոս

פלוטינוס

פלוטינוס 205-270

أفلوطين

افلوطين، 205-270? م

فلوطین

প্লোতিনোস

പ്ലോട്ടിനസ്

ཕི་ལོ་ཋི་ནཱ་ཟི།

პლოტინუსი

플로티노스

플로티노스 205-270

プロチノス

プロティノス

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PlotinusThe essential Plotinus; representative treatises from the EnneadsEnnead III. 6, On the impassivity of the bodilessThe One and its relation to intellect in Plotinus : a commentary on selected textsPlotinusThe essence of Plotinus : extracts from the six Enneads and Porphyry's life of PlotinusThe philosophy of Plotinus; the Gifford lectures at St. Andrews, 1917-1918