Enneads

PLOTINUS (204 - 270) and PORPHYRY (234 - 305), translated by Kenneth GUTHRIE (1871 - 1940)

The six Enneads (ΕΝΝΕΑΔΕΣ) are the collected writings of the Neoplatonic philosopher Plotinus (ΠΛΩΤΙΝΟΣ) arranged by his student Porphyry (ΠΟΡΦΥΡΙΟΣ) into fifty-four books with each Ennead containing nine. The translator Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie arranged these books chronologically rather than according to Porphyry's numeration. This recording is organized according to Porphyry's numeration with Roman numerals indicating the Ennead and Hindu-Arabic numerals indicating the book e.g. VI.9 would be the ninth book of the sixth Ennead. A hyperlinked table of contents at Volume 1 Page 3 of the gutenberg.org text will enable you to jump to the specific Ennead if you wish to read along with the recording. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards)

Genre(s): Classics (Antiquity), Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Forward Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 01 I.1 The Organism and the Self (Vol.4 Pg.1191) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 02 I.2 Concerning Virtue (Vol.1 Pg.256) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 03 I.3 Of Dialectic, or the Means of Raising the Soul to the Intelligible World (Vol.1 Pg.269) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 04 I.4 Whether Animals May Be Termed Happy (Vol.4 Pg.1019) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 05 I.5 Does Happiness Increase With Time? (Vol.3 Pg.684) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 06 I.6 Of Beauty (Vol.1 Pg.40) Geoffrey Edwards
00:35:54
Play 07 I.7 Of the First Good, and of the Other Goods (Vol.4 Pg.1208) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 08 I.8 Of the Nature and Origin of Evils (Vol.4 Pg.1142) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 09 I.9 Of Suicide (Vol.1 Pg.243) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 10 II.1 Of the Heaven (Vol.3 Pg.813) Geoffrey Edwards
00:32:30
Play 11 II.2 About the Movement of the Heavens (Vol.1 Pg.227) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 12 II.3 Whether Astrology is of any Value (Vol.4 Pg.1165) Geoffrey Edwards
00:53:36
Play 13 II.4 Of Matter (Vol.1 Pg.197) Geoffrey Edwards
00:55:18
Play 14 II.5 Of the Aristotelian Distinction Between Actuality and Potentiality (Vol.2 Pg.341) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 15 II.6 Of Essence and Being (Vol.1 Pg.245) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 16 II.7 About Mixture to the Point of Total Penetration (Vol.3 Pg.691) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 17 II.8 Of Sight; or of Why Distant Objects Seem Small (Vol.3 Pg.680) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 18 II.9a That the Creator and the World are Not Evil (Vol.2 Pg.599) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 19 II.9b Against the Gnostics (Vol.2 Pg.620) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 20 III.1 Concerning Fate (Vol.1 Pg.86) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 21 III.2a Of Providence (Vol.4 Pg.1042) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 22 III.2b Of Providence (Vol.4 Pg.1059) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 23 III.3 Continuation of That on Providence (Vol.4 Pg.1077) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 24 III.4 Of Our Individual Guardian (Vol.1 Pg.233) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 25 III.5 Of Love, or "Eros" (Vol.4 Pg.1122) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 26 III.6a Of the Impassibility of Incorporeal Entities (Vol.2 Pg.350) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 27 III.6b Soul and Matter (Vol.2 Pg.368) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 28 III.7a Of Eternity (Vol.3 Pg.985) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 29 III.7b Of Time (Vol.3 Pg.996) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 30 III.8 Of Nature, Contemplation and Unity (Vol.2 Pg.531) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 31 III.9 Fragments About the Soul, the Intelligence, and the Good (Vol.1 Pg.220) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 32 IV.1 Of the Being of the Soul (Vol.1 Pg.100) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 33 IV.2 How the Soul Mediates Between Indivisible and Divisible Essence (Vol.1 Pg.276) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 34 IV.3a Are Not All Souls Parts or Emanations of a Single Soul? (Vol.2 Pg.387) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 35 IV.3b Why and How do Souls Descend into Bodies? (Vol.2 Pg.403) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 36 IV.3c Does the Soul Employ Discursive Reason While Discarnate? (Vol.2 Pg.416) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 37 IV.4a Questions About the Soul (Vol.2 Pg.441) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 38 IV.4b Questions About the Soul (Vol.2 Pg.465) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 39 IV.4c Questions About the Soul (Vol.2 Pg.490) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 40 IV.5 About the Process of Vision and Hearing (Vol.2 Pg.514) Geoffrey Edwards
00:44:16
Play 41 IV.6 Of Sensation and Memory (Vol.3 Pg.829) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 42 IV.7a Of the Immortality of the Soul (Vol.1 Pg.56) Geoffrey Edwards
00:47:22
Play 43 IV.7b Of the Immortality of the Soul (Vol.1 Pg.74) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 44 IV.8 On the Descent of the Soul Into the Body (Vol.1 Pg.119) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 45 IV.9 Whether All Souls Form a Single One (Vol.1 Pg.139) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 46 V.1 The Three Principal Hypostases, or Forms of Existence (Vol.1 Pg.173) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 47 V.2 Of Generation, and of the Order of things that Rank Next After the First (Vol.1 Pg.193) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 48 V.3a The Self-Consciousnesses, and What is Above Them (Vol.4 Pg.1090) Geoffrey Edwards
00:43:09
Play 49 V.3b The Self-Consciousnesses, and What is Above Them (Vol.4 Pg.1106) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 50 V.4 How What is After the First Proceeds Therefrom; of the One (Vol.1 Pg.134) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 51 V.5 That Intelligible Entities Are Not External to the Intelligence of the Good (Vol.2 Pg.575) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 52 V.6 The Superessential Principle Does Not Think (Vol.2 Pg.333) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 53 V.7 Do Ideas of Individuals Exist (Vol.1 Pg.251) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 54 V.8 Concerning Intelligible Beauty (Vol.2 Pg.551) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 55 V.9 Of Intelligence, Ideas and Essence (Vol.1 Pg.102) Geoffrey Edwards
00:42:08
Play 56 VI.1a Of the Ten Aristotelian Categories (Vol.3 Pg.837) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 57 VI.1b Of the Ten Aristotelian Categories (Vol.3 Pg.860) Geoffrey Edwards
00:48:19
Play 58 VI.1c Criticism of the Stoic Categories (Vol.3 Pg.878) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 59 VI.2a The Categories of Plotinos (Vol.3 Pg.891) Geoffrey Edwards
00:54:16
Play 60 VI.2b The Categories of Plotinos (Vol.3 Pg.911) Geoffrey Edwards
00:58:25
Play 61 VI.3a Plotinos's Own Sense-Categories (Vol.3 Pg.933) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 62 VI.3b Plotinos's Own Sense-Categories (Vol.3 Pg.948) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 63 VI.3c Plotinos's Own Sense-Categories (Vol.3 Pg.967) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 64 VI.4a The One Identical Essence is Everywhere Entirely Present (Vol.2 Pg.285) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 65 VI.4b The One Identical Essence is Everywhere Entirely Present (Vol.2 Pg.300) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 66 VI.5 The One Identical Essence is Everywhere Entirely Present (Vol.2 Pg.314) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 67 VI.6a Of Numbers (Vol.3 Pg.643) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 68 VI.6b Of Numbers (Vol.3 Pg.661) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 69 VI.7a How Ideas Multiply (Vol.3 Pg.697) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 70 VI.7b How Ideas Multiply (Vol.3 Pg.712) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 71 VI.7c A Study of the Good (Vol.3 Pg.726) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 72 VI.7d A Study of the Good (Vol.3 Pg. 749) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 73 VI.8a Of the Will of the One (Vol.3 Pg.773) Geoffrey Edwards
00:51:58
Play 74 VI.8b Of the Will of the One (Vol.3 Pg.793) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 75 VI.9a Of the Good and the One (Vol.1 Pg.147) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 76 VI.9b Of the Good and the One (Vol.1 Pg.161) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 77 Life of Plotinos by Porphyry I-VII (Vol.1 Pg.5) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 78 Life of Plotinos by Porphyry VIII-XVIII (Vol.1 Pg.15) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 79 Life of Plotinos by Porphyry XIX-XXIV (Vol.1 Pg.25) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 80 Life of Plotinos by Eunapius & Suidas (Vol.1 Pg.39) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 81 Porphyry's Commentary - Part 1 (Vol.4 Pg.1215) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 82 Porphyry's Commentary - Part 2 (Vol.4 Pg.1233) Geoffrey Edwards
00:55:53
Play 83 Psychological Fragments (Vol.4 Pg. 1254) Geoffrey Edwards
00:32:10
Play 84 PS1 Development in the Teachings of Plotinos (Vol.4 Pg.1269) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 85 PS2 Platonism: Significance, Progress, and Results (Vol.4 Pg. 1288) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 86 PS3 Plotinos's View of Matter (Vol.4 Pg.1296) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 87 PS4 Plotinos's Creation of the Trinity (Vol.4 Pg.1300) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 88 PS5 Resemblances to Christianity (Vol.4 Pg.1307) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 89 PS6 Plotinos's Indebtedness to Numenius (Vol.4 Pg. 1313) Geoffrey Edwards
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Play 90 PS7 Value of Plotinos (Vol.4 Pg.1327) Geoffrey Edwards
00:18:42