(redirected from Enneads)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for ennead

the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one

References in periodicals archive ?
Sorabji also suggests that this position influenced the metaphysics of Albert and Thomas Aquinas through Avicenna via the Arabic paraphrase of Plotinus's Enneads.
This file consisted of a free paraphrase of much or all of Plotinus' Enneads IV-VI, translated directly from a Greek text essentially identical to the one we have, and preserving that text's original order, as well as comparable paraphrases of at least part of Proclus' Elements of Theology and of several works by Alexander of Aphrodisias; the true authors of all these texts were still known.
All serious students of Neoplatonism should read Narbonne's work, but only after having read the Enneads and acquired some knowledge of Gnosticism, so that they can critically evaluate Narbonne's positions on disputed issues.
First, as in virtually all commentaries to the Enneads, McGroarty spends considerable effort identifying Plotinus' interlocutors (in this case, mostly the Stoics and the Peripatetics, but at times also the Epicureans).
Plotinus' own stance on Gnosticism has been presented to us in the 9th treatise of the 2nd Ennead entitled "Against the Gnostics".
Furthermore, Ficino's commentary on Plotinus's Enneads might not have been as useful to Bruno as previously thought, if, in fact, Bruno gathered certain of his metaphysical notions (such as hypostasis) directly from the Liber.
After noting the general agreement among Calcidius, Macrobius, Proclus, and Boethius about the idea that the divine is somehow impressed upon the universe, Carugati focuses on the myths of Aphrodite in Plotinus's Enneads.
5) Plotinus is the first ancient philosopher overtly to propose an equivalency between being and goodness (see Enneads 1.
That case was further complicated by the fact that Marius Victorinus's Latin translation of the Enneads, which Augustine used, is no longer extant.
It should be kept in mind, though, that the critique of the causative function attributed to astrology is found in Plotinus's Enneads (2.
The essential Plotinus: Representative treatises from the Enneads by Plotinus.
6 and 8 (according to the numbers assigned the Psalms in the Vulgate) and Plotinus' Enneads 1.
Valantasis, Spiritual Guides, 61, discussing the Life of Plotinus and the Enneads.
Schiaparelli exposes us to the identity of essence and cause in Plotinus' Enneads.
Rather than accepting the unadulterated Plotinus of the Enneads, Celenza argues, Ficino viewed both his works and those of his student Porphyry through "Iamblichan eyes" (93), as providing a justification for theurgy and spiritual magic.