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The Enneads of Plotinus Introduction

The First Ennead:
  The animate and the man

  On virtue

  On dialectic [the upward way]

  On true happiness

  Happiness and extension of time


  On the primal good and secondary forms of good [otherwise, on happiness]

  On the nature and source of evil

  The reasoned dismissal

The Second Ennead:
  On the cosmos or on the heavenly system

  The heavenly circuit

  Are the stars causes

  Matter in its two kinds

  On potentiality and actuality

  Quality and form-idea

  On complete transfusion

  Why distant objects appear small

  Against those that affirm the creator of the cosmos and the cosmos itself to be evil: [generally quoted as "Against the gnostics"]

The Third Ennead:

  On providence (1)

  On providence (2)

  Our tutelary spirit

  On love

  The impassivity of the unembodied

  Time and eternity

  Nature contemplation and the One

  Detached considerations

The Fourth Ennead:
  On the essence of the soul (1)

  On the essence of the soul (2)

  Problems of the soul (1)

  Problems of the soul (2)

  Problems of the soul (3) [also entitled "On sight"]

  Perception and memory

  The immortality of the soul

  The soul's descent into body

  Are all souls one?

The Fifth Ennead:
  The three initial hypostases

  The origin and order of the beings following on the first

  The knowing hypostases and the transcendent

  How the secondaries rise from the first: and on the One

  That the intellectual beings are not outside the intellectual-principle: and on the nature of the good

  That the principle transcending being has no intellectual act: what being has intellection primally and what being has it secondarily

  Is there an" ideal archetype of particular beings

  On the intellectual beauty

  The intellectual-principle, the" ideas, and the authentic existence

The Sixth Ennead:
  On the kinds of being (1)

  On the kinds of being (2)

  On the kinds of being (3)

  On the integral omnipresence of the authentic existent (1)

  On the integral omnipresence of the authentic existent (2)

  On numbers

  How the multiplicity of the ideal-forms came into being: and on the good

  On free-will and the will of the One

  On the good, or the One

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