Foro di Studi Avanzati Gaetano Massa 2022

Renaissance, Ancient and Medieval Patterns

Modern and Postmodern Traces

Programme

May 27
Foro di Alti Studi <Gaetano Massa>

Auditorium

1600: Introduction: Robert M. Berchman [FSA/Roma]; Claudia D’Amico [Universidad de Buenos Aires, ARG]; Jose Maria Zamora [Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, ESP]; Michele Olzi [Universita degli Studi dell’Insubria Varese e Como, Italia].

1615: Presentation of FSA Academic Fellows: Giuseppe Muscolino [Universita degli Studi di Catania, Italia] Michele Abbate, [Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italia];Alvaro Campillo Bo [University College Dublin, IRL], Dylan Burns [University of Amsterdam, Netherlands]; Mark Edwards [University of Oxford, UK], Giada Fiorese [Universita degli Studi dell’ Insubria, Varese e Como, Italia], Odile Gilon, [Centre de Recherche en Philosophie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, BLG], Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, [Florida State University, USA], Ryan Haecker, [University of Cambridge, UK], Christian Hengstermann [University of Muenster, BRD],Christoph Horn, [Universitaet Bonn, BRD], Anna Mamodoro, [Durham University and University of Oxford, UK], Dimitri Nikulin, [New School/NY, USA], Mark Nyvlt [Dominican University College, Ottawa, Canada], Raffaella Palmisano [Universita degli Studi dell’ Insubria Varese e Como, Italia], Daniel Regnier [St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada], Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete [CNRS/LEM, France]; Fabrizio Sciacca [Universita degli Studi di Catania, Italia], Daniella Taormina [Universita degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’] Matthew Vanderkwaak [University College Dublin, IRL], Valentina Zaffino [Pontifica Universita Lateranese, Citta del Vaticano].

1645: Introduction of FSA Associate Societies: Salvatore Lavecchia [Universita degli Studi di Udine, Italia], Canadian Aristotelian Society [CAS] presented by Mark Nyvlt [Dominican University College, Ottawa, Ontario Canada]

RENAISSANCE PATTERNS

1700-1900: Light and Vision in Marsilio Ficino Moderator Douglas Hedley [University of Cambridge, UK] « Ficino on the Metaphysics of the Diaphanous » Anna Corrias [University of Toronto, Canada]
“Ficino on Vision in the Commentary on Plotinus’ Enneads » Stephen Gersh, [University of Notre Dame, USA], « Demiurgy and Light in Ficino » Denis Robichaud [University of Notre Dame, USA],

“Ficino’s De Sole and his Metaphysics of Light” Valentina Zaffino [Pontifica Universita Lateranese, Citta del Vaticano].

Cocktails

May 28
Foro di Alti Studi <Riccardo Campa>

Auditorium 2

ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PATTERNS

900-1130: Aesthetics of the Self: Moderator Paolo Bellini [Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Varese e Como, Italia]
« Towards an Agathological Self: Aesthetics of the Self in the light of Plato and Plotinus » Salvatore Lavecchia [Universita degli Studi di Udine, Italia],

Henosis in Plotinus and Proclus: Beyond the Self (-identity) Michele Abbate [Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italia]
« Metapsychology and Metaphysics of the Self’ John Hendrix [Roger Williams University, USA]
Kevin Corrigan [Emory University, USA]

« Selfhood Unbound: Sensus in Bernardino Telesio and Tommaso Campanella » Guido Giglioni [Universita di Macerata, Italia]

1100: Discussion

Coffee Break

1130-1300: Mathematics: Mapping Epistemologies. Moderator Svetla Slaveva-Griffin [Florida State University, USA]
“Can the Unlimited be a Fundamental Element of Reality?” Anna Marmodoro [Durham University and University of Oxford, UK]

“Arithmos and Episteme: A ‘Neopythagorean’ Epistemology of Mathematics” Robert Berchman [FSA/Roma]. “Plotinus and Frege on Numbers” Christoph Horn, [Universitaet Bonn, BRD]

« On Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers with Reference to Aristotle and Plotinus, Dmitri Nikulin [The New School for Social Research, USA]
« Number as Power and Actuality in Plotinus, Svetla Slaveva-Griffin [Florida State University, USA]
« Aspects of Mathematics in Iamblichus », Daniela Taormina [Universita degli Studi di Roma ’Tor Vergata’ Italia]

1245: Discussion

1300: Lunch: Casa Maria Immacolata

1500-1630: Cusanus. Moderator Kevin Corrigan [Emory University, USA] Claudia D’Amico [Universidad de Buenos Aires]
Victoria Arroche Universidad de Buenos Aires]
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1630: Discussion

1700-1900: Mapping Intellect, Intentionality and Free-Will: Valentina Zaffino, [Pontifica Universita Lateranese, Citta del Vaticano].

“Proclus on Intellect” Eric Perl [Loyola Marymount University, USA].
Jose Manuel Redondo [UNAM, Mexico]
Ezequiel Luduena [Universidad de Buenos Aires]
« Free-Will and Responsibility: Human Mind in Cudworth’s Treatises » Natalia Strok [Universidad de Buenos Aires/Universidad Nacional de La Plata/CONICET, Argentina]

1845: Discussion

May 29
Foro di Alti Studi <Patrick Atherton>

Auditorium

900-1045: Platonic Reflections in Cambridge: Moderator Denis Robichaud [University of Notre Dame, USA] Douglas Hedley [University of Cambridge, UK],
Adrian Mihai [University of Cambridge, UK],
James Bryson [University of Cambridge, UK]

1045: Discussion

1100-1300: Thinking Causes: Fluxus: Moderator Dragos Calma [University College Dublin, IRL] “Influentia: a Way of Questioning Causes in Roger Bacon’s Questiones supra Librum de causis” Odile Gilon [Centre de Recherche en Philosophie, Université Libre de Bruxelles]
“Flow and Creation in Albert the Great’s De causis et processu universitatis” Maria Evelina Malgieri [University College Dublin, IRL]
“Anima Nobilis in Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas and Giles of Rome” Matthew Vanderkwaak [University College Dublin, IRL]
« A Renaissance Reception of Proclus’ Commentary in Euclid: Alessandro Piccolomini and the New Foundations of Mechanics » Alvaro Campillo Bos [University College Dublin, IRL]

1300: Discussion:

Lunch/Open

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EARLY MODERN AND MEDIEVAL PATTERNS

LATER ANCIENT PATTERNS

1500-1600: Nous in the Greek Patres. Moderator Isidoros Katsos [Hebrew University and University of Cambridge, UK]
“Ethical Intelletualism in Antiquity and the Patristics: The Birth of Original Sin” Ilaria Ramelli [University of Oxford and Durham University, UK]

1545: Discussion

1600-1745: Nous in the Greek Patres: Moderator Moderator Ilaria Ramelli [University of Oxford and Durham University, UK]
“God’ s Practical Reasoning in Origen’s Commentary on Genesis and De Principiis” Isidoros Katsos [University of Cambridge, UK],

“Christ as Wisdom, Word and Truth: Divine Intellect in Origen’s Reading of the Gospel of John” Christian Hengstermann [University of Muenster, BRD].
Daniel Tolan [University of Cambridge, UK],

1730: Discussion

Coffee Break

1800-1930: Plotinus’ Role in Shaping Augustine’s Conception of Mind. Moderator Stephen Gersh [University of Notre Dame, USA].

“Mind in the Confessions of Augustine” Mark Edwards [University of Oxford, UK]

 

“Plotinus in de Trinitate” Joseph O’Leary [Sophia University and Nanzan University, JP] 1915: Discussion
2030: Banquetto
May 30

Foro di Alti Studi <John D. Turner> Auditorium

ANCIENT PATTERNS

900-1045: Roman Religions: Moderator Alan Cardew, [University of Essex, UK]
« I culti orientali a Roma in età imperiale « Luciano Albanese [Universita degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Italia],
“Incontro e assimilazione (systasis) con Helios nei papiri magici. Alcune osservazioni» (Meeting, petitioning, reaching (systasis) God Helios in the Magical Papyri. Some Remarks) Giuseppe Muscolino [Universita degli Studi di Catania [Italia],
Jose Maria Zamora [Univerdidad Autonoma de Madrid, ESP],

1030: Discussion

1045-1300: The Relationship Between the Divine and the Natural World in Theurgy and Neoplatonic Religion: Moderator Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete [CNRS – LEM, France];
“Varieties of Mystical Experience in Plotinus” John Bussanich [University of New Mexico, USA]
“The Ecocentric nature of Divination in Theurgy and Tibetan Religious Traditions” Crystal Addey [University College Cork, Ireland] and Dawn Collins [University of Wales Trinity St. David, UK]

“Water in Iamblichus’ Theory of Divination” Andreea-Maria Lemnaru-Carrez [Paris-Sorbonne IV, France] 1245: Discussion

Lunch/Open

ANCIENT AND MODERN PATTERNS

1430-1615: Gnosticism and Other Platonisms: Moderator Mark Edwards [University of Oxford, UK]
“Plotinus ‘On Providence’ (Enn. 3.2–3 [47–48]): Another Engagement with the ‘Tripartite Tractate’ (NHC I,5)”

Dylan Burns [University of Amsterdam, Netherlands]
“Toucher Dieu : la critique antignostique de Plotin” Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete [CNRS-LEM, France]
Kevin Corrigan, [Emory University, USA]

1600: Discussion

1615-1730: Anabaseis and Katabaseis in Jung’s Psychology: Moderator Crystal Addey [University College Cork, IRL].
« Jung’s Untergang and Übergang” Bruce MacLennan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA]
“Time and the Soul” Alan Cardew, [University of Essex, UK]

1715: Discussion

Coffee Break

 

1730-1915: Musical Tropes: Moderator Stephen Gersh [University of Notre Dame, USA]

“Aristexonos” Mark Nyvlt [Dominican University College, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada]

« The Composer’s Imagination: Musical Disposition according to Al-Fârâbî » Daniel Regnier [St. Thomas More

College, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada]

“From Renaissance Conceptions of Harmony to Modern Music Pedagogy: Comenius on Music » Tomas

Nejeschleba [Palacky University, Ceska Republika]

1915: Discussion

2100-2200: Concerto/Discoteca di Stato – Palazzo Caetani/Via delle Botteghe Oscure.

Alessandro Sbordoni [Associazione Nuova Consonanza/Roma]

May 31
Auditorium
Foro di Alti Studi <Jacob Neusner>

ANCIENT, MODERN AND POSTMODERN PATTERNS

900-1030: Socratica: Sponsored by the International Society for Socratic Studies. Moderator Inbal Cohen- Taber [Technion University, Israel]
Claudia Marisco [Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina]
Menahem Luz [Unversity of Haifa, Israel]

Ivana Costa, [Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina]

1100-1230: Epicurea: Moderator Menahem Luz [University of Haifa, Israel] Pamela Gordon [University of Kansas, USA]
Inbal Cohen-Taber [Technion University, Israel]

Lunch/Open

1400-1600: Cultural and Political ‘Myths’ of Techgnosticism: Moderator Giada Fiorese [Universita degli Studi dell’ Insubria Varese e Como, Italia],
“Knowledge, Power, and Salvation in the Post-Modern Age” Paolo Bellini [Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Varese e Como, Italia]

“Gnosis and Mysteries in F. W. J. Schelling’s Philosophy of Mythology” Fabrizio Sciacca [Università degli Studi di Catania, Italia]
“Body: Between Politics and Mythopoiesis” Raffaella Palmisano [Universita degli Studi dell’ Insubria Varese e Como, Italia].

“Pleromatic Modernities: Research notes towards a Definition of Techgnosis” Michele Olzi [Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Varese e Como, Italia].
1600: Discussion

Coffee Break

1630: Business Meeting

Contact

Robert Berchman – berchmanrob@earthlink.net

Eleonora Zeper – eleonora.zeper@gmail.com

Link

https://fsagaetanomassa.wordpress.com/

CNRS – LEM, Université de Vienne, Université Laval et Université d’Amsterdam

Le Traité 10 de Plotin et les Gnostiques

Description et organisation

Troixième rencontre du nouveau Webinaire « Les platonismes de l’Antiquité tardive: interactions philosophiques et religieuses (Platonisms of Late Antiquity: Philosophical and Religious Interactions).

• Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete (CNRS-LEM)
• Anna Van den Kerchove (IPT-LEM)
• Jean-Daniel Dubois (EPHE-LEM)
• Daniela Taormina (Université de Roma “Tor Vergata“)

Le webinaire est organisé par Luciana G. Soares Santoprete, Anna van den Kerchove, George Karamanolis, Éric Crégheur et Dylan Burns.

Workshop de lecture animé par Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete (CNRS-LEM), Anna Van den Kerchove (IPT-LEM), Jean-Daniel Dubois (EPHE-LEM) et Daniela Taormina (Université de Roma « Tor Vergata »)

La conférence aura lieu à 16h le vendredi 18 mars. Elle se déroulera en ligne.

N’hésitez pas à transmettre cette invitation à toute personne susceptible d’être intéressée par cette conférence ou toute autre conférence future sur les platonismes de l’Antiquité tardive.

Contact

Pour le lien zoom SVP envoyez un message à sympa@services.cnrs.fr ; écrivez dans l’objet du message : subscribe lesplatonismes. Laissez le corps du message vide. Vous allez recevoir un courrier de confirmation en retour.

Lien

https://lem-umr8584.cnrs.fr/?Actualites-84&lang=fr

CNRS – LEM, Université de Vienne, Université Laval et Université d’Amsterdam

Divination and Theurgy in Antiquity

Rencontre animée par Andrei Timotin (EPHE-LEM) et Crystal Addey (University College Cork)

Description et organisation

Quatrième rencontre du nouveau Webinaire « Les platonismes de l’Antiquité tardive: interactions philosophiques et religieuses (Platonisms of Late Antiquity: Philosophical and Religious Interactions).

Andrei Timotin (EPHE-LEM)
« Trois théories antiques de la divination : Plutarque,
Jamblique, Augustin. »

Crystal Addey (University College Cork)
« Platonic Philosopher-Priestesses and Female Theurgists. »

Le webinaire est organisé par Luciana G. Soares Santoprete, Anna van den Kerchove, George Karamanolis, Éric Crégheur et Dylan Burns.

La conférence aura lieu à 16h le vendredi 1 avril. Elle se déroulera en ligne.

N’hésitez pas à transmettre cette invitation à toute personne susceptible d’être intéressée par cette conférence ou toute autre conférence future sur les platonismes de l’Antiquité tardive.

Contact

Pour le lien zoom SVP envoyez un message à sympa@services.cnrs.fr ; écrivez dans l’objet du message : subscribe lesplatonismes. Laissez le corps du message vide. Vous allez recevoir un courrier de confirmation en retour.

Lien

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Brill Plutarch Studies

Series Editors Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta and Delfim Ferreira Leão
Ever since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the influence of Plutarch, the great writer of Chaeronea, has been enormous. From Montaigne and Shakespeare to S. Zweig and J.K. Rowling, Plutarch has helped to shape modern Western thought and culture. Besides being an influential figure for intellectual and literary trends, Plutarch has also been fundamental in the transmission of ancient lore to medieval, Renaissance and modern Europe. Indeed, Plutarch is still a key figure for our understanding of the first centuries of the Common Era: his social provenance, education, rich political career and social life make him a first-rate witness to the cultural life of late antiquity.

The past two decades have witnessed an upsurge in scholarship on Plutarch. Classicists, archaeologists, historians, philosophers and theologians alike have shown a renewed interest in this intriguing figure and his works, particularly for the light they might shed on ancient culture. In point of fact, both his Lives and his Moralia are inexhaustible sources of information about numerous aspects of the ancient world and its wisdom, helping scholars as they attempt to reconstruct the past. This is as true for religion, philosophy, literature, politics, and science (botanic, zoology, astronomy, or mathematics), as it is for pseudo-sciences such as divination, astrology, or numerology.

Brill’s Plutarch Studies is a response to this renewed scholarly interest in the encyclopedic writer of Chaeronea. In addition to monographs and edited volumes, the series includes updated [English] translations of and commentaries on both Lives and Moralia. As such, it intends both to bring together the most significant Plutarch scholarship of recent years, as well as to provide a forum in which new approaches might be discussed.

(Text from the editors)
Link

Women in Western and Eastern Manichaeism

Madeleine Scopello, Leiden: Brill, 2022

Description

The exceptional place women held in Manichaeism, in everyday life or myth, is the object of this book. Relying on firsthand Manichaean texts in several languages and on polemical sources, as well as on iconography, the various papers analyze aspects of women’s social engagement by spreading Mani’s doctrine, working to support the community, or corresponding with other Manichaean groups. Topics such as women’s relation to the body and elect or hearer status are also investigated. The major role played by female entities in the myth is enlightened through occidental and oriental texts and paintings discovered in Central Asia and China.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors

1 Ambivalent Beauty: Divine Transgendering in the ‘Seduction of the Archons’ and Elsewhere in Manichaean Myth
  Jason David BeDuhn

2 Trois témoignages polémiques sur l’engagement des femmes dans la diffusion de la religion de Mani. Analyse historique et lexicale
Madeleine Scopello

3 La « Mère de la Vie ». Identité et fonctions
Fernando Bermejo-Rubio

4 L’usage manichéen du terme Enthymèsis dans les Kephalaia coptes de Berlin
Jean-Daniel Dubois

5 The Manichaean Women in the Greek and Coptic Letters from Kellis
Majella Franzmann

6 “You Being for Us Helpers, and Worthy Patrons …” (P. Kell. Copt. 31). Manichaean Gift-Exchange in the Village of Kellis
Mattias Brand

7 The (Female) Manichaean Body: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Eastern Manichaean Texts
Adam Benkato and Sam Langsdale

8 Digital Restoration of an Icon of the Light Maiden Preserved on a Uygur Manichaean Mortuary Banner from 10th-Century Kocho
Zsuzsanna Gulácsi

9 The Figure of the Virgin of Light in the New Chinese Manichaica
Gábor Kósa

(Text from the publisher)

Link

https://brill.com/view/title/61006

Plotinus on Love

An Introduction to His Metaphysics through the Concept of Eros

Alberto Bertozzi, Leiden: Brill, 2021

Description

Plotinus’ metaphysics is often portrayed as comprising two movements: the derivation of all reality from a single source, the One, and the return of the individual soul to it. Alberto Bertozzi argues that love is the origin, culmination, and regulative force of this double movement. The One is both the self-loving source of the derivation and articulation of all reality in levels of unity and love and the ultimate goal of the longing of the soul, whose return to its source is a gradual transformation of the love it originally received from the One. Touching on virtually all major concepts of Plotinus’ philosophy, Plotinus on Love is at once an investigation of a lesser-studied Plotinian theme and an introduction to his metaphysics. Plotinus on Love is winner of the 2021 Outstanding Academic Titles award in Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

(Text by the publisher)

Table of contents

Front Matter
EPHE

Séminaire doctoral du samedi

Description et organisation

Théologies et mystiques de la Grèce hellénistique et de la fin de l’Antiquité – Séminaire mensuel de doctorants et post-doctorants, par Philippe Hoffmann

Programme

12 mars 2022
Zdenek Lenner
L’éros théorique de Porphyre ou la philia théurgique de Jamblique ?

2 avril 2022
Miriam Cutino
Le double sens du discours emphatique et le style « noble » des néoplatoniciens

Marco Donato
Tria genera bonorum : origines et histoire d’une distinction académico-péripatéticienne

7 mai 2022
Akindynos Kaniamos
La divinisation astrale dans le Commentaire sur le Timée de Proclus

Claudia Gianturco
Le problème du mal chez Proclus et dans le Pseudo-Denys: une confrontation philosophique et
textuelle

11 juin 2022
Max Bergamo
La réception d’Héraclite dans l’Antiquité tardive

Gheorghe Pascalau
Le lieu du temps. Où se trouve le temps dans la hiérarchie des hypostases selon Proclus ?

Contact

Philippe.Hoffmann@ephe.sorbonne.fr

(Texte des organisateurs)

Lien : https://www.ephe.psl.eu/formations/conferences/theologies-et-mystiques-de-la-grece-hellenistique-et-de-la-fin-de-l-antiquite-seminaire-mensuel-de-doctorants-et-post-doctorants

Koinonia

Rivista dell’Associazione di Studi Tardoantichi

Napoli: D’Auria

Descrizione

Il settore di studi abbracciante grosso modo il periodo che va dal II all’VIII secolo d.C., e che suole designarsi come quello di «tardoantico», ha assunto da tempo una fisionomia unitaria e una sua autonomia metodologica. L’antichità classica vi è colta nei momenti della sua crisi decisiva, ma tali momenti sono a loro volta creativi, portatori di nuovi fermenti, di nuovi significati: conflitti di cultura, al centro e alla periferia; conflitti di lingue; conflitti di religioni, di forme artisiche, di tradizioni giuridiche, ecc. fanno da sfondo agli scontri delle «nationes» e delle classi nel seno dell’Impero. Istituti e forme subiscono mutamenti radicali, alcuni scompaiono e altri risorgono a nuova vita, e sempre con una comune connotazione etica di base, che è di avanzamento senza tagli irreparabili, di graduale distacco dal passato, non di oblio del passato.

(Testo degli editori)

Presidente

Prof. Lucio De Giovanni

Link

https://studitardoantichi.org/riviste/ 

Le Néoplatonisme comme manière de vivre

Chaîne Youtube de Maël Goarzin

Description

Doctorant en philosophie antique à l’Université de Lausanne (Suisse) et à l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris), mes recherches ont pour objet l’éthique pratique et la philosophie comme manière de vivre. J’étudie les différents modèles éthiques proposés par les courants de pensée philosophiques et religieux de l’Antiquité Tardive pour vivre au quotidien. Cette recherche s’effectue à partir de l’analyse des biographies de philosophes et des hagiographies composées à cette époque. Je tiens aussi un carnet de recherche intitulé « Comment vivre au quotidien », dans lequel je partage l’avancée de mes recherches, de l’actualité scientifique concernant l’éthique ancienne. J’y développe, à partir des textes que j’étudie, un certain nombre de réflexions (in)actuelles visant à démontrer l’intérêt des textes antiques aujourd’hui. Cette chaîne en est le prolongement.

(Texte de l’organisateur)

Lien

https://www.youtube.com/c/Ma%C3%ABlGoarzin/featured

Philosophia Antiqua

Studies in Ancient Philosophy

Editor-in-Chief F.A.J. de Haas

Philosophia Antiqua is the leading series specializing in books on Ancient Philosophy, covering the entire history of the subject from the Presocratics through Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics to the Neoplatonists of late Antiquity. The series has recently tended to emphasize areas that once used to be under-represented in the literature, for example Hellenistic philosophy, the skeptical tradition, Galen and other non-Platonist authors of later Antiquity, but this merely reflects a shifting focus in the field and is not a matter of deliberate policy. The over-riding concern of the series is to promote scholarship of the highest quality and originality, publishing work specifically oriented towards texts (editions, commentaries, translations), but also monographs, including both those that offer new readings of familiar – or less familiar – texts and those that explore the intersections between ancient and modern topics and approaches. Volumes are published in English, French and German. The series includes edited volumes that show a clear and coherent focus, but does not normally host Festschriften or Memorial volumes.

The series published an average of three volumes per year over the last 5 years.

(Text by the editors)

Link

https://brill.com/view/serial/PHA