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

3

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/

University of Toronto

Apuleius and the Aristotelian De Mundo

Description

The De Mundo is a fascinating part of Apuleius’ corpus, with much to contribute to our understanding of Mediterranean philosophy in the second century, of philosophical work in the Latin language, of Platonism, and of Apuleius himself. But, sidelined as a mere translation (of the pseudo-Aristotelian work usually known by the same name), it has never received sustained attention in its own right. This workshop brings together an international team of scholars who will address the text from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

Programme

9th – 11th December, 2021

Alan Bowen (IRCPS): “Apuleius on the Heavens: A Question of Authority.”

Dylan Burns (Amsterdam): “Basilides of Alexandria ‘On the Cosmos’: Accounts of an Aristotelianizing Gnostic in Stromateis 4.12.88 and Refutatio 7.24.3.”

Michael Griffin (UBC): “Apuleius’ De Mundo as contemplative exercise and pedagogy.”

George Karamanolis (Vienna): “Causal Efficacy Through Intermediary Power in Apuleius’ De Mundo.”

Irmgard Männlein-Robert (Tübingen): “On the Highest God in Apuleius’ De Mundo: Theology and Hierarchy from a Platonist’s View.”

Gretchen Reydams-Schils (Notre Dame): “Stoicising Platonism in Apuleius’ Response to Aristotle.”

Thomas Slabon (Stanford): “Et cum sit unus, pluribus nominibus cietur: Apuleius’ Roman Additions to Greek Theology.”

Liba Taub (Cambridge): “Integrating Meteorology and Theology in De Mundo.”

Georgina White (Kansas): “Ethical Language in De Mundo.”

(Text from the organizers) 

Contact

George Boys-Stones

Graduate assistants: Jacob Dvorak, Jake Sawyer

Department of Philosophy
170 St. George Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8

(Text by the organisers)

Link

https://www.apuleius.ca/

Aix-Marseille Université / CNRS

Colloque international

Honte et vertu dans l’Antiquité

Description et organisation

La philosophie morale est aujourdʼhui marquée par un intérêt pour les questions
de psychologie et dʼanthropologie des comportements, et pour lʼéthique des vertus plutôt que pour lʼéthique des devoirs. Ce contexte a mis au premier plan la question des émotions : le paradigme dominant nʼest plus celui dʼune opposition entre raison et désirs ou passions, mais celui dʼune interaction complexe entre les principes
normatifs et rationnels de lʼagir et les émotions quʼéprouve lʼagent moral, non en tant quʼelles seraient seulement des entraves ou des perturbations de la moralité des comportements, mais en tant quʼelles jouent aussi un rôle positif et moteur à cet égard. Dans la philosophie antique, ce tournant sʼatteste dans lʼessor des études consacrées
aux émotions, sentiments, passions relevant du registre éthico-social. On citera, parmi les travaux majeurs dans ce domaine, ceux de Douglas Cairns (1993) et de Bernard Williams (1994) sur la honte, de William Harris (2004) sur la colère, de David Konstan sur la peur, la pitié ou la haine (2006). Tous ces sentiments ont une dimension morale manifeste, qui sʼélabore au sein dʼune anthropologie dont le sujet central est un individu social, membre dʼune communauté constituée par un partage de valeurs et de croyances, source à la fois de normes et dʼattentes. De ce fait, ces états émotionnels entretiennent un rapport ambivalent avec le comportement moralement droit ou vertu. Le colloque Honte et vertu dans lʼAntiquité a pour but de questionner cette ambivalence en prenant pour objet la honte, émotion particulièrement riche à cet égard. La honte est une émotion sociale fondamentale dans les cultures méditerranéennes, qui (encore aujourdʼhui) accordent une valeur forte et structurante à lʼhonneur, et la littérature antique en porte lʼempreinte. Elle est aussi dès le départ une émotion ambivalente, aux visages contrastés, comme en témoignant les écarts et les recouvrements sémantiques du doublet αἰδώς/αἰσχύνη. Le champ historique visé est large, là où les études existantes sʼattachent de façon préférentielle aux textes poétiques archaïques (Homère, les tragiques) et aux auteurs classiques, Platon et surtout Aristote. Le colloque Honte et vertu se propose, à partir et au-delà de cette période, dʼélargir lʼenquête aux écoles hellénistiques, au monde romain et au christianisme ancien. Dans ce champ qui articule divers types de pluralisme (historique, politique, linguistique, religieux), les travaux présentés contribueront à explorer la relation ambivalente entre honte et vertu.

Colloque international organisé par/ International conference organized by Aix Marseille Université & Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Gilles Gaston Granger AMU/CNRS, Centre Paul-Albert Février TDMAM AMU/CNRS, Faculté ALLSH – 29, avenue Robert-Schuman – 13 621 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1, Campus Schuman, bâtiment T1 salle de colloque 2

Inscriptions colloque en présentiel/registration conference on-site :

https://www.azur-colloque.fr/DR12/inscription/inscription/172/fr

https://www.azur-colloque.fr/DR12/inscription/inscription/172 (english)

Inscriptions colloque en ligne/registration conference on-line : isabelle.koch@univ-amu.fr

Programme

Lundi 8 novembre

13h30  Accueil

14h     Allocutions d’ouverture

14h30  Charlotte Murgier (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

L’aidôs, entre courage et tempérance, chez Platon 

15h15  Discussion

15h30  Olivier Renaut (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre)

Honte au regard de la convention, honte au regard de la vérité : Aristote, Rhét. II 4-6

16h15  Discussion

16h30 Pause café

17h     Marta Jimenez (Emory University, Atlanta)

Shame as the Proto-Virtue of the Learner in Aristotle’s Ethics

17h45  Discussion

Mardi 9 novembre 

9h Accueil

9h15 Christopher Gill (University of Exeter, GB)

Shame and Virtue – how does Stoicism fit in?

10h    Discussion

10h15 Pause café

10h30  Antje Junghanß (Technische Universität Dresden, Deutschland)

…adeo illi ex alto suffusus est rubor ” (epist. 11. 1) : la honte chez Sénèque

11h15 Discussion

11h30  Carlos Lévy (Université Paris 4 Paris-Sorbonne)

Immanence et transcendance chez Philon d’Alexandrie : le problème de la honte

12h15  Discussion

12h30  Déjeuner

14h15 Accueil – 2 sessions parallèles (T1 salle de colloque 1/T1 salle de colloque 2)

14h15Rodrigo Illarraga (University of Buenos Aires & CONICET, ArgentinaXenophon’s Psychology of Shamelessness and Shame Julien Decker (Université de Rouen, laboratoire SPH, Bordeaux) Ἀναίδεια et ἀναισχυντία dans le Cynisme antique : la vertu naît-elle de l’absence de honte ?

14h55 Bernhard Kaiser (Technische Universität Dresden, Deutschland) The function of shame in Plato’s Gorgias/ Tomohiko Kondo (Hokkaido University, Japan) Why Do We Have Sex in Secret? Sexual Shame in Later Stoics 

15h20 Discussion

15h45 Pause café

16h Julia Pfefferkorn (Universität Tübingen/ Universität Mainz, DeutschlandShame, moderation, and moral education in Plato’s Laws/Francesca Scrofani (professeure certifiée, Aix-en-Provence) Mauvaise honte et entraînement à la vertu dans le Περὶ δυσωπίας de Plutarque

16h25 Giulio Di Basilio (Irish Research Council, Trinity College Dublin, GB) Aristotle on Shame and Natural Virtue in the Eudemian Ethics/ Joachim Haddad (Aix-Marseille Université) Devant qui avoir honte? La place de la honte chez saint Augustin

16h50 Discussion

Mercredi 10 novembre

9h15   Accueil

9h30 Alexandrine Schniewind (Université de Lausane, CH)

Vertu et honte dans les Ennéades de Plotin

10h15 Discussion

10h30 Louis-André Dorion (Université de Montréal, Canada)

Faire honte au péché : l’elenchos chez Clément d’Alexandrie

11h15  Discussion

11h30  Pause café

12h Jérôme Lagouanère (Université Paul-Valéry – Montpellier 3)

“Non sit honestior philosophia Gentium, quam nostra Christiana” (c. Iul. , IV, 14, 71). Quand Augustin discute avec Cicéron des notions de pudor et de concupiscentia au livre IV du Contra Iulianum

12h45  Discussion

13h      Conclusions et clôture du colloque

Organisation et contact 

Isabelle Koch

Centre Gilles Gaston Granger AMU/CNRS

isabelle.koch@univ-amu.fr

Anne Balansard

Centre Paul-Albert Février TDMAM AMU/CNRS

anne.balansard@univ-amu.fr

(Texte des organisateurs)

Lien

https://centregranger.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article982

Ruhr Universität Bochum

Now, Exaiphnês and the Present Moment in Ancient Philosophy

Description and organisation

We are pleased to announce the conference Now, Exaiphnês and the Present Moment in Ancient Philosophy to take place at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, on the 24th-25th of March, 2022.

The experience of time is among the most fundamental features of human existence. The present thereby serves as a basis by means of which we can make sense of both past and future; thus our experience of the present, which we capture in notions like “the now”, “the instant of time”, or “the present moment”, is of special concern. We are made aware of the moment of time through motion and changes, and since the present moment seems to be when we experience these changes, our conception of the “now” is strongly connected with the notion of change. But experiencing a change means experiencing that something turns from being F to not being F, or from F to not-F. If the instants when something is F and not-F are the same instant, however, then the thing seems to be both F and not-F at the same time, and we seem to end up with a contradiction. This threatening inconsistency prompted several influential answers in ancient times: for example, Heraclitus may seem to endorse this inconsistency, while Parmenides seems to have concluded that time and change are thus unreal. Plato develops the notion of exaiphnês to suggest that the turning from F to not-F occurs outside of time. And Aristotle develops both Parmenidean and Platonic intuitions to argue that change is continuous and the segmentation of time into ‘nows’ occurs in thought.          

The problem of the present moment remains a source of lively philosophical debate and the ancient ideas are still a constitutive part of it, which is the motivation for organizing the conference “Now, Exaiphnes and the Present Moment in Ancient Philosophy”. The conference will bring together an international group of leading scholars working on these problems in different authors and traditions. Among the confirmed speakers are Ursula Coope (Oxford), Salvatore Lavecchia (Udine), Walter Mesch (Münster), Alex Pleshkov (Moscow), Spyridon Rangos (Patras), Mark Sentesy (Penn State), and Niko Strobach (Münster). And we also invite two to three speakers through this call for papers.

At the moment we hope the conference to take place in person, but are planning for a hybrid format as well. We expect the papers to be submitted to be about 30-45 minutes; each session will last an hour for the presentation and discussion combined. We will cover travel within Europe and accommodation.

Instructions for the submission of papers:

   Submit either full papers or extended abstracts of 1000-1500 words.

   Papers can be submitted in English or German

   Remove any identifying information on the abstract and include a separate document with your name, email, and affiliation.

   Abstracts should be sent as pdf documents to Celso Vieira (Celso.DeOliveiraVieira@rub.de).

   The subject of the email should be “Submission – Now Conference”. The title of the identification document should be the author’s name

   The submission deadline is January 03, 2022

   Notification of acceptance will be at the beginning of February

 Contact

 Celso Vieira

Celso.DeOliveiraVieira@rub.de.

The event is made possible through a grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

(Text from the organisers) 

Link: https://dgphil.de/veranstaltungen/cfp-tagungen/lesen/?tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2022&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=01&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=03&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=5610&cHash=129e2cb056b663e35873f7031f204f75 

LMU Munich

Intellect and Contemplation in Ancient Greek

and Medieval Islamic Philosophy

Programme

Friday, 1 October 2021

9:30–10:00 Welcome and introduction

  Section 1 Chair: Laura Castelli (LMU Munich)

10:00–11:00 Mauro Bonazzi (Utrecht University)
“Antiochus, Ulysses and the Limits of Contemplative Life”
11:00–12:00 Bert van den Berg (Leiden University)
“Living Statue and Confusion: Reading the Great Myth in Plotinus’ School and Proclus’ Academy”

Section 2 Chair: Rotraud Hansberger (LMU Μunich)

14:00–15:00 Tommaso Alpina (LMU Munich)
“Contemplating the Contemplator. Human Soul as the Object and the Subject of Contemplation”
15:00–16:00 Bethany Somma (LMU Munich)
“Externalized Contemplation in Ibn Ṭufayl’s Ḥayy Ibn Yaqẓān”

16:45–17:45 Keynote talk: Peter Adamson (LMU Μunich)
“From Known to Knower: Affinity Arguments for the Mind’s Incorporeality in the Islamic World”

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Section 3 Chair: Mareike Hauer (KU Leuven)

09:30–10:30 Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre University)
“Life and Contemplation in Plotinus’ Hierarchy of Being”
10:30–11:30 Thomas Bénatouïl (University of Lille)
“Porphyry on the Digression of the Theaetetus and Intellectual Detachment from Sensations and Social Activities”

12:00–13:00 Julia Trompeter (Utrecht University)
“Michael of Ephesus on the Objects of Contemplation”

 Section 4 Chair: Tommaso Alpina (LMU Munich)

15:00–16:00 Jari Kaukua (University of Jyväskylä)
“Knowledge of Essences in Suhrawardī: Presence or (Modified) Avicennian Science?”
16:00–17:00 Cécile Bonmariage (UC Louvain)
“‘Knowledge is the seed of vision’: Contemplation, Knowing Things as They Are, and the Intellect in Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī”

17:00–17:30 Concluding discussion

Contact

Rotraud Hansberger (LMU Munich)
Mareike Hauer (KU Leuven; member of the project ‘PlatoViaAristotle’ that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 885273)

This will be a hybrid event. For more information please contact hansberger@lrz.uni-muenchen.de and mareike.hauer@lrz.uni-muenchen.de.

This conference is supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

(Text by the organisers)

Link

https://www.musaph.uni-muenchen.de/events/intellect-ancient-med1/index.html 

The Trinity Plato Center

The Theory and Practice of Cosmic Ascent

Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches

Description and organization

One of the most striking genres in the history of western thought is the account of cosmic ascent; we find narratives of humans ascending to the stars and beyond in a vast array of sources from among the earliest written accounts of western literature until the present day. How are we to interpret such accounts? Possibilities include reading them as tropological performances, as ritual prescriptions, as experiential accounts, as as some combination of these, but this list does not exhaust the hermeneutic options. Even a selective list of ancient and more recent ascent-accounts is striking for the vast range and widely-varied nature of the evidence. From the Hellenistic period onward, Mediterranean religions and philosophies looked increasingly to a model of human ascent as a primary locus for spiritual achievement; however, the ways in which such ascent was conceptualized vary enormously from tradition to tradition. This conference brings together specialists from a number of fields and methodological approaches with a view to expanding understanding of the significance of cosmic ascent-accounts.
The conference has been rescheduled and brought online. If you wish to attend, please send a message to the contact
address below. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the conference.

Programme

Day 1: Platonism, Platonistic Religious Currents, and Divinisation

Friday, 10 Sept.
Session Chair: John Dillon

1.00 (BST/GMT + 1) Welcome and opening remarks: Nicholas Banner and John Dillon
2.00 Yulia Ustinova, Ben Gurion University: ‘Soul liberated of its fetters:’ out-of-body
experiences of Socrates and Plato.
2.45 Sean Costello, University of Michigan: Recalling what we were when we were ‘καθαροὶ ὅντεk’: Examining the self in the ascending charioteer myth of Plato’s Phaedrus
3.30 Zdenek Lenner, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE Paris) and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon): “Where has Plotinus’ soul gone ?” The Moon, the Saltire, and the Chorus, in Plutarch, Porphyry, and Proclus.
4.15 Break / discussion
4.45 Akindynos Kaniamos, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE, Paris): Astrological Mysticism and Astral Divinization in Theurgy and Hermeticism.
5.30 Christian Bull, Norwegian School of Theology: Eros and Ascent in the Hermetica.
6.15 Wouter Hanegraaff, Universiteit van Amsterdam: The Hermetic Ascent to the Ogdoad and the Ennead.
7.00 Open discussion-session

Day 2: Abrahamic Ascents
Saturday, 11 Sept.
Session Chair: Nicholas Banner

1.00 Daniel James Waller, Oriel College, Oxford: ‘I Have Bound the Constellations of the Sky’: Illocutionary Weight and Narrative Spells of Ascent in the Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Incantation Bowls.
1.45 Mateusz Stróżyński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań: Desiderarem quidem meliora: the cosmic ascent in Augustine’s Confessions 7.13.19
2.30 Paul Pasquesi, Marquette University: Φωk: Ascent Through and Transformation into a Soma of Light in the Ascension of Isaiah.

3.15 Break / discussion
4.00 Naomi Janowitz, University of California, Davis: Ascent Techniques in the Prayer of Joseph and the Prayer of Jacob.
4.45 Bojana Radovanović, Radboud University, Nijmegen: Quia me vestigia terrent: Isaiah’s Vision in the Bogomil circles – on the trail of the cosmic ascent journey?
5.30 Mostafa Younesie: Avicenna on the Speech of the Ascender to Heaven.
6.15 Owen Joyce Coughlin, University of Chicago: Ascent in Ficino’s On Love and Bruno’s On the Heroic Frenzies
7.00 Open discussion-session

Day 3: Receptions of Ascent
Sunday, 12 Sept.

Session Chairs: Dillon and Banner

1.00 Ashley Simone, Columbia University: Natural Philosophy and Phaethon’s Cosmic Ascent (Met. 1.750–2.328).
1.45 Christopher Star, Middlebury College: Roman Revelations: Cosmic Ascent in De rerum natura and De re publica.
2.30 Break / discussion
3.00 John Dayton, R.I.T. Dubai: The Scarab of Aristophanes.
3.45 Katie Reid, University of Warwick: Celestial Desires: The Influence of Martianus Capella’s Cosmic Ascent.
4.30 Joel White, King’s College, London: Scatological Ascent: Antonin Artaud’s Cruelty.
5.15 Closing Remarks: Nicholas Banner

Contact

Nicholas Banner nicholasbanner@gmail.com

(Text by the organisers)

Link

https://www.dublinplatocentre.ie/post/the-theory-and-practice-of-cosmic-ascent/

Convegno Internazionale dedicato al de opficio mundi di Giovanni Filopono

L’esegesi aristotelica alla prova dell’esegesi biblica

Programma

16 settembre (AULA MAGNA)
9h30 Saluti del Direttore del Dipartimento di Scienze Umane, prof. Livio Sbardella

Mattina: 9h45-12h30 (presiede la sessione: A. Longo, Università dell’Aquila)

10h00-11h15 M.-A. Gavray, Dal commentario al commentario: sul metodo esegetico di Giovanni Filopono nel De opificio mundi (Université de Liège, Belgio)

11h15-12h30 T.F. Ottobrini: Lo sfruttamento di Aristotele da parte di Giovanni Filopono, De op. I, 3: tra l’auctoritas di Basilio Magno e una forma di manifesto esegetico-speculativo (Università dell’Aquila) (videoconferenza)

Pomeriggio: 15h30-19h30 (presiede la sessione: E. Maffi, Università dell’Aquila)

15h30-16h45

16h45-18h00

Pausa

U.M. Lang: Il contributo di Giovanni Filopono alle controversie cristologiche e trinitarie del periodo giustinianeo (St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts)
Ch. Wildberg: Philoponos on Plato and Moses (University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.) (videoconferenza)

A. Longo: Il significato del termine e del concetto di « mythos » nel De opificio mundi e nei commentari 17 settembre (AULA 3A)

17 settembre (AULA 3A) 

Mattina: 9h00-13h00 (presiede la sessione: A.D. Conti, Università dell’Aquila)

9h00-10h15 G.R. Giardina, Alcune considerazioni sulla nozione di archê nel De opificio mundi di Giovanni Filopono (Università di Catania) (videoconferenza)

10h15-11h30 E. Maffi: Il De opificio mundi come compimento della dottrina di Filopono sulla formazione dell’embrione? Una rassegna dei testi (Università dell’Aquila)

Pausa

11h45-13h00 P. Mueller-Jourdan: De la substance du ciel. Apories et hypothèses. Jean Philopon, De la création du monde III, 3 (Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Francia) (videoconferenza)

Pomeriggio: 15h30-18h00 (presiede la sessione: M.-A. Gavray, Université de Liège)

15h30-16h45 L. De Luca: Il linguaggio creazionistico dell’aristotelismo cristiano: la demiurgia divina nel De opificio mundi di Giovanni Filopono a confronto con i suoi Commentari ad Aristotele (Università dell’Aquila) (videoconferenza)

16h45-18h00 A.D. Conti: Un confronto tra il De opificio mundi e i commentari di Filopono alle Categorie e al De anima in materia di sostanza e universali (Università dell’Aquila).

Partecipano al dibattito: Giuseppe Feola (Università di Chieti-Pescara) e Chiara Paladini (Università dell’Aquila)

Gli studenti dei corsi di studio di Filosofia (L5, LM78) e di Lettere (L 10, LM14) possono conseguire 1 CFU in ’Altre attività formative’ partecipando ad almeno sei (6) conferenze e redigendo una breve relazione scritta. Gli studenti interessati si iscriveranno inviando una mail a: angela.longo@univaq.it.

Contatto

Università degli studi dell’Aquila

Professoressa Angela Longo

Per ricevere il link attraverso cui sarà possibile seguire in streaming il convegno inviare una mail a: emanuele.maffi@univaq.it.

Link

https://scienzeumane.univaq.it/uploads/tx_avvisi/Programma_De_opificio_FiIopono_PRIN.pdf

Adam Mickiewicz University

The presence of Plotinus

The self, contemplation, and spiritual exercise in the Enneads

Description and organization

In the center of “The School of Athens”, a famous fresco by Raphael, we can see Plato and Aristotle, the two philosophers who may have been indeed the greatest thinkers of antiquity. However, the scholarly endeavor of the last century has demonstrated with increasing consistency that Plotinus – although his name and legacy is not so popular – could well stand next to them, especially so, because he attempted to synthetize the views of those great masters of the past. His presence in the Western philosophy was, perhaps, a more silent one, but also very influential. Since Late Antiquity, Christian, Jewish and Muslim philosophers were inspired by him as well as Renaissance Platonists and German Idealists. In year 2020, 1750 years had passed by since Plotinus died in a Campanian villa during what seemed to be the last wave of an ancient pandemic, usually called the “Cyprian plague”. Or, as he saw it, since his final ascent from “the divine in us to the divine in the All”. The conference was planned for the year 2020 to celebrate Plotinus’ presence in the Western tradition, but had to be postponed for obvious reasons.

One of the topics which has recently attracted a lot of scholarly attention is Plotinus’ view of the self. It seems original, interesting and refreshing in the midst of our “culture of narcissism”, where we tend to be preoccupied more than ever by concepts such as the self, self-realization, identity, and individualism. What we would like to discuss, however, is not only Plotinus’ philosophical view of the self, but the connections between his concept of the self and the practical dimension of his philosophy, famously described by Pierre Hadot as “spiritual exercise” and “the way of life”. During the three days of our online meeting, we will explore the connections between Plotinus’ view of the self, its contemplative knowledge of the divine realities, which is the goal of philosophical life, and the practical methods of arriving at this knowledge and at the transformation of the self.

Programme

Day 1: The self Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Session Chair: Mateusz Stróżyński

Opening of the conference

Keynote lecture

The demiurgic Intellect and individual intellects in Plotinus

Lloyd Gerson (University of Toronto)

Break

Plotinus: the self as the logos of the particularized soul

Siobhan Doyle (University College Dublin)

The self as potential for self-consciousness and independence

Yady Oren (University of Jerusalem)

Day 2 : Contemplation Thursday, 17 June 2021

Session Chair: Maria Marcinkowska-Rosół

Keynote lecture

Beginning to resemble the ground on which you walk: Ennead V.8.10.30 Sara Ahbel-Rappe (University of Michigan)

Break

The dimmest intellection: Nature’s creation and awareness in Plotinus

Ágoston Guba (Eötvös Loránd University)

Beauty and spiritual exercises in the ascent towards God in Plotinus

Luciana Gabriela Santoprete (Laboratoire d’Études sur les Monothéismes, CNRS)

Day 3: Spiritual Exercise Friday, 18 June 2021 Session Chair: Krystyna Bartol

Keynote lecture
Rhetoric, philosophy, and spiritual exercise in Plotinus

Christian Tornau (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) Break

Everywhere and nowhere: the textual indeterminacy of the undescended soul in Plotinus as performative anagogic writing

Nicholas Banner (Independent)
Imagination and spiritual exercise in Plotinus

Mateusz Stróżyński (Adam Mickiewicz University) Closing remarks

Contact

Those interested in attending the conference remotely, please, contact Mateusz Stróżyński for further details (email address: monosautos@gmail.com).

(Text by the organisers)

Link

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/cfp-self-contemplation-and-spiritual-exercise-enneads 

 

LEM/CNRS

New Perspectives on the Enneads

in the light of the debate between Plotinus and the Gnostics

Description and organization

We are glad to invite you to the Colloquium “New perspectives on the Enneads in the light of the debate between Plotinus and the Gnostics”, organized in the frame of the collaborative project “Platonisms of Late Antiquity: philosophical and religious interactions” under the joint direction of Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete (CNRS, Laboratoire d’Études sur les Monothéismes, UMR 8584 – Université de recherche Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres, PSL), Anna van den Kerchove (CNRS, LEM – IPT), Éric Crégheur (Université de Laval) and George Karamanolis (Universität Wien).

It will take place on Monday (June 14th) and Tuesday (June 15th), 13.00 – 19.00 French time.

Those who would like to attend can receive the Zoom link by sending an e-mail to petosiris33@gmail.com

The event will include, among others, talks in French and in English by Dominic O’Meara, John Dillon, Philippe Hoffmann, Dylan Burns, Chiara Ombretta Tommasi, Izabela Jurasz and Mauricio Marsola (see the complete program down below) and will be moderated by the following session chairs : Daniela Patrizia Taormina, Filip Karfik, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan and Michael Chase.

Programme

14 JUNE

Chair of the session: FILIP KARFIK (UNIVERSITÉ DE FRIBOURG)

13.00 – Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete (CNRS, LEM) : Ouverture des travaux: Hi s torique et enjeux du projet « Plotin et les gnos tiques  » et Richard Harder: A New Treati se by Plotinus .

13.40 – Dominic O’Meara (Université de Fribourg) : Did Plotinus write a « Gros s schrift » agains t the Gnos tics ? 14.20 – Di scus s ion 14.50 – Coffee Break

Chair of the session: ANNA VAN DEN KERCHOVE (IPT – CNRS, LEM)

15.00 – Dylan Burns (Universiteit van Amsterdam) : Which Gnostic Text s did Plotinus Know? 15.40 – Discussion

15.55 – I zabela Jurasz (Centre Léon Robin) : Plotin et les chrétiens dans la polémique antignostique : histoire et perspectives de la recherche. 16.35 – Discussion

16.50 – Coffee Break

Chair of the session: MICHAEL CHASE (CNRS, CENTRE JEAN PÉPIN)

17.00 – John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin) : Plotinus , Second-Centur y Platoni s t s , and Gnos tics : some cases of Cross -Fertilisation? 1 7 .40 – Discussion

17.55 – George Karamanolis (Universität Wien) : The place of Enn. III.8 [30] in the argument of the Großschrift against the Gnostics. 18.35 – Discussion

15 JUNE

Chair of the session: PASCAL MUELLER-JOURDAN (UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE L’OUEST) – CNRS, LEM

13.00 – I zabela Jurasz (Centre Léon Robin) : Plotin et les chrétiens dans le Traité 33 (II, 9) : un débat métaphysique sur les principes . 13.40 – Discussion

13.55 – Chiara Ombretta Tommasi (Università di Pisa) : Le Logos dans le Traité 10 (V, 1) de Plotin et dans le Traité Tripartite (NH I, 5). 14.35 – Discussion

14.50 – Coffee Break

Chair of the session: DANIELA PATRIZIA TAORMINA (UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA TOR VERGATA)

15.00 – Éric Crégheur (Université Laval) : « Terre nouvel le » et « Terre aérienne » dans le traité anonyme du codex Bruce : la critique de Plotin confrontée aux sources gnos tiques . 15.40 – Discussion

15.55 – Mauricio Marsola (Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Unifesp) : Les troi s t ypes d’Hommes chez Plotin : l ’exégèse platonicienne et la polémique antignos tique. 16.35 – Discussion

16.50 – Coffee Break

17.00 – Philippe Hoffmann (EPHE – CNRS, LEM) : Les procédures rhétoriques de di squalification dans le Traité 33 (II, 9). 1 7 .45 – Discussion

18.00 – Anna van den Kerchove (IPT – CNRS, LEM) : Conclusions générales

Contact

Pour recevoir le lien Zoom et les exempliers des conférences, écrivez à l’adresse suivante: petosiris33@gmail.com.

(Text by the organisers)

Lien

Colloque_New_Perspectives_Juin_2021

Istituto Svizzero

Plotino sull’immortalità dell’anima

Descrizione e organizzazione

Nuove prospettive di ricerca interdisciplinare su Enn. IV.7 (2)
Il trattato enneadico IV.7 (2) Sull’immortalità dell’anima è un testo singolare. L’opera è da riportare ai primissimi anni
dell’attività di Plotino come autore di trattati filosofici, occupa il secondo posto nella lista ‘cronologica’ inserita da Porfirio nella Vita Plotini (ed è lo stesso Porfirio a includerlo nella quarta enneade, contenente gli scritti plotiniani sulla terza delle tre ipostasi supreme, l’anima). È dunque preceduto dal solo, breve, trattato I.6 (1) Sul bello, e si tratta quindi del primo tentativo di riflessione da parte del pensatore di Licopoli sul problema dell’immortalità dell’anima. Plotino fa precedere la propria trattazione della questione (affrontata dal punto di vista di un pensatore di scuola platonica) da una lunga dossografia polemica tesa a dimostrare la falsità delle concezioni proposte, a riguardo, da alcune delle scuole filosofiche più celebri dell’antichità: vengono quindi confutate, una dopo l’altra, le tesi epicuree, stoiche (anima come materia), pitagoriche (anima come armonia), peripatetiche (anima come entelechia). Tale excursus occupa una parte molto ampia del trattato, e, per il modo in cui Plotino mette in campo le proprie tecniche argomentative, e per le informazioni che fornisce su altri sistemi di pensiero, ne costituisce, evidentemente, uno degli aspetti più interessanti: non è tuttavia certamente il solo. Il trattato IV.7 si pone difatti al centro di alcune discussioni di rilievo cruciale concernenti la storia del testo del corpus plotiniano in età tardo antica, lo studio della tradizione manoscritta, la valutazione dell’apporto della tradizione indiretta, l’influenza della tradizione gnostica, l’utilizzo delle fonti arabe. Il convegno si propone di esplorare lo spettro delle linee di ricerca convergenti su IV.7 (2). Grazie alla partecipazione di alcuni tra i migliori specialisti, italiani e stranieri, avremo modo di esaminare questo stimolante testo plotiniano privilegiando una prospettiva interdisciplinare e multidisciplinare che sia in grado di affrontare la pluralità di domande suscitate dal trattato. Siamo fermamente convinti del fatto che, dato il livello di specializzazione ormai raggiunto dalle diverse discipline in campo scientifico, soltanto un approccio di questo tipo, fondato sulle competenze di un’équipe diversificata, possa condurre a risultati realmente nuovi. Il testo su cui concentreremo i nostri sforzi appare, come si è visto, estremamente promettente. L’evento è realizzato in collaborazione con la Scuola Superiore di Studi in Filosofia dell’Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.

12.03.2021, Online via Zoom

Registrazione 

Programma

H09:00 – Apertura dei lavori. Saluti di Adrian Brändli e presentazione del Convegno
H09:30 – Daniela P. Taormina: Struttura e temi di Plotino IV.7 (2)
H10:15 – Lorenzo Ferroni: Observations critiques sur le texte de Plotin IV.7 (2)
H11:00 – Pausa
H11:15 – Nicolas D’Andrès: Cette autre espèce d’âme (Tim. 69 C) est-elle immortelle, chez Plotin, au même titre que l’âme
rationnelle ? (Enn. IV.’97, 13-14)
H12:00 – Gheorghe Pașcalău: En partant de la beauté vers l’Un à travers l’âme. La place du traité IV.7 (2) dans la
composition des premiers écrits plotiniens
H14:30 – Luca Gili: Forms as Wholes. Plotinus’ Critique of the Entelecheia-Soul
H15:15 – Claudia Lo Casto: Il tema del ‘vero uomo’ in Plotino, Enn. IV.7 (2)
H16:00 – Pausa
H16:15 – Jean-Marc Narbonne: Éléments de pensée gnostique dans le traité 2 de Plotin
H17:00 – Federico Maria Petrucci: Polemica e costruzione: gli avversari di Plotino in Enn. IV.7

Contato

Istituto Svizzero

Università Roma To Vergata

(Testo degli organizzatori)

Link

https://www.istitutosvizzero.it/it/conferenza/plotino-sullimmortalita-dellanima-nuove-prospettive-di-ricerca-interdisciplinare-su-enn-iv-7-2/