Literary, Philosophical, and Religious Studies in the Platonic Tradition

John F. Finamore and John Phillips, Baden-Baden: Academia Verlag, 2013


This anthology contains twelve papers on various aspects of Platonism, ranging from Plato’s Republic to the Neoplatonism of Plotinus, Iamblichus, Proclus and Hermias, to the use of Platonic philosophy by Cudworth and Schleiermacher. The papers cover topics in ethics, psychology, religion, poetics, art, epistemology, and metaphysics.

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Table of contents

Ecstasy Between Divine and Human: Re-assessing Agency in Iamblichean Divination and Theurgy – Crystal Addey

Soul’s Desire and the Origin of Time in the Philosophy of Plotinus – José Baracat

Providence et liberté chez Jamblique de Chalcis – Jean-Michel Charrue

Sleep and Waking in Plotinus – Bernard Collette

The Spiritual Body. Porphyry’s Theory of the ochêma in Ralph Cudworth’s True Intellectual System of the Universe – Anna Corrias

Iamblichus’ Doctrine of the Soul Revisited – John Dillon

The Distorted City in the Republic – Gary Gurtler

Proclus on the Cognitive Value of Mythic Poetry. A Hegelian Reading – Oiva Kuisma

Neoplatonic Allegories in Hermias – Christina-Panagiota Manolea

The Splendor of Grace: Plotinus and the Cistercian Tradition – Martino Rossi Monti

The Reception of Schleiermacher’s View on Plato in 19th Century Poland – Tomaz Mroz

 The Nature of Art and the Art of Nature in Plotinus – Michael Wagner


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