Late Antique Epistemology: Other Ways to Truth

Late Antique Epistemology: Other Ways to Truth

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ISBN-13: 9781349358168
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/12/2009
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 341
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ROBERT M. BERCHMAN is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Dowling College and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, USA
DANIELE BERTINI is fellow of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Parma, Italy
JAY BREGMAN is Professor of History and coordinator of the Minor in Religious studies at the University of Maine, USA
AUDE BUSINE, is Research Associate of the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium
KEVIN CORRIGAN is Professor of the Liberal Arts in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal
Arts at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
JOHN DILLON is Regius Professor of Greek (Emeritus) at Trinity College Dublin, and
Director of the Dublin Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition, Ireland
MALCOLM HEATH is Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of
Leeds, UK
OIVA KUISMA is a lecturer in Aesthetics at the University of Helsinki, Institute for Art Research, Finland
TANELI KUKKONEN held the Canada Research Chair in the Aristotelian Tradition from
2003 to 2007, when he became Research Professor in Antiquity at the University of
Jyväskylä in Finland
EMILIE KUTASH is a Research Associate at Boston University Center for the History and Philosophy of Science and teaches Philosophy at St. Joseph's College, USA
JOACHIM LACROSSE is Collaborateur Scientifique at the Centre de Philosophie Ancienne de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
CHRISTINA PANAGIOTA MANOLEA is a tutor at the Hellenic Open University, Greece
ZEKE MAZUR is currently working on a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, USA. His dissertation is on the Gnostic background of Plotinus' mysticism.
CAROL POSTER is Associate Professor of English at York University, Ontario, Canada
ALGIS UZDAVINYS is Associated Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Vilnius
Academy of Fine Arts, and Senior Research Fellow at the Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences, Lithuania

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Abbreviations viii

Notes on Contributors x

Introduction Panayiota Vassilopoulou 1

Part I Rituals, Religion and Reality 19

1 Porphyry and the Debate Over Traditional Religious Practices Aude Busine 21

2 St John in Amelius' Seminar John Dillon 30

3 Eternal Time and Temporal Expansion: Proclus' Golden Ratio Emilie F. Kutash 44

4 Having Sex with the One: Erotic Mysticism in Plotinus and the Problem of Metaphor Zeke Mazur 67

Part II Crossing Boundaries 85

5 Ibn Tufayl and the Wisdom of the East: On Apprehending the Divine Taneli Kukkonen 87

6 Plotinus, Porphyry, and India: A Re-Examination Joachim Lacrosse 103

7 Animation of Statues in Ancient Civilizations and Neoplatonism Algis Uzdavinys 118

Part III Art and Poetry 141

8 Platonists and the Teaching of Rhetoric in Late Antiquity Malcolm Heath 143

9 Proclus' Notion of Poetry Oiva Kuisma 160

10 The Homeric Tradition in Ammonius and Asclepius Christina-Panagiota Manolea 174

Part IV Later Influences 189

11 Nous and Geist: Self-Identity and Methodological Solipsism in Plotinus and Hegel Robert M. Berchman 191

12 M. Plotinus, Leibniz, and Berkeley on Determinism Daniele Bertini 211

13 Proclus Americanus Jay Bregman 228

14 Ecology's Future Debt to Plotinus and Neoplatonism Kevin Corrigan 250

15 Heathen Martyrs or Romish Idolaters: Socrates and Plato in Eighteenth-Century England Carol Poster 273

Conclusion Stephen R.L. Clark 289

Glossary Crystal Addey 302

Index of Names 331

Subject Index 339

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