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Moses Atticizing

“For what is Plato, but Moses atticizing?” —Numenius
τί γάρ ἐστι Πλάτων ἢ Μωσῆς ἀττικίζων;

In this post, Conor examines Heidegger’s critique of ancient ontology and suggests a way for Platonists to overcome it.

In this post, Jonathan reflects on stability, its lack in modern life, its function as a prerequisite to the virtues in Aristotle and the Desert Fathers, and openly pondering if it must be sought again as a modern virtue.

Antonio concludes his reflections on the infallibility of the Church by reviewing the possibility of development in moral theology in the Church.

In this post, Conor reflects on transcendental philosophy and its relationship to Platonic metaphysics.

Antonio presents two notions regarding the Church’s infallibility that assisted him in understanding the Church’s teaching on predestination.

Antonio presents his new research project on two little known Brazilian philosophers, Mário Ferreira dos Santos and Vicente Ferreira da Silva.

In this post, Conor examines Plotinus’ notion of double activity and causality. In it, he argues that Plotinian causality is not just a temporal event between moving bodies, but an ordered act of self-giving that occurs between beings.

In part 2/2 of a review on Matthew Briel’s A Greek Thomist: Providence in Gennadios Scholarios, I discuss Scholarios’ views on providence as the result of his synthesis of Aquinas and the previous Greek theological tradition, and draw some parallels to Proclus and critical assessments.

In this post, Conor shares a paper on the impossibility of kakology (a science of evil) in Proclus and Pseudo-Dionysius

In part 1/2 of a review on Matthew Briel’s A Greek Thomist: Providence in Gennadios Scholarios, I outline the first part of Briel’s book, on the theological/philosophical background of providence in the Byzantine Tradition and Scholarios’ other key influence, Thomas Aquinas. I raise some questions from the overarching late antique/Platonist philosophical tradition.