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Moses Atticizing

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

Antonio provides a summary of Proclus’ psychology, cosmology and metaphysics for those new to Proclus.

Julio Cabrera claims that being lacks value in a way that it is improper to say that “evil exists”. Antonio presents his ontology as an important contribution to understanding the fallenness of the world.

In this post I talk about about the perception of pagan philosophy in relation to divine Christian revelation as the criteron of certain truth for late Byzantine Christians.

In this post Conor explores an unlikely friendship between Plato and the sage of Königsberg.

On the subject of Conor’s Death and Divinization series, Antonio writes a sermon on the conceit of “a holy death, a death reserved for us from the creation of the world.”

Antonio develops the idea of a Sodomite Vocation in fictional form.

In mid-November, a new book by Jonathan is set to be published by Brill on the first principle and the One’s causality in the late Neoplatonists, Proclus and Damascius. Jonathan briefly discusses the book’s study.

In this post Conor continues his examination of how the Christian Platonist should approriate the thought of death. In it he argues that the Platonist should follow Socrates’ example, who saw his own death as a gift for his philosophical ministry.

How would Proclus account for both Christianity’s divine origin and also recognize its opposition to the cult of his own gods? Antonio starts a speculative series on the issue.

Taking his que from Kierkegaard’s At a Graveside, Conor examines how one might appropriate the thought of death within the metaphysical and theological framework of Christian Platonism.