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Moses Atticizing

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

Posts by Conor Stark

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

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

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In this post Conor comments upon one of his favorite Enneads, 1.6, or On Beauty.

In this post, Conor examines the location of evil in the Procline cosmos.

In this post Conor discusses St. Thomas Aquinas’ In Librum Beati Dionysii De Divinis Nominibus

Conor tries his hand as a commentator. He begins with the first chapter of 5.1

Conor reflects on what he learned from Lloyd Gerson’s excellent Aristotle and Other Platonists.

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

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 reward for his philosophical ministry.