Moses Atticizing

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

In this post, Conor reflects on Plotinus’s method of ascent to the intelligible world by means of a critical analysis of mind and its contents.

Antonio explains an argument of Jewish Philosopher Moshe Luzzatto on Human Freedom

Jonathan reflects on a recent essay on post-Enlightenment ethics, calling for a return to a Christian metaphysics for a communitarian ethics, and the challenge faced by the “metaphysically homeless” self.

Antonio discusses two possible ways in which one might say that Plato is Moses atticizing.

Conor reflects on and defends his ‘transcendental’ reading of the Enneads.

Antonio reflects on how to embrace reason’s role in understanding God’s will without reducing God to a pale image of our own thoughts.

In this post, Conor imagines how Aristotle might comment on the First Commandment’s injunction against graven images from the perspective of Metaphysics Λ.

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.