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Moses Atticizing

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

Antonio discusses how he changed his views on his vocation as a metaphysician: is it the priesthood or is it rather action as a public intellectual?

Jonathan contemplates the nature of philosophy as an ongoing, open-ended activity of thought, critiquing, and continual re-assessing, through the frame of Dominic O’Meara’s notion of “Plato’s Open Philosophy”.

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

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.