skip to content

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism

 

Lecture to be delivered via Zoom

On 8 June, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host Prof. Robert C. Koons via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/83664449754) to deliver his talk, 'Tolkien, Barfield, and Neoplatonism: How Metaphysics Moulded Middle Earth'. 

 

Prof. Rob Koons is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin and has recently been a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Prof. Koons specialises in Logic and Metaphysics, but also writes and teaches in philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and the history of philosophy. Notably, Koons is co-author of Metaphysics: The Fundamentals and co-editor of Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science. His lecture today will focus on the Neoplatonic thought of Owen Barfield and its influence on the development of Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

Tolkein, Barfield, & Neoplatonism  How Metaphysics Moulded Middle Earth 3

Date: 
Monday, 8 June, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:30
Subject: 

Latest news

New Fellow at Clare Hall - Professor Torrance Kirby

22 June 2021

We are delighted to announce that Professor Torrance Kirby has been awarded a visiting fellowship at Clare Hall. This is in order to pursue the joint grant held between the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and the McGill department of Religious Studies on German Mysticism in Cambridge Platonism.

Awarded member of the Centre - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

22 June 2021

We are delighted to announce that one of the most active fellows of the Centre and Research Associate at the Von Hügel Institute, Isidoros Katsos, has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the project “Christian Human Rights: Ancient and Postmodern” at the University of Oxford.

The reception of German mysticism in early modern England

15 June 2021

The reception of German mysticism in early modern England , International Conference sponsored by the School of Religious Studies, McGill University and the Centre for the Study of Platonism, Cambridge University Montreal (via Zoom), 19–21 June 2021 . The project consists in establishing the fundamental influence of German...