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The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism

Prof. Dragos Calma | "Pseudo-Proclus and not Aristotle. What Neoplatonism in the Latin West?"

Lecture delivered via Zoom

On 17 May at 5 pm (UK time), the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host Prof. Dragos Calma via Zoom to deliver his talk, "Pseudo-Proclus and not Aristotle. What Neoplatonism in the Latin West?". 

Often described(by some medieval and many contemporary authors) as merely a ‘compilation’ or a‘summary’ of Proclus’ Elements of Theology, the Book of Causes isin reality a text with an innovative metaphysical content, distinct from its various sources and very influential in the Latin West. The study of a previously ignored corpus of texts enables us to identify one of its most enduring and unexpected impacts: the separability of accidents during the Eucharist. From Aquinas’ 13th-c. Commentary on the Sentences, Latin Averroism key figures to 15th-century Master of Arts from the University of Prague, the Book of Causes fueled polemics conceptually distant from its original Islamic context.

Prof. Dragos Calma is Associate Professor in Medieval Philosophy at University College, Dublin. Also, he is the Principal Investigator of the ERC project NeoplAT
His latest publication is "Reading Proclus and the Book of Causes: vol. 1vol. 2." (2020, Brill).

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