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The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism

 

 

The 'Beierwaltes Lecture Series' is dedicated to the great defender of Platonism as a living tradition, Prof. Dr. Werner Beierwaltes (1931-2019). The lectures are devoted to figures and themes in the Platonic tradition.

 

Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture - Prof. Anders Christian Jacobsen: 'The Image and Likeness of God: Human Dignity in Origen'
Beierwaltes Lecture - Prof. Anders Christian Jacobsen - The Image and Likeness of God: Human Dignity in Origen

Beierwaltes Lecture - Prof. Anders Christian Jacobsen: 'The Image and Likeness of God: Human Dignity in Origen'

4 March 2019

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism proudly hosted Prof. Anders-Christian Jacobsen (Aarhus) for his Beierwaltes Lecture , 'The Image and Likeness of God: Human Dignity in Origen', Monday, 4 March 2019. The lecture moved from Origen's understanding of the creation of humanity, to the notion of the inner and...


Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture - Prof. Maria Rosa Antognazza: 'God, Creatures, and Neoplatonism in Leibniz'
Beierwaltes Lecture - Prof. Maria Rosa Antognazza: God, Creatures, and Neoplatonism in Leibniz

Beierwaltes Lecture - Prof. Maria Rosa Antognazza: 'God, Creatures, and Neoplatonism in Leibniz'

26 November 2018

Prof. Maria Rosa Antognazza 's Beierwaltes Lecture delivered 26 November in the Divinity Faculty's Runcie Room, brought together some aspects of the Platonic and Neoplatonic inheritance in Leibniz’s thought. It discussed some features of Leibniz’s reworking of this tradition with respect to his theory of the divine...


Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture - Jean-Marc Narbonne: 'Negative Knowledge and its Critical Self-Limitation: Reflexions on the Greek Metaphysical Heritage'
Beierwaltes Lecture - Jean-Marc Narbonne, 'Negative Knowledge and its Critical Self-Limitation: Reflexions on the Greek Metaphysical Heritage'

Beierwaltes Lecture - Jean-Marc Narbonne: 'Negative Knowledge and its Critical Self-Limitation: Reflexions on the Greek Metaphysical Heritage'

8 November 2018

The Centre hosted Prof. Jean-Marc Narbonne (Université Laval), who presented his Beierwaltes Lecture 'Negative Knowledge and its Critical Self-Limitation: Reflexions on the Greek Metaphysical Heritage' on 5 November 2018. Prof. Narbonne gave an engaging and provocative reflection on polytheism's ability to accommodate...


Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Marie-Elise Zovko: 'Religious and Anti-Religious Doctrine in Philosophy'
Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Marie-Elise Zovko – Religious and Anti-Religious Doctrine in Philosophy

Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Marie-Elise Zovko: 'Religious and Anti-Religious Doctrine in Philosophy'

4 June 2018

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism proudly hosted Prof. Marie-Elise Zovko, professor of philosophy at the the Institute for Philosophy, Zagreb, on 1 June, who gave her Beierwaltes Lecture entitled ‘“Abfall von der Idee”: Repercussions of Baader’s Russian expedition in Hegel’s Encylopedia’.


Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Stephen Clark: 'Godlike Virtues'
Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Stephen Clark: Godlike Virtues

Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Stephen Clark: 'Godlike Virtues'

4 June 2018

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism proudly hosted Prof. Stephen Clark, professor of philosophy at the University of Liverpool, who gave the Beierwaltes Lecture entitled ‘Godlike Virtues’.


Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Harold Tarrant: 'Platonism’s Resilience and Adaptability in the Face of Crisis'
Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Harold Tarrant: Platonism’s Resilience and Adaptability in the face of Crisis

Beierwaltes Lecture – Prof. Harold Tarrant: 'Platonism’s Resilience and Adaptability in the Face of Crisis'

4 June 2018

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism proudly hosted Prof. Harold Tarrant, Conjoint Professor in Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and fellow of the Centre for the Study of Platonism, who gave a Beierwaltes Lecture entitled ‘Platonism’s Resilience and Adaptability in the...


Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture – Lloyd Gerson: 'The Platonic System'
Beierwaltes Lecture – Lloyd Gerson: The Platonic System

Beierwaltes Lecture – Lloyd Gerson: 'The Platonic System'

4 June 2018

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism proudly hosted Prof. Lloyd Gerson, professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, who gave his Beierwaltes Lecture , entitled ‘The Platonic System’


Read more at: Beierwaltes Lecture – John Hare: ‘De Libero Arbitrio’
Beierwaltes Lecture – John Hare: ‘De Libero Arbitrio’

Beierwaltes Lecture – John Hare: ‘De Libero Arbitrio’

4 June 2018

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism proudly hosted Prof. John Hare , the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, who gave his Beierwaltes Lecture on Augustine’s De Libero Arbitrio. Prof. Hare’s lecture delved into the intricacies of Augustine’s work while both pointing out its...


Read more at: Inaugural Beierwaltes Lecture of 30 November 2017 - Prof. John Dillon: 'On Platonic Dogmatism'
Prof. John Dillon’s Inaugural Beierwaltes Lecture on Platonic Dogmatism – 30 Nov. 2017

Inaugural Beierwaltes Lecture of 30 November 2017 - Prof. John Dillon: 'On Platonic Dogmatism'

4 June 2018

The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism proudly hosted Prof. John Dillon on 30 November. Prof. Dillon participated in a research meeting of the AHRC funded project The Cambridge Platonists at the origins of Enlightenment: texts, debates, and reception (1650-1730) before discussing the origins of dogmatism within...


Latest news

Conference | Plotinus and Barfield: Emanation and Evolution | 14th September 2024

10 July 2024

On Saturday 14th September, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host a conference devoted to the influence of Neoplatonism on Owen Barfield. This event will take place in the Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity. Owen Barfield had been interested in Neoplatonism throughout his long life. One of the aspects...

Conference | The Logos in the Platonic Tradition | September 2025

17 June 2024

In September 2025, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host a conference 'The Logos in the Platonic Tradition'. The event will be organised by Mateusz Stróżyński (Director of the Institute of Classical Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University) and Douglas Hedley (Director of the Cambridge Centre for the Study...

New Publication | Christian Hengstermann, 'The Latin Works of Henry More', V.1

5 June 2024

New Publication | Christian Hengstermann, 'The Latin Works of Henry More', V.1 The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism is proud to announce the publication of the first in the Peeters series The Latin Works of Henry More : Centre Associate Christian Hengstermann's new volume, Critique of the Teutonic Philosophy and...

Event | A Celebration of the work of Margaret Barker | 24th May 2024

22 May 2024

On Friday 24 th May, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host a celebration of the work of Dr Margaret Barker. This event will take place in the Latimer Room, Clare College. A programme can be found here: mb_event_programme_for_circulation.pdf mb_event_programme_for_circulation.pdf

Talk | Sean McGrath, 'Spirit of Nature / Spirit of God: The Late Schelling's Rethinking of the World Soul' | 1st May 2024

22 April 2024

On Wednesday 1st May 2024, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host Prof. Sean McGrath, who will deliver a talk 'Spirit of Nature / Spirit of God: The Late Schelling's Rethinking of the World Soul'. This event will take place in the Runcie Room of the Faculty of Divinity, beginning at 5pm (UK time). The...