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Reading Seminars

Each term, the Centre hosts various reading seminars devoted to Platonic themes and Authors. See below for both present and past reading groups:

Plotinus Bust

Current Reading Seminars, Michaelmas 2020:

  • Proclus: The Elements of Theology Props 1-24 - Thursdays 9.00-11.00, starting 15 October. Meetings will convene in via Zoom; contact for details.


Upcoming Reading Seminars
Lent 2021
  • Porphyry: On the Cave of the Nymphs
Easter 2021
  • Iamblichus: De Mysteriis



Previous Reading Seminars

Easter 2020:

  • Plotinus: Ennead II.9 (33), 'Against the Gnostics'.

Lent 2020:

  • Plotinus: Ennead IV.7 (2), 'On the Immortality of Soul'.

Michaelmas 2019:

  • Plotinus: Ennead V.5 (32), 'That the Intelligibles are not Outside the Intellect, and On the Good'.

Lent 2019:

  • Plotinus: Ennead III.2-3 (47), 'On Providence', & III.4 (15), 'On Our Allotted Guardian Spirit' - Thursdays 11.00-12.30, starting 17 January.
  • Hegel: Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion - Wednesdays 11.00-12.30, Room 4.
  • Levinas: Autrement qu’être ou au-delà de l’essence/Otherwise than Being, or Beyond Essence (1974) - Tuesday, 14:00-15:30, Room 4, starting January 23.
  • EriugenaPeriphyseon III - Tuesdays 11.00-12.30, Room 4, starting 15 January. 

Michaelmas 2018:

  • Plotinus: Ennead III.2 (47), 'On Providence'.
  • Schelling: The Ages of the World (Weltalter, 1815).
  • Kant: Transition from the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural 
  • Science to Physics.
  • Eriugena: Periphyseon II on Trinitarian processions & Primordial causes.

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