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The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism

 

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

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Upcoming Reading Seminars
 
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Previous Reading Seminars

Easter 2021:

  • Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: Divine Names

Lent 2021:

  • Iamblichus: De Mysteriis

Michaelmas 2020:

  • Proclus: The Elements of Theology

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.

Latest news

New Publication - "Supersapientia: Berthold of Moosburg and the Divine Science of the Platonists"

2 September 2021

We are delighted to announce the news that a book, output of the ERC project, has just been published: Evan King's monograph on Berthold of Moosburg: " Supersapientia : Berthold of Moosburg and the Divine Science of the Platonists". This publication is part of a new book series published with Brill .

New Member of the Centre

27 August 2021

We are delighted to announce that Professor Charles Taliaferro is going to be a member of the Centre for the Study of Platonism. Charles Taliaferro BA (Goddard College), MA (University of Rhode Island), Master of Theological Studies (Harvard Divinity School), MA, Ph.D. (Brown University) has been a professor at Sl. Olaf...

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...