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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:

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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