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Reading Seminars

Each term, the Centre hosts various reading seminars devoted to Platonic themes and Authors. Reading seminars for Lent term 2020 are listed below:

Plotinus Bust

Current Reading Seminars, Lent 2020:

Plotinus: Ennead IV.7 (2), 'On the Immortality of Soul' - Tuesdays 11.00-12.30, starting 21 January. Meetings will convene in the Lightfoot Room of the Divinity Faculty, except for 4 February, when we will meet in Clare College, Thirkill Court, W1.



Previous Reading Seminars


Michaelmas 2019:


Plotinus: Ennead V.5 (32), 'That the Intelligibles are not Outside the Intellect, and On the Good' - Thursdays 11.00-12.30, starting 10 October. All meetings will convene in the Lightfoot Room, with the exception of 17 October and 7 November, which will convene in Room 5.


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.