79CFP: Being or good. Metamorphoses of Neoplatonism
- Oct 3, 2002Being or Good. Metamorphoses of Neoplatonism.
The conference with the official patronage of the International Society for
Research on Medieval Philosophy (SIEPM).
Chair of the Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the Catholic University of
Lublin (Prof. E. Zielinski, prof. A. Kijewska),
The Institute of the Research on Christian Antiquity (Prof. S. Longosz),
The Institute of Medieval Culture (Prof. S. Wielgus)
organise an international conference devoted to ancient and medieval
Neoplatonism, at 7-10 October 2003.
It is not necessary to emphasise the importance and place of Neoplatonism in
culture, especially in philosophy, including Christian philosophy. It is
enough to point to the dynamic development of research on Neoplatonism in
Europe as well as in America. Polish scholars have also been interested in
Neoplatonism for a long time, and most recently they have given it their
special attention. We hope that this conference will help to enliven and
intensify these studies.
The question of the being-goodness relation has been present in
philosophical thought since its beginning, and obtained its particularly
keen expression in Neoplatonism. This very problem formed one of the
principal subjects of discussion in the Lublin philosophical circle at the
Catholic University. Through this conference, we intend to bring our
research in this field closer to the leading international workshops, as
well as give it a historic-philosophical shift.
Scholars who have accepted our invitation and their prospective
- Ysabel de Andia (C.N.R.S.): Le Bien et l'etre les Noms divins de Denys
- Dobrochna Dembinska-Siury (University of Warsaw, Poland): L'etre et le
devenir dans la pensee de l'empereur Julien,
- Gretchen Reydams-Schills (Notre Dame, USA): Musonius Rufus, Porphyry and
Christians in Counter-Point on Marriage and the Good,
- Jan A. Aertsen (Thomas-Institut, University of Koln, Germany): The Primacy
of Good in Medieval Metaphysics,
- Dominique Bertrand (Institut des Sources Chretiennes, Lyon, France): Le
neoplatonisme des Peres n'est-il pas aristotelicien? Importance du "nous" et
de la "mens" en patristique.
- Werner Beierwaltes (Munchen, Germany): Proklos'Begriff des Guten aus der
Perspektive seiner Platon-Deutung
- Stephen Gersh (Notre Dame, USA): Some Models of Reversion to the Good in
- Edouard Jeauneau (Paris, France): Being and Good in Eriugena
- Charles Kannengiesser (Montreal, Concordia University, Canada): Being and
Good in Athanasius of Alexandria's doctrine of Salvation.
- Agnieszka Kijewska (Lublin Catholic University, Poland): The Supreme Good
- David Luscombe (University of Sheffield, England): Being and Good in Hugh
of St. Victor.
- Wincenty Myszor (University of Silesia, Poland): Gnostische Begriff des
Guten und des Bosen in der Plotin's Polemik,
- Fabio Troncarelli (Universita di Viterbo, Italy): Being and Good in the
- Marian Wesoly (University of Poznan, Poland): Il Bene e l'Essere
nell'interpretazione neoplatonica di Porfirio.
For more information please contact:
Marek Osmanski, M.A.
History of Philosophy Department Lublin Catholic University
Al. Raclawickie 14
20-950 Lublin, Poland
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