Fw: ISNS Conference (Quebec)
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> > From: Jean-Marc Narbonne <Jean-Marc.Narbonne@...>
> > Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 13:36:11 -0500
> > Dear Colleagues and Friends,
> > Here is the complete and definitive list of panel proposals for
> > next ISNS (International Society for Neoplatonic Studies) Conference, to
> > held in Quebec City (Canada) from Monday the 26th to Thursday the 29th
> > 2006.
> > We would like to remind you that we will accept papers both in French
> > English, but those who intend to present a paper in French will have to
> > a written version of their text. Participants interested in a panel
> > send their communication proposals (one page summary) directly to the
> > organizer of the panel by February 28th, 2006. Those who wish to present
> > paper outside of the panels can also send us by February 28th, 2006, a
> > proposal of communication (one page summary).
> > We wish you a Merry Christmas,
> > Prof. Jean-Marc NARBONNE
> > President of the Canadian Society for Neoplatonic Studies
> > Dr. Martin ACHARD
> > Secretary and treasurer of the Canadian Society for Neoplatonic Studies
> > Canadian Society for Neoplatonic Studies/Société canadienne des études
> > néoplatoniciennes
> > Faculté de philosophie
> > Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, local 520
> > Université Laval
> > Québec (Qc), Canada
> > G1K 7P4
> > Can.Soc.Neo.Stud@...
> > Téléphone: (418) 656-2131 poste 13710
> > Télécopieur: (418) 656-7267
> 1. Suzanne Stern-Gillet (s.stern-gillet@...): "L'esthétique
> This panel would constitute a natural home for papers dealing with the
> . Plotinus' conception of what we now call 'the arts';
> . Plotinus' reliance on what we now call 'aesthetic' terminology;
> . The impact of Plato's poetics upon Neoplatonist thinkers, from Plotinus
> . The interpretation of Platonic and Neoplatonic texts on 'the arts' by
> thinkers (e.g. Proclus on Plato's Republic, Hermias on the Phaedrus,
> the Ion).
> 2. Deepa Majumbdar (dmajumda@...): "Neoplatonic Spirituality :
> the Irrational to the Supra-rational"
> 3. John Hendrix (jhendrix@...): "Neoplatonism and Psychoanalysis"
> 4. John Finamore (john-finamore@...): "The construction of the soul
> ancient thought"
> This panel will explore the make-up, function, and essential nature of
> Possible areas of focus include the soul's nature, its interaction with
> body, the soul's impassibility, and the soul's generation in time.
> 5. Edward Moore (emoore@...): "Plato and Early Christian
> Theology: A Problematical Partnership"
> This panel will address the manner in which (Neo)Platonic theology
> the development of Christian thought, and how Christian thinkers adopted
> thought, for the purpose of expressing their emerging and extraordinarily
> unique theology. Papers that deal with themes involving the connection
> Neoplatonic theurgy and Christian theosis are most welcome; however, any
> delving into the reliance of early Christian theologians upon pagan
> will be welcomed.
> 6. Joachim Lacrosse (Joachim.Lacrosse@...): "Some Methodological
> Related to Comparativism (East/West or Ancient/Modern) in Neoplatonic
> 7. Marylinn Lawrence (pronoia@...): "Freedom and Fate in
> 8. Patrick Quinn (pquinn@...): "Teaching and Learning in the
> 9. Sara Ahbel-Rappe (nhjanowitz@... or rappe@...): "Jewish
> Islamic Platonisms"
> We are seeking papers by scholars interested in the relationship between
> Platonisms of any variety (middle, neo, etc.) and Jewish or Islamic
> Papers may treat one particular thinker, as e.g. Ibn Gabirol or Ibn Arabi,
> indeed they may treat an entire movement, as e.g. the Ishraqi school of
> Suhrawardi, Kabbalah, etc. We are especially interested in the question of
> contemplative traditions are expressed through platonist language, or how
> is invoked as authorizing a visionary philosophy. Special questions might
> include how e.g. Jewish or Islamic thinkers interpreted Plato's Forms, or
> Jewish and Islamic thinkers understood the formation of a theocracy or
> based on divine knowledge, or the relationship between scripture and
> 10. E. Perl (eperl@...) and S. Gersh (Stephen.E.Gersh.1@...):
> "Neoplatonism and Phenomenology"
> Recent work by Reiner Schürmann, Jean-Marc Narbonne, Wayne Hankey, and
> others has highlighted the capacity of Plotinus and other Neoplatonic
> philosophers to enter into significant dialogue with phenomenological
> philosophy (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Marion, and alii). We invite
> addressing any aspect of the conversation between Neoplatonism and
> phenomenology : historical connections and influences ; comparative
> 11. L. Brisson (lbrisson@...) and J.-F. Pradeau
> (pradeaujf@...): "La physique de Plotin"
> 12. Wayne Hankey (Wayne.Hankey@...): "Neoplatonism and contemporary
> 13. Emilie Kutash (EeeKut@...): "Soteriological, theological and
> discourse in the late Neoplatonists"
> 14. Zeke Mazur (ajmazur@...): "Neoplatonism and sexuality"
> 15. Gregory MacIsaac (gregory_macisaac@...): "Proclus' Platonic
> -- analysis of various passages of Proclus' commentaries on Plato
> -- Comparison of one commentary with another
> -- analysis of his method/style of commentary
> -- how much Plato is in his Platonic commentaries
> Les communications en français sont les bienvenues.
> 16. John D. Turner (jturner2@...) and Serge Cazelais
> (serge.cazelais.1@...): "Christianity, Gnosticism and Platonism in
> Cet atelier veut accueillir des communications qui décrivent et expliquent
> manifestations philosophiques et religieuses qui impliquent ou bien le
> christianisme ou bien le gnosticisme en relation avec le platonisme de
> l'Antiquité tardive comme, par exemple les textes de Nag Hammadi,
> Ennéades II,9 de Plotin, Marius Victorinus ou n'importe quel autre auteur
> qui témoigne de cette problématique.
> This panel welcomes papers on philosophical and religious phenomena that
> bear upon Christian, Gnostic, or pagan appropriations of late antique
> Platonism such as they occur in the Nag Hammadi Library, Plotinus'
> (esp. II, 9), Marius Victorinus, or other Christian or pagan authors of
> first four centuries.
> 17. Mark Nyvlt (markn@...) and Martin Achard
> "Neoplatonism and Aristotle's Theory of Intellect"
> This panel will welcome papers dealing with the way any Neoplatonic
> from Plotinus to Simplicius, understood or appropriated some aspect of
> Aristotle's theory of divine or human intellect.
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