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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

програма на конференцията в Краков

The Seventh Annual Conference

of the International Society of Neoplatonic Studies,


hosted and sponsored by Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education “Ignatianum,”


to be held in Kraków, Poland,


on June 18-21, 2009



6-17-2009 Wednesday
18:00 — 18:30 Registration


6-18-2009 Thursday
8:00 — 8:30 Registration

8:45 — 11:05 Session 1
Section A Post-Platonic Poetics and Myth I
Organizer Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Oiva Kuisma


Suzanne Stern-Gillet Proclus and the Platonic Muses
Oiva Kuisma Proclus on the cognitive value of poetry and myth
Elvira Panaiotidi Proclus on Music
Christina - Panagiota Manolea Neoplatonic allegorical interpretations in Hermias

Section B Plato's Use of Paradox and Parable
Organizer Gary Gurtler


Gary Gurtler The Distorted City in the Republic
Maciej Tański Aphrodite Pandemos, Aphrodite Urania in der Kunst und der gewöhnliche und himmlische Eros in Platos Symposion (180c-189a)
Mark Brouwer Philosophical Dogma: Purification and the Pursuit of Truth in Plato’s Phaedo
Andrea Tschemplik Plato’s Cratylus: The Grammar of Painting

11:05 — 11:25 Coffee Break

11:25 — 13:10 Session 2
Section A Platonic and Other Psychologies I
Organizer John Finamore


François Lortie Proclus on Particular Intellects
John Dillon Iamblichus’ Doctrine of the Soul Revisited
John Finamore Iamblichus on Theurgic Virtue in the Soul

Section B L’âme humaine (Human Soul)
Organizer Luc Brisson


László Bene Moral responsibility and normative autonomy in Plotinus’ treatise “On fate”(Enn. III 1 [3])
Binita Mehta A Phenomenological Investigation of Plotinus’ Conception of the Self
John Huss The Status of the Soul in the “Crito”

13:10 — 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 — 16:50 Session 3
Section A "Neoplatonic Doxography and Argumentations"
Chair Sebastian Gertz


David T. Runia Neoplatonism and the Doxographical Tradition
John Phillips Hiding Plato: Ancient Platonists’ Attempts to Conceal Plato’s Doctrine
Marc-Antoine Gavray Reconciling Aristotle and Pseudo-Archytas: an example of how to harmonize by Simplicius
Sebastian Gertz Syrianus and Damascius on the argument from opposites in Plato’s Phaedo

Section B Proclus' Elements of Theology in Focus
Organizer Ben Schomakers and Ernst-Otto Onnasch


Ben Schomakers A natural sense for ontological demarcations. Some aspects of Proclus's theory of metaphysical causality
Ernst-Otto Onnasch Proclus and Neoplatonism in German 18th Century handbooks of the history of philosophy
Brendan O'Byrne The Logic of the One in Proclus's Elements of Theology
Tuomo Lankila Henadology in the two Theologies of Proclus

16:50 — 17:10 Coffee Break

17:10 — 18:55 Session 4
Section A Post-Platonic Poetics and Myth II
Organizer Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Oiva Kuisma


Algis Uždavinys Neoplatonic Nous in the Solar Barque of Ra: Problems of Metaphysical Reading
Marcin Podbielski The Cave of Homer and the Cosmos of Porphyry: Can One Build a Philosophical Claim through Allegory?
Sandra Ducic `Heiliger Plato!’ A study of Plato’s reception in Hölderlin Heiliger Platon

Section B Ecstatic Experience in the Platonic Tradition I
Organizer Leonard George


Leonard George Behind the Lightning Mask: A Biopsychological Perspective on the Chaldean Oracles
Crystal Addey Ecstasy between Divine and Human: Re-assessing Agency in Iamblichean Divination and Theurgy
Jay Bregman American Transcendentalism, Neoplatonism and Ecstatic Experience


6-19-2009 Friday

8:45 — 11:05 Session 5
Section A Aristotle's Legacy
Organizer Jolanta Jaskolowska


Jolanta Jaskolowska An Aristotelian Justification for the Development of the Context Theory and the Notion of a Poetic Syllogism
Eckart Schütrumpf Reconsidering Δικαιοσύνη in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics V
Pierre Mauboussin Making and Being: an Outline of Platonic, Aristotelian and Neo-Platonic Thought on Poiesis
Menahem Luz Soul and Soulness: an identity problem in Neoplatonic philosophy

Section B Patristic Re-interpretation of the Classical Ontological and Logical Notions I
Organizer Anna Zhyrkova


Matthias Vorwerk From Platonic Heresy to Christian Orthodoxy: Plotinus and Augustine on Ideas of Individuals
Anna Zhyrkova Philoponus’ Account of Nature: Universal versus Particulars
Kevin Corrigan Simmias’ objection in Plato’s Phaedo and later Patristic mind/soul-body responses


11:05 — 11:25 Coffee Break

11:25 — 13:10 Session 6
Section A L’âme humaine: ses facultés chez Plotin. (Human Soul: its faculties in Plotinus)
Organizer Luc Brisson


Luc Brisson Anger and Desire in Plotinus
Bernard Collette Sleep and waking in Plotinus
Thomas Vidart Describing Thought as a Sensation: Plotinus' Use of an Analogy

Section B Platonic and Other Psychologies II
Organizer John Finamore


Gwenaëlle Aubry Procession and Secession: does Plotinian soul ever "descend"?
Jean-Marc Narbonne The Riddle of the Partly Undescendend Soul in Plotinus: A New interpretative Hypothesis
Bernardo Brandão The Union of the Soul with the Intellect in Plotinus’ Philosophy

13:10 — 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 — 16:50 Session 7
Section A Platonism: Freedom, Providence and Fate
Organizer Jean-Michel Charrue


Jean-Michel Charrue Providence et liberté chez Jamblique de Chalcis
Elias Tempelis Τὸ αὐτεξούσιον δέδωκεν ὁ δημιουργὸς διὰ τὰ μέλλοντα ἀγαθά: The School of Ammonius, Son of Hermias, on Divine Providence and Free Will
Panos Eliopoulos The Transcendence of Fate in Plato and in Seneca
David P. Hunt The Plotinian Turn in Recent Work on Free Will

Section B Patristic Re-interpretation of the Classical Ontological and Logical Notions II
Organizer Anna Zhyrkova


Andrew Louth Maximus the Confessor on the logoi of Creation
Torstein Tollefsen St. Maximus the Confessor and John Philoponus
Vladimir Cvetkovic Aspects of the Unity between God and the Creation according to St Maximus the Confessor


16:50 — 17:10 Coffee Break

17:10 — 18:55 Session 8
Section A Ecstatic Experience in the Platonic Tradition II
Organizer Leonard George


John D. Turner Revelation as the Path to Nescience: The Sethian Platonizing Apocalypse Allogenes

Mateusz Stróżyński Transcendent and immanent ekstasis in Plotinus mysticism
Piotr Buczek Only a sage can be truly free. On the relations between freedom and providence in Plotinus' Enneads.

Section B "Modern Platonisms"
Chair Tomasz Mróz


José Baracat Jr. A Ground for Time: A Plotinian Reply to Objections by Heidegger and Borges
Mikołaj Antczak Pico’s Criticisms of Ficino’s Theory of Love
Tomasz Mróz Polish Reception and Criticism of Schleiermacher’s View on Plato


6-20-2009 Saturday
8:45 — 11:05 Session 9
Section A Platonic and Other Psychologies III
Organizer John Finamore


Heather Parsons Ficino and Renaissance ‘Monstrosity’: Depraved Soul or ‘Fantastical’ Imagination?
Marie-Élise Zovko Spinoza's Platonic Psychology
Laura Blažetić Platonic justice as a concept of psychological and social well-being
Anna Corrias The spiritual body: Porphyry’s theory of ochema in Ralph Cudworth’s True Intellectual System of the Universe

Section B Moral and Aesthetic Value in the Platonic Tradition
Organizer Michael F. Wagner


Michael F. Wagner The Artist as Petit Démiurge in Plotinus
Tatyana Solomonik-Pankrashova Neoplatonic Legacy: The Prose Psalter “Through a Mirror in Enigma”
Vishwa Adluri Warrior and the Art Critic: Plato’s Republic X


11:05 — 11:25 Coffee Break

11:25 — 13:45 Session 10
Section A Mysticism, Metaphysics and Religion: The Experience of Neoplatonism
Organizer Deepa Majumdar


Deepa Majumdar Plotinus and the Upaniṣads on the Mystical Encounter
Agnieszka Kijewska Mystical Experience and Limits of Philosophy and Religion – Saint Augustine’s Case
David Geraldes Santos Between Reason and Mysticism: the religious framework of Neoplatonism
Zeke Mazur The Relation of Mysticism and Metaphysics in Plotinian Union with the One

Section B Medicine and Philosophy
Organizer Svetla Slaveva-Griffin


Piotr Jerzy Kołodziejczyk From belief, to medical analysis. Empedocles, Hippocrates, Aristotle and the relations between philosophy, embryology and teratology in ancient Greece
Sarah Rebecca Francis The Role of Medicine in Aristotle’s Ethical and Political Works
Enrica Ruaro Mud, Filth and Putrefaction: Plotinus and Galen on the Parmenidian Problem of the Extent of the Eidetic Field (Enn. V 9 [5], 14. 7-17).
Svetla Slaveva-Griffin The Puzzle of the pseudo-Galenic De Spermate

13:45 — Afternoon Break

19:00 Banquet at Chłopskie Jadło


6-21-2009 Sunday
9:00 — 10:45 Session 11
Platonic and Other Psychologies IV
Organizer John Finamore


Panayiota Vassilopoulou Befriending Wisdom: An examination of Plotinus’ Contribution
R. M. Van den Berg Procheirisis: judging sensory data in Plotinus and Porphyry
Peter Lautner Philoponus on some medical theories of perception of the inner states, and its relation to second-order perception


10:45 — 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 — 12:30 Session 12
"Human Involvements"
Chair Panayiota Vassilopoulou


Mariella Menchelli The well ordered soul and the political virtues. Marginal notes on Synesius’ On kingship and on some manuscripts containing the Opuscula
Martino Rossi Monti The Splendor of Grace: Plotinus and the Cistercian tradition

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