Macquarie University: Workshop on Byzantine (Neo)Platonism

The Museum of Ancient Cultures
Building X5B, Level 3
Friday November 9, 2018 – 9:15 am to 5:00 pm
(Attendance is free – refreshments provided)


9.15am: Welcome and Introduction – Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides and Ken Parry

9.30-10.00am: Ken Parry (Macquarie)
Philosophy Without Borders: Byzantine Neoplatonism Before the Middle Ages

10.00-10.30am: Vassilis Adrahtas (UNSW)
Damascenus Neoplatonicus: Suggestions Regarding a Research Agenda for the Study of Neoplatonism in John Damascene’s Oeuvre

10.30-11.00am: Morning Tea

11.00-11.30am: Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides (Macquarie)
Man Before God: Silence and Altered States of Consciousness in the Phaedo and Clement of Alexandria

11.30am-12.00pm: Dirk Baltzly (University of Tasmania)
Deification in Proclus and Ps-Dionysius: Theory and Practice

12.00-12.30pm: Michele Trizio (University of Bari)
What Counted as Philosophy in Byzantium? In Search of the Neoplatonic Tradition in the Greek Middle Ages

12.30-2.00pm: Lunch Break

2.00-2.30pm: Michael Champion (ACU Melbourne)
Rhetoric, Philosophy and Transformation in the Thought of Michael Psellos

2.30-3.00pm: Graeme Miles (University of Tasmania)
Psellos on the Possibilities and Limitations of Likeness to God

3.00-3.30pm: Han Baltussen (University of Adelaide)
Plethon and Simplicius: Revisiting the Harmonizing Strategy?

3.30-4.00pm: Afternoon Tea

4.00-4.30pm: George Steiris (National & Kapodistrian University) by Skype
The Reception of Arabic Philosophy in 15th-century Byzantine Thought

4.30-5.00pm: Clare Monagle (Macquarie)
John of Damascus and Peter Lombard: Dulia, Latria and the Development of Scholastic Theology

The workshop is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts (Themed Research Workshop Grant)
and the Australasian Hellenic Education Progressive Association (NSW).

For catering purposes anyone wishing to attend should contact:
Ken Parry:
Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides:

Download the program in pdf format.

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