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Book reviews: new edition of Iamblichus' commentary on Nicomachus; new work on Derrida and Neoplatonism

Bryn Mawr Classical Review has just published two reviews which may be of interest to readers. First is the eminent John M. Dillon’s discussion of the new critical edition by Nicolas Vinel of Iamblichus of Chalcis’ Commentary on the Introduction to Arithmetic (itself authored by the seminal, second-century Neopythagorean Nicomachus of Gerasa). 105 more words


Unitarian Universalist Ancestors

Honoring ancestors is a key part of many polytheist & animistic traditions, however “ancestors” are much more than our blood relations, though they are certainly important. 368 more words


The Not-So Quiet Man: John Scotus Eriugena by Colm Gillis

Neoplatonist philosopher, theologian, and scientific pioneer who influenced Hegel: John Scotus Eriugena embodied the golden age of Irish culture.

Irish people over the age of about 30 will likely recognize one of the most celebrated Neoplatonists in world history. 446 more words


Mysteries of State in the Renaissance by Colm Gillis

“Mysteries of State in the Renaissance: Neoplatonism, Reformation and Political Cosmology” (to give it its full title) is the end product of about 2 years’ research. 327 more words


Hegel, Mystic: Part Three

Edited transcript of my presentation at the Department of Philosophy ‘mini-conference’, the University of Sydney 12.09.14. Part three

I believe that Hegel could never even mention Cusanus for two reasons – the second following from the first: 649 more words


Hegel, Mystic: Part Two

Edited transcript of my presentation at the Department of Philosophy ‘mini-conference’ at the University of Sydney 12.09.14 Part two

For the Hermeticist, we too require diremption: ‘Self-consciousness exists in and for itself when, and by the fact that, it so exists for another; that is, it exists only in being acknowledged.’1 Redding wrote ‘Each recognises himself not simply in the other but in the recognition/acknowledgement of the other – that is, in the other’s act.’2… 1,471 more words