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On Pierre Hadot – A Draft Much too Long for a Blog Post

Pierre Hadot (1922–2010) was a French philosopher and historian of ancient philosophy, especially of Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Cynicism, Epicureanism, and Neoplatonism. He was a professor at the Collège de France in Paris where he also wrote and taught on a number of philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, Descartes, Kant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Merleau-Ponty, to name a few. 10,049 more words


Mix It Up: The Strange Connection between Avicenna and 2 Chainz

Sometimes, doing what you like comes with a price. The price of loneliness, the price of ridicule, the price of just plain obscurity. But great achievement, great art, isn’t about doing what other people want you to do or making stuff just to make money. 991 more words

New critical edition of Origen, De principiis

This one somehow slipped under my radar last year, but is too important not to mention. John Behr (of St. Vladmir’s) has published the first volume of a new critical edition (Greek/Latin with facing English translation) of Origen of Alexandria’s theological… 180 more words


How Dogma Replaced Scripture and Led to Neoplatonism

Excerpts from Anglican Canon Charles Gore, Dissertations on Subjects Connected with the Incarnation (London: John Murray, 1895), pages 171-2, 173.

The earlier mediaeval and scholastic method appears to put the dogmas of the Church in a wrong place.  505 more words


New Book: Philosophic Silence and the 'One' in Plotinus

I am very happy to draw attention to the forthcoming publication of Nicholas Banner’s Philosophic Silence and the ‘One’ in Plotinus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). 257 more words


Neoplatonism - The one and the many, in more ways than one!

Neoplatonism is an academic term that scholars, themselves, debate the usefulness of.

We often hear that Neoplatonism builds upon or reinterprets the work of Plato and that the process begins with the philosophical system of… 458 more words