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Hegel the consummate Neoplatonist 11k Being, being and nothing

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One major problem which Plotinus inherited from previous Platonism was a contradiction between the Platonic-Pythagorean doctrine of the first principle as a radical unity – One, or a monad – and the belief, enunciated most notably by Aristotle (but going back to Anaxagoras) that the first principle was an intellect (nous), and specifically an intellect thinking itself…

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Call for Panels: ISNS 2017, Olomouc

Courtesy of John Finamore, via the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies mailing list:

Dear ISNS Colleagues,


    I am pleased to announce the call for panels for the 15th annual ISNS conference, to be held in Olomouc, The Czech Republic, on June 14-17, 2017, in conjunction with Palacký University Olomouc. 342 more words

Call For Papers

Hegel the consummate Neoplatonist 11j With what does the Science of Logic begin?

My contention is that for philosophical and creative reasons, Hegel conflated the Neoplatonic hypostases with Proclus’ triad Being, Life and Intelligence which Proclus ‘suspended’ from the first hypostasis, the One. 1,008 more words

Capitalist Ideology

Hegel on the dialectical relationship of cause and effect

…though the cause has an effect and is at the same time itself effect, and the effect not only has a cause but is also itself cause… 165 more words

Objective Reality

Gnose et manichéisme. Festschrift Dubois

I have been waiting with bated breath for some time for the volume honoring the work of Jean-Daniel Dubois, a luminary of scholarship on Gnosticism and Manichaeism, to appear. 964 more words


Hegel the consummate Neoplatonist 11i The Science of Logic is a theology

Logic for Hegel is the ‘scientific,’ systematic exposition of the ‘formal structure,’ the infinite ‘mind’ of God… 729 more words

Capitalist Ideology

Hegel the consummate Neoplatonist 11h The Science of Logic and Neoplatonism

The Science of Logic, rather than being as Magee thinks the core of Hegel’s philosophy1, is the point of overlap for the influence on it of the Neoplatonism of Plotinus and Proclus. 745 more words

Capitalist Ideology