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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Platonism and Neoplatonism Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group is committed to the ongoing study of Platonic traditions in connection with the history and philosophy of religions, from antiquity to the present. We are supported in this effort by the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies. Several of our panelists have published their papers in the Society’s Journal of Neoplatonic Studies as well as in other refereed journals in classics, religious studies, theology, and philosophy.

Call for Papers: 

The Platonism and Neoplatonism Group will host two sessions at the 2015 Annual Meeting:

  1. "Love, Desire, and Ascent in Ancient and Medieval Platonism"
    The Group is initiating a four year project concentrating on the role that love and desire have played in the aspiration for transcendence.
    This is intended as a comprehensive, cross-traditional study centered on Platonism.
    Papers on Philo, Origen, and Plotinus have been invited for the project's first year.

  2. "The Contemporary Significance of Platonism"
    This session will focus on Lloyd Gerson's recent book, From Plato to Platonism (Ithaca: Cornell, 2013).
    The author will discuss his understanding of the development and continued significance of Platonism.
    Responses to Gerson's book are invited.

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