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Prof Stephen Gersh on Proclus’ Christian Reception @ Sismanoglio

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As a part of the conference, Arxai: Proclus Diadochus of Constantinople and his Abrahamic Interpreters, Prof Gersh will give a lecture entitled, “From the One to the Many: the reception of Proclus in the Christian Tradition”. It will be held at Sismanoglio Megaro of the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul (the one Istiklal), and will begin at 6pm. Wine and snacks will be provided afterwards.

Dr. Gersh was a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge and is currently Professor of Medieval Studies and Concurrent Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has been Solomon Katz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Washington, Seattle. His books include: Kinesis Akinetos. A Study of Spiritual Motion in the Philosophy of Proclus (1973), From Iamblichus to Eriugena. An Investigation of the Prehistory and Evolution of the Pseudo-Dionysian Tradition (1978), Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, The Latin Tradition, 2 vols. (1986, Revised Italian edition 2010), Concord in Discourse. Harmonics and Semiotics in Late Ancient and Early Medieval Platonism (1996), Reading Plato, Tracing Plato (2005), Neoplatonism after Derrida (2006), and numerous edited and co-edited volumes dealing with late ancient and medieval philosophy.

The event is generously sponsored by the Greek Consulate  Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul.

The conference as a whole is sponsored by Greek Consulate  Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as a part of the celebration of “400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey”, and the Consulate General of Israel in Istanbul. The university sponsors are Fatih University, Bogazici University and Yildiz Technical University.

For further questions, email David Butorac at davidbutorac@arxai.org.



Written by davidbutorac

December 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

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