Defining Platonism

Courtesy of the ISNS mailing list, a notice regarding a new volume of studies of Neoplatonism: Defining Platonism: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of John M. Dillon, edited by Sarah Klitenic Wear and John F. Finamore (Franciscan University Press). Below is the table of contents:

Apologia pro Vita Sua Operibusque, by John Dillon viii

Introduction 1

John F. Finamore and Sarah Klitenic Wear

Part I. Plato

1. Platonic Eschatology 11

John Bussanich

2. The Platonist as Friend 29

Kevin Corrigan

3. Plato’s Timaeus: What Is in the Paradigm? 44

Allan Silverman

4. The Athenians against the Persians: Plato’s View

(Laws III, 698a–700a) 64

Christopher Rowe

Part II. Ancient Platonism

5. Numenius, Neopythagoreanism, and the

Troublesome “King(s)” 85

Harold Tarrant

6. Can One Speak of Mysticism in Plotinus? 96

Luc Brisson

7. The Relentless Pursuit of Justice 117

Gary M. Gurtler, SJ

8. Plotinus on Evil: Proclus and the Author of The Divine Names 130

Denis O’Brien

9. Plotinus on Suicide 162

Suzanne Stern-Gillet

10. Self-Reflexive Ontogenesis in the Tripartite Tractate

and Plotinus 181

John D. Turner

11. The Metaphysics of Power, Logos, and Harmony in Porphyry 198

Stephen Gersh

12. The Soul as a Writing Tablet, from Plato to Proclus 218

Anne Sheppard

13. Hermias and the Soul’s Pilot 228

John F. Finamore

14. Plotinus and the Apophatic Augustine 238

John Peter Kenney

15. The Figure of the Diadochos, from Socrates to the Late Antique

Athenian School of Neoplatonism 253

Carl Séan O’Brien and Sarah Klitenic Wear

Part III. Modern Platonism

16. The Platonist as Music Lover: Some Reflections

and Auditions 273

Jay Bregman

17. Platonism versus Naturalism 291

Lloyd P. Gerson