The Presence of Plotinus

There are loads of conferences and workshops on Neoplatonism, and especially Plotinus, happening in the coming weeks. Particularly promising among them is “The presence of Plotinus: the self, contemplation, and spiritual exercise,” which will be held remotely on June 16-18, and at which the NSEA’s own Nicholas Banner will be appearing. The schedule you find below. All interested in participation can contact Mateusz Stróżyński, via

The Presence of Plotinus, June 16-18

Wednesday June 16, 14:30-19 CEST = 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT

15:00: Lloyd Gerson, “The Demiurgic Intellect and individual intellects in Plotinus.”

17:00: Siobhan Doyle, “Plotinus: The Self as the Logos of the Particularized Soul.”

18:00: Yady Oren, “The Self as Potential for Self-Consciousness and Independence.”

Thursday, June 17, times CEST

15:00: Sara Ahbel-Rappe, “Beginning to resemble the ground on which you walk: Ennead V.8, 10.30.”

17:00: Agoston Guba, “The dimmest intellection: Nature’s creation an awareness in Plotinus.”

18:00: Luciana Gabriela Santoprete, “Beauty and spiritual exercises in the ascent toward God in Plotinus.”

Friday, June 18. Times CEST

15:00: Christian Tornau, “Rhetoric, philosophy, and spiritual exercise in Plotinus.”

17:00: Nicholas Banner, “Everywhere and nowhere: the textual indeterminacy of the undescended soul in Plotinus as performative anagogic writing”

18:00: Mateusz Stróżyński, “Imagination and spiritual exercise in Plotinus.”