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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1143: The Netting of the Body, Senses, and Soul in Late Antiquity from the 3rd - 6th Centuries

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Anastasia Theologou, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Moderator/Chair:Istvan Perczel, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Paper 1143-aThe Vehicle of the Soul from Plotinus to Damascius
(Language: English)
Gaetano Longo, Medieval Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Greek, Philosophy
Paper 1143-bThe Principle of Sympathy in Plotinus' Philosophy
(Language: English)
Anastasia Theologou, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Greek, Philosophy
Paper 1143-cSenses and Reason in the Writings of Gregory of Nyssa
(Language: English)
Andra Jugănaru, School of Pastoral & Social Theology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Andra Juganaru, Facultatea de Istorie, Universitatea din București
Index terms: Language and Literature - Greek, Philosophy, Theology
Paper 1143-dBaptism and an Origenian Concept of the Soul in the Pseudo-Dionysius Ecclesiastic Hierarchy
(Language: English)
István Perczel, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Istvan Perczel, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
Abstract

The aim of this panel is to present Neoplatonic ideas about soul, senses and body in Late Antiquity from both Christian and pagan thinkers. The four papers by Anastasia Theologou, István Perczel, Gaetano Longo and Andra Jugănaru will discuss respectively Plotinus (204/5-270 AD), Pseudo-Dionysius (fl. ca. 500 AD), Damascius (ca. 458-538 AD), and Gregory of Nyssa (ca. 335-395 AD). We will explore how the soul is related to the body, whether this relationship was perceived in opposition or in complementarity and the role of the senses in the connection between the soul, reason and the highest realities.