Plotinus
Philosopher of Late Antiquity, founder of the so-called "Neoplatonic" schoοl of thought.
Cynosarges
The third most important gymnasium in Classical Athens is situated outside Athens’ city walls, on the south bank...
Medieval Dualist Heresies
Pessimistic dualist tendencies emerged in Western Europe between the 11th and 14th century; they seem to echo a...
Plato and rhetoric
The quarrel between philosophy and rhetoric is to a large extent a product of the educational rivalry that took place...
The Neo-Platonic curriculum
The curriculum followed by the Neo-Platonic schools in Athens and Alexandria during the 5th and 6th centuries in accordance with the scholarly arrangement of the Platonic dialogues effected by...
Aristippus
Aristippus of Cyrene (435-355 BC) was one of the so-called minor Socratics, and a close associate of Socrates. His work focused mainly on ethics, and he argued in favor of pleasure as a basic...
Tragedy and Plato
Plato’s ambivalence towards tragedy: influence and rejection.
Johannes Scottus Eriugena
With Eriugena (c. 800–877 A.D. ) western Christianity for the first time forms a comprehensive worldview, based on Byzantine platonism and characterized by its intensity, originality and...
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