Platonic and Neoplatonic Doctrines of the Soul 

In its tenth year, the Neoplatonic Studies seminar will focus on the theme of the soul in Neoplatonic Philosophy, with readings from Plato, Plotinus, Proclus, Damascius, Ficino and others. The seminar is, as it has been from its inception, open to all – to those who have and do not have ancient Greek, to those well-versed in ancient Neoplatonic philosophy, and to those who are not. The only requisite is ‘a desire to know’. Each week the seminar studies a short passage or two in English translation (though those who prefer to read the original Greek are not forbidden from doing so). 

The seminar is organized by Sara Miglietti (Warburg), Tim Addey (Prometheus Trust), Harold Tarrant (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Dilwyn Knox (UCL).

Texts will be distributed via email before each session.

Place and time
Seminars will take place via Zoom, Thursdays, 5.00-7.00pm. To join the seminar, please email Rodger Sykes (

See below for the schedule of readings. The readings for the following weeks will be circulated in due course.

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