COLLOQUIUM PLOTINUS 204/205-2005: University of Bucharest (November 12, 2005)

The University of Bucharest, Department of Philosophy, is holding a Colloquium on Plotinus on November 12, 2005. Here’s what they have to say:

Plotinus is generally recognized as the founder and the most important figure of neoplatonic current. The aim of this conference is to provide proves of the influence of his texts upon western philosophy. Papers may deal with long time discussed topics (such as, but not restricted to, plotinian metaphysics, the theory of the soul etc.), as well as new research interests (logic, philosophy of science or plotinian ethics). Historical-philosophical approach may be developed on a wide area of subjects from plotinian reconstruction of some platonic, aristotelian and stoic doctrines or the relation between Plotinus and accademic neoplatonism to the influence of the Enneads on some christian thinkers (St. Augustine, Boethius and Arab thinkers) or on some Renaissance and XVII-th century intellectuals.

Lecture titles of the keynote speakers will be announced at the end of September 2005.


Applicants should hold a PhD title or be in the final stage of completing a PhD program in a relevant research field.


Only completed papers will be considered. Authors should observe very carefully the guidelines before submitting their texts. Papers must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words and an academic curriculum vitae (with a list of publications).

All papers must be received via e-mail by October 3rd, 2005, 12.00. CET. Early submissions are encouraged. Applicants will learn of the status of their paper submissions only via e-mail by October 23rd, 2005. Please, send your papers to: plotinus2005 “@” All correspondence should be addressed to Marin Balan or Cristian Ducu plotinus2005 “@”

The web address for the this Colloquium is


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).