International conference on “Neoplatonism and Aristotelism in Eastern and Western Christianity”


On 17-18 June Ilia State University Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy organizes an international conference on “Neoplatonism and Aristotelism in Eastern and Western Christianity”. The following reports were presented at the conference:

17 June, Monday

09:45 – Opening and Greetings:

Prof. Dr. Giga Zedania - Rector of Ilia State University

Prof. Dr. Tiziana Suarez-Nani – Head of Chair for Medieval Philosophy and Ontology at the Université de Fribourg

Prof. Dr. Tamar Tsopurashvili – Director of Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy, Ilia State University

Moderator Prof. Dr. Tamar Tsopurashvili

10:00 – 10:30 Prof. Dr. Lenka KARFIKOVA (Charles University Prag) - "Imagination and Memory in Augustine's Correspondence with Nebridius (Ep. 6-7): The Philosophical Inspirations of Both Friends"
10:30-10:40 – Discussion

10:40 – 11:10 Prof. Dr. Giga ZEDANIA (Ilia State University) – “Neoplatonism and mystical theology”

11:10-11:20 - Discussion

11:50-12:20 Prof. Dr. Tiziana SUAREZ-NANI (Université de Fribourg) -  "Platonisme et aristotélisme dans la question de l'infinité divine au XIIIe siècle: Alexandre de Hales et Thomas d'Aquin"

12:20-12:30 - Discussion

12:30 -13:00 Prof. Dr. Lela ALEXIDZE (Tbilisi State University) – Petritsi and Plethon on the Differences of Aristotle from Plato)

13:00-13:10 - Discussion

Moderator Prof. Dr. Tiziana Suarez-Nani

14:30-15:00 Prof. Dr. Levan GIGINEISHVILI (Tbilisi State University) -

“The semantical-philosophical specific of Petritsi’s translation of Elementatio theologica”

15:00-15:10 - Discussion

15:10-15:40 Dr. Nicolas D'ANDRES (Université de Fribourg) - « La place de l’homme dans l’univers chez Plotin, entre corps et âme. »

15:40-15:50 - Discussion

15:50-16:20 Prof. Dr. Magda MCHEDLIDZE (Tbilisi State University) - La compréhension du terme ὕφεσις  dans les commentaires du XIIe   siècle sur la philosophie de Proclus (Ioané Petritsi et Nicolas de Méthone)

16:20-16:30 - Discussion

Moderator Prof. Dr. Nino Doborjginidze

16:45-17:15 Ph.D. Student Tamar KHUBULAVA (Université de Fribourg) -"Seelenlehre bei Petrizi im Kommentar zur Elementatio theologica des Proklos“.

17:15-17:25 – Discussion

17:25-17:55 Ass. dipl. Alexey MOROZOV (Université deFribourg/Sorbonne Université), "Les dialogues de Platon et le De resurrectione de Méthode d'Olympe"

17:55-18:05 - Discussion

18:05 – 18:35 Ph.D. Student Ana KIRIA (Tbilisi State University) – The Theory of the Genesis of Nous in Plotinus”.

18:35-18:45 - Discussion

18:45-19:15 Dr. John DUDLEY (Research Fellow UCL Louvain)

- "Neoplatonism confronted by Aristotelianism in Western Christianity"

19:15-19:25 –Discussion

18. June, Tuesday

Moderator Prof. Dr. Levan Gigineishvili
10:00 – 10:30 Prof. Dr. Franz MALI (Université de Fribourg), “The Valentinian gnosis through the prism of the Platonic heritage of the Elenchos of Ps.-Hippolytus”

10:30-10:40 - Discussion

10:40 – 11:10 Prof. Dr. Tamar TSOPURASHVILI (Ilia State University) – “Meister Eckhart’s theory of transcendentals and its Neoplatonic and Aristotelian sources”

11:10- 11:20 - Discussion

Moderator Prof. Dr. Magda Mchedlidze

11:50-12:20 Prof. Dr. Filip KARFIK (Université de Fribourg), - "La théorie néoplatonicienne de l’amour chez Marsile Ficin“

12:20-12:30 - Discussion

12:30 -13:00 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maka LASHKHIA  (Ilia State University) – The interpretation of Neoplatonic philosophy by Marsilio Ficino.

13:00-13:10 – Discussion

Moderator Prof. Dr. Tamar Tsopurashvili

14:30-15:00 Dr. Olivier RIBORDY (Université de Fribourg) -  "Platon und Aristoteles als Modelle neuer philosophischer Ansätze über das Unendliche.Patrizis Nova de universis philosophia und die metaphysischen Überlegungen des Francisco Suarez"

15:00-15:10- Discussion

15:10-15:40 Prof. Dr. Nino DOBORJGINIDZE (Ilia State University) – “Usefulness of text ( χρήσιμον): Ammonius’ influence on the old Georgian philological praxis”

15:40-15:50 - Discussion

Moderator Assoc. Prof. Maka Lashkhia

16:05-16:35 Dr. Apostolos N. STAVELAS (Research Center on Greek Philosophy, Academy of Athens) – Proclus on Kairos

16:35-16:45 - Discussion

16:45 – 17:15 Dr. Lasha MATIASHVILI (Tbilisi State University) – “Metaphysics of Freedom in the Philosophies of Plotinus and Schelling”

17:15-17:25 - Discussion

17:25-17:55 Dr. Magdalena BURLACU (Université de Fribourg), - "Notions aristotéliciennes chez Théodore Studite»

17:55-18:05 Discussion

18:05-18:35 Prof. Em. Dr. Fran O'ROURKE 
(University College Dublin), - "The Neoplatonist Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas".

18:35-18:45 – Discussion

18:45 –18:55 – Closing of Conference

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