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2014

December 25

Valery Petroff delivered a lecture on the "Star Temple of Johannes Eriugena  - the cosmos built by the philosopher". The lecture was held in Dostoevsky Library in Moscow as a part of the Project "Anatomy of Philosophy: how the text works" organized by the Institute of Philosophy RAS. The lecture was devoted to the famous poem of Johannes Eriugena Star Temple (Aulae sidereae),  representing the ideal and hierarchically organized cosmos, permeated with symbolism. 

 

December 4 

Andrey Serein delevered a lecture on Origen's Treatise De principiis. The lecture was held in Dostoevsky Library as a part of the Project "Anatomy of  Philosophy: how the text works" organized by the Institute of Philosophy RAS. The lecture was devoted to the one the most influential and controversial works of Patristic literature, composed in the first half of the 3d century AD in Greek, yet preserved mainly in the latin translation of Rufinus. 

 

November 24

The fellows of the Department  took part in the Conference «Neoplatonism: philosophy and religion of the Late Roman Empire", organized by the Chair of the History of the Foreign Philosophy (Moscow Lomonosow University)

Papers presented at the conference:

  • Valery Petroff  "Neoplatonic Elements of Corpus Areopagiticum: text and context"  
  • Svetlana Mesyats  "Proclus on hypercosmic souls"
  • Nadezhda Volkova "The Necessity of soul's descent and the proper retribution in philosophy of Plotinus"

 

 

October 16

Svetlana Mesyats delivered a lecture on Goethe's Treatise Farbenlehre. The lecture was held in Dostoevsky Library in Moscow as a part of the Project "Anatomy of Philosophy: how the text works" organized by the Institute of Philosophy RAS.  

 

Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1742‒1832), usually known as a great German poet and writer, was also an outstanding scientist and inventor of the original theory of color remarkably different from the theory of Isaac Newton. Goethe set forth his doctrine of color in a number of writings composed in the period between 1791 and 1830. The most important of them is the treatise Zur Farbenlehre (1810) which is divided into three parts: Didactic, Polemic and Historical. The lecture of S. Mesyats was concerned with Didactic Part of the Farbenlehre ( known also as The Project of a color theory) where Goethe presented his own views on color phaenomena.