Neoplatonic Demons and Angels


Neoplatonic Demons and Angels is a collection of eleven studies which examine, in chronological order, the place reserved for angels and demons not only by the main Neoplatonic philosophers (Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, and Proclus), but also in Gnosticism, the Chaldaean Oracles, Christian Neoplatonism, especially by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. This volume originates from a panel held at the 2014 ISNS meeting in Lisbon, but is supplemented by a number of invited papers.

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Luc Brisson is Senior Researcher (Emeritus) at CNRS, Paris. His works include How Philosophers Saved Myths (Chicago, 2004); Plato the Myth Maker (Chicago, 1999); Inventing the Universe, with W. Meyerstein (New York, 1995); Sexual Ambivalence: Androgyny and Hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman Antiquity (Berkeley, 2002), and translations and commentaries on Plato, Plotinus, Iamblichus, and Proclus.

Seamus O’Neill is Associate Professor at The Memorial University of Newfoundland. His publications include “The Demonic Body: Demonic Ontology and the Domicile of the Demons in Apuleius and Augustine,” in Philosophical Approaches to Demonology, ed. R. Arp and B. McCraw (Routledge, 2017). He is currently completing a monograph on St. Augustine’s demonology.

Andrei Timotin is Senior Researcher at the Romanian Academy (ISEES). His publications include La démonologie platonicienne. Histoire de la notion de daimōn de Platon aux derniers néoplatoniciens (Brill, 2012); Platonic Theories of Prayer, with John Dillon (Brill, 2016); and La prière dans la tradition platonicienne, de Platon à Proclus (Brepols, 2017).
All those interested in ancient philosophy, religion in Late Antiquity, the history of religions and the history of ideas, as well as classical philologists and historians of philosophy.
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