Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism and the Harmonization of Aristotle and Plato by I. Hadot deals with the Neoplatonist tendency to harmonize the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. It shows that this harmonizing tendency, born in Middle Platonism, prevailed in Neoplatonism from Porphyry and Iamblichus, where it persisted until the end of this philosophy. Hadot aims to illustrate that it is not the different schools themselves, for instance those of Athens and Alexandria, that differ from one another by the intensity of the will to harmonization, but groups of philosophers within these schools.
Ilsetraut Hadot, Dr. phil. (1966) in Classical Philology and Philosophy of the Freie Universität Berlin, docteur ès Lettres (1977) of the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, was research director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (retired). She has published works on Seneca, the liberal arts and educational system of Antiquity and on Neoplatonist authors such as Simplicius and Hierocles.