Proclus on Selfhood as the First Principle - A colloquium qith Antonio Vargas

Mon, 17/12/2018 (All day)


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Mandel Building, Room 521
In his talk, Antonio Vargas presented his research into the Neoplatonist Proclus, a Greek philosopher from the 5th century A.D., as an introduction to the field of history of philosophy and of one particular way of understanding the field, namely as the archaeology of ideal objects. Archaeology, because the goal is not to produce a narrative, but to recover an object, such as a system, argument, thesis or concept, and the archaelogy of ideal objects, because these are ideal objects akin to mathematical ones, not concrete objects such as pottery.