Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought
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Leading scholars relate Neoplatonism to contemporary social theory, aesthetics, and spirituality.
Significant twentieth-century thinkers offer views of Neoplatonism as having relevance to contemporary life and thought. Specifically discussed is how Neoplatonism relates to contemporary social theory, contemporary aesthetics, and contemporary spirituality, including discussions on ecology, environmental ethics, animal rights, transpersonal psychology, mysticism, and the philosophy of Derrida and Foucault.
Contributors include Aphrodite Alexandrakis, John Anton, A. H. Armstrong, Werner Beierwaltes, Robert Berchman, Oleg Bychkov, Roman T. Ciapalo, John N. Findlay, L. E. Goodman, Paulos Mar Gregorios, R. Baine Harris, Robert Meredith Helms, Michael Hornum, Daniel Kealey, Alicia Kuczynska, David R. Lea, John Mayer, Parvis Morewedge, Robert Cummings Neville, Eric D. Perl, Leo Sweeney, S.J., Laura Westra, and Charles G. Woods.
R. Baine Harris is Eminent Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Old Dominion University. He is the editor of Authority: A Philosophical Analysis, and The Structure of Being: A Neoplatonic Approach and Neoplatonism and Indian Thought, both published by SUNY Press.