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    Reading Proclus and the Book of Causes Volume 1 Western Scholarly Networks and Debates
    The majority of contributions reunited in this volume were first presented during the first of the three sessions of the conference “Les Éléments de théologie et le Livre des causes du Ve au XVIIe siècle”. It took place at the École pratique des hautes études, Paris, on 13–14 November 2015, during the terrorist attacks. The second took place on 12–13 February 2016, and the third on 14–15–16 April 2016; all within the framework of the project LIBER (ANR13-PDOC-0018-01) which I directed between 2013 and 2017 at the École pratique des hautes études, Paris, and which generously financed these meetings and the publication of the proceedings. The conferences were organised by Marc Geoffroy and myself, under the auspices of Olivier Boulnois, Philippe Hoffmann, RuediImbach, Zénon Kaluza and Dominique Poirel.I wish to acknowledge the important support of the following bodies in the organisation of the conference: École pratique des hautes études, Équipe “philosophie arabe” of the Centre “Jean Pépin”—CNRS (UMR 8230), Laboratoire d’études sur les monothéismes—CNRS (UMR 8584), Labex haStec (Laboratoire européen d’histoire et anthropologie des savoirs, des techniques et des croyances), Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes—CNRS, Centre “Pierre Abélard”— Université Paris Sorbonne.
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    Hommage à Zénon Kaluza
    (Instytut Tomistyczny, 2023-11-01)
    Les travaux de Zénon se caractérisent par leur grande érudition et par la profondeur des analyses, par le courage dans l’exploration de thèmes précédemment ignorés ou rarement abordés, par la richesse des notes de bas de page (un médiéviste français les avait décrites comme étant « des notes océaniques ») et par la capacité, aujourd’hui encore plus rare que jadis, d’étudier les débats doctrinaux dans leur contexte historique et politique. Zénon s’intéressait avant tout à la pensée philosophique ou théologique d’un auteur, mais il voulait la restituer à son époque et l’étudier dans son contexte (doctrinal, politique, institutionnel), sans cependant expliquer l’une par l’autre. Un lecteur peu sensible à ce type d’approche holistique (la « méthode Kaluza ») d’un texte médiéval n’aurait pas la patience de saisir le véritable enjeu de cette méthode et serait tenté de la considérer comme étant moins intéressante (ou moins digne d’un philosophe) que d’autres. Et pourtant, ce genre d’analyse peu spectaculaire résiste à l’épreuve du temps et renouvelle considérablement nos connaissances.
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    Ruedi Imbach, Minima mediaevalia. Saggi di filosofia medievale, Aracne, Canterano (RM) 2019 (Flumen Sapientiae. Studi sul pensiero medievale, 10), PP. 352, ISBN 9788825523386: Par-delà les textes, les traits de l’historien. De la philosophie avec Ruedi Imbach, Minima moralia
    (UCO Press, 2021-03-31)
    Écrire sur le dixième livre de la belle collection Flumen sapientiae, le Minima medievalia. Saggi di filosofia medievale de Ruedi Imbach, me tient particulièrement à cœur : sous sa direction j’ai rédigé ce que l’on appelait jadis un « mémoire de master 2 », et puis la thèse de doctorat. J’ai suivi ses cours à la Sorbonne pendant plusieurs années (à partir de 2002), ensuite j’ai travaillé à ses côtés sur divers projets communs, notamment sur Heymeric de Campo. Plusieurs de ses élèves reconnaissent sans difficulté que l’on s’imprègne de sa méthode, de ses auteurs, de ses lectures. Puis, naturellement, on cherche sa propre voie. Et puis, tout aussi naturellement, on revient sur ses pas pour revoir, pour mieux comprendre, pour répéter et ajuster les gestes d’une nouvelle révérence que l'on suppose plus adéquate. Il m’est difficile de comprendre si l’étonnement que j’ai éprouvé en lisant les chapitres de ce volume était biaisé par ces retrouvailles. Mais avant toute chose, ces minima medievalia sont une redécouverte.
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    Notes on the Translations and Acculturations
    (Brill, 2021-10-22)
    This is the second of three volumes publishing the proceedings of the Parisian conference dedicated to the reception of the Elements of Theology and the Book of Causes. This meeting was dedicated mostly to the translations and various forms of acculturations of these two works in Byzantium, the Caucasus, the lands of Islam, the Latin West and the Jewish Western communities. I organised it in collaboration with the much-regretted Marc Geoffroy on 12–13 February 2016, within the framework of the project LIBER (ANR-13-PDOC-0018–01). The preparation for publication took a long time indeed, and its last stages were accomplished within the framework of a larger ERC project (NeoplAT_ERC_CoG_771640).
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    Reading Proclus and the Book of Causes: Notes on the Western Scholarly Networks and Debates
    (Brill, 2019-04-25)
    The majority of contributions reunited in this volume were first presented during the first of the three sessions of the conference “Les Éléments de théologie et le Livre des causes du Ve au XVIIe siècle”. It took place at the École pratique des hautes études, Paris, on 13–14 November 2015, during the terrorist attacks.1 The second took place on 12–13 February 2016, and the third on 14–15–16 April 2016; all within the framework of the project LIBER (ANR13-PDOC-0018-01) which I directed between 2013 and 2017 at the École pratique des hautes études, Paris, and which generously financed these meetings and the publication of the proceedings.2 The conferences were organised by Marc Geoffroy and myself, under the auspices of Olivier Boulnois, Philippe Hoffmann, RuediImbach, Zénon Kaluza and Dominique Poirel.I wish to acknowledge the important support of the following bodies in the organisation of the conference: École pratique des hautes études, Équipe “philosophie arabe” of the Centre “Jean Pépin”—CNRS (UMR 8230), Laboratoire d’études sur les monothéismes—CNRS (UMR 8584), Labex haStec (Laboratoire européen d’histoire et anthropologie des savoirs, des techniques et des croyances), Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes—CNRS, Centre “Pierre Abélard”— Université Paris Sorbonne.
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    The Renewal of Medieval Metaphysics. Berthold of Moosburg's Expositio on Proclus' Elements of Theology
    This is the first volume exclusively devoted to the Expositio by Berthold of Moosburg (c.1295-c.1361) on Proclus' Elements of Theology. The breadth of its vision surpasses every other known commentary on the Elements of Theology, for it seeks to present a coherent account of the Platonic tradition as such (unified through the concord of Proclus and Dionysius) and at the same time to consolidate and transform a legacy of metaphysics developed in the German-speaking lands by Peripatetic authors (like Albert the Great, Ulrich of Strassburg, and Dietrich of Freiberg). This volume aims to provide a basis for further research and discussion of this unduly overlooked commentary, whose historical-philosophical importance as an attempt to refound Western metaphysics is beginning to be recognized. The publication of this volume has received the generous support of the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme through the ERC Consolidator Grant NeoplAT: A Comparative Analysis of the Middle East, Byzantium and the Latin West (9th-16th Centuries), grant agreement No 771640 (www.neoplat.eu). Contributors are: Henryk Anzulewicz, Alessandra Beccarisi, Dragos Calma, Michael W. Dunne, Tommaso Ferro, Stephen Gersh, Wouter Goris, Paul Hellmeier, Evan King, Theo Kobusch, Ezequiel Ludueña, Alessandro Palazzo, Fiorella Retucci, Sylvain Roudaut, Loris Sturlese
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    Notes on Causes and the Noetic Triad
    (Brill, 2022-01-17)
    This third volume, like the preceding two, and indeed the entire conference, was not meant to constitute neither an introduction to nor an exhaustive synthesis on Proclean metaphysics and its diverse receptions. The main goal was to celebrate around an exceptional and enduring episode of the history of thought the dialogue between scholars from disciplines unjustly disaggregated in publications and conferences. Indeed, Marc and I sought to gather studies that because of their diversity and despite of their divergencies posititions could nurture the research on the entagled conceptual history of the Elements of Theology and the Book of Causes.
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    Introduction
    (Brill, 2021-06-24) ;
    Unlike the Book of Causes and the (authentic) Aristotelian works, there is no evidence that the Elements of Theology was part of the curricula of European universities. There might be evidence of its teaching in the second half of the 14th century in the German mendicant studia, with the purpose to introduce novices to philosophy, as one can deduce by studying the diffusion of John Krosbein’s commentaries, or rather paraphrases, on all the Aristotelian works, as well as on the Book of Causes and the Elements of Theology. The anonymous commentary preserved in the MS Vat. lat. 456710 is also a paraphrase of Proclus’ Elements of Theology, chapter by chapter, which does not seem to have had a significant diffusion.
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    Sine secundaria: Thomas d'Aquin, Siger de Brabant et les débats sur l'occasionalisme
    (Brill, 2019-05-15)
    Il est bien connu que les maîtres médiévaux commentaient en classes les textes de base à partir d’un certain nombre des questions standard, transmises des uns aux autres. La réduplication faisait partie des pratiques inhérentes à l’enseignement universitaire. Les variations que l’on observe parfois peuvent s’avérer porteuses d’innovation thématique et entraîner des bouleversements conceptuels et formels. En examinant plusieurs commentaires sur le Liber de causis, j’ai pu noter un changement dans la tradition exégétique postérieure à Siger de Brabant, notamment en ce qui concerne la compréhension du théorème I. Dans les commentaires antérieurs, les auteurs essaient principalement de définir le flux et d’expliquer comment une cause peut influencer davantage qu’une autre cause.
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    The Exegetical Tradition of Medieval Neoplatonism. Considerations on a Recently Discovered Corpus of Texts
    (Brepols, 2016)
    The texts, first of all. More precisely, the unpublished commentaries on the Book of Causes and on the Elements of Theology, which are only partially uncovered in the two volumes of Neoplatonism in the Middle Ages (= NeMA). These volumes principally report philological and historical findings, though without neglecting — but also without privileging — philosophical analyses, treating those aspects most in need of describing when confronted with a corpus largely unknown or ignored until now. At the outset of the project, still underway, priority was given to the substantive groundwork: consulting catalogues, locating manuscripts, identifying the commentaries and providing detailed analysis (diffusion of manuscripts, edition, contextual and doctrinal studies). Together these elements constitute a kind of identity card for each of the commentaries studied in these pages; at times precise information can be given, while at others it was necessary to advance only hypotheses which now await further research in order to be verified.
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