Panagiotis G. Pavlos

Panagiotis G. Pavlos
University of Oslo · Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

MA Ancient Philosophy

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Introduction
Panagiotis Pavlos studied philosophy in Thessaloniki, Brussels, Oslo and Princeton. Metaphysics in Late Platonism and Early Christianity are his main research interests. He attempts to approach early Christian and Byzantine philosophical tradition as a continuation of Greek philosophy. His doctoral dissertation "The Concept of Aptitude (Ἐπιτηδειότης) in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought", is a study on a rather neglected subject in late ancient thought, that of ἐπιτηδειότης. Pavlos is currently editing (together with L.F. Janby, E.K. Emilsson, and T.T. Tollefsen) the volume Platonism and Christian thought in Late Antiquity (London: Routledge 2019).
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - March 2017
University of Oslo
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching Examen Philosophicum (English option: ExPhil03E) / Spring term 2017 Seminar Group 3 and occasional lecturing.
August 2016 - December 2016
University of Oslo
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching Examen Philosophicum (English option: ExPhil03E) / Fall term 2016 Seminar Groups 1 and 3 and occasional lecturing.
March 2016 - present
University of Oslo
Position
  • Researcher
Education
November 2007 - December 2011
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Philosophy (Systematic)

Publications

Publications (42)
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This is the Call for Papers to the Panel: Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Rivals, alliances, or merely a continuum? The panel is part of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, to be held in Athens, Greece, June 10-14, 2020. Panel Abstracts should be submitted to Vladimir Cv...
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A certain principle pervading the whole of Dionysian authorship has been commonly acknowledged by the readership of the works of a much-questioned author. That is the reality of participation that frames the ground upon which the dimensionality of Dionysian thinking flourishes: the Christological, the Liturgical, the Ecclesiological, the ontologica...
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Modern scholarship on Late Antique philosophy seems to be more interested than ever before in examining in depth convergences and divergences between Platonism and Early Christian thought. Plotinus is a key figure in such an examination. This paper proposes a preliminary study of the Plotinian concept of aptitude, as it emerges throughout the Ennea...
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Summary: Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity examines the various ways in which Christian intellectuals engaged with Platonism both as a pagan competitor and as a source of philosophical material useful to the Christian faith. The chapters are united in their goal to explore transformations that took place in the reception and intera...
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Paper delivered at the International Conference on The Reception of Plato in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, organised by Macquarie University and the University of Athens, June 6-8, 2021.
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This volume is about the complex relationship between Platonism and Christian thought in Late Antiquity. Rooted in the pagan world, Platonism was perceived by Christian intellectuals as a competitor to the faith in the religious and intellectual market, while also representing a rich source of philosophical material that could be appropriated in th...
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This paper expands over certain ideas presented in a short communication, during the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015. It explores the concept of aptitude (ἐπιτηδειότης) as a critical component of the Dionysian development of participation, with a view to the Neoplatonic background of the concept, especi...
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A mainstream tendency in our scholarly communities is to see the works of Dionysius the Areopagite through the lenses of the Neoplatonic currents of his times. Modern research offers relatively few opportunities of a per se consideration and evaluation of the Areopagitic contributions to the Late Antique and Early Christian thought. It seems that a...
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Abstract of the paper presented at the 15th Annual ISNS Conference, Palacky University, Olomouc - Czech Republic, June 14-17, 2017.
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Μετάφραση από το αγγλικό πρωτότυπο εισήγησης στο Διεθνές Σεμινάριο Βυζαντινής Φιλοσοφίας DIONYSIUS AREOPAGITA CHRISTIANUS που έλαβε χώρα στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, το διήμερο 17-18 Φεβρουαρίου 2017. Ευχαριστώ τον Δημήτριο Πάλλη (Οξφόρδη) για την πρόταση του τίτλου της παρουσίασης αυτής.
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The aim of this Workshop is to bring together in Oslo scholars at an early career stage (PhD Candidates, postdocs or similar) for presenting papers on the encounter between Platonism and Christian thought in Late Antiquity.
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The official Poster of the International Workshop in Oslo on the Philosophy of Late Antiquity
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The Workshop Booklet of the International Workshop in Oslo on the Philosophy of Late Antiquity
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The Abstracts of the International Workshop in Oslo on the Philosophy of Late Antiquity
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The List of Participants in the International Workshop in Oslo on the Philosophy of Late Antiquity
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Book review of the English translation, with Introduction and extended commentary of the important Ennead VI.4-5, which deals with complex issues, among which the obscure Plotinian solution to the problem of the omnipresence of being and the graded participation of beings in it.
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Μετάφραση ἀπὸ τὰ άγγλικὰ τῆς ἐργασίας: ᾽Painting the image of the invisible God — St Theodore the Studite and the defense of icons under the iconoclast controversy᾽ τοῦ Torstein Theodor Tollefsen, καθηγητῆ Φιλοσοφίας στὸ Πανεπιστήμιο τοῦ Ὄσλο, Νορβηγία. Ἡ ἐργασία παρουσιάστηκε στὸ πλαίσιο τοῦ Σεµιναρίου τοῦ Τομέα Ἱστορίας τῶν Ἰδεῶν τοῦ Τµήμα...
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Paper presented at the Metochi Study Center International Workshop on 'The Concept of Love'. Metochi Study Center, Kalloni - Lesbos, May 23-30, 2015
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There are two ways that grant access to the reality of the Orthodox Christian mode of being, the knowledge about life and its source. The one way expands through studying the infinite amount of primary sources we have been inherited from our fathers, the Church fathers. Their thinking reveals an unprecedented spiritual richness and intellectual de...
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-PAPER DRAFT- This paper is an attempt to examine those conditions under which the Aristotelian notion of eudaimonia could signify what Plato would have called perfect participation in the good. For Plato the good is the most divine reality. It is well known that Plato’s theory of ideas has been hardly criticized by Aristotle. In his criticism Aris...
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Extant review, in Greek, (published in the online Philosophical Reviews 'Critica' of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2015) of the Introduction, Translation and Commentary to the Ennead VI.4-5, by Eyólfur Kjalar Emilsson and Steven Keith Strange, published by Parmenides Publishing, in the series of Plotinus Enneads. Εκτενής Βιβλιοκρισία, δ...
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In this paper the Platonic concepts of Goodness, Belief and Will as they appear in the passage 29d–30a of the Timeaus, are examined. e main intention is, through this examination, to explore whether — and, if yes, why — these notions constitute essential elements of Plato’s theology.
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The good and the participation in the good are major concepts upon which the most radical divergence between Platonism and Christian Platonism, Pagan Platonism and Christianity, is based: namely, the no longer remoteness of the One or the Good from the intelligible and sensible beings, for the sake of the providential, economical and, finally, rede...
Technical Report
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Report on the International Colloquium on: Saint Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher, organised by the Freie Universitat Berlin and the University of Athens, September 26-28, 2014
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Report on the International Meeting: On the Orthodox Theology and the Human Rights International Meeting in Oslo, that was held in Lusebu, Oslo, in December 2013, 13-15.
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Έκθεση αναφορικά με το διεθνές Σεμινάριο: 'Ο Ορθόδοξος και ο Άλλος' που διοργανώθηκε από το Oslo Cohalition, του Νορβηγικού Κέντρου Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων, του Πανεπιστημίου του Όσλο, στο Όσλο, τον Δεκέμβριο του 2013. Το κείμενο δημοσιεύθηκε στο περιοδικό ΣΥΝΑΞΗ.
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Being in likeness of the Good God: Behind the two main assertions of this sentence, namely that God is Good and that the Being, the human being, exists in likeness of God, several challenges and questions are hidden. To reveal and respond to some of them it seems it is not only a matter of strength, of an appropriate contemplative power or philosop...
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Is there any relation between Plato’s political thinking and his cosmology – physical theory? If there is, how can it be outlined? Does the natural world constitute for Plato a leader thread, so that he can give shape to his ideal Republic (Politeia)? Which are the ratios that are shown? In which way does Plato derive ideas to form his political th...

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Looking to figure out the meaning of these words, and their frame of reference, both in a systematic and/or historical consideration (from Plato onwards). Bibliography suggestions are very welcome, as welll as both strictly academic (formal) and non-scientific (informal) explanations.

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This Project is quite open. It is about all that I am involved into, every now and then, that comforts the monotony of strictly focused and directed research. This Project contains book reviews, translations of texts (mostly between English and Greek), reports on scientific and other academic events, etc.
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This is the wide scope within which my PhD research evolves.