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NAME: Marilynn Lawrence
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
INSTITUTION: Immaculata University
Immaculata, PA
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Neoplatonism, Platonic theories of fate, providence and chance. History of ancient astrology, Platonic/Pythagorean music theory, Influence of other schools on Platonic thought. Plato, Plutarch, Plotinus, Iamblichus, Proclus, Simplicius. Heideggerian phenomenology. Ecstatic naturalism.


Book Chapters

"Akrasia and Enkrateia in Simplicius's Commentary on Epictetus's Encheiridion," in Neoplatonic Socrates, eds D.. Layne and H Tarrant, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.

"The Place of Chance or Fortune in Platonic Fate," in Conversations Platonic and Neoplatonic: Intellect, Soul, and Nature, eds. John Finamore and Robert Berchman, St. Augustin, Germany: Academia Verlag, 2011.

"The Young Gods: Stars and Planets in Platonic Treatment of Fate," in Perspectives sur le néoplatonisme, eds. Martin Achard, Wayne Hankey and Jean-Marc Narbonne, Quebec City, Canada: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2009.

"A Phenomenological Approach to Astrology: Thinking of Astrology at the End of Metaphysics," in Seeing with Different Eyes, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.

"Who Thought the Stars are Causes? An exploration of the astrological doctrine criticized by Plotinus", in Metaphysical Patterns in Platonism. Eds. R. Berchman and J. Finamore, University Press of the South, 2007


"Hellenistic Astrology," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, eds. Jim Fieser and Brad Dowden, 2005.

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