Eric Perl

Professor of Philosophy

Department Chair (May 2015 - )

Eric Perl Ph.D., Yale, 1991

Specialties: Neoplatonism, Plato, Ancient Philosophy

Current Projects: Plotinus, Ennead V.1. On the Three Primary Levels of Reality. Translation with an Introduction and Commentary. To be published by Parmenides Publishing in the series The Enneads of Plotinus with Philosophical Commentaries.

“The Book of the Exposition of Pure Goodness,” a study of Proclus’ Elements of Theology.

Selected Publications:

Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014.

Theophany: The Neoplatonic Philosophy of Dionysius the Areopagite. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007.

“The Motion of Intellect: On the Neoplatonic Reading of Sophist 248e-249d.” International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 8 (2014): 135-160.

Esse Tantum and the One." Quaestiones Disputatae 1 (2011): 163-178.

"Neither One nor Many: God and the Gods in Plotinus, Proclus, and Aquinas." Dionysius 28 (2010): 167-191.

Contact Information:

University Hall 3633
Phone: 310-338-2969