Larry Michael Harrington, Ph.D.Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
College Hall 328, Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:15-2:15
Education:Ph.D., Philosophy, Boston College, 2001
M.A., Classics, Dalhousie University, 1997
B.A., St. John's College, 1995
Michael Harrington is currently producing a complete translation of the Song dynasty Confucian Cheng Yi's commentary on the Book of Changes. He is also preparing a monograph on how the Book of Changes, seen through the lens of Cheng Yi's commentary, may be seen as a work of political philosophy and not a divination text.
He also continues to work on a series of editions and translations of a thirteenth-century Latin version of the Dionysian corpus.
Michael Harrington works primarily on the Neoplatonic tradition in Western thought, especially in its early efforts to define the relation between philosophy and religious practice (particularly in Iamblichus and Dionysius the Areopagite), and in its later gestation of concepts that will be crucial to modernity (particularly in Barlaam the Calabrian, Gregory Palamas, and Nicholas of Cusa). He is currently working on a series of editions and translations of a thirteenth-century Latin version of the Dionysian corpus. He also has an interest in the contemporary revival of thinking about place, especially in its implications for environmental philosophy generally and wilderness theory in particular.
Asian Thought, Medieval Philosophy, Medieval Women Philosophers, Confucianism and Zen, Augustine and Dionysius, Rethinking Place, Confucianism: Philosophy of Change
On the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy: The Thirteenth-Century Textbook Edition (Peeters, 2011).
Sacred Place in Early Medieval Neoplatonism (Peeters, 2004).
A Thirteenth-Century Textbook of Mystical Theology at the University of Paris (Peeters, 2004).
Recent Articles and Book Chapters: "The Emperor Julian's Use of Neoplatonic Philosophy and Religion," Religion and Philosophy in the Platonic and Neoplatonic Traditions" (Akademie Verlag, forthcoming).
With Kevin Corrigan, "Religious Platonism," in European History of Religions (Equinox, forthcoming).
"What are the 'Hypothetical Logoi' of Dionysian Mystical Theology?" in Studia Patristica XLVIII (Peeters, 2010): 177-182.
With Kevin Corrigan, "Pseudo-Dionysius," in The History of Western Philosophy and Religion (Acumen, 2009): 277-290.
"Recent Attempts to Define a Dionysian Political Theory," in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2008).