Call for Papers:

Workshop ‚Philosophie und Religion‘ – Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie

Plotin, Enn. II 9 [33]
Freiburg, den 21./22.06.2019

Der Arbeitskreis ‚Philosophie und Religion‘ der GanPh unter der Leitung von JProf. Dr. Angela Ulacco (Universität Freiburg), Dr. Diego De Brasi (Universität Marburg) sowie PD Dr. Marko J. Fuchs (Universität Bamberg) bietet v.a. NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen ein Forum, um sich mit dem Verhältnis und wechselseitigen Einfluss von Philosophie, Theologie und Religion in der Antike auseinanderzusetzen und sich damit mit einem Forschungsgebiet zu beschäftigen, das zentral für ein historisch und systematisch angemessenes Verständnis zahlreicher philosophischer Positionen dieser Epoche ist. Das Hauptziel des AK besteht demnach darin, sich denjenigen Texten zu widmen, die das Verhältnis von Religion, Theologie und Philosophie in der Antike – sei es von der klassischen Philosophie und traditionellen griechischen/römischen Kulten, sei es von der hellenistischen Philosophie und ägyptischen Kulten bzw. Judentum, sei es von der kaiserzeitlichen und spätantiken Philosophie und Gnosis, Hermetismus, Orakelliteratur sowie Christentum – beleuchten, und diese Texte historisch und systematisch zu interpretieren und zu kommentieren.

Thema des zweiten Treffens des Arbeitskreises ist Plotins Enn. II 9 [33], Gegen die Gnostiker, oder Gegen die welche sagen, der Weltbildner sei schlecht und die Welt sei schlecht.

In einer Linie mit dem Profil und den Zielen des Arbeitskreises soll in diesem Treffen eine kooperative Arbeitsatmosphäre angestrebt werden, in
der das ausgewählte Werk kommentiert wird. Dabei wird jeder Teilnehmer eine Sektion des Werkes historisch und systematisch einleiten und die Übersetzung bzw. kommentierende Lektüre und anschließende Diskussion moderieren.

Das zweite Treffen des Arbeitskreises findet in Freiburg vom 21.-22.06.2019 statt. Key Note Speaker wird Dominic O’Meara sein. Wir möchten überdies fünf NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen die Möglichkeit bieten, an dieser Tagung teilzunehmen. Anfallende Kosten können teilweise übernommen werden.

Es dürfen bis zu drei Präferenzen (in einen Wunschrang von 1 bis 3) für entsprechende Sektionen des Werkes vorgeschlagen werden, die im Rahmen des Treffens kommentiert werden sollen. Die Veranstalter werden anschließend eine Sektion pro Teilnehmer zuordnen.

Bitte schicken Sie bis zum 15.03.2019 ein Abstract von max. 500 Wörtern sowie eine kurzes CV an

angela.ulacco@philosophie.uni-freiburg.de,
diego.debrasi@uni-marburg.de und marko.fuchs@uni-bamberg.de.

Radboud University

Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

International Conference

 

Plato and Contemporary Political Thought 

From Nietzsche to Badiou

Nijmegen

30 & 31 January 2019

 

The aim of this international conference is to explore and discuss Plato’s multifarious impact on contemporary political thought. Plato’s influence on twentieth- and twenty-first-century political philosophy can hardly be overestimated. It is fascinating to notice the very broad range of highly diverse, and sometimes even opposite, interpretations that characterize the reception of Platonic political philosophy in contemporary thought. Virtually all the major modern and contemporary political thinkers (such as Agamben, Arendt, Badiou, Cavarero, Derrida, Foucault, Nietzsche, Nussbaum, Patočka, Popper, Stiegler, Strauss, Weil, just to name a few examples) have been engaged in a profound conversation with Plato. Far from being a mere erudite or historical exercise, this deep and enduring interest in Plato provides clear evidence that he remains a crucial reference point and a source of inspiration for all those who want to rethink the political.

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Programme:

30 January 2019

Room: Erasmus Building, E15.39-41
10:15-10:30 Opening
10:30-12:00 Jussi Backman (Jyväskylä, Finland)
Politics of the Idea: (Anti-)Platonic Politics in Arendt and Badiou

Room: Erasmus Building, E15.39-41
14:00-15:00 Federico Stella (Roma, Italy)
Leo Strauss’ Medieval Understanding of Plato
15:00-16:00 Marina Marren (Cairo, Egypt)
The Enemy Within: Schmitt’s Key Ideas as Failures of Plato’s “Statesman”

31 January 2019

Room:Grotius Building, GR1.112
10:30-11:30 Gert-Jan van der Heiden (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Politics of Exile: Present-day Readings of the Myth of Er
11:30-12:30 Cristina Basili (Barcelona, Spain)
Leo Strauss and the Problem of Irony in Plato’s “Republic”

Room: Erasmus Building, E.1.17
14:00-15:30 Mauro Bonazzi (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
From Wilamowitz to Nazism: The Invention of Plato’s Political Philosophy

Registration is required. Send an email to: a.cimino@ftr.ru.nl

Webpage: http://www.ru.nl/ptrs/chps/

Le laboratoire IHRIM (CNRS 5317) organise le 1er février 2019 à l’université Jean Monnet de Saint-Étienne la première séance du séminaire

Indexer les corpus numériques.

En effet, la constitution d’index est un véritable enjeu scientifique et technique, pour lequel il existe encore peu de documentation. Les index relèvent, avec l’annotation, de l’exploitation scientifique des textes édités : ils sont des outils de navigation dans le corpus et participent à sa compréhension en identifiant les personnes, les lieux et les œuvres mentionnés, ainsi que les matières traitées. L’exploitation de ces données aide par exemple à visualiser des réseaux de relations. Les référentiels et les notices d’autorités permettent d’uniformiser et de consolider les index grâce à l’emploi d’un vocabulaire contrôlé et de formes normalisées. Ils apportent des solutions au traitement des variantes des patronymes, des toponymes et des titres d’ouvrages. Dans la perspective du Linked Open Data, l’alignement sur des référentiels aide à enrichir les données d’un projet en les complétant avec d’autres ressources et bases de données (data.bnf.fr, IdREF, VIAF, ISNI). Le séminaire, fondé sur le partage d’expériences d’ingénieurs et de chercheurs impliqués dans l’édition de corpus numériques, vise à définir les bonnes pratiques utiles à l’établissement d’index, pour identifier et documenter de manière univoque une notion ou une entité nommée.

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Le séminaire est ouvert à tous, sur inscription à cette adresse : ihrim-seminaire-index@univ-st-etienne.fr

Ce événement a reçu le soutien du Consortium Cahier et de la MSH Lyon-Saint-Etienne.

8th International Lectio Conference Polemics, Rivalry and Networking in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Leuven, 12-14 December 2018

 

Disagreement and scholarly dispute are essential to any intellectual development. This holds true for ancient cultures no less than for us today. Greek philosophy has been agonistic from long before the formal constitution of philosophical ‘schools’ in the Hellenistic age. In the classical period, Athens famously served as an intellectual battlefield between Socrates and the sophists, in which a full armory of eristic and elenctic strategies was developed. This confrontation was to become a paradigm for the opposition between rhetorical and philosophical models of education, from Plato and Isocrates to the Second Sophistic and beyond.

The Hellenistic age saw the rise of schools and other, often more informal types of network which committed its members to a core set of doctrines – not only in philosophy (Stoicism, Epicureanism, Skepticism), but also in medicine (dogmatists vs. empiricists), science (mathematical astronomy vs. more philosophical cosmologies), historiography (pragmatic vs. rhetorical and tragic approaches; pro-Roman vs. pro-Carthaginian accounts), grammar (allegoricists vs. literalists), rhetoric (asianism vs. atticism), poetry (epos vs. shorter types of poetry), and theology (traditionalist vs. more liberal approaches). An essential ingredient of this phenomenon is the development of stereotypic depictions of rival schools and fixed patterns of refutations. Many of these depictions and tropes survived the actual debates from which they emerged and the schools against which they were directed, as is apparent from the Platonic and Christian texts from late Antiquity.

In the Hellenistic period, we also witness the emergence of new intellectual centers, like Alexandria, and of increasingly text-based scholarly communities and networks. From the early imperial age onwards, authoritative texts became increasingly important vehicles of wisdom, and written commentaries gradually acquired a central place in philosophical, rhetorical and religious education. Both Christians and pagans adopted polemical strategies in distinguishing between orthodox and heterodox interpretations of their founding texts, thus leading to controversy between authors who often had much more in common than they were ready to admit. In this context, polemical strategies not only served to refute one’s opponents, but also contributed to establishing intra-school identity and intellectual alliances.

The aim of this conference is to study the role that polemical strategies and intellectual controversy have played in the establishment of ancient learned networks, such as philosophical and scientific schools, scholarly and religious communities, literary circles, etc., as well as in the dynamics of intellectual alliances, traditions, and ‘personal’ networks.

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If you would like to participate, please register online before November 28, 2018.

 

Contact:

For more information, please contact lectio@kuleuven.be

 

Program:

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | Conference day 1 | Institute of Philosophy

 

14.30 – 15.00 Registration

15.00 – 15.15 Opening of the Conference Wim DECOCK | Director of Lectio

Session 1

15.15 – 15.45 Marco DONATO (Pisa & Paris), Polemics in the Pseudoplatonica: The Academy’s Agenda and the Renaissance of Socratic Dialogue

15.45 – 16.15 Wim NIJS (Leuven), Graeculus et Adsentor: Philodemus’ Defence of Epicurean Friendship and Frank Speech in Roman Society

16.15 – 16.45 Sharon WEISSER (Tel-Aviv), Plutarch Against Stoic Theology

16.45 – 17.15 Chiara MILITELLO (Catania), Replying to Stoics as the Basis of True Aristotelianism: the Significance of Polemics in Alexander of Aphrodisias’ Commentaries and Treatises

17.15 – 18.00 Coffee

18.00 – 19.00 Keynote Lecture 1

Irmgard MÄNNLEIN-ROBERT (Tübingen), Subtile Battles or Platonic Exegesis as Polemical Strategy in Porphyry

19.00 Reception | Raadzaal Institute of Philosophy | Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, Leuven

 

 

Thursday 13 December 2018 | Conference day 2 | Holland College

 

               Session 2

09.00 – 09.30 András HANDL (Leuven), The Influence of Real-Life Encounters on the Treatment of Heterodox Groups in the Refutatio Omnium Haeresium

09.30 – 10.00 Benjamin DE VOS (Gent), The Homilistic Disputes Between Clement and Appion: the Art of Dissimulation and Irony in a Clash Between Judeo-Christianity and Paganism for the ‘True’ Paideia

10.00 – 10.30 Marina DÍAZ BOURGEAL (Madrid), “Oὐ λέξεων μόνον, ἠθῶν δέ”: Julian on the Christian Teachers and Hellenism

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote Lecture 2

Peter GEMEINHARDT (Göttingen), “Against the Avarice of the Melitians and the Impiety of the Ariomanites!” Polemics and Networking in the 4th-Century Trinitarian Debates

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

          Middaggesprek | Danny PRAET (Gent) & Jos VERHEYDEN (Leuven), Vurige tongen of te vuur en te zwaard? Het succes van het christendom in het Romeinse Rijk: spontaan of onder dwang

               Session 3

13.30 – 14.00 Bruno MARIEN (Leuven), The Recommendation Activity in Libanius’ Letters Seen Against the Background of Competing Personal Networks

14.00 – 14.30 Olivier DEMERRE (Gent), Philostratus’ Life of Hermogenes: Rhetorical Debates and Circles in the Lives of the Sophists

14.30 – 15.00 Han BALTUSSEN (Adelaide), Polemic, Personality and the Iamblichan Lineage in Eunapius’ VPS

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee

               Session 4

15.30 – 16.00 Eva FALASCHI (Pisa), It is not just a Question of Being the Best. Artistic Rivalry and Polemics Among Greek Artists as Seen in the Imperial Age

16.00 – 16.30 Tiberiu POPA (Indianapolis), Can Historians Handle the Truth?

17.00 – 18.00 Keynote Lecture 3

John MARINCOLA (Tallahassee), Polemic, Persona, and Persuasion

19.30 Conference Dinner | Faculty Club | Groot Begijnhof 14, Leuven

 

Friday 14 December 2018 | Conference day 3 | Holland College

               Session 5

09.00 – 09.30 Irini FOTINI-VILTANIOTI (Leuven), Porphyry’s Solution to Plato’s and Aristotle’s Controversy on the Tripartition of the Soul in On the Powers of the Soul Fr. 253 Smith

09.30 – 10.00 Corentin TRESNIE (Brussels & Leuven), Se construire un maître à penser: les Vies de Plotin et Pythagore par Porphyre et Jamblique

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote Lecture 4

Pantelis GOLITSIS (Thessaloniki), Explicit and Implicit Polemics in Late Ancient Commentaries on Aristotle

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

               Session 6

11.30 – 12.00 Thorsten FÖGEN (Durham), Wettbewerb, Kontroverse und Polemik in antiker Fachliteratur

12.00 – 12.30 Argyro LITHARI (Berlin), Platonic Teachings and Astronomers’ Hypotheses in Proclus’ Hypotyposis Astronomicarum Positionum: Between Opposition and Agreement

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Keynote Lecture 5

Philip VAN DER EIJK (Berlin), Polemics and Rivalry in the Ancient Medical Tradition

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee

               Session 7

15.00 – 15.30 Ute TISCHER (Leipzig), Comparison and Competition: ‘Cicero’, ‘Virgil’, and the Authority of the Interpreter

15.30 – 16.00 Josh SMITH (Baltimore), (Mis)reading the Poet: A Networking Strategy in Ancient Criticism

16.00 Plenary discussion & Conclusion

 

 

Le monde entier est invité à philosopher et à banqueter à l’UNESCO, toute la nuit du vendredi 16 novembre au samedi 17 novembre au matin. 

48 conférences de philosophie
12 performances 
1 banquet
1 boîte de nuit
1 studio radio

Une conférence d’un philosophe venant du Pérou, ou d’Inde, ou de Paris ? Un verre ? Une performance d’un artiste venant du Brésil, de Grèce, ou de Norvège ? Un enregistrement public des Chemins de la philosophie ? Danser ? A vous de choisir.

Entrée libre, de 19h à 7h
UNESCO
125 avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris
7 Place Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
Métro: Cambronne (ligne 6), Ecole militaire (ligne 8), Ségur (ligne 10)

Programme détaillé bientôt sur www.nightofphilosophy.com

Avec le soutien de France Culture, Libération, Philosophie Magazine, de la Mairie de Paris, PSL Université Paris, l’université de Barcelone, l’American Université à Beirut, l’université Antioquia à Medellin.

La conferenza ‘Isagogical Crossroads in the Post-Hellenistic Age and Late Antiquity’, organizzata da Anna Motta (Freie Universität Berlin) e Federico Petrucci (Università di Torino), si terrà a Berlino nei giorni 6-8 dicembre.

Siamo felici di poter supportare con piccole borse cinque student* di laurea specialistica o dottorand* interessat* all’evento (che naturalmente prenderanno parte a tutte le occasioni conviviali indicate nel programma). Per candidarsi sarà necessario inviare un testo in Inglese di circa 200 parole, che spieghi perché la partecipazione alla conferenza è importante per la ricerca in corso, a *entrambi* gli organizzatori:

Anna Motta: anna.motta@fu-berlin.de

Federico Petrucci: federicomaria.petrucci@unito.it

La deadline per l’invio è il 31 ottobre, e il risultato della selezione sarà comunicato entro il 5 novembre.

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Plato and the Ancient Platonic Tradition

Time and place: Nov. 9, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018 2:00 PM, Room 452, Georg Morgenstierne’s House

Friday 9th November

13.00 – 13.15: Welcome – Tea/Coffee

13.15 – 14.30: Klaus Corcilius – Universität Tübingen, ‘Practical Reasoning and Participation in the Timaeus

14.30 – 15.45: Pauliina Remes – Uppsala Universitet, ‘From Conversational Virtues to Dialogical Epistemology: Plato and his Commentators’

15.45 – 16.15: Tea/Coffee

16.15 – 17.30: Riccardo Chiaradonna –Università degli studi Roma Tre, ‘‘Existence’ in Neoplatonist Metaphysics’

18.30: Dinner for speakers

Saturday 10th November

9.30 – 10.45: Alexandra Michalewski – Centre Léon Robin, ‘Perception, Recollection and Self-knowledge in Plotinus and other Platonists’

10.45 – 12.00: Jan Opsomer – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, ‘Argumentative structures and strategies in Proclus’ Elements of Theology

12.00 – 12.45: Lunch

12.45 – 14.00: Jonathan Beere – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, ‘Plato on Why Cities are Ruled’

14.00 – 15.15: Rusty Jones – Harvard University, ‘The Real Challenge of Plato’s Republic

15.15 – 15.45: Tea/Coffee

15.45 – 17.00: Panos Dimas – Universitetet i Oslo, ‘False Pleasures in the Philebus

17.00 – 18.15: David Ebrey – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, ‘The Philosopher’s Courage and the Right Exchange’

20.15: Conference dinner for speakers and local researchers at the restaurant Olympen, Grønlandsleiret 15.

 

The Conference is funded by the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas and The Research Council of Norway, and is hosted by the Society for Ancient Philosophy at UiO.

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Séminaire d’initiation à la philosophie antique

Centre Jean Pépin et LEM dans le cadre du département de philosophie de l’ENS de la rue d’Ulm

Platonisme et Néoplatonisme organisé par Luc Brisson, Pierre Caye et Philippe Hoffmann

Les séances auront lieu les lundis de 15h à 17h Salle L. 369 Département de Physique École Normale Supérieure 24 rue Lhomond (3éme étage)- 75005 Paris

1er semestre 2018-2019

Le Phèdre de Platon

 

8 octobre 2018 : Luc Brisson, Titres et structure du Phèdre

15 octobre 2018 : André Rehbinder, De l’epideixis au dithyrambe : étude du rapport entre les deux premiers discours du Phèdre.

12 novembre 2018 : Monique Dixsaut, De quelle dialectique Socrate peut-il être amoureux ?

19 novembre 2018 : Luc Brisson, Le mythe central du Phèdre ; source de la doctrine platonicienne de l’âme.

26 novembre 2018 : Sandra Boehringer, Une eau d’une autre source pour la cruche socratique : l’erôs de Sappho dans le Phèdre.

3 décembre 2018 : Emmanuelle Jouet-Pastré, Le jeu de l’écriture dans le Phèdre.

10 décembre 2018 : Giuseppe Cambiano, La rhétorique comme technique dans le Phèdre.

17 décembre 2018 Alexis Pinchard, La langue des dieux chez Platon : un mythe heuristique ?

14 janvier 2018 : Anne Gabrièle Wersinger, Le discours de Lysias.

21 janvier 2019 : Arnaud Macé, La « Pharmacie de Platon». Derrida interprète du Phèdre.

28 janvier 2019 : Dimitri El Murr, Eros et philia dans le Phèdre.

4 février 2019 : Vivien Longhi, De quelles médecines est-il question dans le Phèdre de Platon ?

11 février 2019 : Philippe Hoffmann, Le Phèdre et les doctrines néoplatoniciennes de l’ascension de l’âme (Plotin, Proclus).

CFP 15TH FIEC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019

 

The 15th annual conference of the International Federation of Associations of Classical Associations / Fédération Internationale des Associations d’Études Classiques (FIEC) will take place in conjunction with the 2019 Classical Association Annual conference on 4th-8th July 2019 in the Institute of Education (UCL) in Bloomsbury London. FIEC business meetings will take place on 4th July, and the conference proper will begin on 5th July. We expect hundreds of classicists from all over the world and at any stage in their career to attend, to hear plenary lectures from international leaders in our field, to present and hear papers, to participate in debates and discussions and to take part in cultural activities and workshops.

The Programme Committee is now inviting proposals for panels and posters.

The Programme Committee aims to select a range of panels that reflects the breadth of traditional and non-traditional classics, including but not limited to Greek and Latin literatures of all periods, linguistics, ancient history in its widest sense, philosophy and religion, art and archaeology, Neo-Latin and Byzantine studies, and the past and current reception of the classics in all media and in different cultures and traditions. We also welcome panels drawing on comparative and interdisciplinary studies. We anticipate there will be panels discussing national traditions in classical research and that some panels will deal with non-Greek peoples such as Etruscans, Persians and Phoenicians. We especially encourage panels dealing with pedagogy and outreach.

Please send all proposals to fiec2019@ucl.ac.uk

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