CONF: Ancient Philosophy Conference

Seen on the Classicists list:

Myth and Literature in Ancient Philosophy
Faculty of Classics,
University of Cambridge
15-16 April 2011

For more details or to register please visit the conference website.

Programme

Friday, 15 April

1330-1500 Keynote: Prof Catherine Osborne (University of East Anglia), ‘Literary Genres and Judgements of Taste: Aristotle on Empedocles and Plato on Science and Mythology’

1500-1515 BREAK

1515-1630 Laetitia Monteils-Laeng (University of Caen), ‘Destiny and Responsibility: What is Left for Human Freedom in the Myth of Er?’
with comments by Carol Atack (Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge)

1630-1745 Claire Kirwin (Magdalen College, Oxford), ‘Plato’s Cave and Nietzsche’s Workshop’
with comments by Matthew Duncombe (Peterhouse, Cambridge)

1745-1800 BREAK

1800-1915 Chiara Ferella (University of Pisa), ‘The Proem of Empedocles’ Physika: Towards a New Reconstruction’
with comments by Ben Harriman (Magdalene College, Cambridge)

1930 DINNER (informal)

Saturday, 16 April

0930-1000 COFFEE

1000-1115 Eliska Luhanova (Charles University, Prague and Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne), ‘Blessed Life without Philosophy: Plato and Hesiod on the Prehistory of Man and World’
with comments by Christina Hoenig (Clare Hall, Cambridge)

1115-1230 Emma Park (University College, Oxford), ‘Between Epicurus and Plato: Lucretius’ Soul-Vessel Image and its Philosophical Consequences’
with comments by Dhananjay Jagannathan (St. John’s College, Cambridge)

1230-1400 LUNCH for registered participants

1400-1515 Vanessa de Harven (University of California, Berkeley), ‘Everything is Something: How the Stoics Countenance Creatures of Mythology’
with comments by Tamer Nawar (Queens’ College, Cambridge)

1515-1545 BREAK

1545-1715 Keynote: Dr Kurt Lampe (Bristol University), ‘Stoic Theology, Mythology, and Masochism in Cornutus and Musonius Rufus’

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