This year @AdrielTrott and I (@cplong) took public collaborative notes on a number of the papers delivered at our annual conference at Notre Dame. Here is a Storify in which I curated the tweets and various images from the conference.
A colloquium on « Biological Perspectives on Political Animals in Aristotle » will be held at the Galatasaray University (Istanbul) on April 29-30, 2013. This event is organized through the collaboration of the Galatasaray University, the UPR 76 of CNRS (Paris) and the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
The program of the colloquium can be viewed at: http://perspectivesbiologiques.wordpress.com/programme/
Other details of the colloquium can be reached from the same page.
Please help us circulate this information.
Since the second half of the last century, there has been an increasing interest in Aristotle’s biological works. This interest has led to a “biological turn” in Aristotelian studies, which has resulted in a reevaluation of his theory of science and in a substitution of the question of classification with that of definition. Today, there is high quality literature on the relation between the Metaphysics, the Analytics, and Aristotle’s biological writings. The “biological turn” in Aristotelian studies has also created a similar effect on works on his Politics: every change in the theory of animals has produced a change in the theory of political animals. Researches in this domain prove to be very productive and show rapid development. This is why we believe that this is a favorable time for devoting a conference to the Politics, and for discussing the effects of the “biological turn” on the famous Aristotelian formula that “human being is a political animal by nature.”
Ӧmer Orhan Aygün (Galatasaray University)
Pinar Canevi (Boğaziçi University)
Johannes Fritsche (Boğaziçi University)
Annick Jaulin (University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne)
Manuel Knoll (Fatih University)
Jean-Louis Labarrière (CNRS Centre Léon Robin)
David Lefebvre (University of Paris Sorbonne – Centre Léon Robin)
Pierre-Marie Morel (ENS Lyon)
Pierre Pellegrin (CNRS)
Organization and Scientific Responsibility:
Ӧmer Orhan Aygün (Galatasaray University), Refik Güremen (Lecturer at Galatasaray University), Annick Jaulin (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Michel Narcy (Jean Pépin Center UPR76, CNRS)
RECEPTIONS: READING THE PAST ACROSS TIME AND SPACE
September 27, 28, and 29, 2013
Distinguished Professor of Classics & Comparative Literature
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
WAI CHEE DIMOCK
William Lampson Professor of English & American Studies
“ RECYCLING THE EPIC: GILGAMESH ON THREE
Call for Papers
In keeping with the National Endowment for the Humanities’ new call
for interdisciplinary transcultural projects, this conference will focus on
“intercultural receptions” across time and space. Reading, in the title, is broadly
conceived in the sense of reception of “cultural” forms and genres, including
texts, buildings, art works, rituals, and performances. This year’s conference
will particularly focus on the reception of ancient, medieval, and early modern
texts, whether literary or philosophical, across genres, periods, and geographical
spaces. 250 word abstracts should be submitted to Professor Brenda
Schildgen by May 1, 2013 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHERE: UC DAVIS CONFERENCE CENTER (FRIDAY 6PM)
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, UC DAVIS, VOORHIES 126
The APS is happy to call your attention to the appearance of Sean Kirkland’s The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato’s Early Dialogues with the SUNY University Press.
This study offers an encompassing (because fundamental) re-interpretation of the philosophical project of Socrates as depicted in Plato’s early dialogues. Throughout the works generally deemed early and authentic, the author finds a fairly uniform presentation of Socratic philosophizing, but one which upon careful review requires a radical new interpretation. Indeed, departing at the most basic level from orthodox approaches to these works,The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato’s Early Dialogues does greater justice to the Platonic text, often going deeply into the etymological complexities and various resonances of Plato’s Greek. And precisely in so doing, it allows these ancient works to speak illuminatingly to one of the most central philosophical issues with which we find ourselves confronted in our present historical moment—how to think philosophically beyond the subject/object relation. Over the course of these chapters, Socratic questioning proves to be aimed at the being of virtue conceived as something other than objective reality and it proves to be undertaken by a philosophizing self conceived as something other than a subject.
Please join us in congratulating Sean on this accomplishment.
Here is what Indiana University Press says:
Readers of Plato have often neglected the Laws because of its length and density. In this set of interpretive essays, notable scholars of the Laws from the fields of classics, history, philosophy, and political science offer a collective close reading of the dialogue “book by book” and reflect on the work as a whole. In their introduction, editors Gregory Recco and Eric Sanday explore the connections among the essays and the dramatic and productive exchanges between the contributors. This volume fills a major gap in studies on Plato’s dialogues by addressing the cultural and historical context of the Laws and highlighting their importance to contemporary scholarship.
Our own Marina McCoy of Boston College writes:
A diverse set of intelligent and original essays on the Laws featuring some of the best names in American scholarship.
Congratulations to Greg and Eric and to all the contributors published in this volume.
Poetics Versus Philosophy: Life, Artifact, and Theory
Texas A & M University
April 11‐13, 2013
Since Plato, the controversy between poetry and the philosophical project has been legendary, repeated in multiple variations throughout history until the present day. This initial antagonistic gesture by the ancient philosopher against poets can perhaps lead us to expand our range of reflection about crucial topics today, such as the semantic and syntactic mysteries of artistic and scientific artifacts, or the imaginary value that dwells within theoretical speculation. Creating an interdisciplinary dialogue between fields such as art and architecture, philosophy, political and natural sciences, poetical and literary studies is unavoidable. The unresolved ancestral conflict between poetry and rational knowledge must be restated for the 21st Century; this conflict serves as a metaphor around which this symposium is conceived.
Emeriti Distinguished Professor at Stanford University
Former President of the Modern Language Association of America
Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative
Literature, University of Pennsylvania
Author, Poet, and Translator
Jennifer Ann Bates
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University
Possible topics for discussion include but are not limited to:
- Reception of American poetics in Spanish writing
- Reception of Hispanic poetics in American writing
- Aesthetic theory and philosophy of art in the Spanish language
- The hidden political character of poetic and artistic invention
- New horizons in aesthetics
- Scientific and artistic artifacts helping us to understand the complexity of life
- The nature of the artist´s meditation
- Utopia and possibility of unification of human knowledge
- New sources of architectural thinking
- Poetical a priorities in theoretical models
- Authors on authors
- Translation and Trans‐creation
- Memory and Mourning
- Exile and artistic thinking on displacement
- The teaching of creative thinking and writing
- Visual thinking
To submit a proposal for consideration, please send an abstract of 300 words to Professor Theodore George, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, at t‐email@example.com.
The deadline for submission to the symposium is February 14th, 2013.
We are very excited to welcome everyone to South Bend, Indiana and the University of Notre Dame for the 13th annual meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society, April 4-7, 2013.
The #APS13 Program is available.
You are now invited to register for the conference by visiting our Conference Registration page with the Philosophy Documentation Center:
Please note that early registration is open until March 14, 2013, at which point the registration fee increases by $20 for both faculty and graduate students. So register early!
Hotel reservations may be made at the Fairfield Inn & Suites South Bend by phone (574) 234-5510. The special room rate is $114.
Created to “foster a community of scholars committed to the study of ancient philosophy,” the Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy will hold its inaugural conference at Duquesne University on February 16th, 2013.
The Circle grew out of conversations among graduate students studying ancient philosophy in at a number of universities in Pennsylvania. Over the summer and fall of 2012, final preparations were made to establish the Circle, and it is exciting to see the fruits of that labor.
The Circle is sure to become a vibrant place of innovative scholarship in Ancient Philosophy as it draws upon a diversity of institutions in Pennsylvania with a long history of excellent scholarship of ancient texts and figures.
The PCAP has, of course, a new website, which we in the APS invite you to visit:
The call for papers is available here: https://pennsylvaniacircleofancientphilosophy.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
According to the initial CFP, the eligibility for submitting to the Circle is limited to graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars working in the state of Pennsylvania.
Even so, the international community of scholars associated with the Ancient Philosophy Society should celebrate the emergence of a new circle of scholars interested in fostering a community of scholarship in Ancient Philosophy.
Here is a friendly reminder that the APS will be meeting at SPEP in Rochester, NY on Thursday from 9am to noon, November 1st at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY.
Because our ability to continue hosting a satellite program at SPEP every year depends upon the number of people who come to the APS at SPEP session, it is critical that as many of our members and friends of the APS attend the Thursday session.
The Ancient Philosophy Society meeting will be held in the Highland room, Section J.
Our speakers this year will be:
- “The Life and the Name: On Plato’s Timaeus”
- “Recovering Socrates’ Love of the World”
The thirteenth annual meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society will be held April 4-7, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
Papers in English on any topic in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy are welcome.
There is a 3,000 word maximum for submissions, which should be prepared for blind review. Before submitting your paper by email, please see the full guidelines for submissions to the 13th annual conference in April 2013.
Submit papers by email to:
The deadline for submissions is:
Thursday, November 15, 2012.
We are proud to announce that the two keynote speakers for the 2013 conference will be:
G.R.F. (John) Ferrari
Department Chair, Professor of Classics
University of California, Berkeley
Mary P. Nichols
Professor of Political Science, Associate Director of the Graduate Program