Announcing the publication of Drew Hyland’s Plato and the Question of Beauty.
The publisher’s description of the book reads as follows:
“A well written and forcefully argued exposition of one of the most important themes in Plato’s philosophy.” —Walter Brogan, Villanova University
Drew A. Hyland, one of Continental philosophy’s keenest interpreters of Plato, takes up the question of beauty in three Platonic dialogues, the Hippias Major, Symposium, and Phaedrus. What Plato meant by beauty is not easily characterized, and Hyland’s close readings show that Plato ultimately gives up on the possibility of a definition. Plato’s failure, however, tells us something important about beauty—that it cannot be reduced to logos.
Exploring questions surrounding love, memory, and ideal form, Hyland draws out the connections between beauty, the possibility of philosophy, and philosophical living. This new reading of Plato provides a serious investigation into the meaning of beauty and places it at the very heart of philosophy.
Studies in Continental Thought
978-0-253-35138-8, cloth $55.00
978-0-253-21977-0, paper $21.95
The Ninth Annual Independent meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at Loyola College in Maryland and take place at the Graduate Center Timonium Campus from April 23-26, 2009.
Papers on any topic in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy are invited. Papers should be no more than 3000 words, 30 minutes reading time. Panel proposals will be considered, though they should be as complete as possible. Please prepare papers for blind review, with personal information on a cover sheet. Abstracts will not be considered.
November 30, 2008
Inquiries and submissions (four paper copies plus one electronic copy, prepared for blind review) should be directed to:
Department of Philosophy
Loyola College in Maryland
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
For electronic submissions or inquiries use only this email address:
The 2009 Call for Papers is available for download in pdf format, we encourage you to print and post it in locations where interested people might view it.
Due to increasing costs of administering the society, the Executive Committee has agreed to raise the regular membership fee from $50 to $60 and the graduate student membership fee from $25 to $30. This slight increase is designed to offset some of the costs we have incurred since the Philosophy Documentation Center has started providing very valuable and important services of administering our membership and annual conference registrations.
Although unfortunate, we think increasing the membership fee this small amount is in the best interest of the long term health and strength of the society.
One of our members, Debra Nails, who will be co-hosting our annual meeting at Michigan State in the spring of 2010, is also involved with the International Plato Society. Some of our members might be interested in this society whose description is as follows:
Founded in 1989, the International Plato Society promotes Platonic studies throughout the world and communication among scholars of diverse disciplines working on Plato. The society holds symposia every three years and publishes the proceedings of the symposia; it also supports the electronic journal Plato and promotes the publication of books and series on Plato. Members of the society receive the comprehensive Platonic Bibliography annually.