Plato’s Timaeus: The Conference

September 13–16, 2007, University of Illinois-Urbana. The Departments of the Philosophy and Classics, UIUC, are mounting an international, interdisciplinary conference, “Life, the Universe, Everything — and More: Plato’s Timaeus Today.” Keynote speakers are Alexander Nehamas (Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Princeton), Sir Anthony Leggett (2003 Nobel Laureate for Physics), and Anthony Vidler (Dean of Architecture, the Cooper Union). Prompted by the explosion of critical interest in the dialogue since the turn of the millennium, the conference will address all of its aspects — its theology, metaphysics, cosmology, science, psychology, ethics, literary aspects, and reception in the history of ideas. For the full speakers’ list, program, and registration information, conference organizers, Richard D. Mohr (UIUC) and Barbara M. Sattler (Yale), invite you to visit our website A block of guestrooms is being held through August 13th at the conference’s main site, the Illini Union (Hotel). For details, see the Housing tab at our website.