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Gordon, Brill and Long Discuss Zuckert’s Keynote

Jill Gordon, Sara Brill and I gathered after the keynote address given by Catherine Zuckert at this year’s Ancient Philosophy Society meeting at Michigan State to discuss the lecture entitled, “Two Paradigms of Philosophy: Socrates and Timeaus.”

Catherine Zuckert has recently published an extensive study of the dialogues entitled Plato’s Philosophers: The Coherence of the Dialogues with the University of Chicago Press.  In that text, she offers a reading of the dialogues in accordance with the chronological order of the drama they articulate.

We also talked about the Ancient Philosophy Society in general and continued our ongoing discussion of the meaning and nature of Plato’s writing.

Digital Dialogue 33: Brill, Gordon and Long on Zuckert’s Keynote at APS 2010

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Pictures from the 2010 APS at Michigan State

This year we made a much more concerted effort to document the events of the 2010 Ancient Philosophy Society in pictures.  Here you will find a set of pictures of the 2010 Ancient Philosophy Society held at Michigan State this year.  Here is a slideshow of some of our pictures:

Thank you to everyone who made the 2010 APS conference possible.

Facebook and Digital Dialogue

As we prepare to meet again in Michigan for the 10th year, I want to celebrate a milestone for the APS Facebook page: we have reached and surpassed the 300 fans mark.  If you have not already, I invite members to join our facebook page at:


Encourage your friends on Facebook to become fans, or to “like” our page.

I would also like to invite you to listen to Ryan Drake and I talk about the paper I will give on Saturday at the conference.  The paper is on the Protagoras and Ryan joined me on episode 31 of the Digital Dialogue to discuss some of the issues I will raise in that paper.  Thanks, Ryan, for a great conversation.

Listen to episode 31 entitled Shame and Justice here.

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For more information, visit my Digital Dialogue blog and the page related to my project on Socratic Politics.

I hope everyone has a safe trip to East Lansing, and don’t forget, if you tweet, use the #APS10 hash tag!

APS Digital Community Update

I thought I would give everyone a few updates on things related to our digital community at the Ancient Philosophy Society as we begin to turn our attention to the upcoming conference at Michigan State.

First, I am very pleased to see that we have, as of this writing, 292 fans on the Ancient Philosophy Society Facebook page. I encourage all readers of this blog to join us on Facebook where not only posts from this blog appear, but also comments and posts from others writing on our wall can be found.  I would love to see a more dynamic conversation both here and there on the Facebook page.

In order to facilitate that, I would like to propose that we use the following twitter hash tag for the 2010 conference: #APS10.  You can follow my tweets about the conference at: http://www.twitter.com/cplong and I invite other members who use twitter to comment below with your twitter name and to use the #APS10 hash tag when you tweet something related to this year’s conference.

Also, I hope people will take pictures of the activities around the APS conference this year and post them on the Facebook page as well.  Those of you with Flickr accounts can also use the APS10 tag for your pictures if you post them so we can begin creating a collection of photos for the Society.

Finally, if there are members of the APS who would be interested in co-authoring this blog with me, please contact me at admin@ancientphilosophysociety.org.  I would love to see if we can generate some more content for this blog from members interested in posting things related to our work together on the ancient texts.

10th Annual APS Conference

The 2010 meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society will take place at Michigan State University, April 22-25.

Advance Registration

Registration—at rates for APS members and non-members—includes the option of reserving copies of the advance proceedings ($25) and places at the annual banquet ($60).  The Local Arrangements Committee urges all potential attendees to register in advance so amounts will be accurate for food and beverages, receptions, etc.  Click here to register through the Philosophy Documentation Center.

The early registration deadline is March 25th, 2010.

Late/On-site Registration

Increased rates (+ $10 for individuals, + $5 for students) apply for late and on-site registrations.  The conference venue will be available from 12:00 noon for on-site registration on the first day of the conference, Thursday 22 April.  After 14 April, however, copies of the proceedings ($30) and reservations for the banquet ($75) cannot be guaranteed.  For information about late availability, contact the Local Arrangements Committee.

Program Information

The 2010 APS program is set and now available!

Conference Hotel & Meeting Venue

All conference sessions will take place in the Riverside Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the banks of the scenic Red Cedar River on the MSU campus.  For the conference rate of $90/night, single or double occupancy (+13% tax), mention the “Ancient Philosophy Society” when you phone Kellogg Center toll-free 1-800-875-5090. Rates guaranteed through March 22, 2010.

The Kellogg Center offers free wi-fi throughout, including guest rooms, free parking, and a free shuttle service by reservation (make arrangements when reserving your room).  The shuttle picks up/drops off at Lansing’s Capitol City Airport (LAN), the campus Amtrak station, and the East Lansing bus stop of the MichiganFlyer, which serves Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).

Because of a carrot and a stick, the Local Arrangements Committee urges you to make your reservations as early as possible.  The carrot: what we pay for use of the Riverside Room, $0-$500, is proportionate to the number of room-nights booked, and the more we save on the meeting room, the more we’ll have available for complementary food and beverages.  The stick: When the block of APS rooms is used up or the deadline passes, rooms revert to the undiscounted rate of $119-$189 per night.

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Michigan State University
55 South Harrison Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
phone:  (800) 875-5090 or (517) 432-4000

Travel to East Lansing and the Kellogg Hotel

By air: East Lansing is served by Lansing’s Capitol City Airport (LAN), to/from which the Kellogg Center operates a free shuttle for hotel guests; and by the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), from which one can take the MichiganFlyer (by reservation) to its East Lansing stop, where the free Kellogg Center shuttle picks up/drops off.  Reserve the shuttle when making your hotel reservation.

By train: The East Lansing Amtrak station is located on the southwest corner of the Michigan State University campus and is served by the free Kellogg Center shuttle.  Reserve the shuttle when making your hotel reservation.

Driving directions: The Kellogg Center, 55 South Harrison Avenue, where all the sessions of the conference will be held, is located on the northwest corner of Michigan State University.  Complete directions for reaching the conference venue from all points, including links to a number of maps and more distant airports (from which one would rent a car), are available here.  Covered parking adjacent to the hotel is free for Kellogg Center guests.

Local Taxi: Green Cab, (517) 643-1905.  On the web: www.greencabcompany.net.

2010 Call for Papers

2010 APS Poster (pdf)

2010 APS Poster (pdf)

The tenth annual meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society will be held April 22-25, 2010 at the Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

Papers in English on any topic in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy are invited: 3,000-word maximmum to be prepared for blind review. Before sending your submission by email attachment, see the full call for papers instructions.

Submission deadline: Monday 2 November, 2009.

Decisions will be reported by the end of December.  Inquireies and submissions should be directed to:


We encourage you to download the poster and print and post them around your department.

We are proud to announce that the two keynote speakers for the 2010 Conference will be:

Catherine Heldt Zuckert
Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame

“Two Platonic Paradigms of Philosophy: Socrates and Timaeus”

Thomas M. Tuozzo
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Kansas

“How Dynamic is Aristotle’s Efficient Cause?”