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Call for abstracts : Platonic Moral Realism

MIDTERM MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLATO SOCIETY EMORY UNIVERSITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA MARCH 13-15, 2015 PLATONIC MORAL REALISM The committee invites papers on Plato’s and the Platonic tradition’s positions on the philosophical thesis that values—such as goodness or justice—are objective. The metaphysical thesis that such “Forms” as the Good or the Just enjoy an existence independent of human opinions or social arrangements is generally taken to entail the objectivity of certain human values. Possible paper topics include the metaphysical grounding for these values or for the virtues, method(s) of discovering and explicating the nature of moral values and virtues, and the means of coming to possess or partake in them. Further, was Plato able to answer the Sophists’ arguments for moral relativism? Does he have conceptual resources to answer the arguments of contemporary relativists? We construe the subject broadly and will consider papers on any Platonic dialogue or any work [...]

Platonica Minora, Dubia et Spuria. The Unknown Plato : Shorter, Dubious and Spurious Works in the Platonic Corpus

Posted by G. Cornelli Platonica Minora, Dubia et Spuria The Unknown Plato: Shorter, Dubious and Spurious Works in the Platonic Corpus Series Editor: Richard McKirahan Editorial Board: John Dillon, David Sedley, Voula Tsouna Publisher: Parmenides Publishing This series is devoted to writings associated with Plato (including those dubbed dubious or spurious) that have received comparatively little attention. Volumes in the series may be commentaries, monographs, collections of articles or proceedings of conferences devoted to one or more of these works. Designed for scholars and advanced students, the series will make these works better known in their own right through studies characterized by rigorous and up-to-date scholarship presented in an accessible manner. Proposals and inquiries should be submitted to the series editor at rmckirahan<at>pomona.edu.

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Call for papers – Plato and Xenophon: Comparative Studies

Plato and Xenophon: Comparative Studies Despite the prime importance of Plato, and the historical value and intrinsic interest of Xenophon, relations between these two students of Socrates remain a relatively unexplored area in contemporary research. We seek to fill this gap by building on valuable work that has been done recently in clarifying Xenophon’s philosophical positions and bringing his writings into closer relation with Plato’s. L. A. Dorion’s recently completed commentary on the Memorabilia and his just published volume of collected essays on Xenophon’ Socrates are among the prime examples of the recent flowering of studies on Xenophon and Xenophon’s Socrates. Their appearance provides us with an excellent opportunity to take stock of where the comparative study of Plato and Xenophon stands, and where we should take it from here. Our conference calls for papers that further this project by elucidating concepts found in Xenophon’s writings and bringing them into relationship [...]

25-27 April 2014, Regional IPS meeting: “Plato and Rhetoric,” Tokyo, Japan

International Symposium “Plato and Rhetoric” organized by the JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Project Organizing Committee: Noburu Notomi (Keio University), Yuji Kurihara (Tokyo Gakugei University), Satoshi Ogihara (Tohoku University) From the evening of 25 to 27 April 2014 Venue: Raiosha Building, Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, Yokohama <http://www.keio.ac.jp/en/maps/hiyoshi.html> Rooms: Symposium Space (1st fl.): Opening, Plenary, Parallel A Large Meeting Room (2nd fl.): Parallel B Regional Meeting of the International Plato Society The JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Project Plato is usually thought to be hostile to rhetoric in contrast to philosophy. However, we can observe that his dialogues are deeply embedded in the rhetorical tradition: in particular, the Apology of Socrates (forensic) and Menexenus (epitaphic). Speakers of the dialogues make much use of rhetorical skills to persuade others. Even the Gorgias and Phaedrus, the two main examinations of rhetoric, seem to propose the genuine art of rhetoric (which may be dialectic). In this conference, we would like to re-examine the notion and [...]

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