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The VIII Symposium Platonicum

The VIII Symposium Platonicum, on the topic of Plato’s Philebus, was held in Dublin from July 23 – 28, 2007, under the auspices of the Dublin Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition, based in Trinity College, Dublin, but participated in also by colleagues from the Departments of Philosophy and Classics of University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland – Maynooth, and All Hallows College, Dublin. We are most grateful for the input of colleagues from all of these institutions, as well as for institutional support from the first two, specifically from the Trinity Association and Trust, the Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies Programme, and Department of Philosophy in TCD, and the Office of the Dean of Research and the Department of Philosophy in UCD. The Organising Committee comprised : John Cleary (NUI-M) ; John Dillon (TCD) ; Brendan O’Byrne (TCD) ; Patrick Quinn (All Hallows) ; Fran O’Rourke (UCD) ; Vasilis Politis (TCD). [...]

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The VII Symposium Platonicum

The VII Symposium Platonicum, on the Gorgias and the Meno, was held, as scheduled, in Würzburg, from 26 to 31 of July 2004, under the auspices of Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz and Universität Würzburg. More than two hundred scholars participated from all continents and many listeners from the various Universities of Germany. The opening C. J. de Vogel lecture was given by Terry Penner, in the Fürstensaal of the Residence. The second lecture, on the next day, was given by Harold Tarrant, in memory of Matthias Baltes and in the presence of Mrs. Baltes as guest of the Symposium. Selection of the papers to be read at the Symposium posed a problem to the Executive Committee, faced with a wealth of good proposals. The papers presented gave rise to lively discussions within and without the lecture halls. The society was honoured by the [...]

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The VI Symposium Platonicum

The Sixth Symposium Platonicum was held in Jerusalem, last August, on the Laws. First of all, I woud like to thank on behalf of all the members of the TPS the outgoing President, Prof. Samuel Scolnicov, for all he did to keep the society running smoothly during the Triennium, for the warm hospitaliy, we enjoyed in Jerusalem and for the Symposium itself, so well organised and so stimulating. As our host, Prof. Scolnicov set standards which will not be easy to meet again. Prof. Scolnicov is now in charge of editing the volume of selected papers arising from the Symposum to be published as usual by Academie Verlag. The Executive Committee Elections for the Executive Committee : Professor Maurizio Migliori (Macerata), Professor Francisco Bravo (Caracas) and Professor Noburu Notomi (Tokyo) were elected to the Executive Committee, replacing, respectively, Professor Matthias Baltes (Miinster), Professor Nicole Ooms (Mexico) and Professor Tarrant (Newcastle, NSW) [...]

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The V Symposium Platonicum

This Symposium took place at Trinity College, University of Toronto, August 19-23, 1998. It had as its subject the Charmides, the Lysis and the Euthydemus. Selected papers from the Fifth Symposium will be published in due course as a volume of the International Plato Studies. Main decisions made at the General Assembly, held in Toronto during the Symposium : The financial statement presented by the President, T. M. Robinson, has been approved. It has been likewise confirmed the proposal to hold the Sixth Symposium in Jerusalem in 2001, and Professor Samuel Scolnicov (Univ. of Jerusalem) has been appointed President of the IPS for the triennium 1998-2001 and thereby organizer of the said Symposium. The next Symposium Platonicum will be on the Laws. Professors Christopher Gill (Exeter), Lloyd Gerson (Toronto) and Nicole Ooms (México) were elected to the Executive Committee, replacing, respectively, Professors Giuseppe Cambiano (Torino), G. R. F. Ferrari (Berkeley) and Ute [...]

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The IV Symposium Platonicum

The Fourth Symposium Platonicum, on the topic of the Timaeus and the Critias, was held in Granada, September 4-9, 1995. Its academic and structural outlines had been approved by the Executive Committee at a preparatory meeting held in Madrid. The proceedings — Interpreting the Timaeus – Critias. Proceedings of the IV Symposium Platonicum. Selected papers, edited by T. Calvo and L. Brisson — have been published in 1997 by Academia Verlag as Volume 9 of International Plato Studies. At a plenary session, participants in the Symposium made decisions as follows : they approved the financial statement presented by the President, T. Calvo Martínez they elected the following to the Executive Committee for the triennium 1995-98 : G. Cambiano (Univ. of Turin) and M. Baltes (Univ. of Münster) to represent Europe ; G. R. F. Ferrari (Univ. of Berkeley) to represent North America ; Ute Schmidt-Osmanczik (U. N. A. M., Mexico City) to represent Latin America ; [...]

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The III Symposium Platonicum

The Third Symposium Platonicum, held in Bristol on August 26-30, 1992, was the first to be organized by the IPS. Its academic and structural outlines had been approved by the Executive Committee (to whose number had been added A. P. Bos, as representative of the C. J. de Vogel Foundation), at a preparatory meeting held in Amsterdam. The Acta were published : in a volume, edited by C. J. Rowe, entitled Reading the Statesman. Proceedings of the III Symposium Platonicum and in a special number of Polis : Newsletter of the Society for the Study of Greek Political Thought, (12) 1/2, 1993, ISSN 0412-257X. At a plenary session participants in the Symposium made decisions as follows : - they approved the financial statement presented by the President, C.J. Rowe - they elected the following to the Executive Committee for the triennium 1992-95 : G. Cambiano (Univ. of Turin) and Th. A. Szlezák (Univ. of [...]

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The II Symposium Platonicum… and the foundation of the IPS

The IPS was founded on September 3, 1989 at Bevagna, a small town 40 km. to the south east of Perugia, Italy, on the occasion of the Second Symposium Platonicum. The idea of setting up the Association was launched by L. Rossetti (Univ. of Perugia), organizer of the Second Symposium Platonicum, in documents preparatory to the Symposium, and a session for this purpose, to be chaired by G. Cambiano (Univ. of Turin) was included in the official programme of the Symposium. The Bevagna meeting was attended by 95 scholars, of whom 5 were from Eastern Europe (Czechoslovakia, Poland, USSR), 3 from Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Finland), 7 from the Far East (South Korea, Japan, The People’s Republic of China), 1 from Australia, and 8 from Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico). At a plenary session participants in the Symposium made decisions as follows : they adopted a set of working procedures for [...]

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