Ateliers de la Société d’Etudes Platoniciennes

The Société d'Etudes Platoniciennes will hold the SEP WORKSHOP 2015 on June, 25th and 26th at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. This event, open to the public, is dedicated to the presentation of ongoing research, unpublished, on Plato and the platonic tradition, before the members of the Société d'Etudes Platoniciennes. In depth discussion upon presented papers is willfully open. The Workshop is open to confirmed scholars as well as PHD students, for contributions in French, Italian, Spanish, German and English.

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Pythia: Bibliographie platonicienne / Plato bibliography

La bibliographie platonicienne, depuis 1950 Pythia est un outil permettant de recenser et de faciliter l'accès à l'ensemble des publications scientifiques parues sur Platon (articles, monographies, traductions). Il prend la suite de la bibliographie platonicienne publiée d'abord par Harold F. Cherniss puis par Luc Brisson et son équipe dans Lustrum (1958-1990) et ensuite aux éditions J. Vrin (1990-2000), avec l'ajout régulier des publications depuis 2000. Ces données sont accessibles au moyen d'une interface de recherche dédiée qui permet de trouver des items, de les classer et de sauvegarder les résultats des recherches. Les entrées offrent pour la plupart des résumés analytiques, dont une partie provient de l’Année philologique (APh).   Pour accéder à ce site, vous pouvez vous abonner en suivant ce lien. Un accès gratuit de 30 jours est proposé sur le site : Benoît Castelnérac  est le directeur scientifique de Pythia.   Plato Bibliography, since 1950 Its aim is to [...]

2015-03-20T11:46:42+00:00 Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Midterm Meeting : Platonic Moral Realism

International Plato Society - Midterm Meeting Platonic Moral Realism   Please visit :   March 13 - 15, 2015 Emory Univeristy - Atlanta, Ga 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.  Conference sessions will explore 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, as found in Plato’s dialogues or in the Platonic tradition. Plenary Speakers: Luc Brisson, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique Sarah Broadie, University of St. Andrews Melissa Lane, Princeton University John Rist, University of Toronto Sponsored By Agnes Scott College, Emory University, University Of Georgia With support from Agnes Scott College, James T. and Ella Rather [...]

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Plato Journal

  A new volume (13) of Plato Journal is now available on line at Plato Journal is now available free access on line and printed on demand by Coimbra University Press, one of the oldest european publishers. From the Editorial The current volume of the Plato Journal constitutes an important turning point in the history of the journal and as such is characterized by both the old and the new. What is ‘old’ is that here, as in the last volume, we have a collection of very strong papers displaying a wide diversity of approaches and topics. The goal of the journal continues to be what it always has been: to disseminate important new research on Plato and the Platonic tradition, just as the goal of the International Plato Society is to promote and provide an international venue for such research. But the journal has now a new [...]

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An Obituary for Samuel Scolnicov

τῶν κρειττόνων τινὸς ἔκλειψις γέγονεν, (Plutarch, Moralia 419f)   Samuel (Shmuel) Scolnicov, Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus) and a former President of the International Plato Society, died on August 13, 2014 at his home in Israel, owing to complications related to diabetes.  Samuel was born on March 11, 1941 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, immigrating to Israel in 1958.  After a year spent studying chemistry, Samuel earned a B.A. in philosophy and Hebrew language and literature from Hebrew University in 1964 and an M.A. in philosophy in 1967, with a thesis on the epistemological significance of Plato’s theory of ideal numbers, written under the direction of Shlomo Pines.  In 1967, Samuel was also awarded a B.A. in high school teaching.  In 1974, he received a PhD from Cambridge University under the direction of Bernard Williams, with a dissertation on Plato’s method of hypothesis in the middle dialogues. In 1974, Samuel was appointed [...]

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