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The Conference

Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2018

Northwestern University (Kresge Hall, Room 1-515) on Friday
University of Chicago (Franke Institute for the Humanities) on Saturday


Friday (Northwestern) 

  • 10:00-11:30 Henry Mendell (California State University)
    Plato and the Mathematical Sciences
  • 11:45-1:15 Suzanne Obdrzalek (Claremont-McKenna College)
    Why Eros?
  • 3:00-4:30 Verity Harte (Yale University)
    Craft (technē) and the good life in Plato’s Philebus
  • 4:45-6:15 Emily Fletcher (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    Cosmology and Human Nature in the Timaeus

Saturday (University of Chicago)

  • 10:00-11:30 Agnes Callard (University of Chicago)
    Being Good At Being Bad: The Hippias Minor on Rule-Following
  • 11:45-1:15 Eric Brown (Washington University at St. Louis)
    The Portrayal of Socrates and the Invention of Philosophy
  • 3:00-4:30 David Ebrey (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
    The Unfolding Account of the Forms in the Phaedo
  • 4:45-6:15 Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell University) and Rachel Singpurwalla (University of Maryland)
    The Best Constitution in Plato’s Later Political Thought

There will be a lunch between morning and afternoon sessions and a dinner at the end of each day.

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