A workshop to investigate the relationships between metaphysics and epistemology as they were interwoven within Plato’s Academy. It seeks to understand the co-implication of the theories of being and knowledge not only as they are expressed in Plato’s later dialogues (especially Sophist, Philebus, Statesmanand Laws) but also in the writings and testimonies of Plato’s younger contemporaries in the Academy (Eudoxus, Aristotle, Speusippus, Xenocrates, Philip of Opus, and Heraclides of Pontus).
Please, note that the workshop is meant to coincide with the visits of Lloyd Gerson (Toronto) and David Sedley (Cambridge) to the newly-launched Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy on, respectively, the 20th and 22nd of February.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: St Chad College, Durham University (Durham, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Carlo Cacciatori (Durham University); Giulia De Cesaris (Durham University); Emilio Zucchetti (Newcastle University).
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09.00-09.30 Reception and coffee
09.30-09.40 Opening Remarks
09.40-10.40 Thomas Bénatouïl (Lille): Speusippus between metaphysics and epistemology
10.40-11.40 Filippo Forcignanò (Milan): Mixing Anaxagoras and Plato in the Old Academy:
Eudoxus' immanentism and the Theory of Forms
11.40-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-13.00 Laura Castelli (Munich): The incompatibility between Forms and Principles in
Aristotle’s περὶ ἰδεῶν
14.30-15.30 Roberto Granieri (Toronto): The Divisio Aristotelea 67M/32DL and the Debate on
the Two Categories in the Early Academy
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-17.00 David Sedley (Cambridge): Xenocrates and the invention of Platonism
10.00-11.00 Georgia Tsouni (Bern): TBA
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-12.15 Victor Gysenbergh (Berlin): Eudoxus of Cnidus and Plato’s Academy
12.15-12.25 Closing Remarks
Chairs of Sessions
George Boys-Stones (Durham); Tiziano Dorandi (Paris); Lloyd Gerson (Toronto); Nathan Gilbert (Durham); Phillip Horky (Durham); Federico Petrucci (Durham); Christopher Rowe (TBC, Durham).