The Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy (PCAP) is pleased to announce its inaugural conference, to be held at Duquesne University, February 16-17, 2013.
9:00-9:30 – Coffee & Breakfast
9:30-11:00 – Session 1:
Bradley van Uden (Duquesne U.) “Plato’s Dialectical Astronomy”
Respondent: Charles Salem, Duquesne U.
Laura McMahon (Villanova U.) “Knowing the Difference: Eros and Writing in Plato’s Phaedrus”
Respondent: Tom Ball, Duquesne U.
11:10-12:40 – Session 2:
Veronique Foti (Penn. State U.) “Revisiting Greek Tragedy in Dialogue with Jacques Taminiaux”
Respondent: Bethany Somma, Duquesne U.
Brooke McLane-Higginson (U. Pitt.) “The Deductive Nature of Understanding Poetry: The Role of the Universal and the Role of Learning in Aristotle’s Poetics”
Respondent: Matthew Lovett, Duquesne U.
12:40-2:00 – Lunch
2:00-3:30 – Session 3:
Nicholas Thorne (U. Pitt.) “The Unity of the Gorgias”
Respondent: Michael Ivins, St. Vincent College/ Duquesne U.
Todd Lavin (Clarion U.P.) “The Allure of Democracy in Plato’s Republic”
Respondent: Kelsey Ward, Duquesne U.
3:40-5:20 – Session 4:
John Bova (Villanova U. & U. of New Mexico) “Metalogic of the Elenchos”
Respondent: John Fritz, Duquesne U.
Harold Parker (U. Penn.) “Plato vis-à-vis Prodicus”
Respondent: Claire Griffin, Penn. State U.
5:30-6:30 – Keynote Session:
Patrick Miller (Duquesne U.) “Finding Oneself with Friends”
7:00 – Dinner @ Tamarind (Indian)
9:30-10:00 – Coffee & Breakfast
10:00-11:30 – Session 5:
Ryan Johnson (Duquesne U.) “Another Use of the Concept of the Simulacrum: Deleuze, Lucretius, and the Practical Critique of De-Mystification”
Respondent: Martin Krahn, Duquesne U.
John Garner (Villanova U.) “The Intrinsic Goodness of Pure Pleasure in Plato’s Philebus”
Respondent: Kelly Arenson, Duquesne U.
11:30-12:30 – Lunch & Organizational Meeting
1:00-2:30 – Session 6:
Jan Maximilian Robitzsch (U. Penn.) “Heraclitus’ Political Thought”
Respondent: Hande Kesgin, Villanova U.
Christopher Moore (Penn. State U.) “Heraclitus and Self-Knowledge
Respondent: Ryan Feigenbaum, Villanova U.
2:40-3:40 – Keynote Session:
Kristen Inglis (U. Pitt.) “Citizenship in Aristotle’s Best State: Politics 3.4.”
Patrick Miller (Duquesne University)
Kristen Inglis (University of Pittsburgh)