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Ataraxia in Assos 6-9 July

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PHILOSOPHY IN ASSOS

July 6-9, 2015

The Concept of Ataraxia in Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism

July 6 Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine and Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 7 Tuesday

13:30 Monte R. Johnson (University of California San Diego): “Ataraxia and Euthumia: Democritus’ Influence on Hellenistic Philosophy”

15:00 Gisela Striker (Harvard University): “Ataraxia and the Stoics”

16:30 Carlos Levy (University of Paris-Sorbonne): “The Stoic Ataraxia and Its Middle Platonic Sequels”

18:00 John Sellars (King’s College London): “Ataraxia in the Post-Hellenistic Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius”

20:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

July 8 Wednesday

13:30 David Wolfsdorf (Temple University): “Epicurus on the Telos of the Mind”

15:00 Richard Bett (Johns Hopkins University): “What’s So Special About Ataraxia?”

16:30 Svavar H. Svavarsson (University of Iceland): “The End of Scepticism According to Sextus Empiricus”

18:00 Örsan K. Öymen (Isik University): “Doubt and Anxiety”

19:30 Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

22:30 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch)

 

July 9 Thursday

14:00 Visit to the Ancient City of Troy

21:00 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

 

Brief information about the speakers:

Gisela Striker: Harvard University Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Hellenistic Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Epicureanism, Scepticism. She is the author of the book “Essays On Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics” and also of numerous articles and book chapters.

 

Carlos Levy: University of Paris-Sorbonne Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy, the relationship between philosophy, literature and religion, Cicero, Seneca, Philo of Alexandria, Sextus Empiricus. He is the author of the books “Cicero Academicus”, “Les Philosophies Hellénistiques”, “Le Presocratiques Latins. Heraclite” (with Lucia Saudelli), “Les Scepticismes” , “Devenir Dieux” and also of numerous articles and book chapters.

 

Richard Bett: Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy (Chairman). Areas of research and interest: Epistemology, Ethics, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Plato, Stoicism, Epicureanism, Scepticism, Friedrich Nietzsche. He is the author of the book “Pyrrho: His Antecedents and His Legacy” and of numerous book chapters and articles and also editor of “The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism”.

 

John Sellars: King’s College London Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Hellenistic Philosophy, Roman Philosophy, Renaissance Philosophy, Aristotle, Stoicism, Philosophy of Life. He is the author of the books “Stoicism” and “The Art of Living: The Stoics on the Nature and Function of Philosophy” and of numerous articles and book chapters.

 

David Wolfsdorf: Temple University Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Psychology, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Roman Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus. He is the author of  the books “Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy” and “Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy” and of numerous articles and book chapters.

 

Svavar H. Svavarsson: University of Iceland Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus, Scepticism. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters.

 

Monte R. Johnson: University of California San Diego Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Democritus, Aristotle. He is the author of the book “Aristotle on Teleology” and of various articles.

 

Örsan K. Öymen: Isik University (Feyziye Mektepleri Foundation) Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (Chairman). Founder and Director of the project “Philosophy in Assos” and Founder and President of the Association of Philosophy, Art and Science. Areas of research and interest: Epistemology, Ethics, Sextus Empiricus, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche. He is the author and editor of the book “Hume” and of  numerous articles.

For further information and registration:

www.philosophyinassos.org

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Written by Sandrine Berges

May 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

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