Interpreting Plato: A Conference in Honor of Charles Kahn
A Conference in Honor of Charles Kahn
upon the occasion of his retirement from the University of Pennsylvania. October 5-6, 2012
402 Cohen Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Friday October 5
3:10 Session 1: “Goods to the Good: Plato on the Principles of Correct Poetry”
Speaker: Susan Sauvé Meyer, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Ralph Rosen, University of Pennsylvania
4:30 Keynote Address: Julia Annas,
Regents Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
"Soul and State: George Grote, Charles Kahn, and Plato's Later Thought"
Chair: Verity Harte, Yale University
Saturday October 6
9:30 am morning coffee
2: "The Hypothetical
Method and the Arguments for the Immortality of the Soul in the Phaedo"
Speaker: Vassilis Karasmanis, National Technical University of Athens
Chair: Daniel Muñoz-Hutchinson, St. Olaf’s College
Conceptions of Truth and Falsity"
Speaker: David Wolfsdorf, Temple University
Chair: Alexander Mourelatos, University of Texas, Austin
4: "Knowing and Acting in Plato's Middle Period"
Speaker: Christopher Bobonich, Stanford University
Chair: Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
4:30 afternoon coffee
5: "Is Schleiermacher
the founding father of modern Platonic studies?"
Speaker: André Laks, Université Paris–Sorbonne/ Universidad Panamericana, Mexico.
Chair: Alexander Nehamas, Princeton University
6:30 Presentation to Charles Kahn of festschrift volume, Presocratics and Plato (Parmenides Publishing, 2012).
Chair: Richard Patterson, Emory University
Presentation: Arnold Hermann, Hyele Institute.
Remarks: Charles Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Cohen Hall 402, University of Pennsylvania.
There is no fee for registration, but please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we will know how many people to expect.
The Latham Hotel in Center city Philadelphia (135 South 17th Street, http://www.lathamhotel.com/. 1-877-528-4261) is offering a special rate of $159/night, subject to availability. Please ask for the “University of Pennsylvania Rate” when making reservations.
- The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium
- The Department of Philosophy, Department of Classical Studies, Center for Ancient Studies, The School of Arts and Sciences, and the University Research Foundation, University of Pennsylvania