READING PLATO’S DIALOGUES PHILOSOPHICALLY
Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy
April 13th - 15th, 2010, University College, Durham
The 2010 meeting of the Northern Association was a specially-extended two-day conference to celebrate the work of Christopher Rowe after his retirement, in 2009, from the Chair of Greek at Durham University. The conference was held at University College, Durham, based in the Norman Castle which forms part of the Durham World Heritage Site. The papers were by an international cast representing Christopher’s friends, collaborators and former students, and focused on a subject dear to his heart : how to read Plato’s dialogues.
The meeting was co-organised by Christopher Gill (Exeter), Dimitri El Murr (Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne), and George Boys-Stones (Durham).
The organisers gratefully acknowledge financial support from : The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, The Aristotelian Society, The Classical Association, Durham University Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Sarah Broadie (St Andrews)
Man and Cosmos in the Timaeus
Monique Dixsaut (Paris I, Sorbonne)
Macrology and Digression in the Dialogues (Theaetetus, Sophist, Statesman)
Michael Erler (Würzburg)
The Beginning of Plato’s Timaeus and the Tradition of Self-Correction
Maria-Angelica Fierro (Buenos Aires)
The Concept of Body in Plato’s Phaedrus
Terry Penner (Madison, Wisconsin)
The Wax Tablet and Protagoreanism
Malcolm Schofield (St John’s College, Cambridge)
Friendship and Justice in the Laws
David Sedley (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
Socratic Intellectualism in Republic 5-7
Ugo Zilioli (Trinity College Dublin)
Rowe and Sedley on Plato : How Alternative are their Alternative Interpretations of the Theaetetus ?