2010. március 1.

Dominic O’Meara - seminar lecture

The Ancient Philosophy Program of the Philosophy Doctoral School at Eötvös University announces a seminar held by

Professor Dominic O’Meara (Fribourg, Switzerland):

Cosmology and politics in Plato’s later dialogues

The sessions take place on 3–5 March 2010, from 10:00 to 13:00.
Location: Eötvös University, Faculty of Humanities, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/I, 1st floor, room 122.

Passages to be discussed:
Timaeus 20bc,21a, 28a-30, 90d;
Philebus 64c-e, 66ab;
Laws 628c, 739b-e, 741ab, 745e-746d, 757ad, 962ab.

Prospective participants are asked to contact László Bene (benel@elte.hu).


Professor O’Meara is also giving a public lecture at the Hungarian Classical Association:

Plato's invention of open philosophizing

Abstract: In this paper I would like to discuss the way in which Plato's work is written in such a way as to always call for new interpretations, having its future built into its past, opening the way to further explorations. Aspects of Plato's literary technique (in particular his use of the past in relation to the present), his philosophical methods and doctrines will be considered to the extent that they make possible, in Plato's texts, this openness to modernity, this orientation to the future.

Time: 5 March 2010, Friday, 17:00.
Location: Eötvös University, Faculty of Humanities, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/F, top floor, room 234.

Professor Dominic O'Meara has worked on Ancient and Early Medieval philosophy. His books include Pythagoras Revived: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), The Structure of Being and the Search for the Good. Essays on Ancient and early Medieval Platonism (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999), and Platonopolis. Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003). He edited the philosophical works of Michael Psellos (Leipzig: Teubner, 1989), and he translated into French or English and commented on various texts of Plotinus and Syrianus.

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