Conference on Erōs and Philia in Plato and Aristotle

Erōs and Philia in Plato and Aristotle

Date: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 May 2021
Venue: To be held virtually, over Zoom.
Registration: To register, please email erosandphiliaconference@gmail.com by Friday 7 May.
Schedule: All times are in Irish Summer Time (IST=BST=GMT+1)

Saturday 8 May

 9:15–9:30

Welcome and Opening

 

9:30–10:40

Béatrice Lienemann (FAU Erlangen)

“Plato’s Lysis: On trying to explain friendship”

 

10:50–12:00

Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge)

“Plato’s Gorgias: The Role of Eros, Friendship and Community in the practice of Socratic dialogue”

 

12:00–13:00

Lunch Break

 

13:00–14:10

Raphael Woolf (King’s College London)

“Is the Charmides a dialogue of definition?”

 

14:20–15:30

Catherine Rowett (East Anglia)

“Aristophanes and Diotima: a comparison”

 

15:30–16:00

Coffee Break

 

16:00–17:10

Ellisif Wasmuth (Essex)

Philia and non-human animals”

 

17:20–18:30

Margaret Hampson (TCD)

“The Tyrant and the Failure of Philia

Sunday 9 May

10:00–11:10

Laura Candiotto (FU Berlin)

“The role of ἔρως in recollecting the Forms. Phaedrus 249b-253c”

 

11:20–12:30

Daniel Vázquez (UAB Barcelona)

“Of love and other daimones

 

12:30–13:10

Lunch Break

 

13:10–14:20

Niels Christensen (University College London)

“The Greatest External Good(s): The Value of Friends and Honour in Aristotle’s Ethics”

 

14:30–15:40

George Karamanolis (Vienna)

“Platonic friendship revisited: Cicero on friendship”

 

15:50–17:00

Suzanne Stern-Gillet (Manchester)

“Kant’s Reception of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Friendship”

 

17:15–18:15

Roundtable Discussion