Xenophon and the Emotions (Research Group Conference)

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Sun, 15/05/2022 to Thu, 19/05/2022

 

 

"Triangulating Towards Socrates: The Socratic Circle and Its Aftermath" Research Group Conference

 

ORGANIZERS:

Gabriel Danzig, Bar-Ilan University
Tazuko van Berkel, Leiden University
David Konstan, New York University
Ricardo Gancz, Bar-Ilan University

 

Of the many students of Socrates who produced literary works, only those of Plato and Xenophon have come down to us as more than a collection of fragments. Building on recent work in the theory of emotions, this project brings together scholars from a broad spectrum of approaches to investigate the portrait of emotions in the work of Xenophon. To what extent are emotions universal or culturally specific? How far can they be influenced by the application of reason and persuasion? What principles can determine what emotions are preferable and how to inculcate them? By addressing questions like these, the papers presented in this conference will help illuminate the role of the Socratic circle in producing a conception of emotions that, though the later systemization of Aristotle, would influence western thought for many generations.

 

SPEAKERS:

Chloe Balla, University of Crete
Emily Baragwanath, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tazuko van Berkel, Leiden University
Fiorenza Bevilacqua, Magazzino di Filosofia
Richard Fernando Buxton, Colorado College
Gabriel Danzig, Bar-Ilan University
Bodil Due, Aarhus University
Sarah Ferrario, Catholic University of America
Ricardo Gancz, Bar-Ilan University
Edward C. Halper, University of Georgia
Lisa Hau, University of Glasgow
Luuk Huitink, University of Amsterdam
Rodrigo Illarraga, National Scientific and Technical Research Council/Bar-Ilan University
David Konstan, New York University
Milena Lozano Nembrot, University of Buenos Aires - CONICET/Bar-Ilan University
Ellen Millender, Reed College
Francesca Pentassuglio, University of Cologne
Florencia C. Possi, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Frances Pownall, University of Alberta

 

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