Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Base recommendation for Mosel and Rhine
  2. 2 Venice/Mestre
  3. 3 Requesting feedback on proposed itinerary—London, Cornwall, and Wales, June 2018
  4. 4 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  5. 5 Finalized my Summer 2018 Italy Honeymoon Itinerary!
  6. 6 Our future trip to Greece
  7. 7 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  8. 8 Russia in two weeks in December
  9. 9 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  10. 10 Christmas Day in Granada
  11. 11 car insurance italy
  12. 12 First, jet lagged day, in Barcelona
  13. 13 Liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago
  14. 14 Itinerary advice Greece Nov 18-26
  15. 15 Trip Report Ger’s Italian Trip Report: Padua, Ferrara, Siena, Perugia and Florence
  16. 16 Spanish Medical Providers
  17. 17 Transylvania - June 2018
  18. 18 Italy Car Scam
  19. 19 No Trains in January Paris to Venice?
  20. 20 Ok then, what trip was difficult to organize?
  21. 21 Trip Report Krakow
  22. 22 How can I stay in Italy for more than 90 days?
  23. 23 Quizz !
  24. 24 Pay attention to your watches !
  25. 25 13 Nights Greece, first time, April 2018. HELP
View next 25 » Back to the top

July 2-5, 2012 Int'l Philosphy Conference at Assos, Turkey (near Troy)

Jump to last reply

I have been posting about this annual meeting for the last two years, to draw attention to this beautiful region of Turkey with Troy and Pergamon within easy reach and where Aristotle still presides in spirit if not in body.

I also posted a trip report of our trip to the 2010 conference, as follows :

http://www.fodors.com/community/fodorite-lounge/a-trip-in-place-time-and-mind-annals-of-philosophy-and-travel.cfm?33

All you have to do is send an e-mail to attend the conference. And even if you do not apply but just appear there, no one will stop you. (just as long as you can remember to give me the secret password :) )

The sea is clean as can be, or as wet as can be as Lewis Carol once said. Lesvos looks mystical in the distance and the concert in the ancient theatre is eerie, especially if you have already had over one bottle of the cheap philosophical wine while waiting for the violonist to appear.

here is the program, copied from the site, www.philosophyinassos.org :

Passions and Emotions in Ancient and Modern Philosophy

July 2, Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine & Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)



July 3, Tuesday

13:30 Walter Cavini (University of Bologna): “I Wonder at the Existence of the World: Wondering as a Philosophical Emotion”

15:00 Fulvia De Luise (University of Trento): “Eros the Builder: Intensive Passions and Personal Identity in Plato”

16:30 Stephen Leighton (Queen’s University): “Aristotle on Fear’s Expression”

18:00 Pascal Engel (University of Geneva): “Epistemic Anxiety and Other Epistemic Emotions”

20:00 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)



July 4, Wednesday

13:30 Amy Schmitter (University of Alberta): “Classification and Forms of Explanation in Early Modern Approaches to the Passions”

15:00 Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge): “An a priori Vindication of Hume on Motivation”

16:30 Kevin Mulligan (University of Geneva): “Affective Identification”

18:00 Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen (Lund University): “Favouring and Motivating Reasons”

21:30 Dinner at Kadırga Beach (Yıldızsaray Hotel Restaurant)

23:00 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch)



July 5, Thursday

16:30 Visit to the Temple of Smintheion and the city of Troy

21:30 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)


Hope to see you at Assos, then to share the passion and the emotion. If you do not show up, I will have to write another trip report, I guess, this time in verse (verse libre that is) as in Archie and Mehitabel or the psychoanalysis of the lady in the book "White Hotel"

Have just posted some restaurant and hotel reviews of our Southeastern Turkey trip of March on Trip Advisor, in case some of you, gentle readers, are adventurous enough to face the perils of the proximity to the Syrian border.

24 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement