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

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

May 16th, 2015, 12:40 PM
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It is difficult to believe that three years have passed since I posted about the conference.

This year the dates are July 6-9.

The subject, "Ataraxia" can be the bane of many in our time and age, if confused with "Apathy."

As an interesting exercise, Try to see if your kids will be able to tell the difference based on their classmates' behaviour at school..........

I hope that the speakers will apply the concept to our times and lives rather than decipher it as writings on and in sarcophagi.

Here's the program:

July 6-9, 2015

The Concept of Ataraxia in Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism

July 6 Monday
19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine and Sunset
21:30 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)

July 7 Tuesday
13:30 Monte R. Johnson (University of California San Diego): “Ataraxia and Euthumia: Democritus’ Influence on Hellenistic Philosophy”
15:00 Gisela Striker (Harvard University): “Ataraxia and the Stoics”
16:30 Carlos Levy (University of Paris-Sorbonne): “The Stoic Ataraxia and Its Middle Platonic Sequels”
18:00 John Sellars (King’s College London): “Ataraxia in the Post-Hellenistic Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius”
20:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

July 8 Wednesday
13:30 David Wolfsdorf (Temple University): “Epicurus on the Telos of the Mind”
15:00 Richard Bett (John Hopkins University): “What’s So Special About Ataraxia?”
16:30 Svavar H. Svavarsson (University of Iceland): “The End of Scepticism According to Sextus Empiricus”
18:00 Örsan K. Öymen (Işık University): “Doubt and Anxiety” 19:30 Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)
22:30 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch)

July 9 Thursday
14:00 Visit to the Ancient City of Troy
21:00 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)
PS: All talks and discussions are in English; no Turkish translation. All meetings take place at the Assos Terrace Hotel (Telephone: 90-286-7640285). Each session is 1 hour and there will be a 30 minute break in between each session.

We may or may not make it this year. But if there are interested Fodorites, we can try to combine the conference with a GTG.
otherchelebi is offline  
May 16th, 2015, 07:12 PM
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Originally Ataraxia was when Greek women refused to eat.
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May 16th, 2015, 07:55 PM
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That made them fragilistic and bi-luminous, according to Marcus Aurelius.
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May 16th, 2015, 10:02 PM
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It sounds like many in this group are Zeno-phobic.
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May 27th, 2016, 01:15 AM
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I see this is celebrating Aristotle this year:

Since I'll be in the country, I'm quite tempted.
(Plan? What plan?).
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