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SAGP/SSIPS 2009 Annual Conference ---- October 16-18, 2009 PDF Print E-mail

SAGP/SSIPS 2009 Annual Conference ---- October 16-18, 2009


113 West 60th St. at Columbus Aveenue, New York 10023

Registration, Banquet, Introductions and Plenary Panel
REGISTRATION: 4-7:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Lobby Atrium (60th St. & Columbus Ave.)
CONFERENCE BANQUET: 5:30-7:00 in the 2nd Floor Plaza Atrium

7:00-7:15 p.m. INTRODUCTIONS
Chair: Parviz Morewedge, SUNY Old Westbury, Conference Co-Chair, Director GSP and SSIPS
Thornton Lockwood, Boston University, Conference Co-Chair, SAGP program chair
Yihong Liu: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
Hyun Höchsmann, New Jersey City University: Organizer of Chinese Panels
Marie Friquegnon, William Paterson University: Organizer of Tibetan Buddhism panels
Shalahudin Kafrawi, Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Organizer of Islamic panels
John Drummond, Fordham University, Robert Southwell, S.J. Distinguished Professor and Chair of
the Fordham University Philosophy Department
PLENARY PANEL: Does Stoicism have a political theory?
Chair: Daryl Tress, Fordham University, Conference Co-Chair
Richard Sorabji, Wolfson College, Oxford and New York University, “The Stoic revolution: individualism
and freedom versus political commitment, or all of these?”
Phillip Mitsis, New York University, “Autonomy, Disdain, and the Death of Political Theory: The
case of Zeno’s Republic”
Respondent: Katja Maria Vogt, Columbia University


Breakfast, Lunch and Panels
BREAKFAST 8:00-9:00 AM
Sat 9 Room 1: Plato’s Protagoras
Chair: William Evans, St. Peter’s College
“Drama and Dialectic in Plato’s Protagoras”
J. Clerk Shaw, University of Tennessee
“Connecting Plato to Attic Comedy: Humor in Protagoras and Apology”
Sophia Stone, Purdue University
“Discursive Economies in the Protagoras”
Ryan Drake, Fairfield University

Sat 9 Room 2: Platonic political problems
Chair: Antonis Coumoundouros, Adrian College
“Having One’s Own and Distributive Justice in Plato’s Republic”
Anna Greco, University of Toronto at Mississauga
“Is Plato’s Republic a Utopia?”
Nathan Powers, The University at Albany (SUNY)
“The Question of Feminism in Plato’s Late Philosophy”
Athanasios Samaras, George Washington University

Sat 9 Room 3: Plato and the arts
Chair: Richard Mohr, University of Illinois (Urbana)
“Painting, Image and Metaphor in Plato’s Republic”
Brian Marrin, Boston University
“Plato and Painting”
Andrea Tschemplik, American University
“Plato’s Poetry, Plato’s Poem”
Anne Mamary, Monmouth College

Sat 9 Room 4: Aristotle’s organon
Chair: Jurgis (George) Brakas, Marist College
“What Is and What Will Be: A Semantic Reading of De Interpretatione 9”
Jeremy Byrd, Tarrant County College
“Aristotle and the Socratic Fallacy”
Marcus Dracos, SUNY at Stony Brook
“Aristotle’s Use of huparxein”
Mary Mulhern, Brookside Institute

Sat 9 Room 5: Rights in the Aristotelian tradition
Chair: Thornton Lockwood, Boston University
“The Role of Rights in Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics”
Fred D. Miller, Jr., Bowling Green State University
“Aristotle, Liberalism, and the Common Advantage”
Irfan Khawaja, Felician College
Carrie-Ann Biondi, Marymount Manhattan College
“Understanding Natural Rights in the Aristotelian Tradition”
Michael Baur, Fordham University

Sat 9 Room 6: Plato and Aristotle interpret the Pre-Socratics
Chair: Margarita Fenn, Boston College
“Anaxagoras and Theistic Teleology”
John E. Sisko, The College of New Jersey
“Has Aristotle Got the Origins of Philosophy Wrong?”
Robert Hahn, Southern Illinois University
“Parmenides, the Basic Argument, and Aristotle’s Physics book I”
Rich Cameron, DePauw University

Sat 9 Room 7: Interpreters of Homer
Chair: António Pedro Mesquita, University of Lisbon
“Plato’s Ion as Dramatic Preparation for the Treatment of Poetic Mimesis in the Republic and
Mark Moes, Grand Valley State University
“Plotinus and Homer: A Philosophical Study of the Homeric influence on Plotinus’ Enneads”
David G. Santos, University of Beira Interior (Portugal)
“The Cave of Homer and the Cosmos of Porphyry: Creating a Picture, Reading a Picture, Creating a
Marcin Podbielski, CNRS, UPR 76 “Centre Jean-Pépin”

Sat 9 Room 8: Abelard and Heloise
Chair and organizer: Debra Nails, Michigan State University
“Abelard’s Realism”
Andrew Arlig, Brooklyn College CUNY
“Heloise and Feminism, Again”
Kathleen Blumreich, Grand Valley State University
“Seneca and Heloise”
William Levitan, Grand Valley State University

Sat 9 Room 9: Chinese philosophy
Organizer: Hyun Höchsmann, New Jersey City University
Chair: Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University
“Does the Zhuangzi Provide an Ethics?”
Michael Adams, New School
“The Cosmos as Ornament: East and West”
Michael Harrington, Duquesne University
“Confucian Virtue, Aretê or not?”
Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University
“Yi Jing, the Poetic Science for the Future.”
Chung-yue Chang, Montclair State University

Sat 9 Room 10: Topics in Islamic classical philosophy
Organized by SSIPS
Chair: Achim Koedermann, SUNY Oneonta
“Necessary Being in Ibn Rushd’s Tripartite Model”
Shalahudin Kafrawi, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
“Avicenna’s theory of Mental Language”
Ahmed Alwishah, Pitzer College
“Insights of Avicenna”
Allan Back, Kutztown University

Sat 9 Room 11: Virtue and spectacles
Chair: Krisanna Scheiter, University of Pennsylvania
“Through a Glass Darkly: Medea as a Reluctant Goddess”
Christopher Vasillopulos, Eastern Connecticut State University
“The Epicurean Spectator”
Heather L. Reid, Morningside College
“Paideia: Educating for Wisdom in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy”
Martha C. Beck, Lyon College
“Friendship, Justice, and Communal Living: The Status of Friendship in Epicurean Thought”
Mark A. Holowchak, Muhlenberg College

Coffee Break: 11:00-11:15 a.m.


Sat 11:15 Room 1: Theaetetus
Chair: Kelly E. Arenson, The University of Memphis
“Plato’s challenge to enlightenment philosophy in Sophist and Theaetetus”
George Boger, Canisius College
“The Philosopher’s Philosopher: Theaetetus 172c-177c”
Chris Edelman, Emory University
“Plutarch on Erotic Wisdom and the Socratic Vocation”
Mark Shiffman, Villanova University

Sat 11:15 Room 2: Psychic harmony in Plato’s dialogues
Chair: Jyl Gentzler, Amherst College
“Self-Mastery, Harmony, and Socratic Intellectualism: Exploring Socrates” Narrative Commentary
in Plato’s Republic”
Anne-Marie Bowery, Baylor University
“The Place of Self-Mastery in Plato’s Republic”
David T. Echelbarger, Baylor University
“What is wrong with degenerate souls in the Republic?”
Era Gavrielides, King’s College London
“Philosophy, Beauty and Psychic Harmony in Plato’ Phaedrus”
Denise Schaeffer, College of the Holy Cross

Sat 11:15 Room 3: The development of Socrates
Chair: Sharon E. Sytsma, Northern Illinois University
“Plato’s Depiction of the Socratic Turn”?
Martin Black, Boston University
“The Order of Plato’s Dialogues”
Lawrence Nannery, St. Francis College
“Socrates and the Poets”
Donald Lindenmuth, The Pennsylvania State University

Sat 11:15 Room 4: Plato’s Timaeus
Chair: Susan B. Levin, Smith College
“Virtue and Knowledge in Plato’s Timaeus”
John Wolfe, University of South Florida
“Cosmic and Political Time in Plato’s Timaeus”
Lewis Trelawny-Cassity, Binghamton University
“Revisiting the Feminist Interpretation of Plato’s Chora.”
Daniel Everett, Loyola Marymount University

Sat 11:15 Room 5: Panel on Aristotle’s science and metaphysics
Organizer: Fred D. Miller, Jr., Bowling Green State University
Chair: Phillip Mitsis, New York University
“Science and Structure in Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics”
Robert Bolton, Rutgers University
“The Energeia of Being qua Being”
Christopher Shields, University of Oxford
“Aristotle on the Separability of Mind”
Fred D. Miller, Jr., Bowling Green State University

Sat 11:15 Room 6: Phusis and nomos
Chair: Michael Baur, Fordham University
“Varieties of Ancient Immoralism”
Andrew Shortridge, Cornell University
“Causation, agency, and law in Antiphon: On some subtleties in the second Tetralogy”
Joel E. Mann, St. Norbert College
“Aristotle on Natural Law”
John Thorp, University of Western Ontario

Sat 11:15 Room 7: Gandhi and the Stoics
Chair and organizer: Richard Sorabji
“Gandhi and the Stoics: is duty universalisable or unique to the individual?”
Richard Sorabji, Wolfson College, Oxford and New York University
“Cosmopolitanism in Gandhi and Seneca”
Mohamed Mehdi, Oakton Community College
Discussant: Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University

Sat 11:15 Room 8: Homer and philosophy
Chair and organizer: Marina McCoy, Boston College
“Why the Cyclops Can’t Carry a Tune”
Heidi Northwood, Nazareth College
“Woundedness and political community in the Iliad”
Marina McCoy, Boston College
“‘Like Piling Leaves or Sand’: Collective Action in the Iliad”
Sara Brill, Fairfield University

Sat 11:15 Room 9: Theory vs. practice in Tibetan Buddhism
Chair and organizer: Marie Friquegnon, William Paterson University
“Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on Conceptualizing Emptiness: Reason, Transcendent Wisdom, and
Conventional Experience”
Joel R. Smith, Skidmore College
“Compassion and the Middle Way”
Linda E. Patrik, Union College
“Language and the Ineffable: The Task of Philosophy in Tsongkhapa, Mikyo Dorje, and
Matthew Ostrow, Skidmore College

Sat 11:15 Room 10: Topics in Islamic ethics, epistemology, and actions
Organized by SSIPS
Chair: Habibeh Rahim, St. John’s University
“Dirâr b. ‘Amr: Acts and Accidents”
David Bennett, UCLA
“Islamic Notion of Rights of Civilians During War”
Achim Koeddermann, SUNY Oneonta
“Philosophical Themes in Classic Arabic and Western Medieval Literature: Persons, Love, and
Saadun Sadun Suayeh, GSP

Sat 11:15 Room 11: Plato and Herodotus and the problem of necessity
Organizer: Khalil M Habib, Salve Regina University
Chair: Christopher Dustin, The College of the Holy Cross
“The Poetic Rhythms Correlated with the Five Constitutions in Plato’s Republic”
Kirk Fitzpatrick, Southern Utah University
“Freedom and Necessity: An Analysis of Athens, Sparta, and Persia as Revealed in Herodotus’
Description of the Battles of the Persian War”
Lou Bradizza, Salve Regina University
“Socrates’ Conversation with Cephalus and the reform of religious patriarchy in the Republic”
Khalil M. Habib, Salve Regina University

Lunch: 1:15-2:00


Sat 2 Room 1: The Good of the Republic
Chair: Katja Maria Vogt, Columbia University
“Platonic Rational Egoism”
Jyl Gentzler, Amherst College
“Plato and Practical Wisdom”
Elizabeth Jelinek, Vanderbilt University
“Oracularity, discursivity, and the Good in Plato’s Republic”
Dirk t. D. Held, Connecticut College

Sat 2 Room 2: The soul in Plato’s philosophy
Chair: Nathan Powers, The University at Albany (SUNY)
“Levels of Reason: The City Soul Analogy and the Divided Line in Plato’s Republic”
Geoffrey S. Bowe, Thompson Rivers University
“A New Problem with Plato’s City/Soul Analogy”
Miriam Byrd, University of Texas at Arlington
“Unity and Partition in Plato’s Souls”
Kristina Biniek, University of Western Ontario

Sat 2 Room 3: Of failure, perplexity, and incommensurability in Plato’s Meno
Chair and organizer: Holly Moore, Colby College
“The Myth of Learning in Plato’s Meno”
Burt Hopkins, Seattle University
“To Become a Perplexed Knower: The Paradox of Learning and Unlearning in the Meno”
John M. Rose, Goucher College
“The Math of the Meno: Imaging the Incommensurability of Knowledge and Ignorance”
Holly Moore, Colby College

Sat 2 Room 4: Life and death in Aristotle
Chair: Tiberiu Popa, Butler University
“Aristotle on Death”
Antonis Coumoundouros, Adrian College
“Accounts of Living and Dying in Aristotle’s Parva Naturalia”
Keith Bemer, University of Pittsburgh
“‘Unlike-to-like’ in De Anima.”
Margarita Fenn, Boston College

Sat 2 Room 5: Aristotle’s ethics and politics
Chair: Rich Cameron, DePauw University
“What Intellectual Excellence Was Aristotle Encouraging in the Politics?”
J.J. Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania
“Forgiveness as an Aristotelian Political Virtue”
Regan Rule, Binghamton University
“Eudemian Theoria”
Anthony Preus, Binghamton University

Sat 2 Room 6: Friendship in the ancient world
Chair: Gary Alan Scott, Loyola College in Maryland
“The Contemporary Relevance of Aristotle’s Notion of Political Friendship”
Noel Hubler, Lebanon Valley College
“The Concept of Philia in the Thought of the Stoic Seneca: Bridging the Gap between
Panos Eliopoulos, Olympic Center of Philosophy and Culture
“Understanding the Friends of Augustine”
David Robertson, Independent Scholar

Sat 2 Room 7: Conceits of wisdom
Chair: Maureen Eckert, UMASS at Dartmouth
“Socrates’ Account of his Own Wisdom”
John Fredrick Humphrey, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
“Socratic Apologies and Socratic Wisdom”
Christos Evangeliou, Towson University
“The Cause of Human Conceit in Plato, Epictetus, and Proclus”
Danielle A. Layne, De Wulf-Mansion Centrum, Catholic University Leuven

Sat 2 Room 8: Plotinus
Chair: Michael Harrington, Duquesne University
“Plotinus on Magic”
Wendy Elgersma Helleman, St. Augustine University of Tanzania
“The Riddle of the Partly Undescended Soul in Plotinus”
Jean-Marc Narbonne, Universite Laval

Sat 2 Room 9: Knowledge, mind and reality in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist thought
Organizer: Marie Friquegnon, William Paterson University
Chair: Raziel Abelson, New York University
“Further reflections on Vasubandhu, Longchenpa and the Mind Only School”
Toy Tung, John Jay College
“Making Do with Nothing: An Investigation of Buddhist Ideas on Truth”
Marie Friquegnon, William Paterson University
“Disagreeing with the same view: the alleged philosophical nature of Tibetan exegetical debates”
Philippe Turenne, McGill University
“Buddhist Contributions to the Question of (Un)mediated Mystical Experience”
Yaroslav Komarovski, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Sat 2 Room 10: Ancient and medieval philosophical themes in Islamic art and literature
Organized by SSIPS
Chair: TBA
“Classical Sufi Themes in Iqbal’s Philosophy”
Habibeh Rahim, St. John’s University”
“Classical Philosophical Themes in Contemporary Persian Cinema”
Amir Djabini, GSP
“Classical Mystical Themes in Persian Poetry”
Mehdi Faridzadeh, International Society for Iranian Culture

Sat 2 Room 11: Aristotle’s Categories and De Interpretatione
Chair and Organizer: Mark Wheeler, San Diego State University
“Ontological Primacy in the Categories”
Keith McPartland, Williams College
“De Interpretatione: Contradictory pairs, exclusion, and bivalence”
Mark Wheeler, San Diego State University
“Contradictory Pairs in De Interpretatione”
Russell Jones, University of Oklahoma

Coffee Break 4:00-4:15 p.m.

Sat 4:15 Room 1: Plato and obligation

Chair: Danielle A. Layne, De Wulf-Mansion Centrum, Catholic University Leuven
“Play Fair, Crito”
Jonathan Hecht, San Diego State University
“The Crito-Phaedo Problem”
Maureen Eckert, UMASS at Dartmouth
“Unraveling an Outline of the Statesman”
Daniel R. Davenport, Tulane University

Sat 4:15 Room 2: Socrates and the gods
Chair: John Lenz, Drew University
“Gods and Goods”
Anne Ashbaugh, Towson University
“Forms of Socratic Divination in the First Tetralogy”
Clint Corcoran, High Point University
“Hearing Voices: Socrates and His Daimonion”
Anna Lännström, Stonehill College

Sat 4:15 Room 3: Politics and values in Plato
Chair and organizer: Susan B. Levin, Smith College
“The Value of Mathematics for Plato’s Philosopher”
Christine J. Thomas, Dartmouth College
“Plato on the Value of Work”
Catherine McKeen, Williams College
“A Rivalry Dissolved: Plato’s Reappraisal of Medicine’s Standing in the Laws”
Susan B. Levin, Smith College

Sat 4:15 Room 4: Aristotle’s metaphysics
Chair: Andrew Arlig, Brooklyn College CUNY
“Individual Substances and Individual Accidents in the Categories of Aristotle”
António Pedro Mesquita, University of Lisbon
“On Aristotelian Metaphysics as Search for Unity: Interpreting Metaphysics Zeta”
Daniel Chatman, Loyola Marymount University
“Potentiality, Actuality and the Logic of Sovereignty”
Jeffrey Gower, Villanova University

Sat 4:15 Room 5: Aristotle’s Meteorology
Chair: Lawrence Nannery, St. Francis College
“Aristotle on ‘Pure Stuffs’: Rethinking His Concept of Homoiomeres”
Tiberiu Popa, Butler University
“Elemental Hylomorphism in Aristotle’s Meteorology IV”
Brad Berman, University of Pennsylvania
“Aristotle on Mathematics and Natural Science: an Example from the Meteorology”
Keith Bemer, University of Pittsburgh

Sat 4:15 Room 6: Stasis and the city
Organizer: Candice Delmas, Boston University
Chair: David Roochnik, Boston University
“Stasis in the ‘substantial City’: Reflections on Aristotle’s Politics”
David Roochnik, Boston University
“Pleasure, Pain, and Law: Epicurean Naturalism”
Katja Maria Vogt, Columbia University
“Why are election campaigns cases or causes of stasis?”
Peter Simpson, Graduate Center, City University of New York
“Conflict in the Aristotelian City: Desire for Equality and Competition for Power”
Candice Delmas, Boston University
Discussant: Bernard Yack, Brandeis University

Sat 4:15 Room 7: Piety and sceptisism
Chair and organizer: Vishwa Adluri, Hunter College
“Skepticism, Politics, and Philosophy”
Joyce Mullan, New Jersey City University
“Sextus Empiricus on Skeptical Piety”
Harald Thorsrud, Agnes Scott College
“Piety and Skepticism in 20th Century Phenomenological Thought”
Joydeep Bagchee, New School University
Respondent: Vishwa Adluri, Hunter College

Sat 4:15 Room 8: Plotinus in comparative perspective
Chair and organizer: Deepa Majumdar, Purdue University North Central
“Plotinus’ Conception of the Soul in Cross-Cultural Perspective”
Gina Zavota, Kent State University
“The King of Truth: The One as Condition of Phenomenality in Plotinus”
Eric D. Perl, Loyola Marymount University
“Plotinus and Indian Thought: a Search for Universals”
Deepa Majumdar, Purdue University North Central

Sat 4:15 Room 9: Poetic inspiration in Plato and his poetic predecessors
Chair and organizer: Gerard Naddaf, York University
“Voluntary Inspiration? A Reading of the Hippias Minor”
Ramona Naddaff, University of California, Berkeley
“Some Reflections on the Early Greek Notion of Poetic Inspiration”
Gerard Naddaf, York University
“Krinai de logoi: Divine and human speech in Parmenides”
Rose Cherubin, George Mason University
“The Muses’ Faithful Servant: Poetic Inspiration in Archaic Poetry and Philosophy”
William Wians, Merrimack College

Sat 4:15 Room 10: Methods of inquiry in ancient Greek philosophy
Chair and organizer: Chad Wiener, Portland State University
“Aristotle’s Manner of Inquiry in Political Manners”
Greg McBrayer, University of Maryland
“Heraclitus on Sensible Things”
Laurence Bloom, University of Georgia
“Elenchus and the Method of Hypothesis in Plato’s Republic I-IV”
Chad Wiener, Portland State University
“Heraclitus of Ephesus and the Problem of Reference”
Ronald T. Baumiller Jr., University of New Mexico

Sat 4:15 Room 11: Theoria in Greek philosophy
Chair: Geoffrey S. Bowe, Thompson Rivers University
“On Various Senses of Theorein/ Theoria in Aristotle.”
Julie Ward, Loyola University Chicago
“Theory and practice in Aristotle’s Ethics”
James Wood, Boston University
“Stairway to Heaven as Tunnel of Love: Theoreia as erotic praxis”
Samuel Galloway, University of Chicago
“The Fate of Theoria in Stoicism”
Robin Weiss, DePaul University


SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2009; 113 West 60th St. at Columbus Ave., Fifth Floor

Breakfast and Panels
BREAKFAST 8:00-9:00 AM


Sun 9 Room 1: Plato and methodology
Chair: Holly Moore, Colby College
“Plato and the ‘Art of Antilogic’”
Hugh Hunter, University of Toronto
“The Dynamics of Collection and Division”
Lee Franklin, Franklin and Marshall College
“The Anatomy of Three Thought Experiments in Plato’s Republic, Apology and in Alcibiades Minor”
Andre Archie, Colorado State University

Sun 9 Room 2: Plato’s Phaedrus
Chair: Clint Corcoran, High Point University
“Erotic and Servile Pleasures in Plato’s Phaedrus”
Kelly E. Arenson, The University of Memphis
“Philosophy as Imitation: Inspiration and Irony in Plato’s Phaedrus and the Seventh Letter”
Dana LaCourse Munteanu, Ohio State University
“Plato on the Allegorization of Myth.”
Dan Werner, SUNY New Paltz

Sun 9 Room 3: Plato: Conditions of happiness
Chair: J. Clerk Shaw, University of Tennessee
“Wisdom, eutuchia, and happiness in Plato’s Euthydemus”
Benjamin A. Rider, University of Central Arkansas
“Virtue, Practice, and Perplexity in Plato’s Meno”
William Wians, Merrimack College
“The Development of the Concept of Natural Virtue in Plato’s Ethics”
Griffin T. Nelson, University of Dallas

Sun 9 Room 4: Aristotle’s virtues
Chair: William Evans, St. Peter’s College
“Aristotle on Anger and Revenge”
Krisanna Scheiter, University of Pennsylvania
“Aristotle on Courage as the mean”
Misung Jang, Towson University
“On Studying Philosophy”
John Murungi, Towson University

Sun 9 Room 5: Aristotle’s analysis of regimes
Chair: Vishwa Adluri, Hunter College
“Aristotelian Definitions of Political Communities: A Re-evaluation”
Jean-Philippe Ranger, St. Thomas University
“Numbers matter”
Eckart Schütrumpf, University of Colorado at Boulder
“The Soul State Analogy in Aristotle’s Politics”
Carlos Cortissoz, Binghamton University

Sun 9 Room 6: Experience and knowledge
Chair: Anthony K. Jensen, City University of New York
“The Essence of Thinking and Questioning and the Need of Alterity: Socrates’ Alter Ego in Plato’s
Hippias Major”
Alejandro Arango, Binghamton University
“Knowledge and Limits in Aristotle”
Silvia Carli, Xavier University
“The Philosophy of Vision of Robert Grosseteste”
John Hendrix, Rhode Island School of Design

Sun 9 Room 7: The contemporary relevance of Aristotle’s De Anima
Chair: Allan Hazlett, Fordham University
“The Environmental Implications of Aristotle’s De Anima”
Craig Condella, Salve Regina University
“Aristotle’s Psychology in Contemporary Perspective”
William Jaworski, Fordham University
“Aristotle on Light, Hearing, and how (not what) the Maker Mind Makes”
Mark Green, Stony Brook University

Sun 9 Room 8: Forthcoming studies in Islamic philosophy and mysticism
Organized by SSIPS
Chair: Parviz Morewedge, SUNY OWB
“Knowledge and Political Leadership in Al-Farabi’s Philosophical Thought”
Davoud Gharayagh Zandi, Research Center of Strategic Studies in Tehran
“The Logic and the Ethics of Passions in the Philosophies of Tusi and Schopenhauer”
Parviz Morewedge, SUNY OWB
“Rumi’s Philosophical Vocabulary”
Ravan Farhadi, U. of California, Berkeley

Coffee Break 11:00-11:15

Sun 11:15 Room 1: Platonic ideas
Chair: Dirk t. D. Held, Connecticut College
“A Hegelian Reading of the Divided Line”
Tim Hyde, Stony Brook University
“Predicative Hypothesis in Plato’s Divided Line”
Lee Franklin, Franklin and Marshall College
“Plato and Hegel on the Paradoxes of Forms”
Paul Gelbach, Bridgewater State College

Sun 11:15 Room 2: Self-knowledge in Plato’s philosophy
Chair: Dan Werner, SUNY New Paltz
“Is ‘Knowledge of Knowledge’ Rejected in Plato’s Charmides?”
David J. Murphy, The Nightingale-Bamford School
“Socratic Self-Knowledge in the Charmides and the Apology”
Bryan Reece, University of Oklahoma
“Gnothi Seauton: Plato’s Alcibiades I and the Beginnings of Philosophical Knowledge”
James Ambury, SUNY Stony Brook

Sun 11:15 Room 3: Aristotle’s conditions of well-being
Chair: Brian Johnson, Fordham University
“A Non-ideal Conception of Flourishing”
Selin Gursozlu, Grand Valley State University
“Aristotle’s Ergon and the Family: Human Flourishing in Human Families”
Andrew Komasinski, Fordham University
“Aristotle on Strength of Will”
Tim Connolly, East Stroudsburg University

Sun 11:15 Room 4: Socratic friendship
Chair: Anne-Marie Bowery, Baylor University
“Why Bad Men Cannot Be Friends: Ignorance and Love for the Good in Plato’s Lysis”
David Jennings, Boston University
“Transcending Civic Friendship: Friendship in the Republic”
John Spano, Baylor University
“Socrates, the Absurd Lover”
Sharon E. Sytsma, Northern Illinois University

Sun 11:15 Room 5: Natural science in antiquity
Chair: Lawrence Nannery, St. Francis College
“Aristotle’s (Non-)Denial of Self-motion in Physics VIII”
Simona Aimar, University of Oxford
“Divine Causation in Aristotle”
Anthony K. Jensen, City University of New York
“Philoponus’ Account of Nature: The particular universal”
Anna Zhyrkova, Independent scholar


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