[Destre: Sir Anthony Leggett is a Nobel Prize winner, and an Alumni of my fair seminary institution, a physicist; I am surprised he’d give a talk on Plato!]
Plato’s Timaeus: The Conference. September 13-16, 2007, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Departments of the Philosophy and Classics, UIUC, are mounting an
international, interdisciplinary conference on Plato’s Timaeus. Keynote
speakers are Alexander Nehamas (Philosophy and Comparative Literature,
Princeton), Sir Anthony Leggett (2003 Nobel Laureate for Physics), and
Anthony Vidler (Dean of Architecture, the Cooper Union).
Plenary speakers are:
Ann Bergren (Classics, UCLA), Gabor Betegh (Philosophy, CEU, Budapest),
Justin Broackes (Philosophy, Brown), Sarah Broadie (Philosophy, St.
Andrews), Myles Burnyeat (Philosophy, Oxford), Sean Carroll (Physics, Cal
Tech), Alan Code (Philosophy, Rutgers), Zina Giannopoulou (Classics, U.
Cal-Irvine), Verity Harte (Philosophy, Yale), Katerina Ierodiakonou
(Philosophy, U. Athens), Thomas Kjeller Johansen (Philosophy, Oxford),
Charles Kahn (Philosophy, U. Penn), Anthony Long (Classics, U.
Cal-Berkeley), Stephen Menn (Philosophy, McGill), Mitchell Miller
(Philosophy, Vassar), Kathryn Morgan (Classics, UCLA),
Alexander Mourelatos (Philosophy, U. Texas-Austin), Ian Mueller (Philosophy,
U. Chicago), Thomas M. Robinson (Philosophy and Classics, U. Toronto), Allan
Silverman (Philosophy, Ohio State), Matthias Vorwerk (Philosophy, CUA),
Donald Zeyl (Philosophy, U. Rhode Island)
Prompted by the explosion of critical interest in the dialogue since the
turn of the millennium, the conference will address all of its aspects – its
theology, metaphysics, cosmology, science, psychology, ethics, literary
aspects, and reception in the history of ideas. For the program and
registration information we invite you to visit our website
or to contact the conference organizers Richard Mohr (firstname.lastname@example.org) and