Ancient Philosophy and its Modern Appropriations

May 22, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Department of Philosophy, Central European University


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Ancient Philosophy and Its Modern Appropriations

As we have been expecting for some time now, due to the ongoing CoViD -19 Emergency CEU postponed all the conferences that were slated to take place before June. These will be rescheduled to take place some time next academic year. When the health alert is called off, and normal circumstances come back we will fix a new date and issue a new call for abstracts with a new submission deadline. The new call will also be posted on PhilEvents.

International Conference of the Department of Philosophy of Central European University

\\ 22-23 May 2020, Budapest, Hungary //

Keynote Speakers
Dorothea Frede
Lindsay Judson

Application Deadline
March 8th, 2020.

Ancient philosophers, through their incessant debates and discussions, produced a vast array of highly complex competing conceptions about the nature of reality, and its fundamental constituents. These debates produced scientific, metaphysical ethical and political theories which are highly interesting in their own right, but also in the way they set the frame for later discussions and provide the starting points of competing conceptual frameworks for later developments.
In our International Conference we invite participants to explore this fascinating field: ancient Philosophy and the dynamic exchanges of ancient philosophers on these topics, as well as the impact of those discussions and theories on modern and contemporary philosophical debates.
The conference will be held in Budapest from May 22nd to May 23rd, 2020. It intends to provide a forum for advanced students and researchers in their early career interested in ancient and contemporary philosophy, and their interrelationship.
Language of the conference is English. Participants will have 30 minutes to present their papers (the full text of the papers may be made available on the internet for the participants of the conference). This will be followed by 20 minutes of discussion and comments given by readers and Q&A. Submissions should be prepared for blind review.
Papers on Ancient Philosophy are welcome, especially those dealing with the following thematic areas:

- Philosophy of mathematics
- Philosophy of biology
- Ethics and political philosophy
- Metaphysics
- Philosophy of Mind

Submission Guidelines

If you wish to apply, please submit the following by March the 8th, 2020.

1. An extended abstract which is no more than 1000 words.
2. A cover letter which contains the name of the author, institutional affiliation, contact information and title of the paper.

You will be notified of your status by April 1, 2020.
Deadline for the submission of the completed papers is April 30, 2020. Full texts must be sent in a Word document with 1.5 line spacing; font Times New Roman 12.

Abstract and paper submissions and other additional inquiries should be addressed to: [email protected]

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts: March 8, 2020.
Acceptance confirmation: April 1, 2020.
Submission of completed papers: April 30, 2020.
Conference: May 22-23, 2020.

Organizing Committee

István Bodnár (Central European University)
Rosamaria Romanelli (Central European University)
Nevim Borçin (Central European University)

Limited funding will be provided for travel expenses of the graduate students who cannot get funding from their institutions.

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