2022 West Coast Plato Workshop @ Stanford: Republic I-IV

May 27, 2022 - May 29, 2022
Stanford University

Main Quad, Building 260, Room 113
450 jane stanford Way
Stanford
United States

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Washington University in St. Louis
Stanford University
University of Hawai'i, Manoa
Duke University
Stanford University
Stanford University
Stanford University

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The 2022 West Coast Plato Workshop on Republic I-IV will take place May 27-29th at Stanford University, with a parallel Zoom session available for those unable to join us in person. 

The program with registration info for both the Zoom and in-person components of the conference is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mn18tqglpsmxk2LnBsbZ34b3oJEh6E1u/view?usp=sharing

Friday, May 27th (Stanford Main Quad, Building 260, Room 113)

12:00-13:45 – Session 1  

André Luiz Braga da Silva (São Paulo), “Plato’s Principle of Non-Contradiction in Republic and Sophist”         

Comments: Patrick Cox (Padua)

Chair: Andrew Hull (Northwestern)

13:45-15:00 – Lunch

15:00-16:45 – Session 2

Eric Brown (Washington), “Plato on Goods, From Socrates to Glaucon and Back Again.”

Comments: Casey Perin (UC Irvine)

Chair: Thomas Slabon (Stanford)

17:00-19:15 – Keynote

Josh Ober (Stanford), “Glaucon’s Dilemma: Plato on the origins of social order”

19:30 – Conference Dinner


Saturday, May 28th (Stanford Main Quad, Building 120, Seminar Room)

8:45-9:00 – Breakfast

9:00-10:45 – Session 3

Jonathan Fine (Hawaii), “What is it to act for the sake of the kalon?”         

Comments: Faith McFadden (Southern California)

Chair: Zachary Brants (UC San Diego)

11:00-12:45 – Session 4

Thomas Slabon (Stanford), “Plato on Learning to Be Good: Typological Character Formation in Republic II-III”

Comments: John Proios (Chicago)

Chair: TBA

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:45 – Session 5

Rupert Sparling (Stanford), “A Reconsideration of Plato’s Function Argument.”

Comments: Jan Szaif (UC Davis)

Chair: Landon Hobbs (Stanford)

16:00-17:45 – Session 6

Sarale Ben Asher (Chicago), “Poetry in Republic 2.”

Comments: Julie Piering (Northern Arizona)

Chair: Brian Reese (Central Florida)

19:00 – Conference Dinner for Participants

Sunday, May 29th (Stanford Main Quad, Building 120, Seminar Room)

8:45-9:00 – Breakfast

9:00-10:45 – Session 7

Natalie Hannan (Rochester), “Truth, Lies, and Doxa in Plato’s Republic”

Comments: Jacob Abolafia (Stanford)

Chair: Christopher Colvin (St. Stephen's)

11:00-12:45 – Session 8

Avshalom Schwartz (Stanford), “Divine Epiphany and Political Authority in Plato’s Republic.”

Comments: Peggy Zhu (Cornell)

Chair: Tristan Mitchell (Villanova)

12:45-14:00 – Lunch + WCPW Business Meeting

14:00-15:45 – Session 9

Grant Bartolomé Dowling (Stanford), “The Apraxia Consequence of the Rep.’s Developmental Account of Psychological Virtue.”

Comments: Carey Seal (UC Davis)

Chair: Gale Justin (California State University-Sacramento)

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