The topic of this year’s Athens Philosophy Seminar (APS) is Philosophy & Film, and the distinguished guest is Professor Robert Pippin from the University of Chicago; he has contributed to the study of Kant, Hegel, modernism, political philosophy, self-consciousness, freedom, but also literature and philosophy and film and philosophy. Robert Pippin will give five lectures with the title: Film as a Moving Image of Skepticism.
The Philosophy & Film seminar to be held from May 28 to June 23, 2018 is the second in its series, intended for outstanding undergraduate students who are entertaining the prospect of a graduate career in philosophy. The aim is to introduce students to graduate level work and expose them to the latest research. Each APS focuses on one philosophical topic and culminates into a week-long engagement with a distinguished philosopher, who will be presenting their latest research on the topic. Students who do not have the opportunity to take high-level courses at their own institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
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Thucydides the Athenian June 27 to 29, 2018
This conference seeks to put Thucydides back into his native city, exploring the man within his political and social circles, and delving deeper into the realities of Periclean policy and ideology.
An international group of scholars will address these questions through analyses of Pericles’ allies and enemies, and Thucydides’ staging of these characters in his narrative as they experience the post – Periclean legacy. Additionally, they will investigate the Periclean building program, and present new ways of using the evidence from the recently discovered cup inscribed byPericless and members of his Milieu.