Ancient Greek Political Ideas: Plato and Aristotle

May 17, 2017, 1:30 pmMay 18, 2017, 5:00 pm
301 Marx Hall
Event Description

A Workshop convened by Jonathan Beere, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the UCHV and Professor of Ancient Philosophy and History of Knowledge at the Humboldt-Univerität zu Berlin and Melissa Lane, Director, UCHV and Class of 1943 Professor of Politics

Papers will not be pre-circulated.

Please contact Susan Winters ( to register.

Wednesday May 17  
1:30-3:30 PM Jonathan Beere (Humboldt/Princeton): "Philosopher-Kings and the Possibility of the Ideal City in Plato's Republic"
Chair: Benjamin Morison
Comments by André Laks (Universidad Panamericana)
3:30-4:00 PM Tea
4:00-6:00 PM Zena Hitz (St. John's College, Annapolis): "Happiness and the Political Life in Aristotle"
Chair: Hendrik Lorenz
Comments by Allan Silverman (Ohio State University)
6:00-6:30 PM Reception


Thursday May 18  
10:30-11:00 AM Coffee available
11:00 AM-1:00 PM Melissa Lane (Princeton): "Placing Plato in the History of Liberty"
Chair: Alexander Nehamas
Comments by Panagiotis Dimas (Oslo/Princeton)
1:00-2:30 PM Lunch
2:30-4:30 PM Anders Dahl Sørensen (Copenhagen): "Plato and Aristotle on Office-Holding and the Rule of Law"
Chair: Jonathan Beere
Comments by Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU/Princeton)
4:30-5:00 PM Tea