Sophist VII. Symposium Platonicum

Plato’s Sophist 11th to 14th November 2009

Czech Plato Society,
International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein,
Charles University in Prague,
South-Bohemian University in České Budějovice,
J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí n. L.
and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

are pleased to invite you to the Seventh International Plato Symposium in Prague, to be held from 11th to 14th November 2009 at the Villa Lanna (Praha 6, V Sadech 1)

on the theme of Plato’s Sophist Plakát ZDE

Wednesday (November, 11th)

Chair Noburu Notomi(Tokyo)
9.45 Thomas A. Slezák (Würzburg) Die Aufgabe des Gastes aus Elea. Zur Bedeutung des Eingangs (216a – 218b) für den Dialog Sophistes
11.15 Štěpán Špinka (Prague) Das Sein des Nicht-Seienden

Chair Peter McCormick (Liechtenstein)
15.30 Francisco Gonzalez (Ottawa) Being as power in Plato’s Sophist and beyond
17.00 Walter Mench (Münster) Die Bewegung des Seienden in Platons Sophistes
18.30 Luc Brisson (Paris) How should the Sophist 253d5-e2 be interpreted? Does this passage on dialectics deal with the Forms?

Thursday (November, 12th)

Chair Vassilis Karasmanis (Athens)
09.00 Filip Karfík (Prague/Friboufg) The Perfect Being and the Greatest Genera
10.30 Noburu Notomi (Tokyo) Dialectic as ars combinatoria:

Plato’s notion of philosophy in the Sophist
12.00 Job van Eck (Groningen) A Masterpiece of Logical Analysis: Plato’s Theory of Falsity in the Sophist 254d – 263d

Chair Karel Thein (Prague)
15.30 Nestor L. Cordero (Paris) Une conséquence secondaire de l’assimilation du non-être à ‹‹l’autre›› dans le Sophiste
17.00 Christph Ziermann (Berlin) Die Negativität des Seins in Platons später Dialektik

Friday (November, 13th)

Chair Theodor Ebert (Erlangen)
09.00 Timothy Chappell (The Open University, UK) Making sense of the Sophist
10.30 Francesco Fronterotta (Lence) Some remarks on the senses of being in the Sophist
12.00 Aleš Havlíček (Ústí n. L.) Die Aufgabe der Dialektik für die Auslegung des Seins des Seienden

Saturday (November, 14th)

Chair Cheikh Gueye (Liechtenstein)
09.00 Francisco L. Lisi (Madrid) Poiêtikê technê in Planos Sophist
10.30 David Ambuel (Fredercksburg) The coy eristic: defining the image that defines the sophist
12.00 Jakub Jinek (Č. Budějovice) Die Verschiedenheit der Menchentypen in Platons Sophistes

Chair Beatriz C. Bossi (Madrid)
15.30 Denis O’Brien (Paris) The Stranger’s farewell (258e6 – 259a1)?
17.00 Gyburg Uhlmann (Berlin) Ancient approaches to Plato’s Sophist – new solutions for scholarly aporiai