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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Philosophy, Science and the Sciences

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Department of Philosophy | Philosophy, Science and the Sciences | Events | Philosophy in its Ancient Beginnings: on the conceptualisation, criticism and justification of philosophy in Antiquity

Philosophy in its Ancient Beginnings: on the conceptualisation, criticism and justification of philosophy in Antiquity

When Jul 21, 2017 10:00 to Jul 23, 2017 02:59 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
Where Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hannoversche Straße 6, room 1.03

Invited speakers

Glenn W. Most (SNS Pisa/University of Chicago)
Matthias Perkams (Universität Jena)
John Sellars (King’s College London)
Marina McCoy (Boston College)
Monte Ransome Johnson (UC San Diego)

In Antiquity, we find a lively debate about the meaning and value of philosophy and other rational endeavours. This debate formed our understanding of philosophy in a way that is still significant today. In this conference, we aim to bring papers on different aspects of this debate together, in order to better illuminate this debate and its ramifications. Core questions of the conference will be: What is philosophy and how did the understanding of “philosophy“ develop in Antiquity? What does the criticism of philosophy and similar rational endeavours in Antiquity consist in? Which kind of justification of philosophy and similar rational endeavours do we find in Antiquity?

Please find more details in our program.