Newcastle University

Wednesday, 2nd - Thursday, 3rd April 2008

The 2008 meeting of the Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy will be held at Newcastle University.

The programme will feature the following speakers:
Christof Rapp (Humboldt Universität Berlin):
Aristotle on hedonism
Pierre-Marie Morel (Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne):
The Epicurean concept of telos

Ivan Christov (University of Plovdiv):
Aristoteles philogeometres

Theodore Scaltsas (Edinburgh University):
When knowledge is not a kind of belief - Plato Republic V

James Wilberding (Newcastle University):
Neoplatonist theories on spontaneous generation

In addition, there will be shorter presentations of work in progress by PhD students / postdocs:

Jenny Bryan (Leeds): The philosophical use of allusion in the Clitophon
Javier Echenique (St. Andrews): Aristotle on praise and blame
Hyeok Yu (Durham): Plato's Charmides

Abstracts of 300 words setting out the argument and listing the primary passages to be discussed in each presentation will be posted on the conference website nearer the time. Longer presentations will be 35-40 minutes, leaving 30-35 minutes for discussion; shorter presentations will be 15-20 minutes, leaving 15-20 minutes for discussion.


Wednesday 2 April

Venue: Newcastle University, Percy Building, ground floor, room G5

13.30-14.00 Arrival and registration

14.00-15.10 Scaltsas
15.10-16.20 Christov

16.20-16.45 Tea/Coffee

16.45-17.55 Rapp
17.55-18.30 Echenique

18.30-19.45 Reception in the University's Shefton Museum of Greek Art

20.00- Dinner in town

Thursday 3 April

Venue: Newcastle University, Percy Building, ground floor, room G5

9.00-10.10 Morel
10.10-10.45 Bryan

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15-12.25 Wilberding
12.25-13.00 Yu
13.00-13.15 Business meeting

13.15-14.30 Lunch in the University's Courtyard Restaurant
14.30 Departure

The conference is supported by the Mind Association, the Aristotelian Society, the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Classical Association, the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University.

For details of booking and accommodation see the conference website at .
For further information please contact Philip van der Eijk at philip.van-der-eijk AT or James Wilberding at james.wilberding AT

The Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy aims to promote the understanding of all aspects of Classical philosophy and its infuence in later times. It is an open, informal association, and there is no membership fee. Anyone with a serious academic interest in the field is encouraged to take part in the Association's activities. Postgraduate students and colleagues from overseas are also very welcome.
The Association's annual conference provides a forum for interdisciplinary lectures and discussion among classicists and philosophers. Annual meetings have been held at Leeds, Durham, Newcastle, Liverpool and St. Andrews.C