“Plato and the Power of Images”

CONFERENCE: PLATO AND THE POWER OF IMAGESplatoconferencefinals

Friday, October 11
Carpenter Library B21

Elizabeth Belfiore, University of Minnesota
“The Image of Achilles in Plato’s Symposium”

Francisco Gonzalez, University of Ottawa
“The Power of a Beautiful Image in Plato and the
Poets: Infatuation or Transcendence?”

Saturday, October 12
Thomas Hall 224

Louis-André Dorion, Université de Montreal
“Image and Comparison: The explanatory power of
the eikôn in the Republic”

Catherine Collobert, University of Ottawa
“Two images of the Soul in the Republic: The
three-headed Beast (Book IX) and the Sea
Creature Glaucus (Book X)”

Gerd Van Riel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
“Perspectivism in Plato’s Views of the Gods”

Elsa Grasso, Université de Nice
“Platonic images: where the truth lies”

Pierre Destrée, Université Catholique de Louvain
“Plato on images that make one laugh”

Zacharoula Petraki, University of Crete
“Viewing the invisible: Plato’s use of pictorial arts”

Christopher Moore, Pennsylvania State University
“The Images of Knowing Oneself”

Richard Hunter, University of Cambridge
“The serpent within: the afterlife of a Platonic
image”

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