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Commenting: West Coast Plato Workshop Northern Arizona University

I'll be commenting on Catherine McKeen's (Bennington College) paper 'Laws and Political Expertise in Plato's Statesman' 11:20-12:30 June 25th.

Commenting: West Coast Plato Workshop Northern Arizona University
Commenting: West Coast Plato Workshop Northern Arizona University

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MST

Flagstaff, S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA

About the event


FRIDAY, JUNE 23 (All times are local = GMT -07:00)

9:00-1:00 Sedona tour and hike

2:30-2:55 Welcome [by College Dean or Dept Chair]

3:00-4:10 Evanthia Speliotis, Bellarmine University

“Paradigm and Method in Plato’s Statesman”

Comments by Emily Hulme, University of Sydney

4:30-5:40 Sara De Leonardis, Cornell University

“The Place of the World-Soul in the Myth of the Statesman and its Ethical


Comments by Cynthia Shihui Ma, Tulane University


8:30-9:30 Keynote by Christopher Rowe, Durham University

“Contemporary Politikoi and Other Sophists”

9:50-11:00 Sarale Ben-Asher, University of Chicago

“The Rule of Bisection in Statesman 262a–263b”

Comments by Dong-geun Kim, University of Edinburgh

11:20-12:30 Freya Möbus, Loyola University Chicago

Justin Vlasits, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Division and Animal Sacrifice in Plato’s Statesman”

Comments by John Proios, University of Chicago

12:45-2:00 Lunch at 1899 Bar and Grill

2:20-3:30 Pauline Sabrier, Université Libre de Bruxelles

“The Stoicheia tôn Pantôn at 278d1: Plato's definition of an internal


Comments by Thomas Slabon, Stanford University

3:50-5:00 Ross Gilmore, University of Kansas

“The Statesman’s Craft in Context in Plato’s Statesman”

Comments by Hande Akyar, Northwestern University


8:30-9:30 Keynote by Susan Sauvé Meyer, University of Pennsylvania

“Plato on the Rule of Law”

9:50-11:00 Lia Theodoroudi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

“Who  are the Kompsoi of 285a1?”

Comments by Vilius Bartninkas, Vilnius University

11:20-12:30 Catherine McKeen, Bennington College

“Laws and Political Expertise in Plato’s Statesman”

Comments by Rupert Sparling, Stanford University

12:45-2:00 Lunch

2:20-3:30 Jeremy Reid, San Francisco State University

“The Analysis of Constitutions in Plato’s Statesman”

Comments by Christopher Turner, California State University Stanislaus

3:50-5:00 Joseph Bjelde, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

“Making Divine Bonds”

Comments by Holly Moore, Luther College


Grand Canyon tour and hike to view Temples of Jupiter, Venus, and Apoll


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