Philosophy in Assos

September 30-October 3, 2020

PHILOSOPHY IN ASSOS 20th ANNIVERSARY

Ancient Philosophy and Science in Asia Minor

30 Eylül Çarşamba
18:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, wine, the blue sea and sunset
20:30 Dinner at the harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

1 Ekim Perşembe
14:00 Örsan K. Öymen (FMV Işık University): “The Anatolian Enlightenment”
15:30 James Griffith (Middle East Technical University): “The Natural Geometry of Hesiod's 'Chaos' and Anaximander's 'Apeiron'”
17:00 Geoffrey Bowe (Istanbul Technical University): “Anaxagoras and Plato: From Natural Science to Socratic Humanism”
20:30 Dinner (Assos Terrace Otel Restaurant)

2 Ekim Cuma
14:00 Cemil Güzey (Mimar Sinan University): “Heraclitus, Logos and Mythos”
15:30 Oğuz Haşlakoğlu (İstanbul Technical University): “Heraclitean Flux and Platonic Khora: Time and Determinism”
17:00 Robert Howton (Koç University): “Aristotle on the End of an Organism's Nature”
22:30 Classical music at the ancient theater: Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch (solo violin)

3 Ekim Cumartesi
14:00 Visit to the ruins and museum of Troy
20:30 Farewell dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

PS: The meetings will take place at the Assos Terrace Hotel. (Telephone: 90-286-7640285). All talks and discussions are in English. There will be no translations. Every presentation and session is 1 hour. There will be a 30 minute break between each session. (Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, participation will be limited; a distance of at least 2 meters will be kept between each person at the seating arrangement during the talks and events; free masks will be distributed before all talks and events).


About the speakers:

Örsan K. Öymen: FMV Işık University, Department of Political Science (Professor); founder and president of the Association of Philosophy, Art and Science; founder and director of the project “Philosophy in Assos”. His area of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Sextus, Hume, Nietzsche, Marx. He is the author of the books “Hume”, “Tanrı Var mıdır?”, “Karanlıktan Yağan Kar” and “Varlık ve Kuşku” (forthcoming) and of numerous articles in his area.

Geoffrey Bowe: İstanbul Technical University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (Associate Professor). His area of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, History of Ideas, Philosophy of Art, Plato, Plotinus. He is the author of the books “Plotinus and the Platonic Metaphysical Hierarchy” and “Platon’un Devlet’i Üzerine Makaleler” and of numerous articles in his area.

Cemil Güzey: Mimar Sinan University, Department of Philosophy (Associate Professor). His area of interest and research: Ontology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Logic, Philosophy of Language, Heraclitus, Epictetus, Aurelius, Hobbes, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Hartmann. He is the author of numerous articles in his area.

Oğuz Haşlakoğlu: İstanbul Technical University Department of Fine Arts (Chairman) and Architecture. (Associate Professor). His area of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plato, Adorno. He is the author of the books “Platon Düşüncesinde Tekhne” and “Sanat Felsefesi ve Estetik Yazıları” and of numerous articles in his area.

James Griffith: Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy (Assistant Professor). His area of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Hobbes, Descartes. He is the author of various articles in his area.

Robert Howton: Koç University, Department of Philosophy (Assistant Professor). His area of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Perception. He is the author of various articles in his area.