International Association for Presocratic Studies
We understand the Presocratics to be the figures whose fragments and testimonies are collected in Hermann Diels' Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, edited by Walther Kranz. These figures include cosmologists, anti-cosmologists, sophists, philosophical poets, Pythagoreans, and other intellectuals dedicated to an explanation of the world and human affairs, from Thales down to the time of Socrates (and shortly thereafter, according to Diels' non-chronological understanding of 'Presocratic'). We recognize the need for philosophical, philological, textual, doxographical, historical, literary, and religious studies, as well as studies of the reception of Presocratic thought, to illuminate early Greek philosophy.
Because Presocratic Philosophy is rather a rare specialty these days, we have felt a need for an organization dedicated to this field, with open membership and an international domain. At this time no membership or registration fees will be required. Please notify us, however, if you wish to be included in our electronic mailings.
Daniel W. Graham
Richard D. McKirahan
Alexander P. D. Mourelatos
Thomas M. Robinson
David T. Runia
Membership in IAPS
Not required as a condition for submiting a proposal. IAPS has no membership dues. Scholars who wish to be enrolled as members of IAPS should contact the IAPS President at this address:
Professor Richard D. Mckiraham
Office: Pearsons Hall 005
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