Third Biennial Conference

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,

Mérida, Yuacatán, 

9-13 January 2012

Hosted by the Peninsular Center for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (CEPHCIS) in the City of Mérida, State of Yucatán, Mexico, with the support of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Speakers
 

MONDAY January 9

9:30-11:00
Chair 1: MICHAEL CHASE
"Studies in pre-Platonic demiurgy.
The case of Pherecydes of Syros"

FLAVIA MARCACCI
"Thales, teacher of measurements"

11:10-12:30
DANIEL W. GRAHAM
"On the Astronomy of Philolaus"

TIBERIU POPA
"The Hippocratics and the
Phusiologoi on Material Powers"

12:45-14:00
ALEXANDER P.D. MOURELATOS
"Disorientation, hyperbaton, and
katabasis in Parmenides B1"

16:00-17:00
Chair 2: NÉSTOR LUIS CORDERO
"Parménides: dos puntos de vista
acerca de la misma realidad"

17:15-18:35
BARBARA CASSIN
"Le rire de Démocrite, ou le den
comme passager clandestin de l'ontologie"

JEAN SALEM
"Democritus: Motes in a sunbeam"

18:45-20:00
Chair 3: CRISTOPHER KURFESS
"Verity's Intrepid Heart: The Variants
in Parmenides, DK B1.29 (and 8.4)"

THOMAS M. ROBINSON
"The 'Canons' of Parmenides: Some Queries"

TUESDAY January 10

9:00-11:00
Chair 4: NIE MIN LI 
"Several Aspects of Comparison Between
Presocratic Philosophy and Ancient Chinese Philosophy"

JAMES GARRISON
"Pythagoras & Plato: Outer, Inner, Being,
Becoming, Perfect Numbers, and an Imperfect World"

GABRIELE CORNELLI
"What must be saved in Pythagorean Traditions?"

11:10-12:30
Chair 5: PATRICIA CURD 
"Xenophanes and Heraclitus on the 
Divine and the Knowable"

FERNANDO SANTORO
"Le Carnaval de Xénophane"

12:45-14:00
ALBERTO BERNABÉ 
"The Commentary of the Derveni Papyrus:
Presocratic Cosmogonies at Work"

16:00-17:20
Chair 6: ANDREW GREGORY
"Parmenides and Cosmology"

ARNAUD MACÉ 
"Parmenide et l'invention de la nature"

17:30-18:50
FRANCESC CASADESÚS 
"¿Por qué a la naturaleza le gusta 
ocultarse? Heráclito DK B 123"

PIERRE DESTRÉE 
"Heraclitus on Laughter"

19:00-20:20
Chair 7: MARIANA ANAGNOSTOPOULOS 
"Parmenides' Non-being: Void, Unreality, 
and the Limits of Logical Space"

BERNARDO BERRUECOS 
"En los caminos alados del sueño. Parménides 
y la metáfora del dormir y el despertar"

WEDNESDAY January 11

9:00-11:00
Chair 8: GABRIEL DANZIG 
"Hierarchical ontological ethical relativism in Heraclitus"

MARTIM REYES COSTA 
"Experience, learning and knowledge: 
Heraclitus by Sextus Empiricus"

CAROLINA SÁNCHEZ CASTRO 
"Consideraciones sobre una posible reminiscencia 
del fragmento 25 de Heráclito en el Cratilo de Platón"

11:10-12:30
Chair 9: SERGE MARGEL
"L'Un, le Multiple et la Mort, ou la naissance de la 
pensée tragique. Hölderlin lecteur d'Empédocle"

MICHAEL SHAW 
"The Paradox of Strife"

12:40-14:00
Chair 10: MA. TERESA PADILLA 
"Researching for some metaphysical principles
in Empedocles' Philosophy of Nature"

MARCO SANTAMARÍA
"Empedocles' Age of Cypris: antecedents and parallels"

THURSDAY January 12

9:00-11:00
Chair 11: NICOLE OOMS
"Parmenides' epistemology, once more"

EMESE MOGYORODI
"The Thesis of Parmenides: Notes on the 
Common-Sensical Interpretation of fr. 3"

GABRIELA CURSARU
"Figures mythiques du voyage visionnaire 
dans le Proème de Parménide"

11:10-12:30
Chair 12 MARIANNE GARIN
"The possibility of a philosophical meta-discourse
behind "I" and "you" in the Fragments of Heraclitus"

CELSO VIEYRA
"Bow composition in Heraclitus of Ephesus"

12:45-14:00
Chair 13: ANDRÉ LAKS
"Three Pre-Socratic Eschatologies:
A Speculative Reading of Parmenides, Anaxagoras,
and Empedocles about the Future of the World"

16:00-17:10
Chair 14: RICHARD MCKIRAHAN
"Teleology in the Presocratics"

RICARDO SALLES
"Tension, soul and harmony. Pythagorean themes
in Stoic cosmology and philosophy of mind"

17:25-18:35
Chair 15: SIMON TRÉPANIER
"The Gods of the first philosophers 
in the market-place of ideas"

OMAR ÁLVAREZ
"The eye of the mind in flight:
some remarks on Parmenides 28 B 4 DK."

18:50-20:00 
Chair 16: ARNOLD HERMANN
"Quantum Presocratics"

SCOTT AUSTIN
"From Parmenides to Proclus on One and Many"

FRIDAY January 13

9:00-11:00
Chair 17: MIRIAM PEIXOTO
"The visible and the invisible in Democritean Atomism"

MICHAEL AUGUSTIN
"Atomism and euthumoi souls:
An attempt at a physical interpretation
of Democritus fr. B191"

BEATRIZ BOSSI
"Democritus and Plato on measure and pleasure"

11:15-14:15
MICHAEL FOURNIER
"Gorgias on Magic"

GIOVANNI CASSERTANO
"Linguaggio, realtà e verità in Gorgia"

RUBY BLONDELL
"Gorgias and the Female Psyche"

16:00-17:20
Chair 19: THOMAS M. TUOZZO
"Critias on Nomos and Physis"

ANNIE HOURCADE
"Aspects de la pratique conseillère d'Antiphon d'Athènes:
sumbouleuein et techne alupias"

17:35-18:55
ROBERT ZABOROWSKI
"Is Protagoras a relativist?"

ADAM BERESFORD
"Antiphon and Thrasymachus: Presocratic Naturalism 
and the Non-Existence of Ancient Amoralism"

19:00-20:00
IAPS Assembly

SATURDAY January 14TH
OPTIONAL VISIT TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL
SITE OF UXMAL (ALL DAY)