September 28-30, 2018

From Idea to Idealism

Inter-University Dubrovnik, International graduate course: From Idea to Idealism, Co-directed by Marie-Élise Zovko, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb and Prof. Myriam Gehrhardt, Oldenburg University, Germany 

September 21-24, 2017

Inter-University Dubrovnik, International graduate course: Nature, Culture and ‘Bildung’, Co-directed by Marie-Élise Zovko, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb and Prof. Myriam Gehrhardt, Oldenburg University, Germany

October 1-5, 2016

Inter-University Dubrovnik, International graduate course: Nature, Culture and ‘Bildung’, Co-directed by Marie-Élise Zovko, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb and Prof. Myriam Gehrhardt, Oldenburg University, Germany

August 27-31, 2015

Kants System der Kategorien und ihre Bedeutung für die drei Kritiken, Intl. Conference of the Bilateral Austro-Croatian Research Project: Cultivation and Transformation of Judgment in the Encounter with Philosophy, Culture and Art, under the 6thCycle of Scientific and Technical Cooperation of Austria and the Republic of Croatia, co-directed by Marie-Élise Zovko, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, and Violetta Waibel, University of Vienna.

 

August 24-28, 2014

The Plato Society of Zagreb co-organized the Intl. Conference Einbildungskraft und Urteilskraft. Kant, Hegel und die Folgen [Imagination and Judgment. Kant, Hegel, and their Reception], a conference of the Bilateral Austro-Croatian Research Project: Cultivation and Transformation of Judgment in the Encounter with Philosophy, Culture and Art, under the 6thCycle of Scientific and Technical Cooperation of Austria and the Republic of Croatia, co-directed by Marie-Élise Zovko, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, and Violetta Waibel, University of Vienna.

July 2-5. 2014

Fatih University and the Plato Society Zagreb invite you to the conference:

Commentary as Philosophy and the Abrahamic Interpreters

Istanbul, July 2-5, 2014

The conference will take place from July 2nd to July 5th at Sismanoglu Megaro (Greek Consulate) and Halki Seminary/Halki Island, Istanbul.

About the conference:

"Commentating as Philosophy and the Abrahamic Interpreters" is a conference second in a trilogy, entitled, "The Abrahamic Trilogy". The trilogy is about the development and reception of Greek philosophy in the Abrahamic traditions. While the first conference was about Proclus, and his influence, the present conference will focus on the form of philosophy that was dominant until the early modern period.

The Abrahamic religions have a set of revealed holy texts which are intended to reveal the nature of God, creation, man's place in it and his true destiny. As such, believers or those entrusted to guide the believers can or ought to have recourse to these texts to explain the nature of things. The intellectual and moral life was framed in interaction with a text. Parallel to this, one can view a similar tendency with the philosophical movement known as middle Platonism: here, philosophy was done by turning to the texts of Plato and Aristotle and either making commentaries on them or employing their texts liberally in independent treatises. These two threads meet powerfully, for example, in the Jewish philosopher from Alexandria, Philo. What is unique about Philo is how he used the philosophical concepts and systems of Plato and, to a lesser extent, Aristotle, to explain the Torah. Augustine claimed only to understand the Bible after reading the works of the Platonists and whose Biblical commentaries dominated the Latin west. Ibn-Sina also wrote many commentaries on Aristotle and developed his own system in that dialogue. Thus, for 1600 years, whether by a pagan or Abrahamic philosopher, the dominant mode of philosophising was done by means of writing commentaries.

The conference will, thus, explore the development of the commentary tradition within the ancient pagan world and the influence of that Greek commentary among Jews, Christians and Muslims and will focus on what it means to philosophise in a necessary interaction with a set texts that marks it off from early modern philosophy.

Speakers:

Prof. Richard Sorabji, CBE, FBA, (Wolfson College, Oxford and Emeritus, King's College, London) will give the key-note lecture. Prof. Zev Harvey (Emeritus Prof. at Hebrew University and Columbia University) will give the plenary lecture on Jewish account and Prof. Thomas Leinkauf (Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität Münster) on the Christian account and Asst. Prof. Olga Lizzini (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) the Islamic account

For further information please contact us by email at platonovo.drustvo@gmail.com

MAY 8-11, 2014

Annual Network Meeting of Sophia: European Network for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children, organized n cooperation with Petit Philosophy, Zadar, the Plato Society Zagreb and the Institute for Philosophy Zagreb:

"Ways into Philosophy"

The meeting will take place from May 8th to May 11th in the small auditorium at the Institute for Philosophy Zagreb, Vukovarska 94.

For further information please contact us by email at platonovo.drustvo@gmail.com

October 12-17, 2013

The Plato Society of Zagreb and the Insitute for Philosophy Zagreb invited you to our symposium:

"Bildung and Paideia: Philosophical Models of Education"

The symposium will take place on the island of Hvar from October 12th to October 17th under the offiicial patronage of the president of the Republic of Croatia Prof. dr. Ivo Josipović and the Croatian commisision for UNESCO. 

For further information please contact us by email at platonovo.drustvo@gmail.com

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors: The Hegel Society Zadar, the Hvar Heritage Museum, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Minsitry of Science, Technology and Sport of the  Republic of Croatia, Pelegrini Tours, Suncani Hvar, Township of Cepin, Anne Deslattes Mays and family, Beth Marshdoyle and family 

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October 9-13, 2006 

International Symposium Platonism and Forms of Intelligence, Hvar, 2006

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Marie-Élise Zovko, Thomas Leinkauf, Renate Kroschel, Opening, Intl. Symp. Platonism & Forms of Intelligence, Hvar 2006

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Werner Beierwaltes, Franco Ferrari, Hvar 2006

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John Dillon, Hvar 2006