Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Philo workshop at WWU Münster

Philo of Alexandria and Philosophical Discourse
Münster, 12 and 13 May 2019

Prof. Dr. Lutz Doering (WWU Münster)
Dr. Michael Cover (Marquette University / Humboldt Fellow, WWU Münster)

Please register until 3 May 2019 with Frau Maria Arnhold

Sunday, 12 May 2019
Sunday Conference Venue
Evangelisch - Theologische Fakultät
Universitätsstraße 13-17, Raum ETH 102

13.00–13.15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session 1 – Philo Judaeus in Dialogue with Philosophical Schools and Traditions

13.15–14.15 “Philo’s Library and the Libraries of Philosophical Schools”
Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School

14.15 –14.45 Coffee Break

14.45–15.45 “The Difficulty of Being Theologically and Philosophically Orthodox: Reincarnation and Afterlife as a Test Case”
Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, Universität Bern

Session 2 – Philo’s Philosophical Treatises: The Case of Quod omnis probus liber sit

15.45–16.45 “Exemplary Ethics in Philo’s Every Good Man is Free”
Maren Niehoff, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

16.45–17.15 Coffee Break

17.15–18.15 “Stoicism, Platonism and Judaism in the Omnis Probus: Philo’s Authorial Stance”
Troels Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen

18.15–18.45 Response to Sessions 1 & 2
David Runia, IRCI, Australian Catholic University

19.00 Dinner (Location TBD)

Monday, 13 May 2019
Monday Conference Venue
Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum
Wilmergasse 1

Session 3 – Philo and Sceptical Philosophy

9.00–10.00 “Is Philoʹs Moses a Pyrrhonian Hero?”
Carlos Lévy, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

10.00–10.30 Coffee Break

10.30–11.30 “Scepticism and Contemplation in Philo of Alexandria”
Mauro Bonazzi, University of Utrecht

11.30–12.00 Optional: Tour of IJD Library

12.00–14.00 Lunch (location TBD)

Session 4 – Philo’s Philosophy of Language

14.00–15.00 “Whatʹs in a Name Change? Neo-Pythagorean Arithmology and Middle-Platonic Namewrights in Philo’s Orchard of Philosophy”
Michael Cover, Marquette University / Humboldt Fellow, WWU Münster

15.00 –15.30 Coffee Break

15.30–16.00 Response to Sessions 3 & 4
David Runia, IRCI, Australian Catholic University

16.00–16.30 Summary Discussion and Publication Plans
Lutz Doering, WWU Münster, moderator

18.00 Dinner (for remaining participants)

The workshop is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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