CultureLab • International Workshop

Values in Ancient Thought

António de Castro Caeiro, Dimitri El Murr, Fábio Serranito, Hélder Telo, João Constâncio, Luisa Buarque, Maria João Branco, Marion Pollaert, Paulo Lima

International Workshop “Values in Ancient Thought”
NOVA University Lisbon

May 3, 2024
Colégio Almada Negreiros, Room 209 & Online

This international meeting gathers a group of renowned experts to discuss the question of values in Antiquity and the way in which the ancient reflexion on values was received and appropriated in modern thinking.

Org. Paulo Lima, António de Castro Caeiro


9:25–9:30 Opening words

Session 1. Moderator: Marion Pollaert

9:30–10:10 Hélder Telo (University of Beira Interior), “Deceiving into the Truth: On the Philosophical Value of Non-Truths in Plato’s Dialogues”

10:10–10:50 Fábio Serranito (University of Leeds), “Platonic Immortality and the Value of Being Alive: An Exploratory Approach”

10:50–11:00 Coffee break

Session 2. Moderator: Hélder Telo

11:00–11:40 Marion Pollaert (IFILNOVA / Centre Jean Pépin), “The Value of Knowledge: Practical Norms in Plato”

11:40–12:20 Paulo Lima (IFILNOVA / FCSH NOVA), “Pessimism in the Pre-Platonic Philosophers: The Young Nietzsche on Anaximander, Empedocles and Heraclitus”

12:20–14:00 Lunch break

Session 3. Moderação: António Caeiro

14:00–14:40 Luísa Buarque de Holanda (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro), “Em nome de Hermógenes: nomes próprios no Crátilo de Platão”

14:40–15:20 João Constâncio (IFILNOVA / NOVA FCSH), “Fedro: três discursos sobre erôs

15:20–16:00 Maria João Branco (IFILNOVA / NOVA FCSH), “A crise dos valores em Eurípides

16:00–16:10 Coffee break

Session 4. Moderator: Paulo Lima

16:10–16:50 Dimitri El Murr (École Normale Supérieure – PSL, France), “Friendship, the Value of Community, and the Unity of the Ideal City in Plato’s Republic

16:50–17:30 António de Castro Caeiro (IFILNOVA / NOVA FCSH NOVA), “Radical Worth and Extreme Value – philotimia kat’axian – in Aristotle’s megalopsychia (NE 4.3-4)”

17:30–17:35 Concluding words

To join the sessions via Zoom, use this link.

Event supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science under the projects UIDB/00183/2020 and UIDP/00183/2020.