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The Universe of Platonic Thought
Универсум платоновской мысли

28th International Conference  ·  XXVIII Международная конференция
25–26 June 2020   St Petersburg, Russia  ·  25–26 июня 2020   Санкт-Петербург, Россия

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Conference Program Proceedings
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Afonasin Eugene, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; SB RAS Institute of philosophy and law (Novosibirsk, Russia), Head of Department

"How philosophers saved myths?" Chapter one: the sophists   ·   Recorded Video

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Baryshev Igor A., CSc in Technics; Moscow State Lomonosov University (Moscow, Russia), Research Fellow

Start&Finish. Does the late reflection of παιδεία mark the end of education era?    ·   Recorded Video

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Galanin Rustam, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Independent scholar

Athenian Paideia and Greek Philia in the Fifth Century BC: Cultural and Historical Context   ·   Recorded Video

Goryanina Ekaterina; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student ; Institute of the philosophy of a human, Herzen University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), master

Plato's anthropological strategy of Paideia   ·   Recorded Video

Gursky Nikolay; Tomsk State University (Tomsk, Russia), Postgraduate

The Аbducting of the payday

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Kuraev Alexander Andreevich ; Herzen University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Student

It could not touch: Contagiousness of Epistemic Noise in/as Information Entropy   ·   Recorded Video

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Litvin Tatiana, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Dean of Faculty

Commentary as genre of a moral narrative in the Middle Platonism   ·   Recorded Video

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Makovetsky Eugene Anatolievich, DSc in Philosophy; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Professor

Paideia in the christian enlightenment: Origen's "writings of God" and the moravian mission of sts. Cyril and Methodius

Mirzoeva Bella; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

Prometheus and Chiron: personal example in Antisthenes’ two types of paideia   ·   Recorded Video

Mochalova Irina, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Plato as a critic of Socrates: pro et contra Socratic paideia   ·   Recorded Video

Mozhajsky Andrej, CSc in History; Institute for strategy of education development (Moscow, Russia), senior researcher

Friends and foes: topographical paideia of Thebes   ·   Recorded Video

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Pichugina Victoria, DSc in Pedagogy, Associate Professor; Institute for strategy of education development (Moscow, Russia), Leading Researcher

AUT CUM SCUTO, AUT IN SCUTO: pedagogical dimension of the city and its defenders in Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes   ·   Recorded Video

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Shurunov Konstantin; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

Paideia as a view of the real world: what should be changed in higher education?   ·   Recorded Video

Sinitsyn Alexander, CSc in History, Associate Professor; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Merry classics vs History is a serious business: on early Greek historiography, irony, and paideia

Slobodkovsky Sergey; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

Is Socrates right in understanding justice?   ·   Recorded Video

Svetlov Roman, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; Institute of the philosophy of a human, Herzen University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Director

How does pedagogical appropriation work: the fate of Plato's texts in neoplatonic exegesis   ·   Recorded Video

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Timoschukl Elena, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia), Assistant Professor

Phenomenology as Platonism   ·   Recorded Video

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Udalova Valeria; Pushkin Leningrad State University (Vyborg Institute) (Vyborg, Russia), Lecturer

Technologies for the implementation of the principles of ancient παιδεία in modern philosophy classes   ·   Recorded Video

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Volf Marina, DSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Institute of Philosophy and Law of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia), Director

The Illegal Heirs of Demodoc: Sophistic Teaching as a Transformation of the Universe   ·   Recorded Video

Seminar “Paideia in Ancient Culture”

Alexander Sinitsyn, CSc in History, Associate Professor; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Merry classics vs History is a serious business: on early Greek historiography, irony, and paideia*

The report presents many examples of ironic attitude toward the historical figures and events in the work by ‘the forefathers of history’ and in the works of his predecessors. They turned their focus toward making the memorable events look like a merry classic. Thucydides presumed that the tasks of scientific historiography must be. So history is a serious business.

Keywords: Greek historians, Hecataeus, Herodotus, Thucydides, paideia, irony, narrator, researcher, merry classics, experience, future generations.

As far as we can judge by the fragments of ‘the forefathers of history’ and the extant ‘Muses’ by Herodotus, initially, accounts of the past events were not as serious as Thucydides made them out to be. His formula κτῆμα εἰς ἀεί asserts that everlasting value of history lies in its lessons, so historiography, aiming at the future, is capable of educating and can correct the future. The Athenian historian presumed that the tasks of scientific historiography must be: 1) to study, examine and describe historical events; 2) equipped with the experience of the past, to teach the generations to come. So history, according to Thucydides, is a serious business. For Herodotus, historiography is an imprinted memory of the glorious past of people (κλέος ἀνθρώπων), so historical works are a mine of information. Many ‘Pre-Herodotians’ may have regarded their work in the same way. The first servants of Clio turned their focus toward making the memorable events look like ‘a merry classic’. The report presents many examples of ironic attitude toward the historical figures and events in the work by ‘the father of history’ and in the works of his predecessors (Hecataeus of Miletus, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Pherecydes of Athens, et al.).

* The research was carried out thanks to funding of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project No. 19-09-00022а “‘Forefathers of history’: The oldest representatives of ancient historical science”).

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