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The Universe of Platonic Thought
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29th International Conference  ·  XXIX Международная конференция
24–25 June 2021   St Petersburg, Russia  ·  24–25 июня 2021   Санкт-Петербург, Россия

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About Conference Conference Program Proceedings
24 June 2021
Workshop 1: Medieval Platonism: Theology, Rhetoric, and Logic
24 June 202110:00 - 13:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89977347769?pwd=TkpqRHc4bCtpLzdPTFVLb2VyajRWUT09
Moderators: Vitaly Ivanov, Oksana Goncharko

1. Vitaly Ivanov; Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

What does God know? Remarks on the method of natural theology by Fr. Suarez in the context of his treatise on “scientia Dei”.   ·   Recorded Video

2. Oksana Goncharko, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

Icon veneration as theology: from Plato to Joseph of Volotsk   ·   Recorded Video

3. Larisa Tonoyan, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

The Tree of Porphyry: Logic and Theology   ·   Recorded Video

4. Dmitri Chernoglazov, CSc in Philology; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

The concepts of "homonymy", "synonymy" and "paronymy" in late antique grammar and logic   ·   Recorded Video

5. Valery Vorobyev, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

John Damascene. Institutio elementaris ad dogmata   ·   Recorded Video

6. Eugene Anatolievich Makovetsky, DSc in Philosophy; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Professor; Sociological institute of the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow, Russia), Associate Research Fellow

Vision of St. Eulogios in the context of the Iconoclast controversy

7. Lydia Spyridonova, CSc in History; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Research Assistant

Andrey Kurbanov, CSc in History; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Research Assistant

Logic’s manuals of the circle of Gerasimos Vlachos

8. Igor Khmara; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

Social Topology Of The Late Antique Alexandria Thought   ·   Recorded Video

Workshop 2: Platonic Tradition in the History of Art
24 June 202110:00 - 13:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86387205913?pwd=MDM2OVBhQUNSYXZzbTZLc3BKVkN6UT09
Moderators: Maksim Narovetskii, Sergey Ryapolov

1. Nina Sergeevna Ishchenko, CSc in Philosophy; Lugansk State Academy of Culture and Arts named by M. Matusovsky (Lugansk, LPR, Russia), Assistant Professor

Platonic Images in 'The Enchanted Wandered' by N. Leskov

2. Sergey Ryapolov, CSc in Philosophy; Moscow State Institute of Culture (Khimki, Russia), senior lecturer

Platonic motifs in the works of I.S. Turgenev

3. Ekaterina Zemtsova; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

West of the pillars of Hercules: the myth of Atlantis in the context of ancient social utopia   ·   Recorded Video

5. Maksim Narovetskii; Department of Philosophy, FEB RAS (Vladivostok, Russia), Researcher

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Platonic Myth or the Story of Christ?   ·   Recorded Video

6. Valeriya Ismiyeva, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Institute of World Civilizations (Moscow, Russia), Associate Professor

The experience of Ascent to the Eidetic: Platonic motifs in A. Tavrov's poem "The Dante Project" (2014)

7. Artyom Andreevich Gravin, CSc in Technics; Sociological institute of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

Manifestation and non-manifestation in Young Symbolists’ language practices   ·   Recorded Video

8. Maxim Ovsyannikov; Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow, Russia), Postgraduate

The religious images in works by Jean Delville within the context of Plato's theology

9. Sergey Ryapolov, CSc in Philosophy; Moscow State Institute of Culture (Khimki, Russia), senior lecturer

The image of the heroic in the classic games of the Doom series

Workshop 3: New Approaches to Platonic Studies
24 June 2021Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81751603871?pwd=cjYxczRQNnRYbEhGZzhybWNLZjFlZz09
Moderators: Sergey Slobodkovsky, Konstantin Shurunov

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

Roman and Jewish messianism   ·   Recorded Video

2. Georgii Nikolaevich Botka; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

Religion in the philosophy of Protagoras   ·   Recorded Video

3. Aleksandr Boitsov, CSc in Biology, Independent scholar, independent scholar

What unites us?    ·   Recorded Video

4. Mikhail Alexeevich Kovalenko; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

Chora: situation on the edge of polemic   ·   Recorded Video

5. Dmitry Alexandrovich Vinogradov; Herzen University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

About origins and results of rational theology    ·   Recorded Video

6. Artyom Igorevich Myasnikov ; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

Perception of Plato's ideas in marxist philosophy

7. Mariya Konstantinovna Serbina; Institute of the philosophy of a human, Herzen University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), нет

Eros like a Daimon in Plato's philosophy    ·   Recorded Video

8. Evgeni Leonidovich Shklyar; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

The meaning of life through the philosophy of Plato   ·   Recorded Video

9. Marina Sorokina; Herzen University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate; Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University (Veliky Novgorod, Russia), Teacher

Love or Kill Your Teacher   ·   Recorded Video

10. Siyana Shchepanovskaya; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), MA or MSc; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), bachalor; Saint-Petersburg University of Culture and Art (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

Philosopher Plato as the inventor and inspired ambassador of the philosophical mythcreation

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

Pre-comprehension of the scientific method in Meno.   ·   Recorded Video

12. Roman Martynov; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

The mythological image of Prometheus in rational thought   ·   Recorded Video

Plenary Session
24 June 202114:00-19:00 Offline and online participants
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85358030550?pwd=SzZGZVA1MTZjSDEyaXVqeEpNQ0p6Zz09
Moderators: Roman Svetlov, Irina Protopopova

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

Conference opening, greetings from Russian Plato Society. Presentation of the Platonic Investigations, issue 1 (2021) and journal Paideia   ·   Recorded Video

2. Irina Aleksandrovna Protopopova, CSc in Culturology, Associate Professor; Platonic Research Center (Moscow, Russia), Head; Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow, Russia), Major Research Fellow

The Philosophical Mystery as Plato's Theology   ·   Recorded Video

3. Alexei Garadja; Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow, Russia), Major Research Fellow

Plato’s onomastica: mysterial contexts

4. Alexey Vladimirovich Bogomolov, CSc in Philosophy; Kozma Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University — Minin University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Associate Professor

Greek apophaticism: origins and typology in the Pre-Socratic onto-theology   ·   Recorded Video

5. Dmitri Lushnikov, CSc in Theology, Associate Professor; Saint Petersburg Theological Academy (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Head of theHead of the Department of Theology

Platonism in the doctrine of the principles of theological knowledge of Archbishop Nicanor Brovkovich’s fundamental theology   ·   Recorded Video

6. Anton Yakovlevich Kozhurin, DSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Institute of the philosophy of a human, Herzen University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Rational Theology of Antiquity in the horizon of perception of Russian thinkers of the late XIX-early XX century

7. Eugene Afonasin, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; SB RAS Institute of philosophy and law (Novosibirsk, Russia), Head of Department; Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia), Professor

"How philosophers saved myths?" Chapter Two: the Platonists   ·   Recorded Video

8. Kirill Prokopov; Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), Assistant Professor

Plato's individual eschatology: rationalization or mythopoeia?   ·   Recorded Video

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

The Theology of Critias the Tyrant     ·   Recorded Video

25 June 2021
Workshop 4: Rational Theology in Ancient Platonism
25 June 202110:00 - 14:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82936609157?pwd=SUNNMytHcVlibDNjZk8vNjdrNDNPQT09
Moderators: Roman Svetlov, Irina Mochalova

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

Plato's theology in the context of his ideas about history

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

The trial of Socrates: politics and/or religion?

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

Plato and historians about logographoi and logopoioi

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

Chronos and Caeros. The personification and the meaning оf Time in ancient Greece.

5. Pavel Likhter, CSc in Law; Penza State University (Penza, Russia), Associate Professor

On essential and relegated justice in Plato's "Republic"

6. Aleksei Pleshkov, CSc in Philosophy; National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, Director

Accidental Eternity: Plato's Criticism and the Temporal Status of Mind in Anaxagoras

7. Vadim Mursky, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), assistant professor

The foundations of rational theology among the Eleats.

8. Gleb Sergeevich Zemlyakov; The State budgetary professional educational institution of the Samara region «St. Alexius College of humanitarian and socio-pedagogical disciplines» (Tolyatti, Russia), The teacher

About two ways of saying about «Existence» in the philosophy of Parmenid

9. Fedor Borisovitch Shcherbakov, CSc in Philosophy; St Petersburg Mining University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), assistent

When Homer ceased to laugh: Epic humor and ways of its apology in antique allegorism and symbolism

10. Konstantin Shevtsov, DSc in Philosophy; St Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Professor

Dialectics and Mytho-logic in Plato's Parmenides

11. Vladimir Rokhmistrov, MPhil

Parmenides's Shadow in Plato's Dialogues

Workshop 5: Rational Theology in Hellenistic Platonism
25 June 202115:00 - 19:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87657670292?pwd=UGxJaDFzTTB4MWphL2ErMEVRZDR4UT09
Moderators: Anna Stepanova, Sergey Slobodkovsky

1. Anna Stepanova, DSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Professor, Professor, Professor

Ancient intellectual tradition about peace and god (from Plato to Cicero)   ·   Recorded Video

2. Timur Artemev, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Man's Path to Perfection by Plato   ·   Recorded Video

3. Fedor Borisovitch Shcherbakov, CSc in Philosophy; St Petersburg Mining University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), assistent

ΣΩΜΑ, ΛΟΓΟΣ and ΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ as three meta-objects of antique scholarship   ·   Recorded Video

4. Alexander Shevtsov, DSc in Psychology, Professor, Professor

Mythological origins of rational theology   ·   Recorded Video

5. Aleksey D. Panteleev, CSc in History, Associate Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Marina Vladimirovna Ponikarovskaya, CSc in History; the Saint-Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), academic secretary

Actors and the State: from Plato to the Roman Empire   ·   Recorded Video

6. Walker Trimble, PhD; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Plato's Timaeus and the doctrine of the four humours   ·   Recorded Video

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

Probability in Roman Epic.   ·   Recorded Video

8. Svetlana Karavaeva , CSc in Philosophy; North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Assistant Professor

Receptions of Platonism in the cosmology of Virgil's Aeneid

9. Igor Tantlevskij, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Head of Department

Qumran scepticism and ways to overcome it

11. Alexey Kargaltsev, CSc in History; Herzen University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Senior Lecturer

Intellectual background of the Early Christian Martyrs based on "The Passion of Perpetua and Felicitata"   ·   Recorded Video

Workshop 6: Rational Theology in Neoplatonism
25 June 202110:00 - 14:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959376737?pwd=K3ovdFJET2FmWHZGaG9uVHZLVlRsUT09
Moderators: Yuriy Romanenko, Dmitry Kurdybaylo

1. Yuriy Romanenko, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; erzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St.-Petersburg, Russia), Professor

The Symbolism of Number in the Ontotheological Discourse.   ·   Recorded Video

2. Elena Sobolnikova, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Mechnikov North-West State Medical University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

The idea of the Monism of Timaios of Locri "On the nature of the world and the soul"   ·   Recorded Video

3. Alisher Khamidov; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

Aristotle and Theophrastus on Phronesis and Unseasonableness   ·   Recorded Video

4. Aleksandr Begichev; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

"National gods" and Their Place in the Ontology of Emperor Julian   ·   Recorded Video

5. Vera Serkova, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Professor

Time in the dialog "Timaeus”

6. Maksim Sergeevich Nikulin; Institute of the philosophy of a human, Herzen University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate; Saint Petersburg Theological Academy (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Senior Lecturer; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Senior Lecturer

Noology of Plotinus as an essay of rational theology   ·   Recorded Video

7. Dmitry Kurdybaylo, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Major Research Fellow

Mathematical and Theurgic Symbols in the writings of Iamblichus   ·   Recorded Video

8. Maria Varlamova, CSc in Philosophy; Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Research Fellow; RAS Institute of Philosophy (Moscow, Russia), Associate Research Fellow

Nature, body and pneuma: soul and it’s underlying body in Philoponus   ·   Recorded Video

9. Oleg Nikolaevich Nogovitsin, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Sociological institute of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia), Senior Researcher

Argumentation by analogy in the philosophy and theology of John Philoponus   ·   Recorded Video

Workshop 7: Byzantine Platonism: Theology, Philosophy, Hymnography
25 June 202110:00 - 14:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88056692867?pwd=OG5TTVR4R2p5UmhJbnBwK2FJOG1RZz09
Moderators: Daniil Dorofeev, Maxim Prikhodko

1. Daniil Dorofeev, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; St Petersburg Mining University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Head of the Department of Philosophy, Professor

"Rational" and mystical in the image of the ancient and medieval saint philosopher   ·   Recorded Video

2. Dmitry Biriukov, DSc in Philosophy; National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), Research Fellow

The status of apophatic statements about God in the 2nd letter of Gregory Palamas to Barlaam of Calabria

3. Maxim Prikhodko, CSc in Philosophy; The Parish of St. Nicolas Russian Orthodox Church (Seville, Spain), priest

A Conversation with God on the plain or the Logos and Nature in the Interpretation of the Figure of Isaac by Philo of Alexandria

4. Timur Shchukin; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate; Sociological institute of the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow, Russia), Associate Research Fellow

Gregory Palamas' criticism of Plato's Ideas   ·   Recorded Video

5. Artem Iakimenko, CSc in Theology; LRO Parish Church of St. Alexy the Man of God in Gorelovo, St. Petersburg (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), priest

Plato's idealism and the concepts of general and particular nature among the Chalcedonites and Monophysites   ·   Recorded Video

6. Karina Sergeyevna Charykova; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), MA or MSc

Ηymns of the Maundy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Kosmas the Melodos (1st half of the 8th century): some percularities of composition and content   ·   Recorded Video

7. Olga Barysheva; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Research Fellow

Ways of interpreting grammatical rules: Byzantine commentaries to the "Introduction" of Theodosius

8. Dmitry Goncharko, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher; erzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St.-Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Semantics, semiotics and logics in theology of Dionysius the Areopagite

Workshop 8: Platonism of the Renaissance and the Modernity
25 June 202115:00 - 19:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83670565687?pwd=Q3Z5c2dsRHVmRU1jOTJVd0pBRXI3UT09
Moderators: Rostislav Dyomin, Konstantin Shurunov

1. Anastasia Kutuzova; Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education «Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University» (Syktyvkar, Russia), Lecturer

Rational theology and the Cult of Reason and the Supreme Being of the Great French Revolution at the end of the 18th century.

2. Maria Semikolennykh, CSc in Culturology; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher

Basilios Bessarion on Plato's polytheism

3. Olga Stavtseva, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Leningrad State University named after A.S. Pushkin (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy

Reception of Socrates at S. Kierkegaard   ·   Recorded Video

4. Egor Migush; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

Platonism in the works of Vincenzo Gioberti   ·   Recorded Video

5. Inna Lisovich, DSc in Culture science, Associate Professor; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia), Associate Research Fellow

Natural magic and platonism in the european culture of early Modern period.   ·   Recorded Video

6. Nadezhda Sotnikova, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor, assistant professor

“Plato as theologist” in the writings of W. Windelband   ·   Recorded Video

7. Karine Dilanian, Independent scholar

Theological Cosmology of Johannes Kepler and his Reformed Astrology   ·   Recorded Video

8. Rostislav Dyomin; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Lecturer

Theology, Philosophy, and Astronomy by Philip of Opus and Astro-theology by William Derham   ·   Recorded Video

9. Nikita Alexeyevich Arsentev; Moscow State Lomonosov University (Moscow, Russia), Student

Rational Theology in Cambridge Platonism: Henry More, Ralph Cudworth   ·   Recorded Video

10. Sergey Leonidovich Katrechko, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; State Academic University for the Humanities (Moscow, Russia), Associate Professor; Russian Orthodox University of St. John the Theologian (Moscow, Russia), Head of Department

Transcendental method of Plato's ontotheology   ·   Recorded Video

11. Andrew Khoshev, CSc in Technics; Russian Orthodox University of St. John the Theologian (Moscow, Russia), Student

Neoplatonic origins of the ontological argument as interpreted by R.G. Collingwood and S. Frank   ·   Recorded Video

12. Sergey Valentinovich Rassadin, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Tver State Technical University (Tver, Russia), Professor; RAS Institute of Philosophy (Moscow, Russia), Postgraduate

Nataliya Nikolaevna Kozlova, DSc in Political science, Associate Professor; Tver State University (Tver, Russia), Head of Chair

Plato’s Theological Myth as a Tool for Constructing the «Happy Policy»

Workshop 9: Platonism and Russian philosophy
25 June 202115:00 - 19:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89021299141?pwd=MUJvMkx5MVMvNDYwYUJMV2hIZ1crdz09
Moderators: Dmitry Biriukov, Liubov Petrova

1. Dmitry Biriukov, DSc in Philosophy; Sociological institute of the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow, Russia), Research Fellow

Sources of the "formula of hesychasm" in "Imyaslavie" (1921-1922) by Alexey Losev   ·   Recorded Video

2. Liubov Petrova, CSc in Philosophy; Sociological institute of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia), Senior Researcher

Platonism and palamism in sophiology of Sergei Bulgakov   ·   Recorded Video

3. Sergey Pavlovich Glushko; Tomsk State University (Tomsk, Russia), Student

The problem of the correlation of creativity and the perfect being in the philosophical theology of N. O. Lossky   ·   Recorded Video

4. Dmitry Biriukov, DSc in Philosophy; Institute of Philosophy and Law of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia), Research Fellow

Two views on Byzantium among the older Slavophiles and the Greek-Bulgarian question   ·   Recorded Video

5. Anna Viktorovna Tonkovidova; Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism (Krasnodar, Russia), Senior Lecturer

S.N.Bulgakov: reception of Plato's philosophy in Russian religious philosophy   ·   Recorded Video

6. Alla Albertovna Bityutskaya ; Voronezh State University (voronezh, Russia), Lecturer

Free theurgy of the Silver Age

7. Tatiana Levina, CSc in Philosophy; Free University (Moscow, Russia), lecturer

Byzantium of Avant-Garde: Uncreated Light and Dazzling Darkness   ·   Recorded Video

Round table “Judean Theology and the culture of Antiquity”
25 June 202115:00 - 17:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88056692867?pwd=OG5TTVR4R2p5UmhJbnBwK2FJOG1RZz09
Moderator: Igor Tantlevskij

1. Igor Tantlevskij, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Head of Department

On a possible parallel between the Qumran creationist doctrine and the cosmogony of Anaxagoras

2. Alexander Pogoniailo, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Professor

St Paul’s Establishment and Adversus iudaeos in occidental patristics

3. Uri Gershowitz, PhD, Associate Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Assistant Professor

"The best in poetry is a lie": the influence of the Arab Aristotelian approach to poetics on the perception of the Song of Songs by Jewish philosophical and theological thought of the Middle Ages

4. Oleg Redkin, DSc in Philology, Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Head of Chair

Translations of ancient authors into Arabic and the formation of the Arab-Muslim scientific tradition

Round table “The concepts of prophetism, messianism and eschatology in religious and philosophical texts”
25 June 202117:00 - 19:00 Online Workshop
Link to Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88056692867?pwd=OG5TTVR4R2p5UmhJbnBwK2FJOG1RZz09
Moderator: Igor Tantlevskij

1. Igor Tantlevskij, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Head of Department

Features of Qumran “Prophetism”

2. Igor Evlampiev, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Professor

Petr Chaadaev on Ancient Hebrew and Ancient Greek origins of European civilization

3. Uri Gershowitz, PhD, Associate Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Assistant Professor

Mashiach ben Yosef in the teachings of the Palestinian teachers of the law: analysis of a fragment from the treatise "Sukkah" (51b-53b)

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

Irony, Slyness, or a Neoplatonic Theologumen? God the Creator in a letter from Julian the Apostate to the Jewish community

5. Dmitry Kurdybaylo, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Researcher; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Major Research Fellow

Eschatological symbolism in the writings of Philo Judaeus

29th International Conference “The Universe of Platonic Thought: Rational Theology in Platonism”

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

Plato and historians about logographoi and logopoioi*

The report analyzes the passage in ‘Phaedrus’ (257с–258с) and ‘Euthydemus’ (289с–е), where Plato, while admiring the skillfulness of ‘logographoi’ and ‘logopoioi’, warns against them since their speeches always aim at captivating the audience. Plato sets off speeches made by ‘enchanter-logopooi’ against his dialogues, which are not to mesmerize the audience but to find the truth.

Keywords: Plato, logographoi, logpoioi, speeches, ‘Euthydemus’, ‘Phaedrus’, orators, historians, Hecataeus, Herodotus, Thucydides, rhetoric, mob, truth, dialogue

The term ‘logographoi’ (λογογράφοι) has become firmly established in the contemporary historiography to define early historians — the first Ionian creators of mythic-historical works. Thucydides (I.21.1) used this term to define his predecessors who created prosaic logos: ὡς λογογράφοι ξυνέθεσαν. Igor Surikov holds that in Thucydides’ view it is Herodotus who is a ‘logograph’ par excellence. The word λογοποιός, the nearest equivalent term to λογογράφος, is used by Herodotus three times to refer to Hecataeus, one of the ‘forefathers of history’ (Hdt. 2.143.1; 5.36.2; 5.125).

‘Logographoi’ and ‘logopoioi’ occur in Plato’s two dialogues, where he touches upon the art of rhetoric and describes the ‘creators of logoi’. Plato refers to courtroom speechwriters, though. Phaedrus speaks about this in a homonymic dialogue, referring to a politician who chastised Lysias, ‘calling him a logograph’ (Plato. Phaed. 257с), whose success depended on speechwriters (see Bryan 2021, 1–21). The second occasion is Plato’s famous passage on ‘magus logopoioi’ in the ‘Euthydemus’ dialogue, which is about the reception of the art of rhetoric. Here Plato’s Socrates compares the ‘craft’ of logopoioi to the art of the charmer. The Athenian sage’s judgment (to be more precise, the character in Plato’s ‘Euthydemus’) clearly shows his mischievous attitude to ‘logopoioi’ and their mastery in ‘creating logoi’ as a divine and sublime art (Plato. Euth. 289e).

The report analyzes the passage in ‘Phaedrus’ and ‘Euthydemus’, where Plato, while admiring the skillfulness of ‘logographoi’ and ‘logopoioi’, warns against them since their speeches always aim at captivating the audience. According to the philosopher, the mastery of these writers is to mesmerize/enchant (κήλησις) the dikasts, ecclesiasts and the mob, that is, the ‘mass audience’ (Plato. Euth. 290а). This judgmental condemnation echoes that of Thucydides: at the beginning of his work ‘the father of scholarly historiography’ shows not only mistrust of but also disfavour with writers of amusing, fanciful (μυθῶδες) tales (Thuc. I.21.1). Thucydides contrasts his historical findings with the works of rhapsodist logographs and tattler poets; likewise, Plato sets off speeches made by ‘enchanter-logopooi’ against his dialogues, which are not to mesmerize the audience but to find the truth.

* The research was carried out thanks to funding of Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 19-09-00022а “‘Forefathers of history’: The oldest representatives of ancient historical science”

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