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Death and immortality in Greek philosophy and early Christianity

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One-day Workshop

Friday 24th July 2015

All meetings will be held in S11, School of Classics, St Andrews.

Sponsored by the Scots Philosophical Association and the School of Classics.

All welcome.


Please contact Alex Long,

Twitter: #digpc

Friday 24th July

09:30 Phillip Horky (Durham)
‘Pythagorean Immortality of the Soul?’
10:15 Simon Trépanier (Edinburgh)
‘Empedocles: Our Life in Hades and Soul as Long-lived Body-Part’
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Alex Long (St Andrews)
‘Achieved and guaranteed immortality in Plato’
12:15 Catherine Rowett (UEA)
‘Reflections on pre-existence, life after death, and atemporal beings, in Plato’s arguments for immortality in the Phaedo
13:00 Lunch
14:00 James Warren (Cambridge)
‘Socrates and the symmetry argument: the Axiochus
14:45 George Boys-Stones (Durham)
‘Fragments of world-soul and icons of god: The role of immortal souls in Platonist physics’
15:30 Coffee
16:00 N T Wright (St Andrews)
‘Resurrection: Jewish context, Christian claims, pagan challenges’
16:45 Closing discussion

There is no booking fee, but lunch will be provided.

If you intend to come to the workshop, please email  by 15th July, including details of any special dietary requirements.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the town may be found on the VisitScotland website. Early booking is recommended!

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