Ex Ionia Scientia 2016 World Conference

CHS is pleased to announce the Ex Ionia Scientia ‒ ‘Knowledge’ in Archaic Greece, an international conference at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, December 11–14, 2016!
The origins of western science and philosophy are customarily traced to 6th century B.C.E. Ionia, to Thales of Miletos and the school he founded, whose famous pupils included not only the Milesians Anaximander and Anaximenes, but also Pythagoras of Samos, Bias of Priene, Xenophanes of Kolophon, and Herakleitos of Ephesos, among others. This conference seeks to identify the defining marks of this new scientific and philosophical tradition, to compare and contrast them, and in light of them to explore what kinds of knowledge formed the background against which these new origins represent a meaningful departure. It also proposes to address the development of this historical phenomenon through the Early Classical era, at the beginning of the 5th century B.C.E.
View the list of participants, the preliminary program of the conference, and a list of abstracts for all papers here.
The conference is sponsored by the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and the Center for Hellenic Studies.
USA:   Dr. Robert Hahn (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, hahnr@siu.edu)
EUROPE:   Dr. Alexander Herda (Humboldt University, Berlin, alexander.herda@web.de)
GREECE:  Dr. Sotiris Fournaros (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, sotfour@ppp.uoa.gr)
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