Hellenic Political Philosophy and Contemporary Europe

    Herceg Novi, 29 September – 04 October 2019



    D E T A I L E D     P R O G R A M



    Sunday, 29 September


    17:30                   Registration of participants


    19.00                Opening of the Conference with Greetings (President of the Organizing Committee, Minister of Science of Montenegro, Mayor of Herceg Novi)


    20.00                Keynote lecture

    Prof. Catherine Rowett, University of East Anglia (UK) & European Parliament

    Europe, Economic Policy, and the Lessons We Should Learn from Thinkers of Antiquity


    21.00                Welcome Reception at the Rooftop Terrace of Palmon Bay & Spa Hotel


    Monday, 30 September


    Morning Session


    10.00                Zoltán Pető, National University of Public Service (Hungary)

                                 The Liberal Critiques of Democracy from Tocqueville to Hermann-Hoppe


    10.20                Dr. Spyridon Kaltsas, University of Athens (Greece)

    Gadamer, Schumpeter, and Habermas on the Classical Conception of Politics and its Relation to Modern Democracy


    10.40                Onur Doganay, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

                                 On the Relationship between “Polis” and “Happiness” in Aristotle


    11.00                Borislav Mihačević, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

                                 Tradition and Polis


    11.20                Coffee Break


    11.50                Prof. Vasil Gluchman, University of Prešov (Slovakia)

    Leonard Stöckel and his Meaning for Ethics of Politics in Central Europe of the 16th and 17th Centuries


    12.10                Prof. Türker Armaner, Galatasaray University (Turkey)

                                 Citizenship, Equality, and Ostracism in Aristotle


    12.30                Discussion

    Afternoon Session


    17.00                Keynote lecture

    Prof. Gerhard Thür, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria)

                                 Warfare and International Arbitration (Messene – Megalopolis, 182 BC)


    17.30                Prof. Ziyad Motala, Howard Law School (USA)

    A Relook on Our Conception of Democracy: What Can We Learn from Athenian Democracy as Applied by the South Africa Constitutional Court in the Doctors for Life Decision


    17.50                Aljoša Krajišnik, University of Belgrade (Serbia)

                                 Democracy, Populism, and the Ideal Citizen

    18.10                Coffee Break


    18.30                Maruška Nardoni, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

                                 Liberal Bonds


    18.50                Discussion



    Tuesday, 01 October


    Morning Session


    10.00                Prof. Ilaria Ramelli, Sacred Heart University (USA)

    Classical and Patristic Philosophical Ideas of Theopolis between Platonism and Stoicism


    10.20                Nesa Vrečer, University of Ljubljanja (Slovenia)

                                 Enlightening Polis and Citizenship


    10.40                Dr. Szilvia Horvat, National University of Public Service (Hungary)

                                 Political Theory on Classical Grounds: A Methodological Reflection


    11.00                Jan Molina, University of Warsaw (Poland)

    Hellenic Humanism and the Threat of Populism: Kroński’s Phenomenology of Fascism and its Contemporary Significance


    11.20                Coffee Break


    11.50                Prof. Irina Deretić, University of Belgrade (Serbia)

                                 Was Plato Right in his Criticism of Democracy?


    12.10                Dr. Pandeleimon Hionidis, Hellenic Open University (Greece)

    Europe as a Model and a Critical Observer, 1877 – 1878: Notions of Europeanness in 19th Century Greece


    12.30                Discussion


    Afternoon Session


    17.00                Keynote lecture

    Prof. Giovanni Giorgini, University of Bologna (Italy)

    Aristotle’s Notion of Political Education in the Context of Contemporary Liberal Democracies


    17.30                Jungfu Wong, University of Cambridge (UK)

    Genealogy of Eudaimonia: Greek Philosophical Definition of Ethic Pleasure through the Concept of Polis


    17.50                Coffee Break


    18.10                Irina-Maria Tamasan, Independent Researcher (Romania)

                                 Freedom and Truth: The Concept of Parrhesia


    18.30                Discussion


    19.00                FOLKLORE DANCE


    Wednesday, 02 October


    Morning Session


    10.00                Tamara Plećaš, University of Belgrade (Serbia)

                                 The Cynic and the Stoic Cosmopolis


    10.20                Matija Stojanović, University of Belgrade (Serbia)

                                 Was Plato a Fascist?


    10.40                Prof. Alexander A. Lvov, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia)

    Did the Ancient Greeks Have a Worldview? A Comparative Inquiry into the History of the Concept


    11.00                Prof. Debika Saha, University of North Bengal (India)

                                 Athenian Politics and the Philosopher’s Role: An Analysis


    11.20                Coffee Break


    11.50                Burç İdem Dincel, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

                                 “The Most Continuous Activity” and Aristotle’s (Un)bound Theory of Tragedy


    12.10                Dr. Michael Fournier, Dalhousie University (Canada)

                                 Epicurean Justice


    12.30                Discussion

    Afternoon Session

    17.00                Keynote lecture

    Prof. Leo Catana, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Plato on Recognition of Political Leaders: The Importance of Mirrored Character Traits


    17.30                Dr. Aikaterini Lefka, University of Liège (Belgium)

                                 The City’s “Good Life” in Ancient Greek Thought, From the Origins to Socrates


    17.50                Coffee Break


    18.10                Prof. Dušan Krcunović, University of Montenegro (Montenegro)

                                 The Hellenic Idea of ἀγών and Modern Competitiveness


    18.30                Discussion



    Thursday, 03 October


    Morning Session


    10.00                Carlo Delle Donne, University of Rome “Sapienza” (Italy)

                                 God, Rulers and Imitation in Plutarch’s Political Philosophy


    10.20                Dr. Elena Irrera, University of Bologna (Italy)

    Human Bonds within Organic Wholes: Aristotle’s Contribution towards a Contemporary Theory of Solidarity


    10.40                Dr. Ion Soteropoulos, Apeiron Center Paris (France)

    The Future of Education and Science: The Development of Synthetic Intelligence as a Means to Realize a Global Society in Perpetual Peace and Justice


    11.00                Dr. Bogdana Koljević, Institute for Political Research (Serbia)

                                 Ancient Democracy as True Democracy of Contemporary Europe


    11.20                Coffee Break


    11.50                Ákos Tussay, Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary)

    The Description of the Ideal Ruler in the Pseudo-Pythagorean Περὶ Βασιλείας Treatises


    12.10                Dr. Suvi Kuokkanen, University of Oulu (Finland)

    Justifications of Exclusion from the Polis in Classical and Hellenistic Greek Political Philosophy


    12.30                Discussion


    Afternoon Session


    17.00                Keynote lecture

    Prof. Nicholas D. Smith, Lewis & Clark College (USA)

                                 Pity the Tyrant


    17.30                Dr. Jonathan Dronsfield, Institute of Art Research Brussels (Belgium)

                                 Lesson of Light: Camus, Heidegger and the Idea of Europe


    17.50                Dr. Vladimir Cvetković, Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory (Serbia)

    The 20th Century Serbian Orthodox Church Clerics between the Ideal of Democracy and a Critique of Europe


    18.10                Dr. Catherine Mandroni, European School of Brussels III (Belgium)

    The Notions of “Kallos” and “Kosmos” and their Fulfillment in “Polis”: The Everlasting Paradigm of Ancient Greece


    18.30                Discussion


    19.00                Closing Remarks


    20.00                FAREWELL DINNER (Location to be Announced)


    Friday, 04 October