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Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Manchester University

Criticism by Rehding and McKay in New Apeiron Article

Alexander Rehding and John McKay (both musicologists at Harvard U.) have published an article in the most recent issue of Apeiron on the musical structures in Plato’s dialogues. I welcome this erudite and constructive paper. Their main point is that … Continue reading

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Thanks for Warm Reception in Rio at SBEC

I enjoyed meeting many new friends in Rio at the conference of the Brazilian Society for the Study of the Classics. Thanks to Professors Gabriele Cornelli and Henrique Cairus for the invitation to speak. Thanks also to Fernando Muniz for … Continue reading

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Leo Strauss Proved Wrong About Plato

The Philosopher’s Magazine just published a short piece on the consequences of my research for the philosophy of Leo Strauss: here. I argue that one implication of my work is that Strauss’s interpretations of Plato are now known to be … Continue reading

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Colorful Pictures and Brief Background for Platonic Love Story

The University of Manchester issued a press release announcing the publication of my new Plato book. I attach here some pretty, open-domain pictures and about 1500 words of background (the banner for this web-page is included). The press release is … Continue reading

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New Plato Book Coming Out in Late August

UPDATE: The University of Manchester has just issued a press release (here) to announce the publication. Perhaps the most significant part of the book argues that Plato’s symbols force a radical rethink of Plato’s ethical philosophy, and especially his philosophy … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Collection of Essays will Debate Plato’s Symbols

The debate over Plato’s musical symbols has grown so wide that Acumen Publishing has commissioned essays from a dozen scholars for a volume scheduled to appear in late 2012. Leading scholars in classics, philosophy, musicology, and literary history from the … Continue reading

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Popular Youtube Interview

The University of Manchester encourages all their faculty to do outreach and filmed a six-minute interview with me about my recent research on Plato. This interview is intended for a general audience and borrows shamelessly from a university press release. … Continue reading

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