Date : 7th April 2017


9:30-10:15 Invited Speaker : Frisbee Sheffield (University of Cambridge): Philia in Plato’s Laws


10:15-10:45 Commentator : Douglas Cairns (University of Edinburgh)
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Carla Francalanci (Rio de Janeiro University): “Love, Speech and Charm in the Charmides
11:45-12:30 Simon Scott (University of Birmingham) :  “Shaming the beloved”
12:30-13:30 Lunch



13:30-14:15 Stefano Maso (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice): “Risk as condition for emotions”
14:15-15:00 Freya Moebus (Cornell University): “Emotions and appetites in the Socratic dialogues”
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:15 Beatriz Bossi (Complutense University of Madrid) : “On envy as self deceit”


Julia Pfefferkorn (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen & Salerno University) “The dyo phobôn eidè of Laws I”
17:00-17:30  Concluding Remarks

Place  :

G32 in 7 George Square

Number 7 George Square is located in central Edinburgh; just off Crichton Street. The building is within one mile of the city centre.The nearest railway line is at Waverley Station in the city Centre.The nearest bus stops are located on Potterrow approximately 160 metres from Number 7 George Square. Numerous bus services stop on Potterrow and Chapel Street. Details of timetables are available from Lothian Buses, from their offices within the city and online from

Persons with mobility difficulties arriving by vehicle can access Number 7 George Square from George Square Lane or Crichton Street. There are numerous pedestrian access points to this area, including from Bristo Square.