Paideia in Ancient Culture: Education, Politics, and Philosophy
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Theoretical Seminar
“Paideia in Ancient Culture:
Education, Politics, and Philosophy”

2–3 November 2020   St Petersburg, Russia  ·  2–3 ноября 2020   Санкт-Петербург, Россия

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Conference Program Proceedings
02 November 2020
2 November, 2020. Part 1
02 November 2020Beginning at 12:00 PM, 26 M. Posadskaya str., room 111
Zoom conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84779885409?pwd=azlEcGt1RE1rVVBMUXZZYWZJenRydz09
Moderators: Roman Svetlov, Marina Volf

1. Eugene Afonasin, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; SB RAS Institute of philosophy and law (Novosibirsk, Russia), Head of Department

"How philosophers saved myths?" Chapter one: the sophists   ·   Recorded Video

2. Victoria Pichugina, DSc in Pedagogy, Associate Professor; Institute for strategy of education development (Moscow, Russia), Leading Researcher

AUT CUM SCUTO, AUT IN SCUTO: pedagogical dimension of the city and its defenders in Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes   ·   Recorded Video

3. Andrej Mozhajsky, CSc in History; Institute for strategy of education development (Moscow, Russia), senior researcher

Friends and foes: topographical paideia of Thebes   ·   Recorded Video

4. Irina Protopopova, CSc in Culturology, Associate Professor; Platonic Research Center (Moscow, Russia), Head; Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow, Russia), Major Research Fellow

Plato’s dialogue as an instrument of paideia

5. Marina Volf, DSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Institute of Philosophy and Law of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia), Director

The Illegal Heirs of Demodoc: Sophistic Teaching as a Transformation of the Universe   ·   Recorded Video

2 November, 2020. Part 2
02 November 2020Beginning at 3:00 PM, 26 M. Posadskaya str., room 111
Zoom conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84779885409?pwd=azlEcGt1RE1rVVBMUXZZYWZJenRydz09
Moderators: Roman Svetlov, Marina Volf

1. Eugene Anatolievich Makovetsky, DSc in Philosophy; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Professor

Paideia in the christian enlightenment: Origen's "writings of God" and the moravian mission of sts. Cyril and Methodius

2. Irina Mochalova, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; St Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Plato as a critic of Socrates: pro et contra Socratic paideia   ·   Recorded Video

3. Sergey Slobodkovsky; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

Is Socrates right in understanding justice?   ·   Recorded Video

4. Rustam Galanin, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Independent scholar

Athenian Paideia and Greek Philia in the Fifth Century BC: Cultural and Historical Context   ·   Recorded Video

5. Bella Mirzoeva; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student

Prometheus and Chiron: personal example in Antisthenes’ two types of paideia   ·   Recorded Video

6. Roman Svetlov, DSc in Philosophy, Professor; Institute of the philosophy of a human, Herzen University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Director

How does pedagogical appropriation work: the fate of Plato's texts in neoplatonic exegesis   ·   Recorded Video

03 November 2020
3 November, 2020
03 November 2020Beginning 11:30 AM
Zoom conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82588111324?pwd=NEs1eWNMRExlL3A2NGV5USswNlVFQT09
Moderators: Tatiana Litvin, Sergey Slobodkovsky

1. Tatiana Litvin, CSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Dean of Faculty

Commentary as genre of a moral narrative in the Middle Platonism   ·   Recorded Video

2. Elena Timoschukl, CSc in Philosophy; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia), Assistant Professor

Phenomenology as Platonism   ·   Recorded Video

3. Natalia Danilkina, CSc in Philosophy, independent scholar

Eros and Caritas in Sergius Hessen's Philosophy of Education 

4. Igor A. Baryshev, CSc in Technics; Moscow State Lomonosov University (Moscow, Russia), Research Fellow

Start&Finish. Does the late reflection of παιδεία mark the end of education era?    ·   Recorded Video

5. Vitaliy Darenskiy, DSc in Philosophy, Associate Professor; Lugansk State Pedagogical University (Lugansk, Ukraine), Professor

The Pythagorean Golden Verses as a philosophical propaedeutics

6. Alexander Sinitsyn, CSc in History, Associate Professor; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Associate Professor

Merry classics vs History is a serious business: on early Greek historiography, irony, and paideia

7. Alexander Andreevich Kuraev; Herzen University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Student

It could not touch: Contagiousness of Epistemic Noise in/as Information Entropy   ·   Recorded Video

8. Konstantin Shurunov; Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Postgraduate

Paideia as a view of the real world: what should be changed in higher education?   ·   Recorded Video

9. Ekaterina Goryanina; Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities (Saint Petersburg, Russia), Student ; Institute of the philosophy of a human, Herzen University (Saint Petersburg, Russia), master

Plato's anthropological strategy of Paideia   ·   Recorded Video

10. Nikolay Gursky; Tomsk State University (Tomsk, Russia), Postgraduate

The Аbducting of the payday

11. Valeria Udalova ; Pushkin Leningrad State University (Vyborg Institute) (Vyborg, Russia), Lecturer

Technologies for the implementation of the principles of ancient παιδεία in modern philosophy classes   ·   Recorded Video

Seminar “Paideia in Ancient Culture”

Nikolay Gursky; Tomsk State University (Tomsk, Russia), Postgraduate

The Аbducting of the payday

Paideia is not one of the sections of human knowledge, but exceptionally important question about the future. No education will create a real future unless the Protagorean man of measure is found. We understand the measure in the context of our study of abduction, thus distinguishing it from the singular statements of analysts. Abduction is a bridge to the future.

Keywords: Paideia, Protagoras, measure of things, abduction, future

Plato's Protagoras is a dialogue about upbringing. Its core is thinking about man as a measure of things. Ideas about this measure are ambiguous along the line of interpretation Protagoras-Socrates-Plato-Aristotle-Sextus Empiricus. Knowing the measure, we establish a bridge between the past and the future. Such a bridge can only be built in the experience of educating a person of measure. For two millennia, being inside the theocentric model of the world, humanity appeared to be paralyzed by the idea of a single subject controlling the world, of a single world, for a long time forgetting the self-worth of the human measure. Paideia is not one of the sections of human knowledge, but exceptionally important question about the future. No education will create a real future unless a person of measure is found. The question of measure immediately turns into differences in the idea of man: a man in General, a concrete individual, a representative of the aristocracy, a representative of democracy. Paideia expresses the hallmarks of the aristocracy, but how does it differentiate itself from the worst? Protagoras was sometimes credited with a secret intent, believing that behind the demonstrative statements of his "Aletheia" there was an invisible plan for educating the elite in a closed mode. Analysts who are used to dealing with atomistic statements do not notice that in "Antilogies" Protagoras is not a logical ambiguity, but an analogical one - they are free from the paradoxes of self-reference. But to see this difference is to enter the circle of the chosen, to whom "Paideia opens the eyes". "The divine nature of man must be cultivated as well as good grapes." The Paideia of Protagoras can be reinterpreted through consideration of the method of abduction - through hypothetical judgments that never become General and unambiguous statements. Abduction as a kind of abduction of "man" from the captivity of universal concepts and its dissolution in the political set with its disjunctive syntheses.

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