A Forum for and the Background of the Mediation of Dialogue in Ancient and Modern Academies

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Southern Association for Ancient Philosophy 2008: Michael Frede

The 2008 annual meeting of the Southern Association for Ancient Philosophy will be held in Cambridge from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 September. It will be dedicated to various aspects of Michael Frede's, including a number of the philosopher’s former pupils.

Further information and the programme can be found at:



Back in Tübingen

After coming back to Tübingen, I have been recollecting memories of England while feeling familiar with the German context again. On my last day, I spent my time in London where I could enjoy taking a look at famous fragments: among others, two Fra Angelico's paintings, a heavenly music sung by his special type of angels; and of course, the exquisitely well-preserved Acropolis' marble in the British Museum, in a room monumental and discreet at the same time. A column from Erechtheion as well as one Karuatis carry nothing more than the inquiring gazes of curious visitors and admirors.
In order to draw some conclusions with regard to the different philosophical types that the Germans and the British represent I need to take distance from Great Britain for some time. The first impressions wait patiently to be deepened.