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June 24, 2015  

Aula Savi Orto Botanico (via Porta Buozzi, 3)

9:30: Welcome Address

10-13 1st Session:

Chair: Prof. Raimondo Cubeddu

 Strauss and the Problem of Retrieving Classical Thought

Prof. Philipp von Wussow (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Leo Strauss’s Methodology of Returning to the Ancients

Ferdinand Deanini (LMU München), The Law and the Philosopher. On Leo Strauss’s Essay “The Law of Reason in the Kuzari” 

Marco Menon (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), A Lesson in Politics. Some Remarks on Strauss’s Socrates and Aristophanes

14:30-18:30 2nd Session:

Chair: Prof. Bruno Centrone

 Jonas and the Ancients

Elad Lapidot (Freie Universität Berlin), Counter-histories: Gnosis, Seinsgeschichte – and the Jews

Roberto Franzini Tibaldeo (Università di Torino), The Ancient Roots and Relevance of Hans Jonas’ Idea of Responsibility

Fabio Fossa (Università di Pisa e Firenze – Zetesis), Ancient Wisdom and the Modern Temper. On the Role of Greek and Jewish Tradition in Hans Jonas’s Anthropology

Prof. Emidio Spinelli (Università La Sapienza di Roma), Hans Jonas and the ‘Multi-disciplinary’ Platonic Model of Paideia

June 25, 2015

9.30 – 13.00 3rd Session:

Aula Savi Orto Botanico (via Porta Buozzi, 3)

Chair: Prof. Emidio Spinelli

Cassirer, Strauss and Arendt on Plato

Prof. Andrew Benjamin (Monash University, Melbourne), Another Plato? Cassirer’s “Eidos und Eidolon”

Prof. Alessandra Fussi (Università di Pisa – Zetesis), Philosophy as a Form of Skepticism. Leo Strauss on Plato’s Republic

Luca Timponelli (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), Plato, Arendt and the Condition of Politics

15.00 – 18.30 4th Session:

Aula Magna Palazzo Boileau (via S. Maria, 85)

Chair: Prof. Maurizio Alfonso Iacono

Strauss, Scholem and Löwith

Prof. Carlo Altini (Fondazione San Carlo, Modena), Strauss and Scholem: Kabbalah versus Philosophy.

Anna Romani (Università di Pisa e Firenze – Zetesis), Progress as Problem: Strauss and Löwith in Dialogue between Antiquity and Modernity

Eduardo Zazo (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), Löwith’s Nietzschean Return to the Ancient Conception of Nature

June 26, 2015

Aula Savi Orto Botanico (via Porta Buozzi, 3)

9.30-13.30 5th Session:

Chair: Prof. Alfredo Ferrarin

Strauss and Klein

Iacopo Chiaravalli (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), The Repetition of Antiquity at the Peak of Modernity as a Phenomenological Problem

Prof. David Janssens (Tilburg University), Back to the Roots. The Correspondence between Leo Strauss and Jacob Klein. 

Danilo Manca (Università di Pisa – Zetesis), Philosophy and its History. Klein and Strauss on the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns