Plato famously aligns knowledge with non-spatial objects, and belief with spatial objects. But why? In particular, what other Platonic commitments explain that one? This workshop will take those questions as central. Participants (detailed schedule and titles TBA): Katja Vogt (Columbia University) Carrie Swanson (University of Iowa) Whitney Schwab (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Matt Evans (University of Michigan) Jonathan Beere (Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin) Joseph Barnes (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)


10:00 - 11:45
Knowledge as Knowing How to Engage in Cross-Examination: the Sophist’s solution to the Theaetetus’s Impasse
Jonathan Beere
13:15 - 15:00
Relative vs. Normative Measurement in Plato's Protagoras
Carrie Swanson
15:15 - 17:00
Matters of Opinion vs. Matters of Fact in Plato's Republic
Whitney Schwab
10:00 - 11:45
Teaching and persuasion
Joseph Bjelde
12:45 - 14:30
Doxa in the Philebus
Katja Maria Vogt