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Philosopher’s Holiday with Claudia Baracchi, Associate Professor, University of Milan - Bicocca

Date: March 30, 2016

Time: 5pm

Location: Taylor 203 

Title of Lecture: “Youth, Antiquity, and Traces of Eros: On Plato’s Timaeus

Description: The Greeks exhibit an extraordinary freedom in appropriating and altering heterogeneous and remote materials; an uninhibited relation to sources, origins, and authority; a mature mode of inheriting that does not reduce inheritance to reproduction, let alone philological rigor. Because of this, the Greeks are incorrigibly young. Yet, their philosophical discourses harbor the traces of a boundless antiquity. The figure of Eros traces the intractable enigma of origin. -Professor Baracchi