Friday, May 4, 2018 - 15:00

Assumption College to Host Fourth Jacob Klein Conference

Assumption College will host to Fourth Jacob Klein Conference May 17-19 at the College’s Worcester Campus, 500 Salisbury Street. The conference, which gathers scholars interested in and influenced by Jacob Klein, the long-time tutor at St. John’s College and author of Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra, A Commentary on Plato’s Meno, Plato’s Trilogy, and many essays on philosophy, literature, education, and science.

During the conference, which will celebrate “Jacob Klein and Liberal Education,” participants will discuss formal papers devoted to Klein’s thought and engage in focused conversations with Eva Brann, from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, and David Levine, from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. The conference begins with a seminar on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, led by Brann. 

Featured participants include: Michael Dink from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD; Mary Elizabeth Halper from The Catholic University of America; Richard F. Hassing from The Catholic University of America; J. William Keyser, an independent scholar; Julia Klein from The Catholic University of America; Andrew Romiti from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD; Ryan Shea from Providence College; and Paul Wilford from Boston College.

The Jacob Klein Conference is sponsored by the Assumption College Office of the Provost, Department of Philosophy, and the Ecumenical Institute. It is open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please contact dmaher@assumption.edu.

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