RUB Research School


Name Bleckmann , Jana
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution Philosophy and Educational Research
Chair/Working group at home institution Institute for Philosophy II

International activity

Country United States
Location Chicago
University University of Chicago
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity research stay
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report My thesis is concerned about the question of how ambivalent impressions effect the soul in Plato's Republic. I spent the winter term 2015 at the University of Chicago to discuss my thesis with experienced researchers like Prof. Elizabeth Asmis and Prof. Gabriel Lear. I got two opportunities to present my research. In Chicago, I gave a presentation about “The Use of Ambivalent Impressions” in the “Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy Workshop”. In March, I was invited to give a talk about "Objective Moral Values and Ambivalence in Plato's Republic" at the Midterm Meeting of the International Plato Society at the Emory University, Atlanta. On both occasions I got valuable feedback.