ATWAP

ATWAP 2016

by Rachel Barney .

Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy
March 11-12, 2016

Program

Friday, March 11
2.30 – 2.45 Introductions
2.45-4.15 Frank Gonzalez (Ottawa): “Plato’s Perspectivism”
Interlocutor: Marina McCoy (Boston College). Chair: Tom Robinson (Toronto)
4.15-4.30 Break
4.30-6.00 Constance Meinwald (U. Illinois at Chicago): “What Do We Think We’re Doing?”
Interlocutor: Allan Silverman (Ohio State). Chair: Brooks Sommerville (Colgate)

Saturday, March 12
9.00-10.30 Kenneth Sayre (Notre Dame): “Dialectic in Plato’s Later Dialogues”
Interlocutor: Mark Johnstone (McMaster). Chair: Lloyd Gerson (Toronto)
10.30-10.45 Break
10.45-12.15 Melissa Lane (Princeton): “Antiarchia: Interpreting Plato’s Political Thought”
Interlocutor: David Ebrey (Northwestern). Chair: Martin Pickavé (Toronto)
12.15-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.30 Michael Erler (Würzburg): “Elenctic Aporia and Performative Euporia: Literary Form and Philosophical Message” Interlocutor: Rachel Singpurwalla (Maryland). Chair: Rachel Barney (Toronto)
3.30-3.45 Break
3.45-5.15 François Renaud (Université de Moncton): “Drama and Argument in Plato” Interlocutor: Debra Nails (Michigan State). Chair: James Allen (Toronto)
5.15-6.00 Concluding Survey and General Discussion led by Tom Robinson (Toronto).

ATWAP 2015

by Rachel Barney .

THE ANCIENT SOPHISTS:
TEXTS, ARGUMENTS, METHODS, INFLUENCE

Seventh Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy 

March 7-8, 2015
Jackman Humanities Building 418

Continue reading

ATWAP 2014

by Rachel Barney .

 

LOGOS, EROS, AND PLEASURE:
THE SHAPING OF MORAL MOTIVATION

Sixth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy 

March 21-22, 2014
Jackman Humanities Building 418

Friday
3:30 – 5:15      “First chop your Logos”
M. M. McCabe (Kings College, London)
Commentator:  Dan Ioppolo  (Toronto)

Coffee break

5:45 – 7:30      “Aristophanic Tragedy in Plato’s Symposium”
Suzanne Obrdzalek (Claremont McKenna)
Commentator: Franco Trivigno (Marquette)

 

Saturday
9:00 – 9:50      “From the Symposium to the Laws: Why Eros matters for Plato”
Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge)

9:55 – 10:45    “Plato on Erôs and Conversion”
Jacob Stump (Toronto)

Coffee break

11:10 – 12:30  Comments on Sheffield and Stump
Tom Tuozzo (University of Kansas)

Lunch (on site)

1:40 – 3:25      “To Know You is to Love You? Plato, Forms, and Moral Motivation”
Iakovos Vasiliou (CUNY Graduate Centre)
Commentator:  Rachana Kamtekar (Arizona)

Coffee break

3:45 – 5:30      “Epicurean Motivation”
Larkin Philpot (Toronto)
Commentator: Phillip Mitsis (NYU)

Coffee break

5:50 – 7:35      “Locke on Pleasure and Law as Motives”
                         Phillip Mitsis (NYU)
Commentator: Jacob Klein (Colgate)

 

Registration is mandatory! Please contact Dan Ioppolo.

ATWAP 2013

by Rachel Barney .

Fifth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy 2013
EMPEIRIA, PHANTASIA AND LOGOS: EXPLORING THE RATIONAL/NON-RATIONAL BOUNDARY

Friday March 15

3:15 – 5:00
Robbie Howton (University of Toronto): “Aristotle on the Epistemic Role of Perception”
Commentator: Thomas Tuozzo (University of Kansas)

5:30 – 7:15
Marc Gasser (Harvard University): “On Induction in Posterior Analytics II.19″
Commentator: Ben Morison (Princeton University)

Saturday March 16

9:15 – 11:00
Catherine Rowett (University of East Anglia): “Doxa in Theaetetus 184A-187”
Commentator: Willie Costello (University of Toronto)

11:15 – 1:00
Ian McCready-Flora (Columbia University): “Aristotle on Pistis”
Commentator: Rachel Parsons (Princeton University)

1:00 – 3:00 lunch for participants

3:00 – 4:45
Clifford Roberts (Cornell University): “Sextus on Skeptical Phantasia”
Commentator: Sara Magrin (Université du Québec à Montréal)

5:15 – 7:00
G. Fay Edwards (Washington University, St. Louis): “The Puzzle of Porphyry’s Rational Animals”
Commentator: Gisela Striker (Harvard University)

Sunday March 17

10:00 – 11:45
Marta Jimenez (Emory University): “Two Kinds of Practical Empiricism in Aristotle’s Ethics”
Commentator: Jacob Stump (University of Toronto)

1:15 – 3:00
Karel Thein (Charles University, Prague): “Aristotle on Intellect and the Experience of Thinking”
Commentator: David Bronstein (Georgetown University)

All sessions take place in room 418 of the Jackman Humanities Building (Department of Philosophy).
Since the space is limited, registration is required: Please email to Jennifer Whiting.