Congratulations to recent CPAMP graduate, Bryan Reece, who will begin a one year fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. this fall. During his fellowship, he will be working on a monograph called Aristotle on Happiness, Virtue, and Wisdom. Be sure also to keep an eye out for his many forthcoming publications: ‘Are There Really Two Kinds of Happiness in Aristotle’s Ethics?’, forthcoming in Classical Philology, ‘Aristotle’s Four Causes of Action’, forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and ‘Out of Thin Air? Diogenes of Apollonia on Causal Explanation’, to be published in an edited volume entitled Heat, Pneuma, and Soul in Ancient Philosophy and Science: From the Presocratics to Aristotle, by Cambridge University Press.
This is the tenth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy (ATWAP). The theme for this year’s workshop is ‘New Approaches to the Presocratics’. All sessions will be held in Room 100, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George St. Toronto. For more details, see the ATWAP page or the Events page.
Professor Gerson, working with a team of scholars, served as editor and contributing translator for the first complete edition of the Enneads in English in over 75 years. The other translators were George Boys-Stones (University of Durham), John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin), R. A. H. King (Universität Bern, Switzerland), Andrew Smith (University College Dublin), and James Wilberding (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany). The new edition was based on the best available text, the editio minor of Henry and Schwyzer and its corrections. The volume was published by Cambridge University Press in December, 2017.
Dear friends and colleagues, this fall we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the University of Toronto’s Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP) with a series of talks by Prof. Peter Adamson (LMU Munich), October 11th – October 13th. Please see the Events page for more details!
Congratulations to Dr. Jacob Stump, for the successful defense (June 2017) of his PhD thesis, “Socratic Method and Moral Motivation”, in the philosophy department. The members of his committee were Rachel Barney (supervisor), Brad Inwood, James Allen, and Tom Hurka. Jacob is currently a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. See his website for more information on his current teaching and research: http://www.jacobstump.com/
Congratulations to the two winners of the first annual Sidney Robinson Essay Prize in Ancient Philosophy: Bryan Reece, for ‘Aristotle’s Four Causes of Action’, and Matthieu Remacle, for ’The Stoics on Cases’!
Here is a preliminary schedule, soon to be updated with times and places, for the Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, 2017. All are welcome; if you are coming from outside the University of Toronto, please ‘register’ (no fee except for dinner) with James Allen (jv.allen@utoronto).
Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy 2017
Friday March 3 – Saturday March 4
University of Toronto
Tim O’Keefe: ‘The Normativity of Nature in Epicurean Ethics’, with comments by Charles Brittain
Brad Inwood: ‘The Pitfalls of Perfection: Stoicism for Non-Sages’, with comments by Julia Annas
Rachana Kamtekar: ‘Epicurus’ Refutation of Determinism’, with comments by Marion Durand
Susan Sauvé Meyer: ‘Passions & Other Actions in Stoicism’ with comments by Tad Brennan
John Wynne: ‘Stoic Beauty’, with comments by Margaret Graver
Jacob Klein: ‘On the Guise of the Good (and the Bad) in Stoicism’, with comments by James Allen
Sponsored by the Collaborative Programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP). For more information contact James Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Rachel Barney has just been appointed Canada Research Chair in Ancient Philosophy, and received a nice letter from Justin Trudeau!
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Howton on the successful defense of his PhD thesis (accepted Nov. 9 2016), “Aristotle’s Case for Perceptual Knowledge”, in the Philosophy Department, and to his Committee: Jennifer Whiting (supervisor), Brad Inwood, and Lloyd Gerson. Robbie is at present Visiting Lecturer in the Philosophy Dept. at the University of Pittsburgh.
Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Reece, whose PhD thesis, “The Ontology, Etiology, and Moral Psychology of Action: Aristotle and Today”, was successfully defended in August this year. Bryan’s supervisor was Prof. Lloyd Gerson; other committee members were Brad Inwood and Philip Clark. This year Bryan is a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto, teaching courses on Aristotle, human nature, and early modern philosophy.