A New Translation of the Enneads by Plotinus, edited by Prof. Lloyd Gerson

by Mark Gatten .

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.

Congratulations to Jacob Stump!

by Mark Gatten .

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/

Charles Brittain to join CPAMP faculty

by Rachel Barney .

We are delighted to announce that Professor Charles Brittain will be joining CPAMP and the Department of Classics as Jackman Professor in the Humanities. He will begin teaching in the Programme in Winter term of 2017-18. Prof. Brittain is currently Professor of Classics and the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters at Cornell University, where he has also been Chair of the Classics Department. He is a leading expert on ancient philosophy and has published extensively on ancient scepticism, Hellenistic philosophy, and the Platonic tradition. He is author of Philo of Larissa: Last of the Academic Skeptics (Oxford, 2001) and Cicero: On Academic Skepticism (Hackett, 2006), as well as numerous articles, and (as co-author with Tad Brennan) the first English translation of Simplicius’ Commentary on the Encheiridion (Cornell University Press, 2002). His current research focusses on Augustine and on early Greek literary criticism. While the Jackman Chair is held entirely in the Classics Department, Prof. Brittain will also have a cross-appointment in the Philosophy Department and be a full participant in CPAMP’s interdisciplinary activities.

Congratulations to Prof. Rachel Barney

by Rachel Barney .

Prof. Rachel Barney has just been appointed Canada Research Chair in Ancient Philosophy, and received a nice letter from Justin Trudeau!

Congratulations to Robert Howton!

by Rachel Barney .

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 Bryan Reece!

by Rachel Barney .

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.

UTCMP 2016

by Rachel Barney .

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)

Chair: Antoine Côté (University of Ottawa)

Speaker: Stephen Dumont (University of Notre Dame): “The Condemnation of Giles of Rome Revisited”

Commentator: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Session II (10:00 – 12:00) 

Chair: Christina Van Dyke (Calvin College)

Speaker: Dag Hasse (Julius-Maximillian-Universität Würzburg): “Averroës on Knowing God”

Commentator: Luis Xavier López-Farjeat (Universidad Panamericana)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)

Chair: Michael Fatigati (University of Toronto)

Kendall Fisher (Syracuse University): “Thomas Aquinas on Hylomorphism and the In-Act Principle”

Philip Choi (University of Colorado at Boulder): “Skepticism, Reliabilism, and Evidentia in William of Ockham”

André Martin (McGill University): “Terminative Causation and the Object of Cognition in Peter John Olivi”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)

Chair: Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College)

Cecilia Trifogli (Oxford University): “Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, and Thomas Wylton on the Subject of Thought and the Intellectual Soul”

Commentator: Therese Scarpelli Cory (University of Notre Dame)

Congratulations to Nathan Gilbert

by Rachel Barney .

Congratulations to recent CPAMP graduate Nathan Gilbert, who will be a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Durham, U.K., starting in fall 2016! Nathan received his PhD from the Classics Department in 2015, for his dissertation, “Among Friends: Cicero and the Epicureans”.

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).