Welcome to the website of the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Instituted in 1992, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy is an interdepartmental program of doctoral study at the University of Toronto, jointly administered by the Department of Philosophy, the Centre for Medieval Studies, and the Department of Classics. A student in the Collaborative Program is registered in one of these academic units, but may draw upon the resources of any unit. The University of Toronto has a long tradition of excellence in the study of ancient and medieval philosophy, and the Program trains students to carry on the tradition.

Latest News

  • The New Year
  • The sudden arrival of the pandemic required the cancellation of most CPAMP events last term, including our long-planned and eagerly anticipated Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy (ATWAP). We are now cautiously putting together a schedule of events for the coming academic year. Of necessity these will be, at first and for we do not know how long, on line. Our first two talks will be: 28 September:  Fiona Leigh (title TBA). 19 October:  Andrea Falcon, ‘Aristotle and the Explanation of Longevity’. We are also very pleased to announce that Máté Veres is joining us as our new ancient philosophy post-doctoral fellow. Details and more news to follow.
  • ATWAP 2020 Cancelled
  • Earlier today the University of Toronto issued a message announcing that they now "recommend cancellation or postponement of all discretionary events that are not required as part of courses and academic requirements". As such, we cannot go forward as planned with this year's Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, scheduled for next weekend. CPAMP is truly sorry to have to call off this event, and especially sorry to do so with such short notice.
  • ATWAP 2020: Platonic Metaphysics
  • We are pleased to announce that the twelfth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy will take place this year on March 20 & 21, 2020, on the theme of "Platonic Metaphysics". Our speakers will be Gábor Betegh, Emily Fletcher, Francesco Fronterotta, Verity Harte, Tushar Irani, and Gabriel Richardson Lear; with comments from our very own George Boys-Stones and Roberto Granieri, as well as Fiona Leigh, Jessica Moss, Georgia Mouroutsou, and Christine Thomas. For the latest updates on the workshop, please check the event page here.