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)
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.
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”.
Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy
March 11-12, 2016
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)
4.30-6.00 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)
10.45-12.15 Melissa Lane (Princeton): “Antiarchia: Interpreting Plato’s Political Thought”
Interlocutor: David Ebrey (Northwestern). Chair: Martin Pickavé (Toronto)
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)
3.45-5.15 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).
The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
Willie Costello, a recent CPAMP graduate, has been appointed a Mellon Postoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, a three-year position starting September 2015. Willie completed his PhD in the Philosophy Department in April, with his thesis “From causes to Forms: the Phaedo and the foundations of Platonic metaphysics”.
Congratulations to Willie Costello and Nathan Gilbert on the successful defenses of their excellent dissertations this week. Well done Dr. Costello and Dr. Gilbert!! Willie Costello’s thesis is entitled “From Causes to Forms: the Phaedo and the Foundations of Platonic Metaphysics”. It was directed by Rachel Barney and the external examiner was Sarah Broadie (University of St. Andrews). Nathan Gilbert’s thesis “Among Friends: Cicero and the Epicureans” was supervised by Brad Inwood. Catherine Steel (University of Glasgow) took part in the defense as external examiner.