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CPAMP welcomes new faculty members & postdoc

As the 2018 academic year begins, CPAMP is pleased to welcome two new members into the ranks of our faculty, Professors Jessica Gelber and Christian Pfeiffer, as well as a new post-doctoral fellow, Willie Costello.

Jessica Gelber, who takes up her position this fall, is a Berkeley Ph.D. (2010) with interests centring on Aristotle’s natural philosophy and metaphysics, about which she has published a wide range of articles. She joins us after serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Syracuse and the University of Pittsburgh.

Christian Pfeiffer, who will be joining us in the spring term, earned his doctorate at the Humboldt Universität of Berlin. He comes to Toronto after serving as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and as a visiting professor at the Humboldt Universität. His interests centre on Aristotle’s metaphysics and natural philosophy, about which he has published a wide range of articles and a monograph, Aristotle’s Theory of Bodies (Oxford 2018).

Willie Costello is a Toronto Ph.D. (2015) with interests centring on Plato and ancient metaphysics. He joins us following a stint as post-doctoral fellow at Stanford, in their Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities.

In addition, James Allen will be serving as CPAMP’s new director for the 2018 academic year. His contact information can be found on our “Contact Us” page.

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ATWAP 2018

Tenth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy

“New Work on the Presocratics”

Friday March 30-Saturday March 31, 2018

Schedule

Friday

Coffee

10:00-12:00: André Laks (Universidad Panamericana) and Glenn Most (Chicago/Pisa): “Editing the Early Greek Philosophers: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”

 

Lunch break

 

2:00-3:45: Tom Mackenzie (University College London): “Empedoclean Problems of the Self and the Function of the Daimonology”

Comments: Victoria Wohl (Toronto)

 

Coffee and timbits

 

4:00-5:45: Claire Louguet (Université de Lille III): “Tragedy and Philosophy: The Prometheus Bound and Parmenides”

Comments: Matthew Watton (Toronto)

 

Conference dinner

 

Saturday

Coffee

9:30-11:15 Mirjam Kotwick (The New School): “Allegoresis and Analogy in the Derveni Papyrus and the Hippocratic Text On Dreams (Vict. 4)”

Comments: Marion Durand (Toronto)

 

Coffee break

 

11:30-1:15 André Laks (Universidad Panamericana): “How Preplatonic Worlds Became Ensouled”

Comments: Brad Inwood (Yale)

 

Lunch break

 

2:15-4:00 Patricia Curd (Purdue University): “What Can Parmenides Know?”

Comments: Boris Hennig (Ryerson)

 

Coffee break

 

4:15-6:00 David Sider (NYU): “Repetitions in Empedocles”

Comments: Stephen Menn (McGill)

 

Conference dinner

 

Participation in the conference is free, but preregistration is required: contact Rachel Barney at rachel.barney@utoronto.ca or Roberto Granieri roberto.granieri@mail.utoronto.ca.

 

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UTCMP 2017

University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy 2017

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)
Chair: Charles Brittain (University of Toronto)
Speaker: Jorge Gracia (SUNY Buffalo): “Individuation and the Realism/Nominalism Dilemma: The Case of the Middle Ages”
Commentator: Richard Cross (University of Notre Dame)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Session II (10:00 – 12:00) 
Chair: Jeannie Miller (University of Toronto)
Speaker: Richard Taylor (Marquette University): “Averroes on the Attainment of Happiness”
Commentator: Stephen Ogden (The Catholic University of America)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)
Nicholas Oschman (Marquette University): “Two Philosophical Critiques of Prophecy: Abū Bakr al-Rāzī and Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī on the Pre-Eminence of Natural Reason”
Francesco Pica (University of Toronto): “Getting at Reality: John Duns Scotus on Mind and the World”
Deni Gamboa (UNAM Mexico City): “William of Ockham on Introspective Cognition of Intuitive Acts’ Content and Likeness”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair: Stephen Dumont (University of Notre Dame)
Thomas Williams (University of South Florida): “Can Anselm Have Everything He Wants?”
Commentator: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)

All sessions will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George St.), Room 100.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Registration and inquiries: medieval.philosophy@utoronto.ca.

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickave