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Andrea Falcon: Masterclass and WiP Seminar

by Máté Veres .

On Monday, 19th October, Prof. Andrea Falcon (Concordia University) will be giving a masterclass as part of this term’s graduate seminar on Aristotelianism next Monday, as well as a presentation to the CPAMP Work-in-Progress Seminar.

 

The title for the Masterclass ( 10 a.m. – 12 Noon)  is “Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition are Not the Same Thing”, and he will be focusing on Alexander of Aphrodisias‘ discussion of two questions in particular: the nature of the intellect, and cardiocentrism. Recommended advance reading: Alexander, On the Soul pp. 80.16-92.11 and 94.7-100.7 (Bruns); Mantissa 2 (De Intellectu).

 

The title for the Work-in-Progress Seminar presentation (4 p.m – 6 p.m) is “Aristotle and the Explanation of Longevity”.

 

All U of T people are welcome to join in!

 

 

Welcoming our new CPAMP students!

by Doug Campbell .

Let’s welcome our new CPAMP students: in the philosophy department, Mark Hallap and Pia Morar; in classics, Jacob Dvorak and Ksenia Romashova; and in medieval studies, Rui Xu.

CPAMP congratulates recent graduate, Doug Campbell!

by Doug Campbell .

On August 13, 2020, Doug Campbell successfully defended his dissertation Circles and Rivets: Cosmology and Teleology in Plato’s Theory of the Soul. He was examined by Professors Rachel Barney, James Allen, Lloyd Gerson, George Boys-Stones, and Gábor Betegh (Cambridge).

 

He is now a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy here at U of T!

CPAMP welcomes new postdoc Máté Veres

by Willie Costello .

As the 2020 academic year begins, CPAMP is pleased to welcome new postdoctoral fellow Máté Veres. Máté works mainly on Hellenistic philosophy, with a focus on epistemology and ethics. Prior to coming to Toronto, he held research and teaching fellowships at the University of Hamburg, at the University of Geneva, and at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. During his studies, he was a Fulbright scholar at Cornell University and a visiting student at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. His recent publications include ‘Sextus Empiricus on Religious Dogmatism’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 58 (2020), ‘Keep Calm and Carry On: Sextus Empiricus on the Origins of Pyrrhonism’, History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis 23 (2020), and ‘Theology, Innatism, and the Epicurean Self’, Ancient Philosophy 37 (2017). More information about his work may be found on his website and on his Academia.edu page.

The New Year

by Willie Costello .

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

by Willie Costello .

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

by Willie Costello .

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.

CPAMP welcomes new faculty member George Boys-Stones

by Willie Costello .

As the 2019 academic year begins, CPAMP is pleased to welcome new faculty member Professor George Boys-Stones, who joins the University as Professor of Classics and Philosophy. A leading scholar of Ancient Philosophy with wide ranging interests, George has a special interest in the philosophical movements of the post-Hellenistic period.  Before coming to Toronto he was Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. He is the author or co-author of five books, most recently L. Annaeus Cornutus: Greek Theology, Fragments, and Testimonia. (SBL Press). In addition, he has co-edited four volumes (2003-2013). He is author of a new source book for (and introduction to) ‘Middle Platonism’. (A free download of the original Greek and Latin texts, formatted to match the published volume, is available from the CUP website for the book – look under Resources.) A full list of publications is available on Professor Boys-Stones’ Academia page.

In addition, Deborah Black will be serving as CPAMP’s interim director for the 2019 academic year. Her contact information can be found on our “Contact Us” page.

Marion Durand (PhD 2018) to Oxford

by Willie Costello .

We are happy to announce that next fall, CPAMP alum Marion Durand (PhD 2018) will be joining The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford as Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College, and Associate Lecturer at St John’s College.

Jacob Stump (PhD 2017) to Northeastern

by Willie Costello .

We are happy to announce that next fall, CPAMP alum Jacob Stump (PhD 2017) will be joining the Philosophy Department at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) as Assistant Teaching Professor. Congratulations, Jacob!