News

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!

ATWAP 2019: Aristotle’s Hylomorphism

by Willie Costello .

We are pleased to announce that the eleventh Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy will take place this year on March 22 & 23, 2019, on the theme of “Aristotle’s Hylomorphism”. Our speakers will be David Charles (Yale), Mary Louise Gill (Brown), Emily Katz (MSU), Mary Krizan (UW-La Crosse), Marko Malink (NYU), and Katy Meadows (MIT); with comments by Bryan Reece (Toronto / Center for Hellenic Studies), Doug Campbell (Toronto), Phil Corkum (Alberta), Jacob Rosen (Harvard), Anne Siebels Peterson (Utah), and Susan Sauvé Meyer (Penn). For the latest updates, please check the event page here.

CPAMP welcomes new faculty members & postdoc

by Willie Costello .

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.

Congratulations to Marion Durand!

by Mark Gatten .

Congratulations to Dr. Marion Durand for the successful defense (June 2018) of her PhD thesis, “Language and Reality: Stoic Semantics Reconstructed”, in the classics department. The members of her committee were Brad Inwood (supervisor), James Allen, Rachel Barney, and Gurpreet Rattan. Marion is currently a lecturer in the classics department at the University of Toronto. See her website for more information on her current research and teaching: https://marionodurand.wixsite.com/info

Congratulations to Bryan Reece!

by Mark Gatten .

Congratulations to recent CPAMP graduate, Bryan Reece, who will begin a one year fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. this fall. During his fellowship, he will be  working on a monograph called Aristotle on Happiness, Virtue, and Wisdom. Be sure also to keep an eye out for his many forthcoming publications:  ‘Are There Really Two Kinds of Happiness in Aristotle’s Ethics?’, forthcoming in Classical Philology,  ‘Aristotle’s Four Causes of Action’, forthcoming in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and ‘Out of Thin Air? Diogenes of Apollonia on Causal Explanation’, to be published in an edited volume entitled Heat, Pneuma, and Soul in Ancient Philosophy and Science: From the Presocratics to Aristotle, by Cambridge University Press.

Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy March 30th-31st

by Mark Gatten .

This is the tenth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy (ATWAP). The theme for this year’s workshop is ‘New Approaches to the Presocratics’.  All sessions will be held in Room 100, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George St. Toronto. For more details, see the ATWAP page or the Events page.