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.
Tenth Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy
“New Work on the Presocratics”
Friday March 30-Saturday March 31, 2018
10:00-12:00: André Laks (Universidad Panamericana) and Glenn Most (Chicago/Pisa): “Editing the Early Greek Philosophers: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”
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)
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)
11:30-1:15 André Laks (Universidad Panamericana): “How Preplatonic Worlds Became Ensouled”
Comments: Brad Inwood (Yale)
2:15-4:00 Patricia Curd (Purdue University): “What Can Parmenides Know?”
Comments: Boris Hennig (Ryerson)
4:15-6:00 David Sider (NYU): “Repetitions in Empedocles”
Comments: Stephen Menn (McGill)
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.
Professor Gerson, working with a team of scholars, served as editor and contributing translator for the first complete edition of the Enneads in English in over 75 years. The other translators were George Boys-Stones (University of Durham), John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin), R. A. H. King (Universität Bern, Switzerland), Andrew Smith (University College Dublin), and James Wilberding (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany). The new edition was based on the best available text, the editio minor of Henry and Schwyzer and its corrections. The volume was published by Cambridge University Press in December, 2017.
Dear friends and colleagues, this fall we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the University of Toronto’s Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP) with a series of talks by Prof. Peter Adamson (LMU Munich), October 11th – October 13th. Please see the Events page for more details!
Congratulations to Dr. Jacob Stump, for the successful defense (June 2017) of his PhD thesis, “Socratic Method and Moral Motivation”, in the philosophy department. The members of his committee were Rachel Barney (supervisor), Brad Inwood, James Allen, and Tom Hurka. Jacob is currently a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. See his website for more information on his current teaching and research: http://www.jacobstump.com/
University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy 2017
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: email@example.com.
Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickave
Congratulations to the two winners of the first annual Sidney Robinson Essay Prize in Ancient Philosophy: Bryan Reece, for ‘Aristotle’s Four Causes of Action’, and Matthieu Remacle, for ’The Stoics on Cases’!
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)
Prof. Rachel Barney has just been appointed Canada Research Chair in Ancient Philosophy, and received a nice letter from Justin Trudeau!