ATWAP 2018

by Willie Costello .

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.

 

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.

A New Translation of the Enneads by Plotinus, edited by Prof. Lloyd Gerson

by Mark Gatten .

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.

Congratulations to Jacob Stump!

by Mark Gatten .

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/

UTCMP 2017

by Willie Costello .

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

Sidney Robinson Prize in Ancient Philosophy Winners

by Mark Gatten .

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’!

ATWAP 2017

by Rachel Barney .

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

(ATWAP)

Friday March 3 – Saturday March 4

University of Toronto

HELLENISTIC ETHICS

Speakers:

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 (jv.allen@utoronto.ca)

 

Congratulations to Prof. Rachel Barney

by Rachel Barney .

Prof. Rachel Barney has just been appointed Canada Research Chair in Ancient Philosophy, and received a nice letter from Justin Trudeau!

Congratulations to Robert Howton!

by Rachel Barney .

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.