Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy 2016/17

The first sequence of sessions took place during the academic year 2016/17, with meetings devoted to ancient and contemporary ethics, social/political philosophy, metaphysics, and skepticism.


Friday October 7: Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Ethics
Work-in-progress presentations by Columbia PhD candidates Giulia Bonasio, Zachary Herz, Sam McVane, and Christine Susienka with comments by Thimo Heisenberg (Columbia), Natalie Hejduk (Columbia), and Isabel Kaeslin (Columbia)

Friday October 21: Sextus Empiricus, Against the Arithmeticians
Lorenzo Corti (Université de Lorraine) with comments by Richard Bett (Johns Hopkins) and Máté Veres (Central European University)

Friday/Saturday October 28/29: Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus
This is a book project edited by Justin Vlasits (UC Berkeley) and Katja Maria Vogt (Columbia). Two preparatory conferences are held at Columbia University and UC Berkeley. For more information see here.

Friday, November 4: The Ethics and Neuroscience of Adjusting to Novel Situations
Elizabeth Balough (Columbia Neuroscience/Medical School) and Isabel Kaeslin (Columbia Philosophy Department) with comments by Simon Brown (Columbia) and Matthew Heeney (Columbia)

Friday, November 11: Wisdom in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
Joachim Aufderheide (King’s College London) with comments by Shivani Radhakrishnan (Columbia) and Timothée Gauthier (Paris/Pantheon-Sorbonne)

Friday, March 31: Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Metaphysics—The Unity of Objects
Anna Marmodoro (Oxford) with comments by Isabel Kaeslin (Columbia) and Mathias Birrer (Université du Luxembourg)

Sponsors of this event series include Columbia University’s Classical Studies Graduate Program and Philosophy Department.