Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy 2017-18

The Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy meets several times throughout the academic year for the discussion of work in progress. Started in 2016-17, this year’s sequence of sessions is devoted to themes in epistemology, ethics, and cosmology. Please find information about speakers, dates, and times below.

Poster by Jens Haas

Monday October 16 2017, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Ricardo Salles (UNAM), “The early Stoic proofs of the intelligence of the cosmos. How Platonic are they?” Commentators: Natalie Hejduk (Columbia University), Katy Meadows (MIT)

Monday October 30 2017, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Susan Sauvé Meyer (University of Pennsylvania), “Why Pleasure and Reason are not the Good: Philebus 20b-23b.” Commentators: Huw Duffy (Stanford University), Molly Gurdon (Columbia University)

Monday November 20 2017, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Elliot Paul (Barnard/Columbia University), “Clarity First.” Commentators: Emily Hulme (Princeton University), Simon Shogry (University of Oxford)

Monday November 27 2017, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Dhananjay Jagannathan (Columbia University), “Long-Run Evaluation and Plato’s Alleged Anti-Hedonism.” Commentators: Giulia Bonasio (Columbia University), Marcus Gibson (Princeton University)

Monday December 11 2017, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Christopher Bobonich (Stanford University), “Thinking about the Good in the Philebus.” Commentators: Mariana Beatriz Noé (Columbia University), Chuyu Tian (Columbia University)

Friday February 2 2018, 4pm-6pm, Philosophy Hall 716

Nandi Theunissen (Johns Hopkins University), “Regress Arguments for the Value of Humanity.” Commentators: Thimo Heisenberg (Columbia University), Michele Moody-Adams (Columbia University)

Friday March 23 2018, 1pm-3pm, Philosophy Hall 716

Whitney Schwab (Maryland), “The Origin of the Concept of Knowledge.” Commentators: Elliot Paul (Barnard/Columbia University), Abram Kaplan (Columbia University)

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