2018/19: Ethics, Metaethics, Epistemology

The Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy meets several times throughout the academic year. This year’s sequence of sessions is devoted to themes in ethics, metaethics, and epistemology. Please find information about speakers, dates, and times below.

Monday October 8 2018, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Stephen Darwall (Yale University), “Making the “Hard” Problem of Moral Normativity Easier.” Commentators: Thimo Heisenberg (Columbia University), Axel Honneth (Columbia University)

Monday October 29 2018, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia University), “Objectivity and Evaluation.” Commentators: Molly Gurdon (Columbia University) and William McCarthy (Columbia University)

Monday November 26 2018, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

James Doyle (Harvard University), “No Morality: Modern Moral Philosophy (1958).” Commentators: Jessie Qian Cao (Columbia University) and Joseph Moore (Princeton University)

Monday March 25 2019, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Simon Shogry (University of Oxford), “Diseases of the Soul: Vicious Dispositions and Assent in Stoic Moral Psychology.” Commentators: Natalie Hejduk (Columbia University) and Anna Schriefl (Universität Bonn)

Monday April 08 2019, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Iakovos Vasiliou (CUNY Graduate Center), “The Stoics and Disjunctivism.” Commentators: Katy Meadows (MIT) and Justin Vlasits (Universität Tübingen)

Monday April 22 2019, 10am-12noon, Philosophy Hall 716

Christiana Olfert (Tufts University), “Pyrrhonism as a Way of Life.” Commentators: Luke Lea (Columbia University) and Dhananjay Jagannathan (Columbia University)

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