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ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY IN LONDON

London is a thriving centre for ancient philosophy and the Keeling Centre for Ancient Philosophy has links with the London Centre for Ancient Philosophy, the Institute for Classical Studies , as well as the UCL Department for Greek and Latin and Philosophy Departments at King's College London, Birkbeck and Royal Holloway.  Graduate students at the Keeling Centre coordinate, with students at KCL, the Lyceum Society, a London-wide research group in for students in ancient philosophy.  Regular events include the Institute for Classical Studies Ancient Philosophy seminars and the London Ancient Science Conference.  There have also been one-off conferences, including 'Plato's Pleasures: New Perspectives'.  Find out more about ancient philosophy events in London below.  

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ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR

 

2022-2023

26th Sept:  Raphael Woolf (KCL): 'Persuasion and Plausibility in Tusculan Disputations Book I'

17th Oct: Phillip Horky (Durham): 'Nicomachus of Gerasa: Principles and Cosmos'

21st Nov: Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell): 'What makes right acts right? A Stoic Answer to Ross’s Question'

24th Nov: Beatrice Lienemann (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): TBC

28th Nov: Ricardo Salles (UNAM): 'Is the Stoic conflagration something good?'

12th Dec: Thornton Lockwood (Quinnipac): 'Non-human animals in Aristotle's Nicomachean and Eudemian Ethics' – POSTPONED to 13th March (see below)

23rd Jan: Anne Sheppard (RHUL): 'The effect of tragedy on the emotions:  Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonists'

6th Feb: Susan Sauvé Meyer (UPenn): 'Plato’s theory of legislation'

20th Feb: Laura Castelli (Cambridge): 'Aristotle on the opposites and "the other principle"'

6th March: Katerina Ierodiakonou (Geneva/Athens): 'Why do flowers smell good but taste bad? The Aristotelian reply'

13th March: Thornton Lockwood (Quinnipac): 'Non-human animals in Aristotle's Nicomachean and Eudemian Ethics'

27th March: Karen Margrethe Nielsen (Oxford): 'Aristotle as Conceptual Engineer: The Case of Forensic Oratory'

2021-2022

4th October: Myrto Hatzimichali (Cambridge): ‘Why does Parts of Animals have a theoretical introduction?’ 

25th October: Margaret Hampson (St Andrews): ‘The tyrant and the failure of philia

8th November: Nilanjan Das (UCL): ‘Vasubandhu on the first person’

29th November: Maria Michela Sassi (Pisa): ‘The ambivalent nature of Socrates’ divine sign’

31st January: Jenny Bryan (Manchester): ‘Divine authority in Empedocles’

14th February: Giulia Bonasio (Durham): ‘Practical wisdom and its parts in the Eudemian Ethics’

28th February: Marion Durand (Oxford): ‘The Stoics on tenses’

21st March: Simon Shogry (Oxford): ‘The elenchus in Stoic philosophy’


9th May: Andrea Nightingale (Stanford): TBD

2020-2021

5th October: MM McCabe (KCL), 'Framing (some)self in the Platonic dialogues'

 

9th November: Voula Tsouna (University of California, Santa Barbara), 'The Epicurean method of multiple explanations'

 

11th January: Malcolm Schofield (Cambridge), 'Aristotle's middle constitution (Pol. 4.11)'

 

18th January: Caterina Pello (St Andrews), 'Life and lifeforms in ancient Atomism'

 

15th February: Marion Durand (Oxford), ‘The Stoics on tenses’

 

22nd March: Anna Marmodoro (Durham), ‘The birth of instantiation’

 

17th May:  Katharine O'Reilly (KCL/Ryerson),  'Arete of Cyrene and the Role of Women in Philosophical Lineage’

 

2019-2020

14th October: Saloni de Souza (UCL),  'Unbreakable Laws Broken in Plato's Parmenides'

28th November: Merrick Anderson (UCL), 'The Structure and Anatomy of Platonic Virtues' 

11th November: Paul Woodruff (University of Texas at Austin), 'Why is Socrates Happy?' 

25th November: Dimitri El Murr (Ecole Normal Superior), 'Platonic Zoology' 


9th December: Katharine O'Reilly (KCL), 'Epicurus on Pain and the Recollection of Pleasure' 

13th January: Tim Clarke (University of California, Berkeley), 'The Problem of Being in the Sophist' 

27th January: Anthony Price (Birkbeck), 'Aristotelian Continence Reconsidered'

10th February: Rachel Barney (Toronto), 'Platonic Predication' 

24th February: Alex Brown (Oxford), 'When is "If the first, the second" true?  An Epicurean contribution to the Hellenistic Debate' 
 

25th May: Anna Marmadoro (Durham), 'Building the world without relations.  The master builders: Anaxagoras, Plato and Aristotle' 

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LONDON ANCIENT SCIENCE CONFERENCE
 

The 14th London Ancient Science Conference, 2020

The 14th London Ancient Science Conference was held at the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, University of London from Monday, 11th February - Friday, 21st February, 2020. Click here for programme.

The 13th London Ancient Science Conference, 2019

The 13th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 11th February - Friday, 15th February, 2019.  Click here for programme.

The 12th London Ancient Science Conference, 2018

The 13th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 12th February -Thursday, 15th February, 2018.  Click here for programme.

The 11th London Ancient Science Conference, 2017

The 13th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 13th February -Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 at the Institute of Classical Studies.  Click here for programme. 

The 10th London Ancient Science Conference, 2016

The 10th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 15th February -Wednesday, 17th February, 2016 at UCL and the Institute of Classical Studies.  Click here for programme. 

The 9th London Ancient Science Conference, 2015

The 19th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 16th February -Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 at the Institute of Classical Studies.  Click here for programme. 

The 8th London Ancient Science Conference, 2014

The 19th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 17th February -Tuesday, 18th February, 2014.  Click here for programme and here for abstracts.

The 7th London Ancient Science Conference, 2012

The 7th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 8th October -Wednesday, 8th October, 2012.  Click here for programme and here for abstracts.

The 6th London Ancient Science Conference, 2011

The 6th London Ancient Science Conference was held from Monday, 16th February -Wednesday, 18th February, 2011 at UCL. Click here for programme and here for abstracts.  

The 5th London Ancient Science Conference, 2010

The 5th London Ancient Science Conference was held on March 10th. Click here for programme and here for abstracts.  

The 4th London Ancient Science Conference, 2008

The 4th London Ancient Science Conference was held in 2008 at UCL.  Click here for programme and here for abstracts.  

The 3rd London Ancient Science Conference, 2007

The 3rd London Ancient Science Conference was held in 2007. Click here for programme and here for abstracts.  

The 2nd London Ancient Science Conference, 2006

The 2nd London Ancient Science Conference was held in 2006. Click here for programme.

The 1st London Ancient Science Conference, 2005

The 1st London Ancient Science Conference was held in 2005. Click here for programme.

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PLATO'S PLEASURES: NEW PERSPECTIVES

Held at King's College London, 16th-17th August, 2018


Thursday, 16th August
David Ebrey, 'Pleasure, Courage and the Right Exchange'
Georgia Mouroutsou,'The Philosophers' Pleasures of Learning in the Phaedo' Agnes Callard, 'The Paradox of Hedonism (in the Gorgias)'
Joachim Aufderheide, 'Pleasure in Plato's Republic: Function, Value, Kinds' Raphael Woolf, 'Competetive Mathematics (in Republic IX)

Friday, 17th August

Tad Brennan, 'The Structure of Pleasure in Republic IX'

Mehmet Erginel, 'The Pleasure Arguments and Glaucon's Challenge in the iRepublic'

Katia Vogt, 'Perception, Pain, and Desire on Philebus 31b-36b

Amber Carpenter, 'Lead Me Not Into Temptation: The Power and the Glory of the Good in Plato's Philebus'

Katharine O'Reilly, 'Happy as a Clam: Mindless Pleasures in the Trial of Lives in Philebus 20b-21d'


 

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