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Ethics and Politics, Ancient and Modern Workshop (EPAM)

Ethics, Politics, Ancient & Modern (EPAM) is a Stanford Humanities Research Workshop co-sponsored by Chris Bobonich and Josiah Ober on topics at the intersections of philosophy, political science, and classics, to name a few.

The workshop aims to provide a focus for Stanford faculty and students with a primary or secondary interest in classical moral and political philosophy, to engage faculty and students from several departments by promoting an interdisciplinary discussion among them, and, to enable graduate students and faculty to meet on a common ground, as members of a single intellectual community.

Please see the EPAM calendar on the Humanities Center Website for updates about events.

 

We have an exciting EPAM schedule in 2018!  Please mark your calendars for the following events:

 

 

Hugh Benson  (University of Oklahoma): The Philosopher in the Theaetetus’ Digression

with comments by Grant Dowling

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 4:15 - 6:00pm, Humanities Center Board Room

We'll be serving light snacks.

Hugh H. Benson is a professor and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Samuel Roberts Noble Presidential Professor, the editor of Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates (OUP 1992) and Blackwell Companion to Plato (Blackwell, 2006), and the author of Socratic Wisdom (OUP 2000), Clitophon's Challenge (OUP 2015), and various articles on the philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

 

 

Nicholas D. Smith  (Lewis & Clark College): " 

Plato on the Philosophers' Love of Truth"

 

with comments by Dawn Jacob

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:15-6pm, Humanities Center Baker Room

 

Dorothea Frede (UC Berkeley): "Aristotle and the Master Science of Life"

with comments by Thomas Slabon

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:15 - 6:00pm, Humanities Center Board Room

 

 

Roy Lee (Stanford): "The Aim of Virtue in Eudemian Ethics 8.3"

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:15 - 6:00pm

 

Gail Fine (Cornell University)

With comments by Huw Duffy

Thursday, March 08, 2018

 

Aristotle's Politics Conference

March 9-10

Building 200, Room 305.

See website for details and registration

 

Matthew Evans (UT Austin)

with comments by Jonathan Amaral

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 4:15-6:00pm, Humanities Center Board Room

 

Chris Bobonich (Stanford)

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:15-6:00pm

 

Past Events:

Rachana Kamtekar (Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University): "Aristotle’s Dialogue with Plato About the Voluntariness of Vice

with comments by Roy Lee

Thursday, October 5, 2017

4:15 - 6:00pm, Humanities Center Board Room

We’ll have light snacks and beverages

Rachana Kamtekar is a professor in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.  She formerly taught at the University of Arizona, Michigan University, and Williams College. Her forthcoming book is Plato's Moral Psychology:  Intellectualism, the Divided Soul, and the Desire for Good (OUP). She works on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, with a particular focus on ancient conceptions of the soul and their relationship to ancient ethical and political ideas. She is also interested in contemporary psychology and contemporary moral and political philosophy.

 

 

Emily Fletcher (University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

4:15 - 6:00pm, Humanities Center Board Room

 

November 2013:

  • Katja Vogt (Philosophy, Columbia), “The Subject Matter of Ethics: A Metaphysical Reading of NE I.3” Comments by Katy Meadows (Philosophy, Stanford).

  • Corinne Gartner (Philosophy, Wellesley): “Akrasia, Enkrateia and the Possibility of Psychic Conflict in Seneca's De Ira” Comments by Huw Duffy (Philosophy, Stanford).

February 2014:

  • Govind Persad (Philosophy/Law, Stanford): "Institutional Change, Downward Mobility, and Rawlsian Justice” Comments by Jorah Dannenberg (Philosophy, Stanford).

March 2014:

  • Edwin Carawan (Classics, Missouri State) “Athenian Due Process and the Case against Aristokrates” Comments by Federica Carugati (Classics, Stanford).

May 2014:

  • Ben Miller (Philosophy, Stanford): “The Role of the Kalon in Ethical Decision-Making in Aristotle's Ethics” Comments by Alan Code (Philosophy, Stanford).

June 2014:

  • Klaus Corcilius (Philosophy, Berkeley): "Activity and Passivity in Aristotle's Account of Basic Perceptual Discrimination"

October 2014

  • Federica Carugati: "In Law We Trust (Each Other): Legal Institution, Democratic Stability and Economic development in Classical Athens" 

 

For more information, please contact Grant Dowling at gdowling@stanford.edu .