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:
Roy Lee (Stanford): "The Eudemian Function Argument, Part 2"
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, 2018
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
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
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).
Govind Persad (Philosophy/Law, Stanford): "Institutional Change, Downward Mobility, and Rawlsian Justice” Comments by Jorah Dannenberg (Philosophy, Stanford).
Edwin Carawan (Classics, Missouri State) “Athenian Due Process and the Case against Aristokrates” Comments by Federica Carugati (Classics, Stanford).
Ben Miller (Philosophy, Stanford): “The Role of the Kalon in Ethical Decision-Making in Aristotle's Ethics” Comments by Alan Code (Philosophy, Stanford).
Klaus Corcilius (Philosophy, Berkeley): "Activity and Passivity in Aristotle's Account of Basic Perceptual Discrimination"
Federica Carugati: "In Law We Trust (Each Other): Legal Institution, Democratic Stability and Economic development in Classical Athens"
For more information, please contact Jonathan Amaral at firstname.lastname@example.org .