Second Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy / Deuxième Colloque Canadien de Philosophie Ancienne

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Departments of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies, and of Philosophy, University of British Columbia

Coach House
Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver V6T 1Z1
Canada

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Keynote speakers:

Hugh Benson
University of Oklahoma
Margaret Cameron
University of Victoria
Christopher Framarin
University of Calgary
Lloyd P. Gerson
University of Toronto
Doug Hutchinson
University of Toronto
Monte Ransome Johnson
University of California, San Diego
Annie Larivée
Carleton University
Jean-Marc Narbonne
Laval University

Organisers:

Sean Coughlin
University of Western Ontario
Michael Griffin
University of British Columbia
Riin Sirkel
University of Vermont

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Friday, May 2 / Vendredi 2 mai 10-11 Registration & coffee / enregistrement et café &  11-11.15 Introductory remarks / remarques introductives

11.15-12.30 Margaret Cameron (Victoria): Fundamentality and Explanation in Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics, or, Is ground said-in-many-ways?

12.30-13.30 Lunch / déjeuner

13.30-14.45 Hugh Benson (Oklahoma): The Method of Hypothesis: Socrates at Work in the Phaedo

14.45-15.00 Coffee break / pause-café

15.00-16.15 Jean-Marc Narbonne (Laval): La rectitude poétique: une nouveauté assumée dans la Poétique d’Aristote

16.15-16.30 Break / pause

16.30-18.00 Doug Hutchinson (Toronto) & Monte Johnson (UCSD): An Introduction to Iamblichus’ Protrepticus
Commentary by David McBryde
Chaired by Klaus Corcilius

18.00-19.00 Reception and Poster Discussion Session 1 / réception et discussion des affiches

• Giulia Bonasio (Columbia): On the Nature of Desire in Aristotle: Why desire can’t be psychophysical • Justin Bzovy (Western Ontario): Plotinus’ Phenomenological Critique of Stoic Theories of the Soul • Boris Hennig (Ryerson): The Man Without Properties • Jeremy Kirby (Albion): Is the Cyclical Argument Dead? • Thomas Marré (Pittsburgh): The Individuation of Action in Aristotle’s Poetics • Eve Rabinoff (Boston): Rational & Non-Rational Perception in Aristotle’s De Anima • John Thorp (Western Ontario): Aristotle and the Cancer Question   Saturday, May 3 /  Samedi 3 mai   8.45-9 Coffee & snacks / Café et collations

9-10.30 Author-Meets-Critics: Lloyd Gerson (Toronto): “From Plato to Platonism”.
Commentary by Margaret Cameron and Klaus Corcilius

10.30-10.45 Break / pause

10.45-11.20 Toomas Lott (Tartu): The Authority of Experts in the Laches
Commentary by Hugh Benson

11.25-12 Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette (Montreal): Tonneau percé, tonneau habité Calliclès et Diogène: les leçons rivales de la nature
Commentary by John Thorp

12-12.15 Break / pause

12.15-12.50 Josh Wilburn (Wayne State): Preserving Reason: Courage and the Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato’s Republic
Commentary by Mark Johnstone

12.55-13.30 Roopen Majithia (Mount Allison): Law and Morality in the Nicomachean Ethics and the Bhagavad Gītā
Commentary TBD

13.30-14.45 Lunch and Poster Discussion Session 2 / déjeuner et discussion des affiches

• Giulia Bonasio (Columbia): On the Nature of Desire in Aristotle: Why desire can’t be psychophysical • Justin Bzovy (Western Ontario): Plotinus’ Phenomenological Critique of Stoic Theories of the Soul • Boris Hennig (Ryerson): The Man Without Properties • Jeremy Kirby (Albion): Is the Cyclical Argument Dead? • Thomas Marré (Pittsburgh): The Individuation of Action in Aristotle’s Poetics • Eve Rabinoff (Boston): Rational & Non-Rational Perception in Aristotle’s De Anima • John Thorp (Western Ontario): Aristotle and the Cancer Question   14.45-15.30 Annie Larivée (Carleton): The First Alcibiades: Protreptic or Mirror for Princes?

15.30-15.40 Coffee break / pause-café

15.40-16.40 Christopher Framarin (Calgary): Hedonism and the Hindu Sage
Commentary by Roopen Majithia

16.40-16.50 Break / pause

16.50-18.00 Panel: Moral and Prudential Ideas in the Philosophical Schools of Ancient Greece and Ancient India: Divergences and Convergences
• Gordon Davis (Carleton) • Christopher Framarin (Calgary) • Annie Larivée (Carleton) Chaired by Michael Griffin (UBC)

18.30 Colloquium Banquet

Sunday, May 4 / Dimanche 4 mai
9.00 Coffee & snacks / Café et collations

9.30-10.05 Mark Johnstone (McMaster): Aristotle and Alexander on the Possibility of Perceptual Error
Commentary by Giulia Bonasio

10.10-10.45 Anne Jeffrey (Georgetown), Errors of Reason in De Anima III.3
Commentary by Eve Rabinoff

10.45-11.00 Break / pause

11.00-11.35 Elaine Landry (UC Davis): Plato wasn’t a mathematical Platonist
Commentary by Thomas Marré

11.40-12.15 Simon Noriega-Olmos (São Paolo): Semantic and Ontological Assumptions in Plato’s Sophist 236d-239c
Commentary by Boris Hennig

12.15-12.30 Break & snacks / Pause et collations

12.30-13.05 Juan Pablo Bermúdez Rey (Toronto/Colombia): Habit and Agency in Aristotle
Commentary by Jeremy Kirby

13.10-13.45 Christiana Olfert (Tufts): Skeptical Investigation and its Perks
Commentary by Nathan Gilbert

13.45 Late lunch & closing remarks / déjeuner et remarques finales   Venue: Green College, UBC Sponsors: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the Canadian Journal of Philosophy; the UBC Departments of Philosophy and Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies Co-Organizers: Sean Coughlin (TOPOI/UWO), Michael Griffin (UBC), Riin Sirkel (Vermont)

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