The Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy 2024

April 4, 2024 - April 5, 2024
Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham

Humanities Building, Room A3
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

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  • The Aristotelian Society
  • The British Society for History of Philosophy
  • Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies


Nottingham University
Nottingham University

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The Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy Conference is held annually and brings together scholars across the world to present cutting edge work on the History of Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy.  The conference consists of six papers, two given by graduate students. This year's meeting will be held at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April.

Attendance is free and open to all.

This is a hybrid event with wheelchair access.

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Day 1 – 04.04.2024

12.30: Welcome & Lunch

1 – 2.30: Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi (UCL)                                                                            'Elpis in Plato’s Laws'

2.40 – 3.40: Yahui Chen (California)                                                                                    'Aristotle on the Reasons for Loving a Friend: Individual Virtues and Intimacy'

4 – 5.30: Sophie Grace Chappell (The Open University)                                                    'Irreversible Enlightenments: A Reading of Plato’s Meno'

Day 2 – 05.04.2024

9 – 10: David Jones (Nottingham)                                                                                    'How Plato wrote his characters: A new theoretical framework with an example, Agathon’s speech in the Symposium'

10.10 – 11.40: Jenny Bryan (Manchester)                                                                        'Heraclitus’ Epistemic Pessimism'

12 – 1.30: Sean Kelsey (Notre Dame)                                                                                  tbc  

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April 3, 2024, 12:00pm BST

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