3rd Annual Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop in Ancient Philosophy

May 6, 2022 - May 7, 2022
Program in Ancient Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor 48104
United States

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  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Classical Studies

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CFP: Third Annual Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop in Ancient Philosophy

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, May 6th-7th, 2022

This workshop will take place in-person at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the Michigan Union (530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109). All times are EDT. While all speakers will be in-person, a hybrid Zoom option will be made available for conference attendees using the following link https://umich.zoom.us/j/92750980253 and passcode: sophrosyne.


Friday, 6 May (Michigan Union, Pond Room):

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Vikram Kumar (Cornell University): ‘The Stoics on Preconceptual Ambiguity: A Case for Semantic Externalism’.

Respondent: Glenn Zhou (University of Michigan)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Coffee Break


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Ethan Russo (New York University): ‘The Same but Different: The Objects of Doxa and Episteme in Posterior Analytics I.33’.

Respondent: Matteo Milesi (University of Michigan)


5:30 pm: Reception           

Saturday, 7 May

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt University Berlin): ‘Was Euclid a Platonist Philosopher?’

            Respondent: Sara Panteri (University of Michigan)

11:00 am – 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30am – 12:30pm: Gabriel Shapiro (Princeton University): ‘Meaning and Metaphysical Explanation in Plato’s Sophist’.

Respondent: Francisco Calderón (University of Michigan)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Jonathan Fine (University of Hawai'i, Manoa): ‘What is it to act for the sake of the kalon?’.

Respondent: Julian Rome (University of Michigan)

3:30 pm – 4:00 am: Coffee Break

4:00 pm: Alan Code (Stanford University): "Richard Rufus of Cornwall on Ibn Rushd on Aristotle on Unity"

Feel free to send questions to Andrew Mayo, at [email protected], or Sean Costello, at [email protected].  

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Sean Costello [email protected]

Andrew Mayo [email protected]

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