Colloquium: Philosophy Throughout Its History

April 7, 2022 - April 8, 2022
History of Philosophy Forum, University of Notre Dame

McKenna Hall
N Notre Dame Avenue
Notre Dame 46656
United States


  • Notre Dame Workshop on Ancient Philosophy
  • Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

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The History of Philosophy Forum is proud to present its inaugural colloquium, “Philosophy throughout Its History,” April 7-8.  We have an exciting line-up of presenters to share their expertise on conceptions of philosophy from the Presocratics to the present day: André Laks, Rachana Kamtekar, Gretchen Reydam-Schils, John Marenbon, Stephen Ogden and Therese Cory, Christopher Celenza, Steven Nadler, Paul Franks, and Kris McDaniel.  

The History of Philosophy Forum seeks to stimulate conversations around philosophical themes across the boundaries that pose obstacles to such conversations (“eras” that divide historical timelines, cultures and geographical regions, philosophical traditions, methodologies, etc.).  This year’s inaugural colloquium considers how philosophers at different times and places understood the philosophical project. How did they conceptualize “philosophy”? What did they think distinguishes philosophical endeavors from other intellectual activities such as science or theology? What did they imagine the individual and social benefits of philosophy to be, and how did they critique the philosophical project itself?  There will be plenty of time for discussion after each presentation, and a concluding roundtable retrospective, moderated by Katharina Kraus.

Register at our conference page to attend in person or by Zoom.  For in-person attendees, breakfast and lunch is provided both days. We hope to see you there!

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April 6, 2022, 9:00am EST

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