THE NEW ENGLAND SYMPOSIUM ON ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
WHO WE ARE
The New England Symposium on Ancient Philosophy is an organization for academics located in the New England states to present their work-in-progress on some topic in Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Because the papers are distributed in advance, the meetings are devoted almost entirely to a lively discussion of the paper.
If you reside or work in New England and would like to join the Symposium, please contact us. Though you must be a member of the Symposium to present a paper, we welcome all scholars working in the field, no matter where they work or reside, to attend our meetings by using the RSVP links below.
- Wed, May 19ZoomMay 19, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDTZoomCatherine will argue that the view of political power in the Statesman is authoritarian in that (1) the expert statesman is invested with total control over all aspects of life, (2) he is justified in using a variety of harsh methods of enforcement, and (3) he is not accountable to the rule of law.
- Emily Kress, "What Tools do you Need to Build an Animal? Heat and Coldness in Aristotle’s Generation of Animals"Wed, Jun 30ZoomJun 30, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDTZoomAristotle analogizes the generation of an animal to what happens in craft production: just as a builder uses a saw and a hammer as “tools” to build a house, so too the soul uses “tools” to build an animal. Emily identifies and attempts to resolve a puzzle about these tools.
CONTACT THE NEW ENGLAND SYMPOSIUM ON ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Department of Philosophy
Amherst, MA 010002