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.
Though we began as an on-line organization due to demands of the pandemic, we will continue to meet on-line to maximize accessibility and sustainability.
If you reside or work in New England and would like to join the Symposium, please contact us. If you a member of the Symposium, and would like to present some work-in-progress, please reach out, and we'll get you on our calendar. 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.
- Thu, Oct 20via ZoomOct 20, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PMvia ZoomIn 1963, David Sachs raised a challenge against Socrates' defense of justice in the Republic that has generated a multitude of responses. I argue that both Sachs and Plato's defenders fail to appreciate the significance of Socrates' vision of a just society to his defense of being a just person.