Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy

2022/23: Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, Metaphysics

The Workshop in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy meets several times throughout the academic year. This year’s sequence of sessions is devoted to themes in logic, epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics. Please find information about speakers, dates, and times below.


Friday August 26, 11:45-12:45 EST Zoom

Justin Vlasits (University of Illinois, Chicago), “Butchering Kinds: Aristotle on Plato’s Dichotomous, Privative, and Cross-Cutting Divisions”

Commentator: Sebastiano Belleggia (Columbia)

Tuesday October 4, 12:10-2 EST Zoom

Catherine Rowett (University of East Anglia), “Platonic Method”

Commentators: Qian Cao (Columbia), Natalie Hannan (Duke)

Tuesday October 18, 12:10-2 EST Zoom

Patricia Marechal (UC San Diego), “Women, Spirit, and Authority in Plato and Aristotle”

Commentators: Abigail Breuker (Columbia), Christiana Olfert (Tufts)

Thursday November 17, 12:10-2 EST Zoom

Avery Archer (George-Washington University), “Agnosticism”

Commentators: Columbia Undergraduate Students

Tuesday November 29, 12:10-2 EST Zoom

Anna Marmodoro (Durham, Oxford), “The Third Bed Argument”

Commentators: Anthony Hejduk (Columbia), Ethan Russo (NYU)

Pop Up Sessions

In 2022/23, there will also be a new format: the discussion of work-in-progress by advanced PhD students in 1-hour sessions.

Tuesday September 12, 1-2 EST Zoom

Work-in-progress session with Luke Lea (Columbia): “Antiphon, Athenian Immoralism, and Republic II”

Tuesday October 25, 1-2 EST

Work-in-progress session with Qian Cao (Columbia), “Platonic Education as Turning the Soul Around”

Tuesday December 6, 1-2 EST

Work-in-progress session with Abigail Breuker (Columbia): “Plato on Community and Moral Luck”

Sponsors of this event series include Columbia University’s Division of Humanities, Classical Studies Graduate Program, and Philosophy Department.