2020/21: Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology

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 ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. Please find information about speakers, dates, and times below.

Wednesday September 30 2020, 1:10-2:40 EST Zoom

Oliver Primavesi (LMU), “The Path to Revelation: On Light and Night in Parmenides’ Prooimion”
Commentators: Margaret Corn (Columbia University), Luke Lea (Columbia University)

Tuesday November 10 2020, 10:10-12 EST Zoom

Jens Timmermann (St Andrews), “On Kant’s Supposed Right to Lie”
Commentators: Des Hogan (Princeton University), Molly Gurdon Pinkoski (Columbia University)

Tuesday December 1 2020, 10:30-12 EST Zoom

Seana Shiffrin (UCLA), “Lies and the Murderer Next Door”
Commentators: Karen Lewis (Barnard College-Columbia University), Thimo Heisenberg (Bryn Mawr College)

Tuesday February 9 2021, 10:10-12 EST Zoom

Natalie Hannan (Columbia University and University of Rochester), “Epistêmê and the Good Life in Plato’s Protagoras
Commentators: Anthony Hejduk (Columbia University), Jessica Moss (NYU)

Tuesday March 23 2021, 10:10-12 EST Zoom

Suzanne Obdrzalek (ClaremontMcKenna College), “Platonic Dualism Reconsidered”
Commentators: Abigail Breuker (Columbia University), Qian Cao (Columbia University)

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