YAPN (CHiPhi) 4th December 2015 – Leeds

The winter meeting of the Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network, within the Centre for the History of Philosophy, will be in Leeds, on Friday 4th December, 2015, at the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre, Fenton Street, University of Leeds. This meeting is jointly held with the ‘Leading Minds’ research project on leadership in ancient philosophy and contemporary ethics. Details of the event are as follows.


9.30-10.00 Tea / Coffee

10.00-12.00 Reading Group: Aristotle, Rhetoric 2.1. (led by Malcolm Heath (Leeds))

12.00-1.00 Lunch (provided)

1.00-2.45 Antony Hatzistavrou (University of Hull) – “Plato’s account of Political Expertise”

2.45-3.15 Tea / Coffee

3.15-5.00  Jamie Dow (Leeds) — “Aristotle and the Paradox of Fiction”

Afterwards: drinks and dinner*

Drinks – time permitting – will be at the Nation of Shopkeepers (at the corner of Great George Street and Cookridge Street), and Dinner will be from about 6.30pm at Sukothai, South Parade (near the station).

Directions to the centre are here.

The reading group is in English, you should bring a copy of the translation with you. We do not stipulate the use of any particular translation.

There is no charge, and although turning up on the day is ok, the tradition of the group is for papers to be pre-read, and the bulk of time devoted to discussion. For this reason, and to assist with catering (especially if you would like to attend the dinner), please do notify us of your intention to attend: email Jamie Dow j.dow@leeds.ac.uk. It would be much appreciated.

* the dinner (but not drinks) will be subsidised by the Centre for the History of Philosophy for postgraduate students and staff of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and York, as well as for speakers.

Similarly, the White Rose Centre for the History of Philosophy (CHiPhi) will be able to reimburse travel between the White Rose universities for staff and students of those institutions (i.e. to Leeds from York or Sheffield).


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