YAPN Autumn 2017 Meeting – 24th November, Leeds

The next meeting of the Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network (YAPN) within the White Rose Centre for the History of Philosophy (CHiPhi) will be in Leeds, on 24th November, 2017, 9.30am-5pm, at the IDEA Centre, 17 Blenheim Terrace, University of Leeds. LS2 9JT. We will go for drinks and dinner afterwards.


9.30-10.00 Tea / Coffee

10.00-12.00 Reading Group: Aristotle, Rhetoric 2.6.

12.00-1.00 Lunch (provided)

1.00-2.15 Marta Jimenez (Emory) – “Aristotle on Anger and the Causes of Revolution”

2.15-3.00 Andrea Basso (Leeds) – “‘Mightier than Atlas: Images of Control and Autonomy in the Myth of the Statesman

3.00-3.30 Tea / Coffee

3.30-4.45  Suzanne Stern-Gillet (Manchester / Bolton) – ” ‘Homoiosis theioi’ in Plato and in Plotinus: Moral Realism in Ancient Thought”

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 tbc (walking distance from 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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