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Stoics Leadership Reading Group at Leeds

Good Day philosophers, I would like to announce the next set of reading for our meeting at the IDEA CETL in Leeds on April 29, 2014.

We will be discussing Long & Sedley’s chapter on Stoic Dialectic & Rhetoric (pg 183-190). This is a short reading, but we discovered today that even three or four pages can fuel a couple hours of very interesting conversation. I highly recommend that anyone with access to both volumes of Long & Sedley to take a look at the Greek and Latin, as we found some interesting ideas mixed in with the translation comparisons. Continue reading


Stoics, Leadership and Persuasion – Reading Group – Leeds

There is to be a reading group on topics related to ‘leadership’ in the Stoics, based in the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre from April to June, 2014. The dates and times scheduled are given below. (NOTE: times are all 9-11am, which is a change from some previous publicity)

The plan is to read a variety of texts (in English translation) related to the early Stoa, and touching on the way in which the Stoa itself was led, and the ways in which the early Stoics thought of the influence and leadership that (a) the leaders of the school exerted on its participants; (b) that Stoic teachers exercised on those coming to learn about Stoicism; and (c) that the Stoic sage was envisaged as exerting persuasive influence on the non-sage. Continue reading

Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference on Ancient Legal Theory

Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference on Ancient Legal Theory

University of Hull- Main Campus, June 23-24, 2014

Confirmed speakers:
Roger Brock (Leeds)
Pierre Destree (Louvain)
Sara Forsdyke (Michigan)
Antony Hatzistavrou (Hull)
Christoph Horn (Bonn)
Melissa Lane (Princeton)
Malcolm Schofield (Cambridge) Continue reading

Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy – 2014 Meeting

Please note that the 2014 meeting of the Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy will take place at the University of Leeds, the 7-8th April, 2014.

Further details / links to follow.

Or contact Dr Liz Pender (University of Leeds).

Christopher Gill – 5th March, 2014 – York

Professor Christopher Gill (Exeter) will be giving a paper at York Philosophy Department’s Colloquium  on 5 March 2014

Provisional title: “What can we learn from the Stoics about integrity and what can we teach them?” Continue reading

YAPN (CHiPhi) 14th March 2014 – Leeds

The spring meeting of the Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network, within the Centre for the History of Philosophy, will be in Leeds, on 14th March, 2014, at the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre, Fenton Street, University of Leeds. Details are as follows (and will be updated here as finalised titled etc. become available). Continue reading

YAPN (CHiPhi) – 22nd November, 2013. Hull

The autumn 2013 meeting of the Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network (CHiPhi) will be on Friday 22nd November, at the Wilberforce Institute, Hull. Continue reading