Thursday, December 07, 2023 9:00 am to Saturday, December 09, 2023 7:00 pm
Lillian Massey Building
125 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C7
Philosophy in the Roman Mediterranean: Towards a History -About the Project
The post-Hellenistic period (100 BC-250 AD) saw an exciting efflorescence of philosophical activity. This project is working towards a major new collaborative history of the period which starts from a recognition that its intellectual structures are pan-Mediterranean in character. Instead of an east-west divide between a scholarship which looks back to the Athenian schools and new religious movements looking forward to Neoplatonism and Christianity, we aim to describe a shared, but geographically dispersed, intellectual arena in which major shifts in philosophy arise from new opportunities for debate.
George Boys-Stones (Toronto), Matthias Haake (Tubingen).
Theory and Practice in Roman Mediterranean Philosophy - About the Workshop
The second in our workshop series Philosophy in the Roman Mediterranean will address the challenge of coordinating evidence for philosophical activity in the Post-Hellenistic period which is historically located but theoretically conservative with evidence for theoretical activity that is innovative but hard to locate historically.
Speakers & Titles
George Boys-Stones (University of Toronto): The Aristotelian De Mundo: Evidence for Second-Century Debate from an Undatable Text
Bram Demulder (Leiden University): Plutarch and “The Many”
Tiziano Dorandi (CNRS, Paris): The Transmission of Philosophy in the Mediterranean World: From the Library of Philodemus in Herculaneum to the Sands of Egypt
Paul Du Plessis (University of Edinburgh): Integrating a Foreign Influence: Roman Law and Greek Philosophy
Matthias Haake (University of Münster): Historiography and the Role of Philosophers in the Mediterranean World - from Late Hellenistic/Late Republican Times to the Middle of the Third Century
Inna Kupreeva (University of Edinburgh): Reinventing Aristotelian Metaphysics
Alberto Rigolio (Durham University): Bardaisan and Post-Hellenistic Philosophy
Courtney Roby (Cornell University): Thinking through the World: the Philosophical-Experimental Frontier
Thomas Slabon (University of South Florida): You Are Gods: The Democratization of Deification in Early Christian Philosophy
Christian Wildberg (University of Pittsburgh): The Corpus Hermeticum