Colloquium Series

Leading researchers in ancient philosophy come each term to Michigan to present their most recent work and confer with faculty and students. They typically give two colloquia, over several days, with ample opportunity for meetings and meals in between.

Upcoming colloquia

Corcilius poster
Klaus Corcilius, Universität Tübingen
17 March 2023
Aristotle on Practical Truth

Past colloquia

Fine poster
Gail Fine, Cornell & Oxford
17 October 2019
Seminar: Knowledge & truth in the Greatest Difficulty argument: Plato, Parmenides 133a8–134b5
18 October 2019
Plato on Truth
Leunissen poster
Mariska Leunissen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
28 March 2019
Seminar: The functions of the city–soul analogy in Aristotle's Politics
29 March 2019
Credence, circumstantial evidence & (alternative) facts in Aristotle’s natural sciences
Freeland poster
Cynthia Freeland, University of Houston
29 November 2018
Seminar: Aristotle on the science of perception
30 November 2018
Aristotle on shame & moral education: Pleasure, Pain, and Art
Salles poster
Ricardo Salles, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
22 March 2018
Seminar: Why is the cosmos intelligent? (2) Stoic cosmology and Plato, Timaeus 30a2–c1
22 March 2018
A classic problem in the Stoic theory of time
David Charles, Yale University
06 April 2017
Aristotle on Bitter Tastes & Sweet Smells
07 April 2017
Aristotle’ Hylomorphism
David Halperin, University of Michigan
01 November 2016
What is Sex For?
15 November 2016
Appetite & Desire in Plato
Julia Annas, University of Arizona
27 October 2016
Virtue & Heroism
28 October 2016
Virtue, Vice & Evil
Lee poster
Mi-Kyoung Lee, University of Colorado at Boulder
12 November 2015
Aristotle on Virtue & Justice
13 November 2015
Why Aristotle is not an Egoist
Lennox poster
James Lennox, University of Pittsburgh
16 April 2015
Induction, Experience & Inquiry
17 April 2015
Aristotle on Inquiry
Jones poster
Russell Jones, Harvard University
01 November 2013
Wisdom & Other Crafts in Plato, Euthydemus 288–292
Hasper poster
Pieter Hasper, Indiana University
10 October 2013
Physics and mathematics in Aristotle's account of infinity
Harte poster
Verity Harte, Yale University
13 October 2011
Desire, Memory, and the Authority of Soul: Plato Philebus 35cd
14 October 2011
Ignorance, Vice, and Lies in Plato’s Republic
Sedley poster
David Sedley, Cambridge University
31 March
Epicurus’ Kuriai Doxai
01 April 2011
Socrates’ “Second Voyage” (Plato, Phaedo 99d–102a)
Nussbaum poster
Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago
01 November 2010
The Damage of Death: Incomplete Arguments & False Consolations
02 November 2010
Equality & Love at the End of The Marriage of Figaro: Forging Democratic Emotions
Bolton poster
Robert Bolton, Rutgers University
09 April 2010
Epistemology & Psychology in Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics II 19
Lewis poster
Frank Lewis, University of Southern California
13 November 2009
Predication, Kinds & Things in Aristotle’s Metaphysics
Evans poster
Matthew Evans, New York University
12 March 2009
Mental Causes in Plato’s Phædo
13 March 2009
Lessons of the Euthyphro Argument
Scott poster
Dominic Scott, University of Virginia
30 October 2008
Rational Madness in Plato’s Phaædrus
31 October 2008
Aristotle on the Virtues of Slaves and Women:Politics I 13
Kraut poster
Richard Kraut, Northwestern University
27 March 2008
Ordinary Virtue in Plato: From the Republic to the Laws
28 March 2008
Politics & the Good: Reflections on Rawls
Vogt poster
Katja Vogt, Columbia University
04 October 2007
Stoic Cosmopolitanism
05 October 2007
The Corporeal Soul
Burnyeat poster
Myles Burnyeat, Oxford University Nelson Philosopher in Residence, 2007
13 March 2007
Weakness of Belief
14 March 2007
Other Minds, Other Faces
16 March 2007
Aristotle’s Divine Intellect
Barney poster
Rachel Barney, University of Toronto
28 September 2006
Socrates, Virtue, and the Method of Hypothesis
29 September 2006
Socratic Ethics in Plato’s Republic
Menn poster
Stephen Menn, McGill University
09 March 2006
Wisdom as the Science of Four Causes?
10 March 2006
Aristotle and the “Sophists”