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Philosophy in the Roman Mediterranean: Towards a History
Thursday December 8, 2022 - Saturday December 10, 2022
The period 100 BCE to 200 CE saw some of the most far-reaching innovations in Western philosophical history, including a striking efflorescence of philosophy in the Mediterranean, especially in the east; old systems were revitalized through discussion and debate with new (including Christianity). But what makes this period exciting also makes it difficult to describe: unlike both the preceding and subsequent periods, there are no central institutions or school-heads to provide authoritative reference-points for how (or even with whom) members of a given school might normally be expected to argue. The consequence is that this whole period is very poorly represented in our histories. This workshop, the first in a projected series, begins with a focus on methodology. It brings together a team of scholars to explore ways of mapping post-Hellenistic philosophy in all the complexity that makes it both interesting and important, and establishing the terms in which its story can be told.
Organizer: George Boys-Stones
- Andreas Bendlin (Toronto)
- René Brouwer (Utrecht)
- Leo Catana (Copenhagen)
- Madelina Dana (Lyon)
- Kendra Eshleman (Boston College)
- Bjorn Ewald (Toronto)
- Nathan Gilbert (Durham)
- Matthias Haake (Münster)
- Myrto Hatzimichali (Cambridge)
- Reviel Netz (Stanford)
For program details, please see the workshop webpage.SHARE