The 2011 Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society
The 2010 Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society
Sallis Asks a Question of Gary Gurtler
Preparing the Session on Pity
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  • APS 2016 Call for Papers

    Ancient Philosophy Society
    Sixteenth Annual Independent Meeting
    28 April-1 May, 2016 in Portland, Maine
    Co-sponsored by Colby College and the Ancient Philosophy Society

  • Ex Ionia Scientia ‒ ‘Knowledge’ in Archaic Greece

    Ex Ionia Scientia ‒ ‘Knowledge’ in Archaic Greece International Conference in Athens, Greece 12 ‒ 14 December 2016 The origins of western science and philosophy are customarily traced to 6th century B.C.E. Ionia, to Thales of Miletos and the school he founded, whose famous pupils included not only the Milesians Anaximander and Anaximenes, but also Pythagoras of Samos, Bias of Priene, Xenophanes of Kolophon, and Herakleitos of Ephesos among others.  Our conference seeks to identify the . . . Read More

  • 41A8GvuqbiL._SX328_BO1204203200 Chronos in Aristotle’s Physics: On the Nature of Time

    Chronos in Aristotle’s Physics: On the Nature of Time is a contribution both to Aristotle studies and to the philosophy of nature and speaks to the resurgence of interest in Aristotle’s natural philosophy. It argues that Aristotle’s Treatise on Time (Physics iv 10-14) is a highly contextualized account of time, not a treatment of time qua time but a parallel account to Aristotle’s foregoing studies of nature, principles (192b13-22), motion (201a10-11), infinite (iii 4-8), place . . . Read More

  • Stoicism and French Philosophy from Sartre to Badiou

    On January 4-6 2016 the University of Bristol will host a conference entitled ‘Stoicism and French Philosophy from Sartre to Badiou.’ It concerns the creative reinterpretation of Greek and Roman Stoicism in contemporary French philosophy, including the potential of ancient texts to make new contributions to modern debates. Registration details and further information are available at

  • SANDAY A Study of Dialectic in Plato’s Parmenides

    In this book, Eric Sanday boldly demonstrates that Plato’s “theory of forms” is true, easy to understand, and relatively intuitive. Sanday argues that our chief obstacle to understanding the theory of forms is the distorting effect of the tacit metaphysical privileging of individual things in our everyday understanding. For Plato, this privileging of things that we can own, produce, exchange, and through which we gain mastery of our surroundings is a significant obstacle to philosophical . . . Read More

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