18 April 2005

God and Anthropos at Yale

Matt Walker at Yale writes in with news of an interesting one-day conference, this Thursday:


The Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University Working Group in
Ancient Philosophy invites you to a workshop on

CONCEPTIONS OF DIVINITY IN ARISTOTLE'S ETHICS

Thursday, April 21, 2005 2:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street) Rm. 208

2:00 - 2:50
JOHN E. HARE, “HAPPINESS AND DIVINITY IN NICOMACHEAN ETHICS, BOOK I”
John E. Hare is Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale
Divinity School and Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of
several books, including The Moral Gap (Clarendon, 1996) and Plato's
Euthyphro (Bryn Mawr, 1985).

3:00 - 3:50
ARYEH KOSMAN, "GOD IN ARISTOTLE'S ETHICS”
Aryeh Kosman is John Whitehead, Professor of Philosophy at Haverford
College. His papers on Aristotle, Plato, and Descartes have appeared in
several major anthologies.

4:00 - 5:00 DISCUSSION

Refreshments provided.

4 comments:

Thornton Lockwood said...

Are drafts of the papers available to people unable to make it on Thursday? Both papers look very interesting!

Michael Pakaluk said...

I'm particularly interested to hear what role divinity might play in book I of the Ethics.

Anonymous said...

MP: Thanks for posting the info. "God and Anthropos at Yale"--ha!

TL: Hare's paper will be available; I'll have to check about Kosman's, though. (Keep in mind that the event is intended to be a fairly informal "workshop," with all the tinkering and sawdust that might suggest....)

MP: In the meantime, the Hare paper explores the philosophical role theistic notions play in the _NE_ from the outset, not just in X.6-8. The focus is on Aristotle's references to divinity (and to related notions of honor and blessedness) in I.6, I.10, and I.12.

More later. . . .
--Matt Walker

Thornton Lockwood said...

MW,

Thanks for responding. Of course, I understand that the drafts will be draft; still think it will be interesting to see them, however informal or rough.

Is there any chance your working group has an email list for announcements?

Yes, MP was very cute with his "God and Man" title.

T.