04 September 2007

Early Greek Philosophy in the District

Since I've posted on the BACAP program for the year, here's a major lecture series on presocratic philosophy in the Washington area...

Fall 2007 Lecture Series
"Early Greek Philosophy: Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy"

September 14

Kurt Pritzl, O.P., The Catholic University of America
"Anaximander’s apeiron and the Arrangement of Time"

September 21

James Lesher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"A Systematic Xenophanes?"

September 28

Carl A. Huffman, DePauw University
"Reason and Myth in Early Pythagorean Cosmology"

October 5

Patricia Curd, Purdue University
"The Immateriality of Love and Strife in Empedocles"

October 12

Kenneth Dorter, University of Guelph
"'Changing, It is at Rest': Whole and Parts in Heraclitus"

October 19

Alexander P. D. Mourelatos, University of Texas at Austin
"Parmenides, Astronomy, and Scientific Realism"

October 26

Daniel Graham, Brigham Young University
"Anaxagoras: Science and Speculation in the Golden Age"

November 2

Georg Wieland, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
"Source and Quotation: Early Greek Philosophers in Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics"

November 16

John McCarthy, The Catholic University of America
"Bacon’s Third Sailing: The 'Pre-Socratic' Origins of Modern Philosophy"

November 30

Richard Velkley, Tulane University
"Primal Truth, Errant Tradition and Crisis: The Pre-Socratics in Late Modernity"

December 7

Charles Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
"From Myth to Reason"

All lectures are held at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Aquinas Hall (formerly the Life Cycle Institute) at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 20064.

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Philosophy, 202-319-5259, cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation and the support of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and the George Dougherty Foundation.