Classical Philosophy Reading Group

Princeton graduate students discuss Aristotelean philosophy with their Greek counterparts in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.

The 2019 summer workshop, “Aristotle, De Caelo book I”, will take place from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd at the University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece.

The general topic of the workshops is Aristotle’s philosophy of nature, very broadly conceived, and this year, the group is tackling for the first time a central work in that corpus, the De Caelo (book I).

The program aims to give graduate students from different academic backgrounds the opportunity to collaborate closely and intensively with one another in an atmosphere that is more informal and relaxed than regular seminars during the academic year.

Ten graduate students and four faculty from Princeton will participate. The group will be joined by ten Greek graduate students and three faculty. Princeton students are paired with their Greek counterparts and encouraged to develop collaboratively an interpretation of the text under discussion and present it during the workshop. The workshop also aims to promote the collaboration of faculty members and students, helping the latter to hone the skills necessary for their own scholarly research.

Funding for this event has been generously provided by the Stanley J. Seeger ’52 Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Departments of Classics and Philosophy.

Princeton Students:
Merrick Anderson (PHI)
Bridget Brasher (PHI)
Ian Campbell (PHI)
Marcus Gibson (PHI)
Daniel Kranzelbinder (PHI)
Joseph Moore (PHI)
René de Nicolay (CLA)
Wintor Scott (CLA)
Gabriel Shapiro (PHI)
Claudia Yau (PHI)

Greek Students:

Stelios Bourodimos
Athena Georgitsarou
Irene Gousi
Marianna Karagiorgou
Maria Kotopouli
Vassilis Nikas
Katerina Ntotsika
Lia Theodoroudi
Vasia Vergouli
Ioanna Verikiou

Princeton Faculty:
John Cooper
André Laks
Hendrik Lorenz
Ben Morison

Greek and other Faculty:
Chloe Balla
Panos Dimas
Spyros Rangos