Classical Philosophy Reading Group

Princeton graduate students discuss Aristotelean philosophy with their Greek counterparts in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been cancelled.

The 2020 summer workshop will take place from Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st at the University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece.

The general topic of the workshops is Aristotle’s philosophy of nature, very broadly conceived, although occasionally the text is taken from Aristotle’s ethical or political corpus.

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.

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