Department of Greek & Latin


Past Keeling Colloquia

  • Second Keeling Colloquium: Whose Aristotle, Whose Aristotelianism?

Wednesday 11th - Saturday 14th November 1998
An investigation of what "Aristotelianism" has meant at different periods, both to critics and to supporters.

  1. William Charlton (Hexham, Northumberland): Aquinas on Aristotle on immortality | Respondent: Richard Sorabji (Wolfson College Oxford and King's College London)
  2. Helen S. Lang (Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut): Philoponus' Aristotle: the extension of place | Respondent: Ben Morison (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
  3. Enrico Berti (Padua): Brentano and Aristotle's metaphysics | Respondent: Richard Sorabji (Wolfson College Oxford and King's College London)
  4. Ahmed Hasnawi (Paris): La logique comme analyse: la tradition arabe | Respondent: Ben Morison (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
  5. Jonathan Barnes (Geneva): John Locke and the syllogism | Respondent: François de Gandt (Paris)
  6. Monique Dixsaut (Paris): Y a-t-il un Aristote de Nietzsche? | Respondent: François de Gandt (Paris)
  • Third S.V. Keeling Colloquium: Descartes and Ancient Philosophy

Wednesday 10 November to Saturday 13 November 1999

  1. Prof. Gail Fine (Cornell University):Descartes and Ancient Scepticism| Respondent: Mr. Christopher Taylor (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
  2. Prof. Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin Madison):Knowledge, Volitional Agency and Causation: Cartesian and Aristotelian Intuitions | Respondent: Dr. Sarah Patterson (King's College London)
  3. Prof. Daniel Garber (University of Chicago):Descartes and the Archimedean Revival | Respondent: Prof. Tom Sorrell (University of Essex)
  4. Prof. J-M. Beyssade (University of Paris-Sorbonne):La figure de Sosie chez Plaute et l'ego de Descartes | Respondent: Dr. Jan Opsomer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  5. Prof. Stephen Menn (McGill University):The Discourse on the Method and the  Tradition of Intellectual Autobiography | Respondent: Prof. Vivian Nutton (The Wellcome Institute London)
  6. Prof. John Cottingham (Reading University):The Virtues: Classical and Cartesian Virtue | Respondent: Dr. Martin Stone (King's College London)
  • Fourth Keeling Colloquium: The Influence of Plato on the Development of Aristotle's Ethics

Wednesday 7 November to Friday 9 November 2001

  1. Christopher Taylor:Pleasure: Aristotle's Response to Plato | Respondent: Sarah Broadie
  2. Terry Irwin:Glaucon's Challenge: does Aristotle change his mind? | Respondent: Anthony Kenny
  3. Anthony Price: The Irreducibility of the Ethical in Plato and Aristotle | Respondent: Sarah Broadie
  4. Roger Crisp:Socrates and Aristotle on Happiness and Virtue | Respondent: Christopher Rowe
  5. John Cooper:Plato and Aristotle on "Finality" and "(Self-)Sufficiency" | Respondent: Anthony Kenny
  6. Richard Kraut:Justice in Plato and Aristotle: Withdrawal versus Engagement | Respondent: Christopher Rowe
  • Fifth Keeling Colloquium: Philosophy and the Sciences in Antiquity

Wednesday 5th-Friday 7th November 2003

  1. Professor André Laks (Université de Lille-Charles de Gaulle III):How does the distinction between philosophy and sciences help us in understanding the beginnings of Greek thought? | Respondent:  Dr Anne Sheppard (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  2. Professor Dominic O'Meara (University of Fribourg): The Music of Philosophy in Late Antiquity | Respondent: Dr Anne Sheppard (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  3. Professor Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin):Can One Science Employ the Axioms of Another? Aristotle on 'Kind-Crossing' | Respondent: Dr Lindsay Judson (Christ Church, Oxford)
  4. Professor Jim Lennox (University of Pittsburgh):The Place of Zoology in Aristotle's Natural Philosophy | Respondent: Dr Lindsay Judson (Christ Church, Oxford)
  5. Professor Philip van der Eijk (University of Newcastle):Between Hippocrates and the Alexandrians: Medicine, philosophy and science in the fourth century BCE | Respondent: Dr Manuela Tecusan (Wellcome Trust/UCL)
  6. Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd (University of Cambridge): Galen: Philosophy, Mathematics and Medicine | Respondent: Professor Vivian Nutton (Wellcome Trust/UCL)
  • Sixth Keeling Colloquium: Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics

8-10 November 2006

  1. Christopher Rowe - The Eudemian Ethics on Loving Things and People | Respondent: Julia Annas
  2. Jennifer Whiting - Friendship | Respondent: M.M. McCabe
  3. M.M. McCabe - With Mirrors or Without? Self-perception in Eudemian Ethics VII.12 | Respondent: Julia Annas
  4. Friedemann Buddensiek - Does Good Fortune Matter? Eudemian Ethics VIII.2 on eutuchia | Respondent: Sarah Broadie
  5. Stephen White - Eudaimonia in the Eudemian Ethics | Respondent: Sarah Broadie

David Charles | Respondent: Jennifer Whiting

  • Seventh Keeling Colloquium: Particulars in Greek Philosophy

Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th November 2007

  1. Robert Wardy (Cambridge):Moral vision and legislating for the good in Aristotle | Respondent: Peter Adamson (KCL)
  2. Carlo Natali (Venice): Particular virtues in the NE of Aristotle | Respondent: Terry Irwin (Oxford)
  3. Verity Harte (Yale): What's a particular, and what makes it so? Some thoughts, mainly about Aristotle. | Respondent: Peter Adamson (KCL)
  4. Christopher Gill (Exeter): Particulars, selves and individuals in Stoic philosophy| Respondent: Angie Hobbs (Warwick)
  5. Marwan Rashed (Paris): Particulars in Alexander of Aphrodisias | Respondent: Peter Adamson (KCL)
  • Eighth Keeling Colloquium: Self-Knowledge in Ancient Philosophy

11-13 November 2009

  1. M.M. McCabe (King's College London) From the cradle to the cave: what happened to self-knowledge in the Republic? | Respondent: Amber Carpenter (York)
  2. Aryeh Kosman (Haverford) Self-knowledge and self-control in the Charmides: the self as object and companion | Respondent: Amber Carpenter (York)
  3. Melissa Lane (Princeton) Weakness of virtue, not will: Plato on self-knowledge and akrasia | Respondent: Miriam Leonard (UCL)
  4. Tad Brennan (Cornell) Reading Plato's Mind | Respondent: Miriam Leonard (UCL)
  5. Jean-Baptiste Gourinat (Paris) Self-perception and perception of one's body in Stoicism | Respondent: Chris Gill (Exeter)
  6. Gwenaëlle Aubry (Paris) An alternative to Cartesianism? Plotinus's theory of the Self and its posterity in Ralph Cudworth | Respondent: Chris Gill (Exeter)
  • Ninth Keeling Colloquium: Moral Psychology in Ancient Thought

November 7-9, 2011

  1. Jessica Moss (Oxford), 'Bare Urges and Good-Independent Desires: Appetites in Republic IV'
  2. Matthew Evans (Michigan), 'The Blind Desires of Republic IV'
  3. MM McCabe (KCL), response to Moss and Evans, and question time
  4. Rachel Barney (Toronto), 'Virtue, Intellectualism, and the Method of Hypothesis'
  5. Terry Irwin (Oxford), Response to Barney and question time
  6. James Warren (Cambridge), 'Memory, Anticipation, Pleasure'
  7. Anthony Price (Birkbeck), Response to Warren and question time
  8. Raphael Woolf (KCL), 'Courage and Pleasure in Aristotle's Ethics'
  9. Sarah Broadie (St. Andrews), Response to Woolf and question time
  10. Daniel Russell (Arizona), 'Two Mistakes about Stoic Ethics'
  11. David Sedley (Cambridge), Response to Russell and question time
  • Tenth Keeling Colloquium: Method in Ancient Philosophy

November 4-6, 2013

  1. Hugh Benson (Oklahoma) 'Dialectic in the Cave'  | Respondent: David Lee (Oxford)
  2. David Sedley (Cambridge) 'Epicurus on Dialectic'  | Respondent: Fiona Leigh (UCL)
  3. Joachim Aufderheide (KCL) 'Dreaming and skepticism in Plato' | Respondent: David Sedley (Cambridge)
  4. Valentina Di Lascio (Paris) 'Sophistical vs merely apparent arguments. An analysis of Sophistical Refutations 8 and 10'  | Respondent: Paolo Crivelli (Geneva)
  5. Jamie Dow (Leeds) 'Socrates' challenge: why dialogue is better than speechmaking'  | Respondent:Nicholas Denyer (Cambridge)
  6. Myrto Hatzimichali (Cambridge) 'Posidonius' "Aristotelising" method' | Respondent: Christopher Gill (Exeter)