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Ancient philosophy

Research projects

- Ethics and politics in Greek philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle).
- Ethics and aesthetics, with special attention to the interpretation and status of poetry and music in the ethical and political thought of Plato and Aristotle.
- Cicero's ethics.
- Seneca's moral project.

More details on the webpages of Pierre Destrée and Stéphane Mercier.

Seminars, workshops, conferences (2010-2011)

¤ Thursday May 19, 2011: Philosophy and ordinary language I. Ancient philosophy

Program (pdf version)

09:00 am - Introduction
09:15 am - Fernando Santoro (Rio do Janeiro): La philosophie et le langage de la rue: de Xénophane à Socrate
10:00 am - Odile van der Vaere (ULB): Platon ou le langage chahuté

10:45 am - Coffee break

11:00 am - Juliette Lemaire & Julie Giovacchini (Paris): L'épicurisme et les problèmes du langage ordinaire
11:45 am - Emidio Spinelli (Rome, La Sapientia): Contre la rhétorique: langage pyrrhonien et « usage commun de la vie » selon Sextus Empiricus

12:30 pm - Lunch

02:00 pm - Fabienne Baghdassarian (Lyon): Quand les mots manquent: philosophie et réalités anonymes chez Aristote
02:45 pm - Ada Bronowski (Oxford): The Stoic Philosophy of Ordinary Language

03:30 pm - Coffee break

03:45 pm - Elisabetta Cattanei (Cagliari): The 'ordinary' language of geometry and its criticism in Plato's dialogues

05:00 pm - Mary Margaret McCabe (King’s College, London): First chop your logos: Socrates and the sophists on logic and language

Where: ISP, Collège Mercier, SOCR25

Organised by Pierre Destrée (UCL, ISP - FNRS)