Current Activities

All meetings for Spring 2022 are on Wednesdays at 4:30 in Wieboldt Hall 408.

Spring 2022

Week 1 (March 30): Glenn Most (UChicago), “On the Relation between Xenophanes’ Hexametric and Elegaic Poetry.”

Week 2 (April 6): Canceled

Week 3 (April 13): Alex Long (St. Andrew’s), “Phusis in Plato’s Timaeus.”

Week 4 (April 20): Josh Trubowitz (UChicago), “Disclosure and Orientation: Perception and Pleasure in De Anima 3.7.”

Week 5 (April 27): Christopher Shields (Notre Dame), TBA.
Week 6 (May 4): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.
Week 7 (May 11): Arnold Brooks (UChicago),  “What is an Aristotelian Substance?”
Week 8 (May 18): Rory Hanlon (UChicago), “Aristotelian Moral Psychology as Psychic Ophthalmology.”

Week 9 (May 25): Noah Chafets (UChicago), “The Good and its Guises: Desire and Motivation in Plato’s Gorgias and Republic.” *not in Wieboldt 408*

Winter 2022

Week 1 (Jan 12): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.

Week 2 (Jan 19): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.

Week 3 (Jan 26): Sarale Ben Asher (UChicago), “Definition as Reflected Knowledge.”

Week 4 (Feb 2): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.

Week 5 (Feb 9): Emily Fletcher (UW-Madison), TBA

Week 6 (Feb 16): Matthew Landauer (UChicago), “Political Parts and Wholes: Aristotelian Political Community and the Idea of a Well-Mixed Constitution.”

Week 7 (Feb 23): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.

Week 8 (March 2): Patricia Marechal (Northwestern), “Women, Spirit, and Authority in Plato and Aristotle.”

Week 9 (March 9): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.

Week 10 (March 16): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.


Autumn 2021

Week 1 (Sept 29): Translation Group, Plato’s Euthyphro.

Week 2 (Oct 6): Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire, “Formal and Numerical Unity in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Δ 6.”

Week 3 (Oct 13): Translation Group, Euthyphro.

Week 4 (Oct 20): Translation Group, Euthyphro.

Week 5 (Oct 27): Translation Group, Euthyphro.

Week 6 (Nov 3): John Proios, “Returning to Reason: The Philebus on Pure Pleasure and the Restoration of Human Nature.”

Week 7 (Nov 10): Ermioni Prokopaki, “The Dream Theory (201c-206c) in Plato’s Theaetetus.”

Week 8 (Nov 17): Patricia Marechal (Northwestern), TBA.

Week 9 (Nov 24): Thanksgiving

Week 10 (Dec 1): Justin Vlasits (UIC), “The Dangers of Sects: Lucian, Galen, and Sextus Empiricus.”

Translation Group

This year we are reading Plato’s Euthyphro. Please email Josh Trubowitz ( if you would like to receive updates about the translation group.