Current Activities

All meetings for Autumn 2020 are held on Zoom on Wednesdays 4:30-6:00, which alternate irregularly with translation/discussion of Plato’s Laws X, and presentations by graduate students and outside speakers.

Autumn 2020

Week 1 (Sept 30): Translation group Laws X, Opening until 886b2 “tas psychas auton”

Week 2 (Oct 7): Translation Group,  Laws X

Week 3 (Oct 14): Katja Vogt (NYU), “Law and the Metaphysics of Discord” (discusses the Euthyphro)

Week 4 (Oct 21): Joshua Trubowitz, “Esse and Percipi: Aristotle’s ‘Perceiving that We Perceive’”

Week 5 (Oct 28): Translation Group, Laws X

Week 6 (Nov 4): Translation Group, Laws X

Week 7 (Nov 11): Arnold Brooks, “The Unhappy Marriage of Thought and Time: Posterior Analytics 2.12”

Week 8 (Nov 18): Mary Louise Gill (Brown), “Mind’s Place in Aristotle’s Science of Nature” (Discusses Parts of Animals I)

Week 9 (Nov 23-27): Thanksgiving

Week 10 (Dec 2): Michael Moore, “Improving on Immortality In the Phaedo” (Discusses Platonic argumentation in Tusculan Disputations I)

Finals Week (Dec 9) (Tentative) Translation Group, Laws X

Translation Group

This year we are reading Plato, Laws X. You can access the text by clicking here. Please email Michael Moore ( if you would like to receive updates about the translation group.