Spring 2022

All discussions take place in FOSTER 305 at 5pm

March 31st
“Xenophanes at the Symposium”
Glenn Most, Visiting Professor, Social Thought and Classics; Professor, Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; External Scientific Member, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin
Respondent: Rebekah Spearman, PhD, Classics

Professor Most will be presenting another paper on Xenophanes that fits together with this one at the Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy workshop on Wednesday, March 30th from 4:30-6:30 in Wieboldt 408.

April 14th
“Narrative, Time, and Other Others: Mimesis, Modernity, and Cultural Difference in Paul Ricoeur’s Time and Narrative
Ryan Bingham, PhD Student, Divinity School
Respondent: Richard Rosengarten, Professor, Divinity School, College

April 28th
“‘Shapings of the Unregenerate Mind’: Coleridge’s Ambivalent Nature”
Sam Gee, PhD Student, Social Thought
Respondent: Lorraine Daston, Visiting Professor, Social Thought and History; Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin

May 5th
“Learning to See: Literature, Virtue Ethics and Early Confucianism”
Edward Slingerland, Professor, Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Psychology, Asian Studies

May 26th
“Plato and the Poets and Plato as Poet: The ‘Old Quarrel’ according to Leo Strauss, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Gerhard Krüger”
Antoine Pageau St-Hillaire, PhD Candidate, Social Thought
Respondent: Xinyue Zhang, PhD Student, Social Thought

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For any questions, please email Sam Lee (seminlee@uchicago.edu) or Carol Lewis (clewis7@uchicago.edu).