Trinity Term 2012:

Power Structuralism reading group

The reading group will meet Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30pm, in Corpus Christi College.  During Trinity Term we will read K. Koslicki, The Structure of Objects (OUP 2008, paperback 2010).

N.B. The reading group will begin meeting during week 3 of term.

08/05/2012:  Chapter 4, A contemporary structure-based mereology

15/05/2012:  Chapter 5, Ancient structure-based mereologies:  Plato

22/05/2012:  Chapter 6, Ancient structure-based mereologies, Aristotle

29/05/2012:  Chapter 7, Objects are structured wholes

05/06/2012:  Chapter 8, In defence of kinds

12/06/2012:  Chapter 9, Structure


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Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity

The Trinity Term seminar will meet in all eight weeks.  It will meet Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30pm, in the Corpus Christi College Seminar Room.

25/04/2012:  Peter Adamson (King's College London)

`Wise God and Wayward Soul:  a Revision of the Timaeus in the Arabic Tradition' 

02/05/2012:  Gillian Clark (University of Bristol)

`Deficient Causes:  Augustine on Creation and Evil'

09/05/2012:  Richard Sorabji (University of Oxford)

`Christian Attacks on Eternal Creation 50 Years Before Philoponus'

16/05/2012:  James Wilberding (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

`Causation in Neoplatonic Embryology'

23/05/2012:  James Howard-Johnston (University of Oxford)

`The Origin of the Cosmos from the Present to Late Antiquity'

30/05/2012:  Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford)

`Gregory of Nyssa on the Creation of the Cosmos'

06/06/2012:  Peter Turner (Independent scholar)

`Spontaneity and Causality in Late Antique Spiritual Narratives'

 13/06/2012:  Peter Van Nuffelen (University of Ghent)

`Sin and Punishment:  Causality in Late Antique Historiography'

This seminar is co-organised by Anna Marmodoro, Neil McLynn, and Brian Prince, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity in Corpus Christi College.  The seminar is co-sponsored by the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity.