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Seminar 2015

Aristotle on the Emotions

Organizers: Marta Jimenez and Christof Rapp (Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich)
Location: Emory University, 214 Bowden Hall

The Emory University Institute for the History of Philosophy (IHP) will host its seventh annual summer workshop on June 14–26, 2015, on the topic of "Aristotle on the Emotions."

IHP Summer Workshops are designed to bring together a group of faculty scholars specializing in specific areas of the history of philosophy for seminars focused around a shared reading list. Ten participants and the co-directors meet in mornings and afternoons over the course of two four-day weeks for discussions based upon close readings. The workshop format eschews the delivery of conference-style papers in favor of open, group-based engagement. In so doing, the IHP seeks to foster conversations that will inform future scholarly work. The IHP's past workshops have focused on themes and figures such as: Renewing the Ancient Quarrel: Plato, Hegel, Adorno; Peirce, James, and the Origins of Pragmatism; Vico and the Humanist Tradition; Montaigne and the Origins of Modernity; Nietzsche and Heidegger on the Issue of History; and Religion and Philosophy in Neoplatonism.

This year's readings will focus on Aristotle's conception of emotions and their role in moral psychology, the body/soul relationship, ethics, politics, rhetoric and dialectic. Our central texts include selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Eudemian Ethics, Rhetoric, and De Anima. A few other texts will supplement discussion.

The Institute is pleased to provide room, board, and travel expenses for all participants accepted into the workshop. Guests will be housed in The New Marriott Courtyard Decatur, in downtown Decatur, Georgia, a couple of miles from Emory's campus. Decatur is a vibrant town with several restaurants and bars, all within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is also close to a MARTA stop, Atlanta's public train service. Participants will thus have access to other parts of Atlanta, including the airport. All hotel/campus transportation will be provided.

To apply, scholars should send a cover letter addressing the relevance of the topic and the author to their current and/or future scholarly work, and a CV to Professor Jimenez at the email address below. The application deadline is February 20th, 2015 with decisions announced by March 2nd, 2015.

Co-Directors 2015:

Marta Jimenez
Department of Philosophy
214 Bowden Hall
561 South Kilgo Circle
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322 USA

Christof Rapp
Lehrstuhle fur Philosophie III
Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich
Gerschwister Scholl Platz 1
80536 Munchen, Germany


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