LOXY Ancient Philosophy Conference

Every other year, staff and students from London, Oxford, and Yale meet in one of the three locations to present and discuss work in progress.


LOXY Ancient Philosophy conference

2nd-3rd May 2023 at the Department of Philosophy, UCL

Philosophy seminar room, 102, 19 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AW

Tuesday May 2nd


10: morning coffee


10.30-12: Saloni de Souza (UCL, London),Everything in its Right Place: Zeno's Paradox of Place in Plato's Parmenides

Response: Paolo Fait (New College, Oxford)

Chair: Sophia Connell (Birkbeck, London)


12-2: lunch break


2-3.30: Mark Kalderon (UCL, London), ‘Weaving and the Soul-Body Union in the Timaeus

Chair: Raphael Woolf (KCL, London)


3.30-4: afternoon coffee


4-5.30: Jake Rohde (Yale), ‘Purpose and Process in Aristotle’s de Anima II.5’

Response: Elena Cagnoli (UCL, London)

Chair: John Sellars (Royal Holloway, London)


6.00 LOXY dinner



Wednesday May 3rd


10: morning coffee


10.30-12: Karen Margrethe Nielsen (Somerville College, Oxford), ‘The Magna Moralia on Prohairesis

Chair: David Charles (Yale)


12-2: lunch break


2-3.30: Andrea Buongiorno (Wadham College, Oxford), ‘Ontological multivocity and ontological primacy in Metaphysics Z4’

Response: Simona Aimar (UCL, London)

Chair: Luca Castagnoli (Oriel College, Oxford)


3.30-4 afternoon coffee


4-5.30 Brad Inwood (Yale), ‘Chrysippus and the Embodied Mind’

Chair: MM McCabe (KCL, London)




Knowledge, Value and Modality in Ancient Philosophy

May 13th-14th 2019 at Oxford University

May 13th (Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College)

10.30-12: Simon Shogry (Oxford) Vicious character traits as rational mistakes: the early Stoic account of the diversity of wrongdoing

Response: Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi (UCL)

Chair: Ursula Coope (Oxford)

12.15-1.30: Sandwich lunch

1.30-3pm: Dan Ferguson (Yale), 'The ‘belonging to a kind’ reading of the Eudemian ergon argument'

Response: Karen Margrethe Nielsen (Oxford)

Chair: Sophia Connell (Birkbeck)

3 Tea/coffee

3.30-5pm: Mike Coxhead (KCL), 'Motivating Aristotle’s account of ἐπίστασθαι ἁπλῶς (APo 1.2: 71b9-13): ideal ἐπιστήμη and the value of stability'

Response: Michail Peramatzis (Oxford)

Chair: Udit Bery (Yale)

6pm: Dinner (Al Shami)

May 14th (Harris Room, Oriel College)

10.30-12: Alesia Preite (Oxford), Cognitive Hula Hoop: 'The Role of Sameness and Difference for the World Soul and for Human Souls in the Timaeus'

Response: Mark Kalderon (UCL)

Chair: Verity Harte (Yale)

12.15-1.30: Sandwich lunch

1.30-3: Lea Schroeder (Yale), 'Epictetus on ethical prolēpseis'

Response: Alex Bown (Oxford)

Chair: Fiona Leigh (UCL)

3: Tea/coffee

3.30-5: Simona Aimar (UCL), 'Modality in Aristotle' (tbc)

Response: David Charles (Yale)

Chair: Harry Alanen (Oxford)

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