Early Greek Philosophy: Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy

September 14                            
Kurt Pritzl, The Catholic University of America
Anaximander's Apeiron and the Arrangement of Time

September 21                           
James Lesher, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
A Systematic Xenophanes?

September 28                            
Carl A. Huffman, DePauw University
Reason and Myth in Early Pythagorean Cosmology

October 5                                   
Patricia Curd, Purdue University
The Immateriality of Love and Strife in Empedocles

October 12                                
Kenneth Dorter, University of Guelph
Changing, It Rests: Flux and Constancy in Heraclitus

October 19                                 
Alexander P. D. Mourelatos, University of Texas at Austin
Paramenides, Astronomy, and Scientific Realism

October 26                                 
Daniel Graham, Brigham Young University
Anaxagoras: Science and Speculation in the Golden Age

November 2                               
Georg Wieland, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Source and Quotation: Early Greek Philosophers in Mediaeval Commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics

November 16                            
John McCarthy, The Catholic University of America
Francis Bacon’s Third Sailing

November 30                             
Richard Velkley, Tulane University                                    
Primal Truth, Errant Tradition and Crisis: The Pre-Socratics in Late Modernity

December 7                               
Charles Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
From Myth to Reason

All lectures are held at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Aquinas Hall at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 20064.

This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation and the support of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and the George Dougherty Foundation.

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Philosophy, 202-319-5259, cua-philosophy@cua.edu