College of Arts & Sciences

Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium

Conference Program
Aristotle, Ethics, and Science: A Conference and Graduate Student Workshop

Saturday, October 4


11:00-12:00    Lunch

12:00-1:15      John Cooper: "Aristotle and Philosophy as a Way of Life"

1:20- 2:00       Brandon Olsen: “Hunting for Good Will in the Nicomachean Ethics: A Defense of
                         John Cooper’s Characterization of Aristotelian Philia”

2:05-2:45        Christiana Olfert: “What Does it Mean to Act From an Unchanging Disposition?”

2:50 – 3:00     Coffee Break

3:00-4:15        Jean Roberts: “Is Patriotism an Aristotelian Virtue?”

4:20 – 5:00     Robert Leib: “On Location, Off the Mark: Finding a Way Past Morison’s Account
                         of Topos”

5:05 – 5:50     Karen Zwier: “Aristotle on Spontaneous Generation”

7:00pm           Conference Dinner – Aldar’s Bistro in Bala Cynwyd


Sunday, October 5

11:00-12:15    Cass Weller: "Eudaimonia and the Focal Character of the Good"

12:20 – 1:00    Hammad Hussain: “’More Familiar to Us’ vs. ‘More Familiar Simpliciter’”

1:05 – 1:45      Rosemary Twomey: “Is De Anima III.2 Really Concerned With Awareness?”

1:45                  Closing Reception