09 septembre 2024

Conference | Peripatetic Ethics in Theophrastus and After

Project Theophrastus

projet : Project Theophrastus classics.rutgers.edu

Venue: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Host: William Fortenbaugh (Rutgers Classics University, emeritus; Founder, Project Theophrastus)
Co-Organizers: Robert Mayhew, Oliver Hellmann, Stefan Schorn, Arnaud Zucker


Thursday, September 12

9:00 Opening remarks – William Fortenbaugh
9:15-10:15 Chair: William Fortenbaugh – Speaker: Steve White
A Rhodian origin for the Eudemian Ethics?
10:25-11:25 Chair: Oliver Hellmann Speaker: Han Baltussen
Theophrastus’ on pleasure contra Plato (F 556 FHS&G)
11:35-12:35 Chair: Myrto Hatzimichali – Speaker: Georgia Tsouni
Theophrastus on fortune

12:35-2:35 Lunch break

2:35-3:35 Chair: David Lefebvre – Speaker: Charlotte Murgier
Theophrastus’ Characters and its Aristotelian background
3:45-4:45 Chair: Arnaud Zucker – Speaker: Pierre Destrée
Theophrastus on laughter
4:45-5:15 Coffee break
5:15-6:15 Chair: Robert Mayhew – Speaker: Sophia Connell
Theophrastus’ proto-ecological and environmental concerns

7-9 pm dinner

Friday, September 13

9:00-10:00 Chair: Oliver Hellmann – Speaker: Arnaud Zucker
Physiognomica, animals and ethics
10:10-11:10 Chair: Robert Mayhew –  Speaker: David Lefebvre
The Magna Moralia
11:20-12:20 Chair: Stefan Schorn – Speaker: Marco Pelucchi
Ethical and non-ethical readings of Hieronymos of Rhodes’ fragments

12:20-2:20 Lunch break

2:20-3:20 Chair: Han Baltussen – Speaker: Jan Szaif
Aristotelian Ethics in the 2nd century BCE: Critolaus and his Contemporaries on the Human Telos
3:30-4:30 Chair: Steve White – Speaker: Brad Inwood
Sources of value in Doxography C
4:30-5:00 Coffee break
5:00-6:00 Chair: Sophia Connell – Speaker: Myrto Hatzimichali
Mining Aspasius for earlier Peripatetic ethical thought
6:00-6:15 Closing remarks – Conference organizers

7-9 pm dinner


Host: William Fortenbaugh (Rutgers University) 

Robert Mayhew (Seton Hall University)
Oliver Hellmann (Universität Trier)
Stefan Schorn (KU Leuven)
Arnaud Zucker (Université Côte d’Azur) 

Han Baltussen (University of Adelaide)
Sophia Connell (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Pierre Destrée (UC Louvain)
Myrto Hatzimichali (Cambridge University)
Brad Inwood (Yale University)
David Lefebvre (Sorbonne Université)
Charlotte Murgier (Sorbonne Université)
Marco Pelucchi (KU Leuven)
Jan Szaif (University of California, Davis)
Georgia Tsouni (University of Crete)
Steve White (University of Texas, Austin)
Arnaud Zucker (Université Côte d’Azur) 

The conference will be preceded by :

Workshop | The life and works of Theophrastus in the ancient biographical tradition

Workshop on the commentary on Theophrastus texts nos. 1-67 FHS&G

Monday, 9 September

9:30-10:30 The life of Theophrastus (DL 5.36-41) (PZ)
(Five minute break)

10:35-11:35 The life of Theophrastus (DL 5.36-41) cont. (PZ)
(Five minute break)

11:40-12:40 The list of the works of Theophrastus (DL 5.42-51) (RM)
12:40-2:40: Lunch
2:40-3:40 The list of the works of Theophrastus (DL 5.42-51), cont. (RM)
(Five minute break)

3:45-4:45 The will of Theophrastus (DL 5.51-57) (SS)
4:45-5:10 Coffee break
5:10-6:10 The will of Theophrastus (DL 5.51-57), cont. (SS)

7-9 dinner

Tuesday, 10 September

9:30-10:30 Teacher and Students (nos. 12-18 FHS&G) (WWF)
(Five minute break)

10:35-11:35 Private Affairs (nos. 19-23)
Leisure and Political Affairs (nos. 24-33B) (WWF)
(Five minute break)

11:40-12:40 Last Words (nos. 34A-B)
Testamentary Matters (nos. 35-36)
Sayings (WWF)
12:40-2:40: Lunch

2:40-3:40 Writings (nos. 37-41) (WWF)
(Five minute break)

3:45-4:45 Kinds and Characteristics (nos. 42-55) (WWF)
4:45-5:10 Coffee break
5:10-6:10 Various Reports (nos. 56-65)
Named in Various Lists (no. 66)
Named only as an Example (no. 67) (WWF)

7-9 dinner

Wednesday, 11 September

9:30-10:30 Loose ends and further discussion of nos. 12-67
(Five minute break)

10:35-11:35 Preliminary discussion of nos. 2 & 5-11
(Five minute break)

11:40-12:40 Preliminary discussion of nos. 3A-B, 4A-B, 34B & 41 (the Arabic texts) With Andreas Lammer (via Zoom or Teams)
12:40-2:40: Lunch
2:40-3:40 Loose ends, further discussion, and concluding thoughts on nos. 1-67, with special attention on no. 1
(Five minute break)

3:45-4:45 Next steps: From workshop to published volume
4:45-5:10 Coffee break
5:10-6:10 Informal discussion of the remaining commentary volume

7-9 dinner

09 sept. 202413 sept. 2024
Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

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