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Happiness and Ethics in the Aristotelian Tradition

 

Aristotle Conference 2018

The Department of Philosophy of Providence College and the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies announces the third annual conference on Philosophy in the Aristotelian Tradition. At this year’s conference, “Happiness and Ethics in the Aristotelian Tradition”, we will explore aspects of Aristotle’s ethics and its reception with a view to what is today called eudaimonism.

 

October 19–20, 2018

Providence College

Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

 

8:30 – 9:00 am        Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00 am        Colin Guthrie King, Providence College: Introductory Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 am      Robert Bolton, Rutgers University: “Skepticism and Eudaimonia: Aristotle’s Contribution to the Tradition”

10:00 – 10:15 am     Break

10:15 – 11:15 am       Joseph Stenberg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: “Aquinas on Common Happiness, Individual Happiness, and Law”

11:15 – 11:30 am       Break

11:30 – 12:30 pm      Daniel Ferguson, Yale University:  “An Intellectualist Interpretation of the Eudemian Ethics

12:30 – 1:30 pm       Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm         Bryan C. Reece, University of Toronto:  “Divine and Human Contemplation in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

2:30 – 3:00 pm        Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm        Keynote Lecture – Ruane 105
                                   Candace Vogler, The University of Chicago: “The Place of Virtue in a Meaningful Life”

4:30 – 5:00 pm        Reception

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

8:30 – 9:15 am         Breakfast

9:15 – 10:15 am        Severin Kitanov, Salem State University: “Happiness in the Works of Peter Ailly”

10:15 – 10:30 am      Break

10:30 – 11:30 am      Francis Petruccelli, The Catholic University of America: Objectivity, Normativity, and the Appeal to Human Nature: An Aristotelian Dilemma?”

11:30 – 11:45 am       Break

11:45 – 12:45 pm      Jerry Green, University of Central Oklahoma:  “Criteria for Eudaimonia in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

12:45 – 2:00 pm       Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 pm        Giulio Di Basilio, University College Dublin: “Aquinas’s Theory of Decision and its Aristotelian Sources: The Role of Consent”

3:00 – 3:15 pm         Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm        Carlo Davia: “What We Must Know to Benefit from Arsistotle’s Ethics”

4:15 – 4:30 pm         Break

4:30 – 5:30 pm         Sophia Vasalou, University of Birmingham: “Virtue, Value, and the Law in al-Ghazālī’s Ethics”