Colloquium: "Philosophy Throughout Its History"


Our inaugural History of Philosophy Colloquium will take place April 7-8, 2022, on the theme, “Philosophy throughout Its History.” Speakers will consider how philosophers at different historical times and places understood the project in which they were engaged. How did they conceptualize “philosophy”? What did they think distinguishes philosophical endeavors from other intellectual activities such as science or theology? What did they imagine the individual and social benefits of philosophy to be, and how did they critique the philosophical project itself? This colloquium will explore the self-understanding of a key humanities discipline throughout the ages.


André Laks (Universidad Panamericana / Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Michael Chase (Centre Jean Pépin / CNRS)

John Marenbon (University of Cambridge)

Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame)

Christopher Celenza (Georgetown University)

Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Paul Franks (Yale University)

Jonathan Lear (University of Chicago)

Please refer to our Colloquium page for more information (to be updated as the event approaches).

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