Events

Doxa in Aristotle: A Workshop in Ancient Philosophy

General Programming

Cosponsors
  • The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Columbia Philosophy Department

Aristotle often compares and relates doxa to other cognitive activities and attitudes. He uses cognates of doxa — such as, famously, endoxa — in any number of contexts. This suggests that he has a systematic view of doxa, else there would be little point in comparing the various other mental states to doxa. And yet there is no particular place in the corpus where he lays out a theory of doxa, or explains in general terms how he conceives of it. This is all the more puzzling given that Plato has a lot to say about doxa: as it compares to knowledge, how it relates to ignorance, whether doxa has its own kind of object, and more. The workshop aims to explore how doxa and related notions figure in different contexts of Aristotle’s thought.

This conference is organized by Columbia Univeristy Philosophy Department Professor Katja Vogt.

Program

April 26, 2013  Friday

3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

Conference Start

4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT

Introduction – Some Questions about Doxa

Katja Vogt

Professor

Columbia University

4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT

Doxa and Endoxa in Aristotle

Christof Rapp

Academic Director

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT

Coffee break

6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

Investigating Nature in Aristotle – From Doxa to Episteme

Barbara Sattler

Assistant Professor

Yale University

7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT

Reception and Dinner for Speakers

April 27, 2013  Saturday

9:30am - 9:45am EDT

Conference Start

9:45am - 10:45am EDT

Aristotle’s Epistemology: Credence, Belief and Knowledge

Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

St. Louis University

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Doxa in Posterior Analytics 1.33

Marko Malink

Assistant Professor

University of Chicago

12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Endoxa in the Nicomachean Ethics

Wolfgang Mann

Professor

Columbia University

2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Doxa, Deliberation, and Truth

Christiana Olfert

Assistant Professor

Tufts University

3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Coffee break

3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT

Doxastic Value in Aristotle

Rusty Jones

Assistant Professor

Harvard University

Participants
  • Katja Vogt Professor Columbia University
  • Christof Rapp Academic Director Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Barbara Sattler Assistant Professor Yale University
  • Ian McCready-Flora Assistant Professor of Philosophy St. Louis University
  • Marko Malink Assistant Professor University of Chicago
  • Wolfgang Mann Professor Columbia University
  • Christiana Olfert Assistant Professor Tufts University
  • Rusty Jones Assistant Professor Harvard University