PhD success!

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Congratulations to Dr Francesco Pica who this month successfully defended his PhD thesis: “John Duns Scotus on Cognitive Acts: Their Causes, Ontological Nature, and Intentional Character.” Congratulations to his supervisor, Martin Pickavé, as well!

Christopher Rowe visit postponed

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We’re sorry to announce that the visit by Christopher Rowe originally planned for October has had to be cancelled (though for positive personal reasons). We are working to reschedule it!

** update ** we are currently looking at March/April 2023: watch this space!

Reading Groups in Fall 2022

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There will be two reading groups meeting this Fall – all welcome (but please let the organisers know that you are interested):

(1) (Greek) Aristotle, Metaphysics α (1), meeting on Mondays from 12.30 to 2 p.m. beginning October 3. Organiser: christian.pfeiffer@utoronto.ca

(2) (Latin) Godfrey of Fontaines, Quodlibet XV, q. 4: ‘Utrum dicere quod non potest esse meritum nisi idem et secundum idem primo et per se et immediate moveat seipsum vel reducat se in actum, sit erroneum’, meeting Tuesdays, 3:15-5:00pm from September 27 to November 29. Organiser: martin.pickave@utoronto.ca

Roberto Granieri recognised by IPS

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Roberto won a special mention from the International Plato Society Committee for the Conrado Eggers Lan Prize, for the excellence of his Toronto PhD dissertation, Being as a Kind in Plato’s Sophist. Congratulations, Roberto!

Torino-Toronto Alliance

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We are very excited to announce the formation of the Torino-Toronto Ancient Philosophy Alliance, supported by an Internationalization grant from Turin. This will provide opportunities for student and faculty exchange visits through 2023, and we are planning to hold a joint residential reading group in Athens (details tbc). Find out more about our Turin partners on their Facebook site.