John Ackrill Memorial Lecture 2019

Vogt photoProfessor Katja Maria Vogt will give the 11th John Ackrill Memorial Lecture at 4.00 pm on Thursday, 6 June, in the Lecture Room of the Radcliffe Humanities Building. The title of her lecture will be ‘Three Euthyphro Problems’. A drinks reception will follow the talk.

Katja Maria Vogt (Columbia University) specializes in ancient philosophy, ethics, and normative epistemology. In her books and papers, she focuses on questions that figure both in ancient and contemporary discussions: What are values? What kinds of values are knowledge and truth? What does it mean to want one's life to go well? She is a recipient of the Columbia Distinguished Faculty Award, and currently works on externally funded projects on Agency Imagination and Dogmatism and Skepticism. Before coming to Columbia, Vogt taught at the Humboldt University Berlin, both in the Philosophy Department and at the Charité Medical Faculty. She was the Class of 1932 Fellow in Classical Philosophy at Princeton University and co-taught Masterclasses at the University of Cambridge and Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich. Vogt is the author of numerous articles, and of these books: Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory (Oxford 2017); Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato (Oxford 2012, paperback 2015); Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa (Oxford 2008, paperback 2012); Skepsis und Lebenspraxis: Das pyrrhonische Leben ohne Meinungen (Alber 1998, paperback with new additional chapter 2015). She is the editor of Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius: Pyrrho (DL 9.61–116). Text and Translation (Greek-English) with Commentary and Essays (SAPERE Vol. XXVII, 2015). She is an editor of Nous and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Philosophy, Apeiron, and Rhizomata, and as Associate Editor for philosophy of language, epistemology, and logic of Dialogoi: Ancient Philosophy Today.

Professor John Lloyd Ackrill, a leading figure in the study of Ancient Greek philosophy, joined Brasenose College in 1953 and became Professor of the History of Philosophy at Oxford in 1966. He published widely on Aristotle and Plato and, for over 40 years, he edited the Clarendon Aristotle Series, which are translations of Aristotelian texts accompanied by philosophical commentaries. The John Ackrill Memorial Lecture, inaugurated in 2009, is held in honour of the outstanding contribution he made to the study of ancient philosophy. The previous speakers are: Terence Irwin, David Wiggins, Richard Sorabji, Gisela Striker, David Charles, Gail Fine, Gábor Betegh, Lindsay Judson, Richard Kraut, and Mary Margaret McCabe.

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