And while I'm at it, next Monday (March 14) at 4:30 in Senate House here in London, one of my favorite scholars Jan Opsomer will be talking about Proclus on the role of mathematics in natural philosophy! Incidentally I hope to have interviews with both Hugh Benson and Jan Opsomer in future episodes of the podcast, so if you can't attend these events you don't need to miss out completely...
Went today to a really interesting talk by Hugh Benson, who is visiting King's for a few months as a Leverhulme visiting research professor. He was arguing that Socrates (as presented in Plato's elenctic dialogues) encourages us to seek wisdom by learning from those who already know -- this is more controversial than it might sound! Anyway it was great. If you're in the London area, he will also be giving two further talks, next Monday and the Monday after, feel free to get in touch to find out more details.
The 3rd John Ackrill Memorial Lecture in Ancient Philosophy
10th Mar 2011 5:00pm
Ideas of moral conscience in antiquity and their later effects
Brasenose, Oxford, Lecture Room XI