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Malcolm Schofield At Koç University: Infancy and Childhood in Ancient Greek Philosophy

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As part of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series, Professor Malcolm Schofield (Cambridge) will be at Koç University, Monday 7th October 2013, at 16:00 in Room CAS 133.

Abstract: Childhood is often thought to have started to become a subject of intellectual interest in its own right only with the beginnings of romanticism in Western Europe in the late eighteenth century. But for ancient Greek philosophers – including Heraclitus, Plato, the Stoics, and the Epicureans – childhood and infancy already represented paradigms good to think with about a whole range of important topics. This lecture will discuss the use of the paradigm in their explorations of our access to knowledge, their discussions of the foundations of ethics, and their treatment of the role of play in a well-ordered human life.

More info on http://cssh.ku.edu.tr/phil/events

All welcome!


Going to Koç University:

From Sarıyer: Dolmuş leave from Sarıyer Iskelesı to Koç university every ten minutes or so. Warning: some Dolmuş will leave you at the gate of the campus, a 15-minute walk away from the main building and the event venue. Dolmuş going all the way leave from Sarıyer every 30 minutes or so. Allow 30 Minutes for the ride.

From Haciosman Metro: take a taxi to campus (app. 20TL), a bus to Sarıyer or the direct bus to Campus (number 154). Warning: there is no bus 154 between 9:40 and 16:20. Alternately, you may take bus 150 that will leave you at the campus gates.



Written by fchouraqui

September 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm