The Catholic University of America

School of Philosophy

The Catholic University of America

Fall 2007 Lecture Series
Early Greek Philosophy:
Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy
September 14                            Kurt Pritzl, The Catholic University of America
                                                    Anaximander's Apeiron and the Arrangement of Time
September 21                            James Lesher, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
                 A Systematic Xenophanes?
September 28                            Carl A. Huffman, DePauw University
                                                    Reason and Myth in Early Pythagorean Cosmology
October 5                                   Patricia Curd, Purdue University
                  The Immateriality of Love and Strife in Empedocles
October 12                                 Kenneth Dorter, University of Guelph
                                                    Changing, It Rests: Flux and Constancy in Heraclitus
October 19                                 Alexander P. D. Mourelatos, University of Texas at Austin
                 Paramenides, Astronomy, and Scientific Realism
October 26                                 Daniel Graham, Brigham Young University
                 Anaxagoras: Science and Speculation in the Golden Age
November 2                               Georg Wieland, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
                  Source and Quotation: Early Greek Philosophers in 
                                                    Mediaeval Commentaries on Aristotle’s Metaphysics
November 16                             John McCarthy, The Catholic University of America
                 Francis Bacon’s Third Sailing
November 30                             Richard Velkley, Tulane University                                    
                 Primal Truth, Errant Tradition and Crisis: 
                                                    The Pre-Socratics in Late Modernity
December 7                               Charles Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
                                                    From Myth to Reason



All lectures are held at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Aquinas Hall at
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 20064. 

This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation
and the support of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and the George Dougherty Foundation. 

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Philosophy, 202-319-5259,