The workshop brings together leading scholars in philosophy to examine the legacy of ancient Stoicism in the Kantian ethics. All are welcome; registration essential.


    9:15 arrival and welcome 

    9:30-11 Brad Inwood (Yale), “Formula and Formalism in Stoic Ethics” 

    11:30-1 Alix Cohen (Edinburgh), “Orientation and Agency: from the Stoics’ oikeiōsis to Kant’s Orientierung” 

    2-3:30 Michael Vazquez (UNC Chapel Hill), “Kant’s Rejection of Stoic Eudaimonism” 

    4-5:30  Ian Blecher (CUNY), “The Stoical Sublime” 


    10-11:30   Jacob Klein (Colgate), “Kant and the Stoics on the Motive of Duty” 

    2-3:30 Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern), “Kant’s Philosophy of History as Stoic Consolation”

    4-5:30 Melissa Merritt (UNSW), “‘Everyone has a price at which he sells himself’: Epictetus and Kant on Self-Respect”


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The workshop is organised by A/Prof Melissa Merritt and funded by  the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT180100494) and the UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture.