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Conference On:

"EPICTETUS AND STOICISM: CONTINUING INFLUENCES AND CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE"

Call for Papers: The RIT Philosophy Department invites papers that address any topic on or related to Epictetus and Stoicism, including, but not limited to: happiness, tranquility, detachment, reason, fate, volition, agency, what is (and is not) under our control, our moral purpose, virtue, cosmic order, divine providence, death, the Stoic sage, Epictetus as teacher, influence of earlier thinkers on Epictetus, Epictetus’s influence on later thinkers (including writers of our own time), the "practical" philosophy of Stoicism, and comparisons and contrasts with other traditions (such as Buddhism, Epicureanism, Christianity).

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
April 26-27, 2012

Keynote Speaker: KATJA VOGT (Philosophy, Columbia University)

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2012

Papers should be 4,500-5,500 words in length (35-40 minutes reading time), and prepared for blind-review. Please submit full papers as email attachments to: David.Suits@rit.edu.