RIT Hosts International Philosophy Conference, April 18-19




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Calling all Epicureans and seekers of happiness. The Greek philosopher who celebrated intellectual pleasures and fulfillment will be the topic of a two-day conference at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 19, in the Xerox Auditorium of the James E. Gleason Building.

Scholars from a variety of universities, and as far away as Russia, will consider the philosopher’s legacy during such talks as "Epicurus on Friends and Goals" and "Theological Paradoxes in Epicurus." An informal talk will be given about recent archeological work on inscriptions recovered from a wall in the ancient city of Oenoanda, in what is now Turkey.

The conference is funded by RIT’s Office of the Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Philosophy, the New York Council for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

All talks are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for meals served during the conference. For more information, contact David Suits at 475-2463 or dbsgsh@rit.edu, or visit www.rit.edu/~692dept/Events.html.