Over the next couple of days I’ll be busy hosting an international conference of scholars in ancient philosophy focusing on the treatment in the Nicomachean Ethics of the virtues of courage and moderation (book III, chapters 6-12).  Eighteen scholars will convene at the university from Oslo, Louvain, Munich, Bristol, and Toronto, and from various universities and colleges in the US, to devote a couple of days to a careful consideration of that remarkable and interesting text.   Some of my colleagues will help by chairing sessions, and several of my students, well familiar with the text in Greek, will be auditing. (For details, see: Aristotle Workshop Program.)

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Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer, by Rembrandt