Digest Week 8 Trinity Term 2021

TT21, Week 8 (13th - 19th June)

If you have entries for the weekly Digest, please send information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk by midday, Wednesday the week before the event. 

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place online.

Notices - other Philosophy events, including those taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond

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Hegel Reading Group | The Phenomenology of Spirit | 18:00-19:30 | Online

The Hegel Reading Group continues to meet by Skype on Tuesdays 18.00-19.30. We are reading 'The Phenomenology of Spirit' (any translation). We are reading in Section 6. B: Self-Alienated Spirit. Culture. New Readers please contact either Susanne Herrmann Sinai or Louise Braddock for the Skype link and details of the week's reading.


Joseph Butler Society | 20:00 - 21:30 | Online via Zoom 

Title: Meaning, Desire and God
Speaker: Fiona Ellis (Roehampton University)

Register here.

Leverhulme Lectures on “The Reception of Neoplatonism in Armenia” | 17:00 | Online

Speaker: Valentina Calzolari (Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Professor of Armenian Studies, University of Geneva)

Title: The Construction of the Legend of David the “Invincible” in the Armenian Tradition in the Middle Ages and the Modern Era

Organiser: Theo M. van Lint, Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Pembroke College

Launch Meeting - Zoom

The four Leverhulme Lectures will stress how late ancient Neoplatonism was received and transmited to Armenia over the centuries. Special emphasis will be placed on the corpus of the Armenian translations of the Greek commentaries on Aristotelian logic by David, a Neoplatonist who taught at the School of Alexandria in the 6th century. Moreover, they will examine the construction of the legend of David in the Armenian tradition, and its contribution to the fashioning of Armenian identity, both cultural and national - a contribution which endured to the end of the 19th century.