Workshop in Ancient Philosophy (Thursday - Week 4, HT22)

Workshop in Ancient Philosophy


The main focus of this paper is Augustine’s ‘potential word’ or ‘sayable,' which is often taken to be identical to the Stoic lekton. My aim is to get as clear as possible on the nature of Augustine’s sayable and to suggest that it is neither mind-independent, nor a mental item. Instead, Augustine seems to portray the ‘sayable’ or 'potential word' as a faculty or ability of the human soul which, despite being verbal, plays a key role in epistemology.  

The Seminar will take place in the Ryle Room. Colleagues and students who are unable to attend in person are welcome to join remotely, via Microsoft Teams, by clicking this link. You will be redirected to a page in which you will be prompted to sign in with your Oxford SSO.

Workshop in Ancient Philosophy Convenors: Ursula Coope, Simon Shogry and Luca Castagnoli