[Reader-list] Invitation to a Lecture by Sir Richard Sorabji on 13 February 2018 at CSDS

Praveen Rai praveenrai at csds.in
Wed Feb 7 02:31:35 CST 2018

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

invites you to a lecture

*How to Unlock Secrets by Emendation *

of Greek and Latin Texts, and How not to

by *Sir Richard Sorabji*

*Shail Mayaram* will Chair

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4 pm
                              *RSVP *

CSDS Seminar Room,
                                                                  Tel: 011

29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110054
                               Fax: 011 23943450

Please join us for tea at 3.30 pm

jaya at csds.in

The lecture would unlock the secrets of ancient memorisation performances,
rediscovered by a Russian and  possibly by Gandhi's Jain mentor, of the
professors' role in daily confession sessions in an ancient Greek
philosophy school and of the answers by the refugee Athenian philosophers
to their host King Khusru I of Persia in 531 CE. But since philosophers
rest on the bedrock of texts established by philologists, should they wait
until the philologists have finished? Some startling reasons why not.

*Sir Richard Sorabji* is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King's College
London and an Honorary Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. His philosophical
progress has been from Aristotle, then the next 1000 years of Greek
Philosophy, including orchestrating internationally the translation in over
100 volumes of 700 years of Greek Philosophy, then learning from others
about philosophy in other cultures, including the Arabic Aristotelian
tradition of the 10th to 12th centuries, and,  then, 'mostly through the
kindness of specialists, a little bit of Indian Philosophy' that resulted
in *Gandhi and The Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values *(2012).
His Recent publications include *Moral Conscience Through the Ages* (2014)
and *Aristotle Re-interpreted: New Findings on Seven Hundred Years of the
Commentators* (2016).

*Shail Mayaram* is Professor at Centre for the Study of Developing
Societies, Delhi.

Praveen Rai
Academic Secretary
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29, Rajpur Road
Delhi - 110054
Phone: 91-11-23942199

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