Please join us as we continue our lunchtime history of philosophy workshops! Each meeting will consist of a presentation by a graduate student or faculty on a project that they are working on in the history of philosophy, followed by a period of comments/questions from the other participants. The workshop is designed to give grad students and faculty the opportunity to develop ideas and receive helpful feedback on projects/papers in a friendly and low stakes environment.
Here's the info about this week's meeting:
Who: Francesco Mazzo - Graduate Student at the University of Bologna and History of Philosophy Forum Visiting Scholar
What: "Marsilio Ficino: Philosopher and Political Thinker" (see below for an abstract)
Where: The Maritain library (Geddes hall, room 437)
When: Friday, March 18, 12:00-1:00
An abstract is included below. For more information about the workshop, please email Dylan MacFarlane (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to see you there!
ABSTRACT: For many scholars of Renaissance thought Marsilio Ficino is the first great example of a courtier philosopher, far from civil and political commitments. My thesis project aims instead to highlight Ficino's political/educative role in the Florence of Cosimo and Lorenzo de' Medici, and his important political reflections. In this talk I will provide an overview of my research, focusing on two texts in particular: the introductions to Plato's Minos and Statesman.