"A Very Short History of Being Oneself: Theological, Philosophical and Aesthetic Perspectives Explore a different reading of the history of Western philosophy, away from the great metaphysics of the ego or subjectivity, and taking the path less travelled: an inquiry into forms of life and modes of existence.
Join us for a series of 10 webinars featuring the recent recipient of the Grand Prix de Philosophie, Professor Claude Romano, and an exciting line-up of Australian and international conversation partners."
August and September 2021 (see details in table below)
4 – 5 pm (SYD/MEL/BNE)
8 – 9 am (Paris) (view a different time zone)
Registration: Registration is essential
- Monday 16 August. Introduction: When and why does the ideal of authenticity emerge?
- Thursday 19 August. Magnanimity and the virtue of the man who is himself (authekastos) in Aristotle
- Monday 23 August. Stoic virtue and stoic truthfulness
- Thursday 26 August. Cicero and the doctrine of the four roles (personae)
- Monday 30 August. Naturalness in ancient rhetoric
- Thursday 2 September. Saint Augustine on making the truth in one’s life
- Monday 6 September. Social grace as unity with oneself and with others: Castiglione
- Thursday 9 September. Naturalness as perfect freedom in Montaigne
- Monday 13 September. Personal truth (and falsity) according to the French Moralists
- Thursday 16 September. Rousseau and the revolution of authentic city