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Intellectual self-knowledge in Augustine

Professor Charles Brittain (Cornell University), School of Advanced Study ST Lee Visiting Professor (2010-11) will give the Dean's Seminar in March 2011.

Professor Charles Brittain of the Program in Ancient Philosophy and the Departments of Classics and Philosophy at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, has been awarded the ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship for 2010/2011 at the School of Advanced Study, which he will hold from 1 January 2011 for six months.

His research has two focuses. The first is Hellenistic Philosophy, and in particular ethical psychology and epistemology. He has published two books, as well as a number of articles, on the tradition of scepticism developed by the Hellenistic Academy: Philo of Larissa (Oxford, 2001) and Cicero: On Academic Scepticism (Indianapolis, 2006). His second research area is ancient Platonism from the 1st to 5th centuries CE. His work in this field includes articles on the development of Platonism, and a translation, with Tad Brennan, of Simplicius’ On Epictetus Handbook (London, 2002). But the centre of his research in recent years has been on Augustine’s philosophy of mind and especially on the way in which Augustine picks up and develops themes from the philosophical tradition (the Stoics and Cicero, as well as Plotinus).

During his tenure of the ST Lee fellowship, Brittain will be working on self-knowledge in Augustine’s De Trinitate.

A sandwich lunch will be provided, with tea, coffee and soft drinks.


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Date and Time:

30 March 2011 at 12:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



School of Advanced Study, University of London
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