Lesley Brown, “Self-sufficiency in Aristotle and others: what’s so good about Autarkeia?” – British School at Athens

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Professor Lesley Brown (University of Oxford), “Self-sufficiency in Aristotle and others: what’s so good about Autarkeia?”

Abstract

 Self-sufficiency – autarkeia – is a familiar Greek cultural value, and one of the hallmarks of the best life according to Aristotle. But what makes a life self-sufficient? I probe his claim that the life of philosophical reflection is most self-sufficient because it can be solitary.
This event is in partnership with the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.
The lecture will take place in a hybrid format, with limited in-person attendance and via zoom link. Both will require registration and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
(Upper House, 52 Souedias street 10676)
Tuesday 31 May 2022,  5.00pm (UK) / 7.00pm (Greece)
Michael Frede Memorial lecture
When: 31 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EEST
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