American Philosophical Association
Pacific Division Meeting

San Francisco, California

April 8-12

Abstracts of no more than 600 words are invited for papers to be presented at the group session of the APA Pacific. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2019.

Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and submitted here.

Each speaker will have 20-25 minutes for paper delivery, and 20 minutes for discussion. Presenters will be notified of selections by mid-August.

If you have not done so already, please become a member of the HPS before submitting your abstract:


American Philosophical Association
Pacific Division Meeting

Vancouver, British Columbia

April 17-20

Thursday, April 18, 6:00-9:00pm

Chairs: Kelly Arenson (Duquesne University)
Clerk Shaw (University of Tennessee)

Michael Tremblay (Queen's University Canada)
"Digestion (Pepsis) and Moral Education in Epictetus"

Allison Pineros Glasscock (Yale)
"Education, Benefits, and the Object of Gratitude in Seneca's De Beneficiis"

Simon Shogry (Oxford)
"The Stoic Theory of Erotic Expertise"

Michael Vazquez (University of Pennsylvania)
"Cum officio selectio: A Proposal for Stoic Practical Reasoning"



American Philosophical Association
Pacific Division Meeting

San Diego, California

Thursday, March 29, 6-9pm

Chair: Clerk Shaw (University of Tennessee)

Georgia Mouroutsou (Western University, Canada)
"A New Perspective for Moral Progress Within Marcus Aurelius' Meditations: 
The Transformation of the Experience of the Present Moment."

Vikram Kumar (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) 
"Carneades on Libertarian Free Will."

Alex Gillham (Purdue University) 
"The Aristotelian Underpinnings of the Epicurean Telos:
Tranquility as a State of Virtuous Activity."

Carrie Swanson (University of Iowa)
"Sextus Makes a House Call: Medical Sophisms in PH II 229-256."


Inaugural Session at the American Philosophical Association,  Pacific Division Meeting

April 12, 6:00-8:00pm

The Westin Seattle

Chair: Emily Austin, Wake Forest University

Clerk Shaw (University of Tennessee)
"Epicurean Philosophy and Its Parts"
Kelly Arenson (Duquesne University)
"Epicurus on Joy as a Restorative Pleasure"

Marta Jimenez (Emory University)
"The Cynic Turn:
From the Genealogy of Customs to the
Genealogy of Desires"