Public Lecture: Aristotle’s two kinds of happiness: competition or co-operation? by Sarah Broadie (19 August 2011)

Public Lecture  presented by Philosophy Department : 19 Aug 2011, 4:30-6:30pm (light refreshments provided at 4pm), NUS FASS Auditorium AS7-01-02; Speaker: Sarah Broadie; Wardlaw Professor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews; Moderator: Prof Lisa Raphals

Abstract: At the end of his Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle, as is notorious, promotes the ‘life of theoretical wisdom (sophia)’ as the highest human ideal. But what has this life to do with ethics as we understand it – and as Aristotle has taught us to understand it?

About the speaker: Sarah Broadie (B Phil, Ph D) is a Professor of Moral Philosophy and Wardlaw Professor at the University of St Andrews. She taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Texas at Austin, Yale, Rutgers, and Princeton, before coming to St Andrews in 2001. A specialist in Classical Philosophy, she is interested in many areas of metaphysics and ethics, modern as well as ancient. Sarah Broadie is a fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2003 she gave the Nellie Wallace lectures in the University of Oxford, entitled Nature and Divinity in the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle.
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