Conferences, seminars and projects

Conferences and seminars

  • The third annual conference of the Contemporary Aristotelian Studies group of the PSA (which was to have been on Thursday 31 October 2013, but was rescheduled to facilitate participation in a national strike by the University and College Union) was held at the Caerleon campus of the University of South Wales on 17 December 2013. Papers were presented by Tony Lawson (Cambridge), Michael Lee (Nottingham), Kaveh Pourvand (Civitas), Kelvin Knight (London Met), Matthew Dennis (Warwick) and Carol Atack (Cambridge).

  • Senior research fellow Professor Alasdair MacIntyre gave a presentation on justice as a virtue, on 3 December 2013. (To coincide with the University and College Union's national strike on that day, Alasdair made the presentation not at the University but at Hoton Library).

  • Visiting research fellow Professor Andrius Bielskis is leading a series of seminars on Aristotle and Radical Political Philosophy.

  • CASEP co-hosted (with the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice) two conferences at the University of Nottingham in July 2012. The second annual conference of the Contemporary Aristotelian Studies specialist group of the UK Political Studies Association (the inaugural conference of which was at London Met in 2011) was on Wednesday 18 July. The sixth annual conference of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry (the inaugural conference of which was at London Met in 2007) was from 19 to 21 July.
  • CASEP co-hosted (with the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation) a conference on Religion, Civil Religion, and the Common Good at London Metropolitan University on 20-21 June 2012. The 28 papers presented included Professor Ronald Beiner (author of Civil Religion: A Dialogue in the History of Political Philosophy, CUP, 2011) on "Secularism as a Common Good", Dr. Patrick Riordan (author of A Grammar of the Common Good: Speaking of Globalization, Continuum, 2008) on "Talk of the Common Good: Promises and Prospects", Professor Timothy Chappell on "The Goods and the Persons They are Good For". It is intended that a book will be published including some papers from the conference.

  • The inaugural conference of the Contemporary Aristotelian Studies specialist group of the UK Political Studies Association was held at London Met on 3 June 2011, including papers by Alasdair MacIntyre (London Met), Kirsten Ainley (London School of Economics), Ron Beadle (Newcastle Business School), Keith Breen (Queen's University, Belfast) and many others. Thanks primarily to the organisational acumen of Kim Redgrave, it was a successful and memorable event. 

  • CASEP held symposia on 14 and 16 April 2011. The first included papers by Matthew Knotts, Craig Iffland, Mustafa Ongun, Kim Redgrave and Kelvin Knight. The second was on Tom Angier’s TechnÄ“ in Aristotle’s Ethics, with comments from Joseph Dunne.

  • CASEP members gathered in May 2010 at the University of Nottingham for CASEP's first full conference on Martha Nussbaum, Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice.
Future projects 
  • CASEP plans to establish a journal of Contemporary Aristotelian Studies. The journal will be edited by Timothy Chappell, Ruth Groff and Kelvin Knight, with the support of a working Editorial Committee and a large, international and interdisciplinary Editorial Board of world-leading Aristotelian scholars.