Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A conversation with Josiah Ober on ancient Athenian democracy.
Josiah Ober holds the Constantine Mitsotakis Chair in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He divides his time and academic appointment between the Departments of Classics and Political Science, and has a courtesy appointment in Philosophy. He writes and teaches courses on various topics conjoining Greek history, classical philosophy, and political theory and practice. His most recent book Athenian Legacies: Essays on the Politics of Going On Together was published in fall 2005 by Princeton University Press. He is currently completing a book with the working title, Democratic Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens. In addition to his ongoing work on the politics of knowledge and innovation, he is developing a project on the relationship between democracy and inherent human capacities and the ethical implications of that relationship.