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PCT7: Ancient Philosophy


The CNY Ancient Philosophy Working Group facilitates cooperation among specialists in ancient philosophy in the CNY region and beyond by hosting works-in-progress workshops.

Open to New People

Active since: 2013

  • Syracuse University
  • Colgate University
  • Union College

Collaborative Goals

Our Working Group aims to host regular workshops where Corridor participants can learn about the work of other ancient philosophy scholars and share their work for constructive feedback.

Group Organizers

Christopher Noble

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Syracuse University

Jacob Klein

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Colgate University

Krisanna Scheiter

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair of Department, Union College

Tad Brennan

Professor of Philosophy and Classics, Cornell University

Group Members

  • Charles Brittain, Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters, Cornell University
  • Rachana Kamtekar, Professor of Philosophy and Classics, Cornell University
  • Deborah Modrak, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Rochester
  • Mateo Duque, Asst. Professor of Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton
  • Kelsey Ward, Hobart and William Smith College Duane Long, SUNY Buffalo
  • Jay Elliott, Bard College
  • Nathan Powers, SUNY Albany
  • Chris Raymond, Vassar College
  • Christopher Moore, Penn State


Soul and Cosmos in the Platonic Tradition

April 13, 2024, 9:30 a.m.

Ancient Philosophy Workshop

April 22, 2023, 8:30 a.m.

Group Outcomes

This group runs a weekly reading-group in Ancient Greek philosophical texts every semester at Cornell which is primarily intended for the training of our Cornell grad students. But it is starting to gather other participants from Corridor schools: Mateo Duque from Binghamton has been joining us every week this spring, sometimes in person and sometimes over zoom, and Chris Noble from Syracuse plans to join us in the Fall of 2023.