The Collegium Phaenomenologicum will convene for its thirty-seventh annual session in the Umbrian town of Città di Castello, from July 9–27, 2012. The Collegium is intended for faculty members and advanced graduate and postdoctoral students in philosophy and related disciplines. The core of the program consists in a series of lecture courses, individual lectures, and intensive text-based seminars. A Participants Conference will be held July 7–8.  The theme for this year’s Collegium is Ζωή: On the Question of Life in Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Courses and Instructors

Ol’ Man River: in the Wake of Plato’s Timaeus

Lecture course by Claudia Baracchi, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Where Plato Draws the Line–Between Human Life and its Others

Lecture course by Michael Naas, DePaul University

Aristotle and the Politics of Life

Lecture course by Walter Brogan, Villanova University


Housing and Costs

Participants will be comfortably housed at Hotel Le Mura (***) in the historic center of Città di Castello. The cost for room and board (full pension) will be approximately €38 (double occupancy) and €50 (single room) per day. The program fee for the three-week session will be €275. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012.