Call for Papers: Teleology, Intelligence and Life

St Andrews Graduate Conference in Ancient Philosophy 2018, on:
Teleology, Intelligence and Life in the Platonic and Aristotelian Tradition
Teleology plays a central role in both Plato’s and Aristotle’s philosophy. It is essential in particular for their cosmological views and their conceptions of intelligence (nous) and life. We are interested in a deeper understanding of both Plato’s and Aristotle’s approach to teleology in all their aspects and the principal differences between them. We invite graduate students to submit high-quality papers on any topic related to teleology within the Platonic or Aristotelian tradition, broadly construed, in antiquity.
 Keynote Speakers:
1. Mary Louise Gill (Brown)
2. Tba
Submission requirements:
Papers must be no longer than 3500 words, including footnotes and an abstract of up to 200 words and be submitted via EasyChair []. Papers must be prepared for blind review and should be suitable for a presentation of ca. 30 minutes. Only one paper per student will be accepted.
Deadline for submissions:
11th of March 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the 8th of April 2018.
Conference Information:
The conference will take place in the beginning of June 2018 at the philosophy department of the University of St Andrews. Travel bursaries of up to £100 should be available for all speakers.  We would be happy to arrange childcare for speakers who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Attendance is free of charge.
For any further information see or e-mail Lorenzo Lazzarini ( or Wolfgang Sattler (
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