Conferences and Events

Upcoming Events:

3rd Annual Contemporary Aristotelian Studies Conference, University of South Wales, 31st October 2013

Keynote: Tony Lawson (University of Cambridge) ‘Why Bother with Social Ontology?’

The last decade has seen a resurgence of interest in Aristotle’s work among political, social and moral theorists – with identifiably Aristotelian themes and positions emerging in debates on issues from well-being to social ontology, and from management theory to the capabilities approach.  And as previously, there is a suitably broad remit for the third annual conference of the PSA’s Contemporary Aristotelian Studies Group.  Proposals are welcome on any aspect of Aristotelian thinking of contemporary social significance, across all relevant disciplines.  Contributions to the conference typically embody a wide array of focal points and applications, including (as broad examples):

  • Politics
  • Ethics
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Political economy
  • Law
  • Social policy
  • Social justice
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • The theory/practice relationship

Paper proposals from postgraduate research students are warmly welcomed.

For further details, or to submit a proposal, please contact:

or visit the website for registration

Deadlines:        for proposals, 21 August 2013

for registration, 10 October 2013

Fee:             £25/£15 for postgraduate students

Past Events:

Contemporary Aristotelian Studies Panel at 63rd Annual PSA Conference, Cardiff City Hall, 25-27 March 2013


Aristotle and Arendt on Citizenship
Anthony Burns

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Ethical Expertise?
Gideon Calder

Moved by the Suffering of Others: Using Aristotelian Theory to Think about Care
Kim Redgrave

Contemporary Aristotelian Studies 2nd Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, 18th July 2012

Following its successful launch conference at London Met in June 2011, the second annual conference of the Contemporary Aristotelian Studies specialist group of the UK Political Studies Association will be on 18th June 2012 at the University of Nottingham. For further details, please contact Dr Tony Burns <>. For registration please download the form here. The conference will precede the 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry on the theme of ‘Well-being’, also to be held at Nottingham. Both conference webpages can be found here

Contemporary Aristotelian Studies Panels at the 62nd PSA Annual Conference, Europa Hotel, Belfast, 3-5 April 2012

Contemporary Aristotelian Studies

Session 2 (Tuesday 3 April 2012, 14:00-15:30)

Room: Berlin 1


Capabilities and Contemporary Issues: Nussbaum, Aristotelianism and the Politics of Well-Being – Tony Burns

Amartya Sen, ‘The Idea of Justice’ and the Capabilities Approach – James Connelly

The ethics of care and human flourishing: Aristotelian virtue ethics reconsidered – Kim Redgrave

Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Politics conference, London Metropolitan University, 3 June 2011

The inaugural conference of the Contemporary Aristotelian Studies specialist group of the PSA.

Friday 3rd June 2011

London Metropolitan University
GSB-01, 16 Goulston Street, London E1

Programme here
Abstracts here

Book Symposium on Tom Angier’s Technē in Aristotle’s Ethics, London Metropolitan University, April 14 2011

Contemporary Aristotelian Studies book symposium

16:00 – 16:40  Joseph Dunne (City University Dublin) response to Tom Angier’s new book Technē in Aristotle’s Ethics.

16:40 – 17:40  Tom Angier (University of Kent) response to Joseph Dunne.

17:40 – 19:00 Questions and Discussion

19:00   Ends

Contemporary Aristotelian Studies Panel at the 61st PSA Annual Conference, Novotel West, 20th April 2011


Virtue Ethics in the Thought of Aristotle, Strauss and MacIntyre Tony Burns

Functions, Purposes and Powers: Aristotelians on Structure and Agency Kelvin Knight

‘Schools of the Virtues’: Is the Family a ‘Practice’ in MacIntyre’s Sense? Kim Redgrave

Chair: James Connelly

Discussant: Tom Angier

Session: Session 8 (Wednesday 20th April, 15:00 – 16:30)

Room: Medoc

Nicomachean Ethics Reading Group, Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics, London Metropolitan University, from 5th October 2011

An 11-week reading group on the Nicomachean Ethics every Wednesday from 6-9pm  at London Met, 16 Goulston street, E1 7PT

The text will be read in English (Terence Irwin’s translation), with reference to the Greek original

Email Dr Tolis Malakos for further details <>