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Prof. Josh Ober - 2019 Sather Lecturer at UC Berkeley

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Sep 11 2019

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Our very own Josh Ober is this year's Sather Lecturer at UC Berkeley.

Josiah Ober is the Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis, Professor of Classics and Political Science, and Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy at Stanford University and Visiting Sather Professor of Classics at UC Berkeley, Fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Sather Lectures - The Greeks and the Rational: The Discovery of Practical Reason

Lecture 1. Gyges’ Choice: Rationality and Visibility

September 19

Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, 7:00pm

Lecture 2. Glaucon’s Dilemma: Origins of Social Order

September 26

370 Dwinelle Hall, 5:30pm

Lecture 3. Deioces’ Ultimatum: How to Choose a King

October 3

370 Dwinelle Hall, 5:30pm

Lecture 4. Cleisthenes’ Wager: Democratic Rationality

October 10

370 Dwinelle Hall, 5:30pm

Lecture 5. Melos’ Prospects: Rational Domination

October 17

370 Dwinelle Hall, 5:30pm

Lecture 6. Agamemnon’s Cluelessness: Reason and Eudaimonia

October 24

370 Dwinelle Hall, 5:30pm