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Jonathan Beere (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
The Best City in Plato's Republic: Is it Possible?

2022 | 2023


MONDAY, 13 March 2023

18.00 - 19.45

Please note that this talk will take place at ucl:

Room 103, Roberts Engineering Building, University College London, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE.



Jonathan Beere is Professor für antike Philosophie und Wissensgeschichte at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He directs the graduate program “Philosophy, Science and the Sciences,” which focuses on the interaction between philosophy and special sciences (such as mathematics or medicine) in the Greek, Roman and Arabic traditions. He is the author of Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics Theta.

Meeting Address

Room 103, Roberts Engineering Building, University College London, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE.

meeting time

The Society’s philosophy talks take place every fortnight on Mondays throughout the academic year. Each talk starts at 18.00 and lasts for approximately an hour. The remainder of the time is dedicated to discussion, which ends at 19.45.


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Draft Papers

Following over a century of tradition, draft papers for all the talks are available in advance. Please note that draft papers can only be cited with the authors permission (see below for final publication and subscription details). The draft paper for a talk is available approximately one week prior to its schedule delivery.

Final Papers

For the past 142 years, the Proceedings has featured widely respected papers delivered by a range of prominent philosophers, such as Alfred North Whitehead, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, A.J. Ayer, P.F. Strawson, Karl Popper, Elizabeth Anscombe, Bernard Williams, Hubert Dreyfus, Alexander Nehamas, and Onora O’Neill. Final drafts of the papers – including discussion notes and exemplary graduate papers – are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.


The venue at Senate House is wheelchair accessible and there are disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor. If you require a disabled parking space, or a hearing loop, please contact in advance, so that we can reserve these for you. Service animals are also welcome.