Varieties of Ineffability Registration & Programme

Varieties of Ineffability in Ancient Philosophy

Online conference, 18th-21st September 2023

Call for Registration & Programme

This online conference will examine notions of philosophical ineffability in ancient Chinese, Graeco-Roman and Indian texts, dating up to the 9th century CE. By philosophical ineffability we mean the idea that the object of one’s philosophical inquiry, or some aspects of that inquiry itself, are wholly or to some extent beyond the reach of articulation through words.



Respondents & Discussants

  • Carlos Barbosa Cepeda (Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia)

  • Lea Cantor (Oxford/Cambridge)

  • Amit Chaturvedi (University of Hong Kong)

  • Nilanjan Das (Toronto)

  • Monica Ding (KCL)

  • Chris Fraser (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

  • Anna Lucia Furlan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan)

  • Parimal Patil (Harvard)

  • Shaul Tor (KCL)

  • Leonida Vanni (Pisa/Florence)

  • Stephen Walker (Chicago)

  • Harry Alanen (Pittsburgh)

  • Lea Cantor (Oxford/Cambridge)

  • Amber Carpenter (Yale-NUS)

  • Sihao Chew (Oxford)

  • Ursula Coope (Oxford)

  • Kassandra Dugi (Oxford)

  • Glenda Hall (Birkbeck)

  • Aamir Kaderbhai (Oxford)

  • Vincent Lee (Toronto)

  • Dirk Meyer (Oxford)

  • Adrian Moore (Oxford)

  • Roy Porat (Brown/Tel Aviv)

  • Cat Prueitt (University of British Columbia)


Registration & Programme


Everyone is welcome to attend the conference online, but registration through this form is compulsory. Links will be sent out to all registered participants in early September.

The conference programme can be consulted here.


Organizers & Contact


Lea Cantor (Oxford/Cambridge)

Ursula Coope (Oxford)

Nilanjan Das (Toronto)

Shaul Tor (KCL)


For more information about the conference, please visit our conference website. For any inquiries, please contact one of the conference organizers directly.

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