Phenomenology & Archaeology: What is Being???*

If you could ask yourself just one question in this life, what would it be? In a series of lectures at the University of Freiburg, Heidegger defined the “leading question of philosophy” as something posed by Aristotle in his Metaphysics: “This question of philosophy asks what beings are, just in respect of the fact that…

Beyond Sight: Applying Sensory Studies to The Classical World.

What was it like to live in ancient times? Can ancient texts really help us feel what life was like? Does archaeology bring to life the fragments of buildings which it reconstructs? Are there other methodologies we can use to add further to our understanding of bygone eras? Sensory studies is an emerging academic discipline…