Since 1981, an annual S. V. Keeling Memorial Lecture has been given at University College London.1. The same anonymous donor whose generosity founded that series has now further benefited University College London by establishing the S. V. Keeling colloquium in ancient philosophy, which is to be held regularly in coming years. To him, all students of ancient philosophy owe a great debt.
The present volume contains the proceedings of the first Keeling colloquium which took place at the Warburg Institute in London from February 16 to 18, 1994. The theme of the conference was Aristotle and moral realism, examining Aristotle's views on the objectivity of morality, and the connection of his views to contemporary discussions of moral realism. We were fortunate in being able to attract a distinguished group of speakers and commentators: Bernard Williams, Rosalind Hursthouse, Pierre Aubenque, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Jonathan Lear, Stephen Halliwell, Sabina Lovibond, David Charles, Stephen Everson, John McDowell and David Wiggins. I would like to thank them all for making the colloquium a success, and especially Stephen Everson and Stephen Halliwell for stepping in as commentators at the last minute. I also thank Roger Jones from the UCL Press for his unfailing assistance.
Robert Heinaman May 1994____________________