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ATWAP 2015

THE ANCIENT SOPHISTS:
TEXTS, ARGUMENTS, METHODS, INFLUENCE

Seventh Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy 

March 7-8, 2015
Jackman Humanities Building 418


Saturday March 7

8:30  coffee

9:00
Welcome

9:15-10:45
Michael Gagarin (UT Austin): ‘Methods of Argument in the Sophists’
Comments: Evan Rodriguez (Yale)

10:45-11:00  coffee 

11:00-12:30
Richard McKirahan (Pomona): ‘Sophistic Definitions’
Comments: Marion Durand (Toronto)

12:30-2:00  lunch

2:00-3:30
Josh Wilburn (Wayne State): ‘Gorgias and Plato on the Power of Appearances’
Comments: Victoria Wohl (Toronto)

3:30-3:45  coffee

3:45-5:15
Mi-Kyoung Mitzi Lee (Colorado at Boulder): ‘The Sophists and Greek Morality’
Comments: Merrick Anderson (Princeton)

Sunday March 8

10:00  coffee

10:30-12:00
Wolfgang Mann (Columbia): ‘Gorgias and the Weakness of logos’
Comments: David Wolfsdorf (Temple)

12:00-1:30  lunch

1:30-3:00
Louis-André Dorion (Montréal): ‘Sophistic Aspects of Xenophon’s Socrates’
Comments: Colin King (Providence College)

3:00-3:15 coffee

3:15-4:45
Paul Woodruff (UT Austin): ‘Why Did Protagoras Use Poetry in Education?’ 
Comments: Håkan Tell (Dartmouth)

All sessions will be held in Rm. 418, Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George St.), University of Toronto.

Advance registration (free) is required to participate: please contact emily.perry@mail.utoronto.ca or rachel.barney@utoronto.ca.

Funding and support is gratefully acknowledged from the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP), the Departments of Classics and Philosophy, and the Canada Research Chair cluster in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.