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Paideia, Power and Persuasion: Political Thinking in and around Plato

This year’s Ancient Philosophy symposium is dedicated to investigations of political thinking and practice related to Plato. Keynote speaker is Professor Ryan Balot, a highly esteemed scholar who is well-known for his work on Ancient political theory.

DAG 1 (12. juni)

0900-0915 Welcome

0915-1115 KEYNOTE: Ryan Balot (University of Toronto): “The 'Truest Tragedy' in Plato's Laws”

1130-1215 Kristin Sampson (University of Bergen): “The Ambiguity of Music in Plato”

1215-1330 Lunch

1330-1415 Vivil Haraldsen (University of Oslo): “Paideia and Freedom of Thought in Plato’s Republic”

1415-1500 Andreas Staurheim Enggrav (University of Bergen): “Justice for All?”

1515-1630 Olof Pettersson (Uppsala University): “Politics of the Voice: Writing & Speaking in Plato’s Phaedrus”


DAG 2 (13. juni)

0915-1030 Charlotta Weigelt (Södertörn University): “The power of nature: Paideia and the Dissolution of the Nuclear Family in Plato's Republic”

1045-1200 Hayden Ausland (University of Montana): “Sagacity and Politics”

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1415 Ellisif Wasmuth (University of Oxford): “What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: Plato on Non-Ideal Politics”

1430-1515 Hallvard Fossheim (University of Bergen): “The Political Force of Friendship”

1515-1600 Oda Tvedt (Uppsala University): “Politics and Private Life: The Oikos’ Role in Political Decline”

(1615-1645 Project meeting)