Ancient Philosophy


Listed below are the most recent publications for the Ancient Philosophy research group and the Poetry and Philosophy project.

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The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy vol 13, 2014

John Sallis, "Plato's Sophist. A Different Look", 283-291

Vigdis Songe-Møller, "Socrates, the Stranger, and Parmenides in Plato's Sophist: Two Troubled Relationships", 292-305

Jens Kristian Larsen, "The Virtue of Power", 306-317

Hallvard Fossheim, "Development and Not-Being in Plato's Sophist" , 318-328

Kristin Sampson, "A Third Possibility: Mixture and Musicality", 329-338


Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift [Norwegian Philosophical Journal] no. 1, 2013

Theme: Plato's Symposion

Drew A. Hyland, "The Whole Comedy and Tragedy of Philosophy: On Aristophanes' Speech in Plato's Symposium", 6-19.

Hayden W. Ausland, "Poetry vs Philosophy. The Case of Plato' Symposium", 20-43.

Elena Irrera, "A Eulogy of the Written Dialogue?", 44-58.

Knut Ågotnes, "Filotimia. On Rhetoric, Virtue and Values in the Symposium", 59-73.

Jens Kristian Larsen, "The Love of the Beloved", 74-87.

Cynthia Freeland, "Eryximachus' Speech and Presocratic Thought: Love as Cosmic Harmony", 88-99.

Kristin Sampson, "The Philosophical Significance of the Figure of Diotima", 100-111.


Symbolae Osloenses vol. 84, 2010:

Hayden W. Ausland, "Poetry, Rhetoric, and Fiction in Plato's Phaedrus", 2-25.

Øyvind Rabbås, "Writing, Memory, and Wisdom: The Critique of Writing in the Phaedrus", 26-48.

Hallvard J. Fossheim, "Non-Individuality in the Phaedrus", 49-61.

Cynthia Freeland, "Imagery in the Phaedrus: Seeing, Growing, Nourishing", Phaedrus", 62-72.

Jens Kristian Larsen, "Dialectic of Eros and Myth of the Soul in Plato´s Phaedrus", 73-89.


Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift no. 2, 2008

Theme: Plato - Poetry and Philosophy

Vigdis Songe-Møller, "Memory and Mourning: a threat to Plato’s philosophy?".

Hayden W. Ausland, "On the Paradigmatic Dimension of Mimetic Poetry in Republic 10".

Cynthia Freeland, "Nearer Means Bigger: Artistic imitations and pleasure-illusions in Republic IX, X and the Philebus".

Knut Ågotnes, "Socrates knows even less than he claims to do in the Apology".

Hallvard Fossheim, “The Role of Magic in Republic X”, 129-135.

Sarah E. Worth, “Plato, Imitation, and Narration: a look into the narrative effects of literature", 162-173.


Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift no. 1-2, 2007

Theme: Plato

Hayden W. Ausland, "Socratic Induction - The Rhetorical and Poetic Background".

Cynthia Freeland, "Plato's Philebus: Pleasure, Imagination and Poetry".

Knut Ågotnes, "Daidalosstatuer - verken technê eller diktning. Filosofisk diskurs hos Platon".