Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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International Spring Seminar on Plato's Sophist

2009, May 26 -- May 31

B. Bossi (U. Complutense Madrid)
T.M. Robinson (U. Toronto)

Wednesday, May 27
  • Chair (morning): J. Sales
      Chair (afternoon): T. Robinson
  • 09:10h
  • Socrates, Protagoras, and the Definition of 'Sophist' in the Sophist
     Robinson, T.M.
  • 10:05h
  • The Sixth Definition (Sophist 226a-231c): Transposition of Religious Language
     Bernabé, A.
  • 11:30h
  • Why is it so Difficult (dusthereuton) to Catch a Sophist? (218d 4-; 261a6)
     Casadesus, F.
  • 12:30h
  • The Platonic Question about the Sophist as a Way to Determine Philosophy
     Montserrat, J.
  • 16:30h
  • Video Presentation. (Title to Be Confirmed)
     Kahn, Ch.
  • 17:45h
  • Socrates and the Noble Sophistry
     Solana Dueso, J.
  • 18:30h
  • The Platonic Definitions of Sophistry (Gorg. 463b-465d, Prot. 311d-314b, Theaet. 166d-167d, Soph. 221c-235a, 264c-268d)
     Narcy, M.
  • 20:00h
  • Informal Talk for Doctorandi (in Spanish)
     Prof. Bernabé.
  • 22:00h
  • Reading Drama open to the Public: Los diarios de Sócrates
     T. M. Robinson (English-language Copies Available)

    Thursday, May 28
    • Chair (morning): K. Dorter
        Chair (afternoon): P. Mesquita
    • 09:00h
    • Does Plato refute Parmenides?
       O' Brien, D.
    • 10:00h
    • Plato’s Eleaticism in the Sophist: the Doctrine of Non-being
       Mesquita, P.
    • 11:30h
    • Plato and Parmenides: Genuine Parricide?
       Bossi, B.
    • 12:30h
    • Manipulating What Is Not: Plato against the Sophists
       Notomi, N.
    • 16:30h
    • Dialectical explorations. Reality and images: the possibility of falsehood and the ontological and epistemological status of being and not-being in Plato´s Sophist
       Padilla, T.
    • 17:30h
    • Self-contradiction and Refutation in Eleatic Monism in the Sophist
       Zurro, M.
    • 18:30h
    • Theaetetus sits – Theaetetus flies. Ontology, Predication and Truth in Plato’s Sophist (263a-d)
       Fronterotta, F.
    • 20:00h
    • Informal Talk for Doctorandi (in Spanish)
       Prof. Cordero.
    • 22:00h
    • Reading Drama: Plato's Monologues
       T.M. Robinson.

      Friday, May 29
      • Chair (morning): E. Hülsz
          Chair (afternoon): T. Padilla
      • 09:00h
      • The Relativization of ‘Separation’ (khorismós) in the Sophist
         Cordero, N.L.
      • 10:00h
      • Relation and Difference in Plato’s Sophist
         Bares, J.
      • 11:30h
      • Dialectic in Plato's Sophist
         Havlicek, A.
      • 12:30h
      • Plato's Sophist and Aristotelian Dialectic
         Aguirre, J.
      • 18:00h
      • Motion and Rest in Plato's Sophist and Theaetetus
         Pajón Leyra, I.
      • 18:30h
      • Unraveling the Greatest Kinds
         Ambuel, D.
      • 20:00h
      • Informal Talk for Doctorandi (in Spanish)
         Prof. Robinson.
      • 22:00h
      • Informal Talk open to the Public (in Spanish): 'El Fedro de Platón'.
         Sales i Coderch, J.

        Saturday, May 30
        • Chair (morning): N. Cordero
            Chair (afternoon): B. Bossi
        • 09:00h
        • Mimesis in the Sophist
           Palumbo, L.
        • 10:00h
        • Logos and Family Concepts: doxa and phantasia in the Sophist
           Ledesma, F.
        • 11:30h
        • Where is the Good in Plato's Sophist?
           Roman, B.
        • 12:00h
        • Plato on Heraclitus: some notes on the Sophist 242d-e
           Hülsz, E.
        • 16:30h
        • (Title to Be Confirmed)
           Hermann, A.
        • 17:15h
        • Difference and Negation. Plato's Sophist in Proclus
           De Garay, J.
        • 19:15h
        • The Method of Division in the Sophist: Plato's Second Deuteros Plous
           Dorter, K.

          This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

          • logo CSIC
          • Gobierno de Aragón
          • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
          • DPH
          • Universidad de Zaragoza
          • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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