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Poetry and Philosophy in the Light of Plato´s Protagoras

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Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen
Room 208/209, Sydnesplassen 12/13
4-6 June 2013

Wednesday, June 4th
11.45 – 12.30 Lunch will be served in room 210 (coffee, tea, sandwiches)
12.30 – 12.45 Welcome
12.45 – 14.45 Keynote lecture by Marina McCoy, “The Protagoras, Poetry, and the Platonic Imagination”
15.00 – 16.15 Olof Pettersson, “Dangerous Voices: On Written and Spoken Discourse in Plato’s Protagoras”
19.00 Dinner

Thursday, June 5th
09.15 – 10.30 Paul Woodruff, “Poetry in Education: Why Protagoras Makes It Central”
10.45 – 12.00 Vivil Valvik Haraldsen, “Is Pleasure Any Good?”
12.15 – 13.30 Knut Ågotnes, “Socrates’ Sophisticated Attack on Protagoras”
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.45 Hayden W. Ausland, “On the Treatment of Virtue in Plato’s Protagoras”
16.00 – 17.15 Vigdis Songe-Møller, “Socrates’ Irony: A Voice from Nowhere?”
19.00 Dinner

Friday, June 6th
09.15 – 10.30 Gro Rørstadbotten, “The Protagoras: A Tragedy?”
10.45 – 12.00 Jens Kristian Larsen, “By What Is the Soul Nourished?”
12.15 – 13.45 Lunch / Project meeting
13.45 – 15.00 Cynthia Freeland, “The Science of Measuring Pleasure and Pain”
15.00 – 16.15 Hallvard Fossheim, “Rhetoric and Philosophy in the Protagoras”
16.15 – 16.30 Closing remarks

The symposium is free and open to all. Lunch is included.
Registration to: Kirsten Bang (kirsten.bang@fof.uib.no) before May 19.