Philosophy 290-6

Fall 2012

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-6 Graduate Seminar: Plato’s Sophist Clarke Th 2-4 234 Moses

In this seminar we will read (in translation) Plato’s dialogue the Sophist, a central work for his later metaphysics and philosophy of language. Major themes include: the definition of sophistry; the nature of being and non-being; the possibility of false statement and false belief. We will also look at a selection of recent work on the dialogue by authors such as Brown, Crivelli, Gill, and Leigh.