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EPAM: Willie Costello: The real dispute between Socrates & Callicles in Plato's Gorgias

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Thursday, May 25, 2017. 03:15 PM - 05:00 PM
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Ethics & Politics, Ancient & Modern is a Humanities Center Geballe Workshop concerning intersections between philosophy, classics, and political theory.

Presenter Willie Costello is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Stanford University. Willie specializes in ancient Greek philosophy, with particular interests in ancient Greek metaphysics and Plato. Currently he is most interested in how ancient thinkers from the Presocratics to Aristotle sought to explain (what we'd now think of as) the structure and composition of ordinary objects. He is especially interested in clarifying how Plato fits into this tradition, and showing how his conception of Forms was developed against this background.