Prof. Dr. Klaus Corcilius, Tübingen
Prof. Francesco Fronterotta, Sapienza Università di Roma
This conference aims at exploring the reception of Plato's Sophist in the antiquity, from the Early Academy to the late Neoplatonism (4th BC-6th AD). Although the Sophist is arguably one of the most historically influential and philosophically rich Platonic dialogues, its reception, unlike that of other dialogues (e.g. Republic, Parmenides and Timaeus) has not yet been the subject of systematic investigation. By bringing together contributions from various leading specialists in the history of ancient thought, the conference thus aims to fill a significant lacuna in the historiography of philosophy and to open up new perspectives for the study of the Western philosophical tradition.