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CALL. 31.05.2018: Socratica IV - Buenos Aires (Argentina)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Francesca Alesse (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy); Gabriel Danzig (Bar Ilan University, Israel); William Desmond (Maynooth University, Ireland); Louis-André Dorion (Université de Montreal, Canada); David Johnson (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA); Claudia Mársico (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina); Maria Cecilia de Miranda N. Coelho (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil); Christopher Moore (Pennsylvania State University, USA); Donald Morrison (Rice University, USA); David Murphy (New York, USA)Michel Narcy (CNRS, France)Livio Rossetti (Università di Perugia, Italy); Nicholas Smith (Lewis & Clark College, USA); Alessandro Stavru (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany); Vladislav Suvak (University of Presov, Slovakia); Voula Tsouna (University of California, USA)

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After the Socratica Conferences (Socratica 2005, held in Senigallia, Socratica 2008, held in Napoli, and Socratica 2012 held in Trento), and the respectiveproceedings published in 2008, 2010 and 2013, we are pleased to announce the SOCRATICA IV Conference to be held in Buenos Aires on November 13-16,2018 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We invite submissions of proposals related to any of the following areas:

a) The figure and thought of Socrates

b) Socratic and anti-Socratic literature, i.e. texts and fragments of Ancient Comedy, first- generation Socratics, Polycrates, Isocrates and so on

c) Philosophy and thought of the first-generation Socratics

d) Historiographical problems related to the Socratic circle

e) Key notions, such as sophistes and philosophos, before, during, and after Socrates time

Call for papers

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (500-700 words, better if combined with a shorter abstract) in English as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file prepared forblind review. Please, provide also information about your affiliation and contact details in a separate file. All that should be submitted to

Deadline for submissions of proposals: May 31, 2018. Presentations should be conducted in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German or Portuguese.

In view of this conference, the possibility to establish a learned society named as above (or otherwise) is being considered. The leading idea is that between theareas covered by the IAPS and the IPS there is a considerable gap. So, why not to do something in order to ensure that an extremely fertile season of Greek thought becomes the subject of regular meetings comparable to those on the Presocratics and Plato?

Participants are therefore cordially invited to evaluate this option and start exchanges, or even drafts, about it. Indeed, to circulate them in advance would becertainly helpful.

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