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Infancy, Childhood and Play in Ancient Greek Philosophy

last modified Feb 01, 2017 05:19 PM
The Gray Lectures 2015

The Gray Lectures this year will be given by Prof. Malcolm Schofield on the subject of “Infancy, Childhood and Play in Ancient Greek Philosophy”.

There will be 2 Lectures:

Tuesday 19 May, 5pm in G.19 : Infancy
Thursday 21 May, 5pm in G.19 : Childhood and Play

and a seminar:

Wednesday 20 May, 2.15pm in 1.11 : Plato’s Puppet

 

When Greek philosophers wanted to explore the human condition and its prospects, they often approached it via reflection on the new born infant, or again the toys and games of children's play. They found infancy and childhood 'good to think with' - and none of them more so than Plato.

Heraclitus and Hellenistic philosophy will figure prominently in these talks, but above all Plato's late and too little read final dialogue, the Laws.

The lectures and seminar are open to all members of the University and others who are interested.

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