CFP: 2nd Annual University of Chicago Graduate Student Conference in Ancient Philosophy: Argument in Ancient Thought

Submission deadline: January 23, 2017

Conference date(s):
April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017

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Conference Venue:

University of Chicago Institute of Ancient Philosophy, University of Chicago
Chicago, United States

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Date: April 7th-8th, 2017
Submission deadline: January 23rd, 2017
Decisions: February 10th, 2017

We invite graduate students to submit papers on argumentation in Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Potential topics include (but are not restricted to): fallacy, philosophical methodology, deduction, induction, refutation, protreptic, persuasion, sophistry, explanation, rhetoric, or dialectic.

Approximately 7-8 papers will be chosen. All papers will be read in advance. Each presenter will have approximately an hour for discussion.

We will be able to provide partial compensation for travel expenses.

Submissions must be prepared for anonymous review, should be between 6,000-8,000 words, and must be accompanied by a short abstract of approximately 200 words. To submit a paper, email it with the subject heading “Ancient Philosophy Conference Submission.” In order to facilitate blind reviewing, pleased provide your contact information in the body of the email but do not include any identifying information in the attached document. Documents should be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pdf form.

To submit your paper or ask any questions, please email Rory Hanlon at

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