Organisation och personal

Olof Pettersson

forskare vid Filosofiska institutionen, Teoretisk filosofi; Anställda

E-post:
Olof.Pettersson[AT-tecken]filosofi.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 7303
Mobiltelefon:
070-6822546
Besöksadress:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsv. 3 H
Postadress:
Box 627
751 26 UPPSALA

Mina kurser

Biografi

Areas of Research

Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Language, Poetry, Ethics, Metaphysics

Academic Background and Education

2016 - 2019 RJ-financed Research Project: “Rational Self-Government: An Investigation of Personal Autonomy and Its Platonic Origin”, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2013 - 2015 Post.Doc., Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen

2013 Ph.D., Theoretical philosophy, Uppsala University

2010 Visiting Graduate Scholar at the Department of Classics, University of California at Berkeley

2009 M.A., Theoretical philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2006 B.A., Theoretical philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

1999- 2003 Undergraduate studies in philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Södertörns University-Collage

Selected Publications

“The Science of Philosophy: Discourse and Deception in Plato’s Sophist”, Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, forthcoming 2018.

Defending a Philosophical Life: Readings of Plato’s Apology, edited together with V. Haraldsen and O.Tvedt, Rowman and Littlefield – Lexington, forthcoming 2018.

“Socrates’ Failure: Language and Lies in Plato’s Apology”, in Defending a Philosophical Life: Readings of Plato’s Apology, Rowman and Littlefield – Lexington, forthcoming 2018.

Review of Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates by Robertc C. Bartlett, Contemporary Political Theory, 2017.

”Words of Desire: Poetry and Non-Rational Motivation in Plato’s Republic”, Filosofiska Notiser, Vol.4, No. 1, 2017, 59–80.

“Introduction”, Plato’s Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry, Philosophical Studies Series, Springer, 2017.

“Dangerous Voices: On Written and Spoken Discourse in Plato’s Protagoras”, in Plato’s Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry, Philosophical Studies Series, Springer, 2017.

Plato’s Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry (ed.), Philosophical Studies Series, Springer, 2017.

The Language of Illusory Wisdom: Plato and Self-Understanding, Inaugural Lecture (monograph), CECTRRA, Forthcoming.

“The Legacy of Hermes: Deception and Dialectic in Plato’s Cratylus”, Journal for Ancient Philosophy, Vol.10, No.1, 2016.

“Allt innehåll är obetydligt: Tre poetiska formuleringar som skulle kunna sammanfatta översättningens grundproblem”, Monad, Vol.1, No.1, 2015.

“Political Reluctance: On the Noble Lie in Plato’s Republic”, Elogos: Journal for Philosophy, Vol.21, 2014.

“Idle Talk: On Dialectic and Rhetoric in Plato's Protagoras”, Plato and Rhetoric: Proceedings from the Regional Meeting of the International Plato Society, Keio University, 2014.

“Plato on Necessity and Disorder”, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Brill, Vol.8, No.4, 2013.

A Multiform Desire: A Study of Appetite in Plato’s Timaeus, Republic and Phaedrus (Dissertation), Uppsala: Department of Philosophy, 2013

“Language, Search and Aporia in Plato’s Seventh Letter”, Sophia Perennis, Vol.7, No.2, 2010

“Förberedande anmärkningar”, Autisktisk Kilskrift, Stockholm: Styx förlag, 2006.

”Deleuze och Platon: Filosofi som förvandling”, Glänta, No.1, 2004

”The Disruption of Society”, in 165DSL, Stockholm: Styx 2010

Selected Presentations

“Tragic Voices: Socrates and the Etymology of ‘Hermes’”, Language and Reality in Ancient Philosophy, University of Groningen (Netherlands) January 2018.

“Commerce, Theft and Deception: The Etymology of Hermes in Plato’s Cratylus”, XI International Plato Symposium: Cratylus, Prague (Czech Republic) November 2017.

“Politics of the Voice: Writing & Speaking in Plato’s Phaedrus”, Paideia, Power and Persuasion: Political Thinking in and around Plato, International Symposium, Bergen (Norway) June 2017.

“The Tragedy of Language in Plato’s Cratylus”, Uppsala, March 2017.

“The Language of Illusory Wisdom: Plato and Self-Understanding in an African context”, CECTRRA, Abuja (Nigeria), February 2016.

“Myth, Language and Self-Understanding in Plato’s Sophist”, Plato and Poetry Workshop, Athens, Greece, October 2015.

“Socrates’ Failure: Language and Lies in Plato’s Apology”, International Symposium, Bergen, Norway, June 2015.

“The Legacy of Hermes: Deception and Dialectics in Plato’s Cratylus”, Bergen, January 2015.

“Fighting Shadows: On the Language of Politics in Plato’s Apology”, Plato and Poetry Workshop, Athens (Greece) October 2014.

”Dangerous Voices: Written and Spoken Discourse in Plato’s Protagoras”, International Symposium, Bergen (Norway) June 2014

”The Hazards of the Voice: On Human Trust in Discursive Proficiency in Plato”, Bergen (Norway) May 2014

”Idle Talk: On Dialectic and Rhetoric in Plato's Protagoras”, Keio University (Japan) April 2014

”Hazardous Intercourse: Rhetoric, Poetry and Dialectic in Plato’s Protagoras”, Uppsala, Mars 2013

”Written and Spoken Discourse in Plato’s Protagoras”, Bergen, February 2013

”Plato’s Republic and the Ring of Gyges”, Bergen, November 2013

”Platon och Poesin”, Mini Conferance: Forskning pågår - Antikens filosofi , Uppsala, September 2013

”Reason and Appetite: The Psychology of Political Reluctance in Plato’s Republic”, Appetite, Voluntariness and Virtuous Action: A Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Uppsala, May 2012

“Language, Search and Aporia in Plato’s Seventh Letter”, Celebration of World Philosophy Day, Tehran (Iran), Nov 2010

“Becoming Authentic: on Discourse and Deception in Plato’s Phaedrus”, PMP Research Seminar, University of Helsinki, February 2010

“Philosophy and Search in Plato’s Seventh Letter”, Townsend Working Group in Ancient Philosophy, Department of Classics, University of California at Berkeley, October 2010

“An Aporetic Notion of the Good - the Republic 505e”, University of Helsinki, Mars 2007

“Thinking Dead Thoughts: On the Vacuum of Love and the Parents of Eros in Plato and Sarah Kofman”, Åbo Academy, Mars 2007

“The Escaping Chôra”, The Nordic Phenomenology Symposium, Södertörn University-College, May 2005

Teaching and Thesis Supervision

2017- Thesis-supervision, MA, Nathalie Ek, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University.

2017 Thesis-supervision, MA, Tara Nanavazadeh (The Ontological Status of the Perceptible Qualities in Plato’s Timaeus), Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University.

2016 Platons Faidros och språkets förtingligande, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University.

2013 The History of Political Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2013 Plato’s Timaeus, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2013 Ancient philosophy: An Introduction, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2011 Thesis-supervision, BA, Pietro Augusto Rigon, (“Socrates’ Second Trial”), Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2010 Ancient philosophy: An Introduction, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2007 Early Modern Philosophy - Introduction, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2007 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: An Introduction, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2006 Early Modern Philosophy: An Introduction, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

2006 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: An Introduction, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

Scholarships and Grants

2016 Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumsfornd), Research Project (“Rational Self-Government: An Investigation of Personal Autonomy and Its Platonic Origin”, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University).

2014 Research Council of Norway (NRF), Postdoctoral research grant (“Plato and Poetry”, Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway).

2013 Åke-Wiberg

2013 Birgit and Gad Rausings Foundation (Birgit och Gad Rausings stiftelse för humanistisk forskning)

2013 Pontus Wikner

2010 Sweden–America Foundation (Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen)

2007 Göransson-Sandviken, G-H nation, Uppsala

2006 Royal Institute of Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan, KKH), Konstnärligt utvecklingsmedel

Organized Conferences and Workshops (selection)

2018 ”Plato on Poetry and Politcs”, Round-table, World Congress of Philosophy, Beijing (China), 13-20 August

2018 “Democracy and its Rivals: Political Thinking in and around Plato”, International Symposium, Bergen (Norge), 24-25 May

2018 ”Responsibility and Self-rule”, workshop with Ursula Coope, Uppsala, 1 February

2017 ”Paideia, Power and Persuasion: Political Thinking in and around Plato”, International Symposium, Bergen (Norge), 12-13 June

2016 ”Plato’s Use of Logos: A Workshop on Reason, Language and Knowledge”, workshow with M.M.McCabe, Franco Trivingo and Marina McCoy, Uppsala, 8 December.

2015 ”Poetry and Philosophy in the Light of Plato´s Apology”, International Symposium, Bergen (Norge), 10-12 June.

2014 ”Poetry and Philosophy in the Light of Plato' Protagoras”, International Symposium, Bergen (Norge), 4-6 June.

Learned Societies and Other Merits

2017 National Philosophy Days (Filosofidagarna), chair and organizer of the ”Phenomonology and Existentialism” section.

2015 Ancient Philosophy Society

2013 The International Plato Society

2010 Platonsällskapet: Nordiskt Sällskap för Antikens Idétradition.

2006 Founder of Styx Publishings

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