Workshop 'Ancient Pseudepigraphy and the Anchors of Philosophical Innovation' - Day 2

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This workshop aims to explore how philosophical pseudepigrapha create, stimulate and propagate philosophical change in Greco-Roman antiquity. Such change includes new conceptions and arguments as well as new school identities or methods of doing philosophy.

We conceive of ‘pseudepigraphy’ in a broad way, including texts that explicitly purport to be by someone other than their actual author as well as texts that in the course of the tradition have come to be attributed to an ancient authority.

The various contributions to this workshop investigate the ways in which pseudepigraphical texts anchor new developments in what is already familiar in the tradition into which they are injected / to which they come to be seen to belong.