Department of Classics

Paul Woodruff presents “Are you Ajax or Odysseus?” on UT Game Changers

Wed, March 28, 2012 | KLRU, Studio 6A, CMB 6th floor

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Paul Woodruff presents “Are you Ajax or Odysseus?” on UT Game Changers

In his book The Ajax Dilemma, Paul Woodruff uses a parable from classical Greece to shed light on a very contemporary business dilemma: how to reward outstanding players without damaging the team. Tapping into his experience as a  boss, a professor, an officer, and an employee, Woodruff uses his broad perspective to issue an intriguing call for a compassionate approach to justice.

Paul Woodruff is the inaugural dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies and the Darrell K. Royal Professor in Ethics and American Society. He joined the UT faculty in 1973 and has been chair of the Department of Philosophy, director of the Plan II honors program, and served on the Task Force on Curricular Reform. Specializing in ancient Greek philosophy, Woodruff has written a number of widely used translations of works by Plato, Sophocles, and others. In addition, he has authored books that interpret classical philosophy for political, business, or personal situations in contemporary lives. He won the 1986 Harry Ransom Teaching Award, and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 1997. He holds degrees from Princeton and Oxford.

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