Workshop Plato on Change


Master in Philosophy

22 Luglio 2023

The workshop will take place on September 15-17, 2023 on the USI West Campus (via Buffi 13, Lugano). 

What is Plato’s account of change? Which kinds of change does he accept? Are all changes ultimately spatial? Is any change relational? Do Forms change? Why is change one of the greatest kinds? Is there an instant of change? What could it mean that everything is change and nothing further? Which lesson can be learnt from the puzzle of the dice? The workshop ‘Plato on Change’ is a unique chance to discuss these and related questions on the metaphysics of change in Plato’s dialogues, to present scientific results on the topic in a friendly, stimulating, and international environment, and to boost further research on the topic.


Please find the schedule of the workshop attached, also for a list of the confirmed participants.


This workshop has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Swiss National Science Foundation and of the Paul Schmitt Foundation. The workshop is in presence. No online streaming will be made. The audio recordings of the sessions can be made available upon request. For any query, please send an email to the organisers (Paolo Gigli and Damiano Costa). If you want to attend the workshop, please send an email to Paolo Gigli by the mid-August. All welcome.