CfA - Plato on Change (Workshop, Università della Svizzera Italiana)

Please see below for CfA details of a workshop to be held at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in September 2023

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Workshop and Call for Abstract: Plato on Change 

Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

September 15-17, 2023


We invite abstracts for a workshop on Plato’s metaphysics of change September 15-17, 2023.


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.

Invited Participants 

Francesco Ademollo (Università di Firenze & SNS Pisa) 

Paolo Crivelli (Université de Genève & USI)

Matthew Duncombe (University of Nottingham)

Mary-Louise Gill (Brown University)

Alessandro Giordani (Università Cattolica di Milano & USI)

Tushar Irani (Wesleyan University)

Béatrice Lienemann (Université de Fribourg)

Paolo Natali (Université de Genève & USI)

Pauline Sabrier (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Barbara Sattler (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Two more speakers will be selected through the call for abstract. 


Call for Abstract

Submitted abstracts must be 500-800 words and prepared for blind review. The format should be PDF and submitted to 

Acceptance will be notified by email one month after the deadline. Accommodation and travel costs of the two selected speakers will be covered. The deadline is May 31, 2023.



Paolo Gigli &  Damiano Costa 

For any questions related to the workshop please reach Paolo Gigli at

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2023 plato on change