*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
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 paolo.gigli(a)usi.ch before May 31,
2023 at 23:59.
Acceptance will be notified by email one month after the
deadline. Accommodation and travel costs of the two selected speakers will
Paolo Gigli & Damiano Costa
For any questions related to the workshop please reach Paolo Gigli at
Further information available at: https://www.usi.ch/en/feeds/24043
Final days to apply for the Lugano Summer School Reality +!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2023
In June 2023, together with Magdalena Balcerak Jackson, David Chalmers
and Nathan Wildman, we will discuss the philosophical import of *Augmented
and Virtual Reality* and how such emerging technologies impact debates in
metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of perception and philosophy of mind.
During the summer school, there will be morning and afternoon sessions,
social activities, as well as an experience in virtual reality.
*We are looking forward your applications*!
More information and a provisional schedule are available at
Magdalena Balcerak Jackson
Hosted by: the Institute of Philosophy (ISFI) at *Università della Svizzera
italiana* (USI), Lugano, Switzerland.
Dates: *from* *June 9 to June 13, 2023*.
Deadline for applications: *February 15, 2023*.
Participants: the Summer School is open to both graduate students and early
For any queries, do not hesitate to contact the organizers at