June 28, 2023



Gargnano Ancient Philosophy Sessions 2023: Mathematics in Ancient Platonism

Gargnano Ancient Philosophy Sessions: Mathematics in Ancient Platonism

28 – 30 June 2023

Università degli Studi di Milano, Palazzo Feltrinelli – Gargnano, Italy

Organized by: Filippo Forcignanò (Università degli Studi di Milano), Phillip Horky (Durham University), Federico Petrucci (Università di Torino)

28 June, 2023

14:30: Opening

Session 1: Chair: George Alexander Gazis (Durham University)

14:45-16:15: Giulia De Cesaris (KU Leuven): ‘Xenocrates’ Account of the Soul: A Reading of Laws X’

16:15-16:45: Coffee Break

16:45-18:15: Franco Trabattoni (Università degli Studi di Milano): ‘Something New About the Line?’

20:00: Dinner

29 June, 2023 

Session 2: Chair: Anna Motta (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

9:30-11:00: Laura Marongiu (Università degli Studi di Milano): ‘Counting Apples and Bowls: (Mis)readings of Plato’s λογιστική in Neoplatonism’

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-13:00: Rareş Marinescu (KU Leuven): ‘Is the Identification of Forms and Ideal Numbers Platonic or Aristotelian?’

13:00: Lunch

Session 3: Chair: Filippo Forcignano (Università degli Studi di Milano)

14:30-16:00: Maria Cristina Mennuti (Durham University): ‘The Epinomis in the Old Academy: a New Model of Mathematical Cosmology’

16:00-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-17:45: Jacqueline Feke (University of Waterloo): ‘Ptolemy’s Principles’

17:45-18:15: Phillip Sidney Horky (Durham University): ‘Iamblichus’ Arithmetical Ethics’

20:00: Dinner

30 June, 2023

Session 4: Chair: Giovanna Giardina (Università di Catania)

9:00-10.30: Michalis Sialaros (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): ‘Engaging with Mathematics in a Neoplatonic Framework: Towards a Classification’

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:30: Federico Petrucci (Università di Torino) and Roberto Tadei (Politecnico di Torino): ‘A Proportional World: the Mathematical and Philosophical Outlook of the Proportion of the Platonic Solids’

This conference is in-person only. For information on how to attend: please contact Filippo Forcignanò  (filippo.forcignano@unimi.it).

Sponsored by: Dipartimento di Filosofia “Piero Martinetti”, Università degli Studi di Milano; Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (DCAMP), Durham University; Filosofia Antica a Torino, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell’educazione, Università di Torino