October 27, 2021



Perspectives in Platonism: Towards a New Agenda

Perspectives in Platonism: Towards a New Agenda

Organized by
Federico M. Petrucci (Turin), Phillip Horky (Durham), Arianna Piazzalunga (PhD FINO)

It is a pleasure to announce that the Workshop ‘Perspectives in Platonism’, coorganized by the University of Turin (Federico Petrucci and Arianna Piazzalunga) and Durham University (Phillip Horky), will be held in presence in Turin, on October 27-29.

The Workshop (which will also be streamed online on Webex) will include WiP papers on the Platonist tradition as well as the inauguration of the new CUP Series: Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism and of PLAT-IT, Gruppo di Ricerca su Platone e il Platonismo. Attendance is free, but anyone interested in participating (online or in presence) is kindly asked to register by sending an email to filosofia.antica.to@gmail.com. On-site seats will be available until room capacity is reached. Please note that attendance is subject to previous registration and possession of COVID certificate.

Oct. 27th

15.45-18.30 – Chair: Arianna Piazzalunga

15.45-16: Welcome and introduction

16-17 Giulia De Cesaris (KU Leuven), The Early Academic Reading of the ‘Timaeus’

17-17.30 Break

17.30-18.30: Phillip Horky (Durham), Xenocrates’ Mathematicals

Oct. 28th

10-12.30 – Chair: Franco Ferrari

10-11: Arianna Piazzalunga (PhD FINO), Stoic Influences in Plutarch’s Theory of Causation

11-11.30: Break

11.30-12.30: Phillip Horky (Durham) inaugurates the public launch of “PLAT-IT. Gruppo di Ricerca su Platone e il Platonismo”, with Franco Ferrari, Francesco Fronterotta (online), Federico Petrucci

15.30-19 – Chair: Carlo Cacciatori

15.30-16.30: Francesco Caruso (PhD Roma-Sapienza), How Does Plutarch Regard the World both as a Living Being and a Work of Art? Reconciling two Timaean Metaphors in the Second ‘Platonica Quaestio’

16.30-17.30: Irmgard Männlein-Robert (Tübingen), Porphyry’s Περὶ ἀγαλμάτων: Platonic Exegesis between Metaphysics and Physics

17.30-18 Break

18-19: Presentation of the new CUP Series: Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism – with Michael Sharp (CUP), and the coeditors: Phillip Horky, Irmgard Männlein-Robert, Federico Petrucci

Oct. 29th

10-12.30 – Chair: Francesco Caruso

10-11: Jan Opsomer (KU Leuven), An Unexpected Source for the First More Geometrico Treatment of Metaphysics: Aristotle

11-11.30: Break

11.30-12.30: Anna Motta (Naples), Theme and Target of the Dialogues within the Context of the Neoplatonist Cosmo-literary Theory