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13-14 ottobre 2017: Forms. New Perspectives on Ancient Metaphysics and Epistemology


International Conference


FORMS. New Perspectives on Ancient Metaphysics and Epistemology

13-14 ottobre 2017

Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy

Keynote speakers:

Gábor Betegh (University of Cambridge)

Victor Caston (University of Michigan)



Session 1. October 13
Sala Crociera Alta di Studi Umanistici
Chair: Franco Trabattoni (Milano)

14:30 - Registration

14:45 - Opening

15:00 - Keynote speaker:  Gábor Betegh (Cambridge)
Being, Same and Difference: What are they and what are they for?

16:00 - Pauline Sabrier (Trinity College Dublin)
Forms and ‘Great Kinds’ in Plato’s Sophist

16:45 - Coffee break

17:00 - Pieter D’Hoine (KU Leuven)
Plato, Proclus, and the Third Man

Session 2. October 14
Sala di Rappresentanza del Rettorato
Chair: Mauro Bonazzi (Milano)

9:30 - Keynote speaker: Victor Caston (Michigan)
Receiving Form without the Matter: Aristotle on the Transmission of Information

10:30 - Coffee break

10:45 - Christian Pfeiffer (LMU München)
Forms as Causes. Hylomorphism in Z.17

11:30 - Giulia De Cesaris (Durham)
Why should One Dismiss the Forms? Speusippus’ Re-Thinking of Plato’s Theory of Forms

12:30 - Lunch


Session 3. Sala di Rappresentanza del Rettorato
Chair: Federico Petrucci (Durham)

14:30 - Sosseh Assaturian (Texas at Austin)
Aristotle and the Stoics on Signification

15:15 - Ada Bronowski (Oxford)
Five Senses, One Mortal Soul, Zero Forms

16:00 - Coffee break

16:30 - Gweltaz Guyomarc’h (Lyon)
Forms, Structures and Powers in Alexander of Aphrodisias


Forms is promoted by the Department of Philosophy of the Università degli Studi di Milano.
Filippo Forcignanò is the organizer of the conference.


Scientific Committee:

    • Mauro Bonazzi (Università degli Studi di Milano)
    • Filippo Forcignanò (Università degli Studi di Milano)
    • Federico Petrucci (Durham University)
    • Franco Trabattoni (Università degli Studi di Milano)


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