“Platonic Metaphysics”

Friday, March 20 & Saturday March 21, 2020



Conference Schedule:

Friday, March 20

14:00–14:30  Welcome

14:30–16:00  Emily Fletcher, “Negative Forms in Plato’s Republic
Comments: Georgia Mouroutsou | Chair: Allison Piñeros Glasscock

16:30–18:00  Verity Harte, “Socrates’ fourfold classification in Plato’s Philebus 23b-27c”
Comments: Christine Thomas | Chair: Mary Louise Gill

Saturday, March 21

10:00–11:30 Gábor Betegh, “Plato and the origins of the notion of body”
Comments: George Boys-Stones | Chair: Debra Nails

12:00–13:30  Tushar Irani, “Perfect Change in Plato’s Sophist
Comments: Roberto Granieri | Chair: Jacob Stump

15:00–16:30  Francesco Fronterotta, “Movement, Life, Soul, and Intelligence”
Comments: Fiona Leigh | Chair: Lloyd Gerson

17:00–18:30  Gabriel Richardson Lear, “Appearances of Forms and the Form of the Beautiful”
Comments: Jessica Moss | Chair: Rachel Barney

Conference organizers: Jessica Gelber, Christian Pfeiffer, & Willie Costello.

Conference sponsors: Arts & Sciences International Research Events Fund; SSHRC Institutional Grant (UTSG, UTSC); Collaborative Program in Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

Registration: Participation in the conference is free, but preregistration is required: to register, please fill out this form. Registration deadline: March 1, 2019.

Accommodations: Visitors looking for nearby accommodations are encouraged to book at the Kimpton St. George, conveniently located next door to the workshop venue. Book before February 18, 2020 to receive our special group rate. To make your reservation, click “Book Now” in the top right corner of this webpage. (Group rate discount is already applied in the provided link; note that this discount is only available for the nights of March 19, 20, & 21.)

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Willie Costello at