Mar 27 – 28, 2023
“Kostis Palamas” Building
Europe/Athens timezone


Programme of the Conference
Monday, March 27
10.00 Arrival of the participants
10.15-10.30 Opening, Greetings
Session 1. Chair: Christoph Horn
10.30-11.15 Rainer Schäfer (Bonn): Being and Nothingness in Parmenides
11.15-12.00 Panagiotis Thanassas (Athens): Does Non-Being belong to the Way of Truth in Parmenides?
Coffee Break
12.30-13.15 Vasiliki Vergouli (Patras): What kind of Νon-Βeing is Democritus’ void?
13.20 Light lunch for the participants
Session 2. Chair: George Steiris
17.30-18.15 Denis Walter (Bonn): Non-Being in Plato’s Parmenides
18.15-19.00 David Meißner (Bonn): Negation, Non-Being, and Negative Forms in Plato’s Sophist (and Statesman)
Coffee Break
19.30-20.15 Michalis Sialaros (Athens): Non-being in Greek Mathematical Texts: A ‘Pointless’ Overview
20.30 Dinner for the participants

Tuesday, March 28
Session 3. Chair: Rainer Schäfer
10.30-11.15 Christoph Horn (Bonn): Aristotle on Non-Being in Metaphysics Lambda 2
11.15-12.00 Simon Weber (Bonn): Parmenides’ False Dilemma: Being and Not-Being in Physics I.8
Coffee Break
12.30-13.15 Maria Liatsi (Thessaloniki): TBA
13.20 Light lunch for the participants
Session 4. Chair: Panagiotis Thanassas
17.30-18.15 Pantelis Golitsis (Thessaloniki): Damascius on 'Nothingness'
18.15-19.00 George Steiris (Athens): "God is said to be both being and non being”: Dionysius the Areopagite and Maximus the Confessor on Non-being
Coffee Break
19.30-20.15 Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos (Patras): Evil as Non-being in Early Latin Medieval Thought
20.15-20.30 Some Conclusions