Did Plato really kill Parmenides? In this seminar we will examine
Plato’s Metaphysics and its innovative feature with regard to the previous
tradition, through a close reading of two dialogues: Parmenides and Sophist.
We will focus on Plato’s criticism of his own theory of Forms, on his attempt
to solve its contradictions and on his elaboration of the dialectical method.
We will discuss questions like unity and multiplicity, being and non-being,
truth and untruth, trying to understand both Plato’s method and the foundations
of his metaphysical thought.