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The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism


Ben Davidson (Academic Secretary for the Centre)

Clelia Attanasio

Dr James Bryson

Dr Dragos Calma (University College Dublin)

Dr Barrie Fleet

Prof. Thomas Hanke (Frankfurt)

Dr Christian Hengstermann (University of Münster) (EU Human Dignity Project)

Rev'd Dr Isidoros (Charalampos) Katsos (Dr Jur. & Dr Theo.)

Dr Evan King (University of King's College, Halifax)

Dr Matthew Leisinger

Dr. Andreea-Maria Lemnaru

Dr Marilyn Lewis (University of Bristol) (EU Human Dignity Project)

Dr Paolo Livieri

Jonathan Lyonhart (Lincoln Christian University, Illinois)

Dr Adrian Mihai

Dr Cecilia Muratori (University of Warwick)

Dr Benedetto Neola 

Panagiotis G. Pavlos (University of Oslo)

Gareth Polmeer (Royal College of Art)

Rev'd Dr Thomas Plant (Rikkyo University, Tokyo)

Dr Piotr K. Szałek (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)

Maria Terss (Stanford University)

Dr Jon W. Thompson (The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, University of Cambridge

Daniel J. Tolan (University of Cambridge)

Dr Maude Vanhaelen (University of Warwick)

Prof. Alexander J.B. Hampton (University of Toronto)

Dr Christopher Wojtulewicz (University of Leuven)

Latest news

Workshop | Panpsychism: Problems and Prospects | 19th June 2023

9 May 2023

On Monday 19th June, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host a conference dedicated to panpsychism. The event is organised by Dr Anna Corrias ( ) and Prof. Douglas Hedley ( ). Please contact them to sign up or for further details.

Launch Event | 'A Less Familiar Plato' with Kevin Corrigan and the Cambridge Series in Religion and Platonism | 20th June 2023

9 May 2023

On Tuesday 20th June, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host Prof. Kevin Corrigan (Emory University), who will be launching his new book, A Less Familiar Plato: From Phaedo to Philebus , published by Cambridge University Press as the first in a new series, Religion and Platonism , edited by Prof. Douglas...

Seminar | The Practical Dimension of Platonism | 21st June 2023

6 April 2023

The original role of the Forms was not to lead us to some attenuated elsewhere but to show us the real world. It is the dreamer in the Cave who is astray and elsewhere. Iris Murdoch On Wednesday 21st June, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism, in partnership with Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, and KU Leuven...

Talk | Charles Taliaferro, 'Contemporary Philosophy on the Meaning of Life' | 10th March 2023

6 March 2023

On Friday 10 th March, the Centre hosted Prof. Charles Taliaferro, who delivered a talk 'Contemporary Philosophy on the Meaning of Life: A Cambridge Platonist Perspective'. This event has now passed, but a recording of Prof. Taliaferro's talk can be found on the Centre's YouTube channel here .

In Memoriam: Michael J.B. Allen

28 February 2023

It is with great regret that the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism notes the death of Professor Michael J.B. Allen. A scholar of great distinction, Professor Allen made major contributions to the Study of Renaissance Neoplatonism, authoring important monographs on the thought of Marsilio Ficino.