Small Portraits (04_2023)

by Rodrigo Ballon Villanueva

Paolo Gigli

April 2023 – For Spring break, I am happy to present the work of Paolo Gigli. Paolo is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and is currently a recognised student in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford (UK). He is writing a dissertation titled ‘Plato on Change’ under the supervision of Paolo Crivelli whose object is the metaphysics of change in Plato’s dialogues, especially the Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Parmenides. In his work, he ponders questions such as: does everything change according to Plato? Does Plato’s Forms change too? And if so, how? Which kinds of change does Plato admit in the dialogues? And ultimately: What is change for Plato?

Paolo is also the coordinator of the MAP, the Research Master in Analytic Philosophy at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, and one of the assistants of the Institute of Philosophy there based. When he is not busy with administration, teaching, tutoring, or his dissertation, he likes to read the most recent contributions in contemporary metaphysics and study logic… and of course, drink good wine! For more about his work, click here.