Hvar, October 14-17, 2019

International Symposium: Tourism and Culture in Philosophical Perspective

The Plato Society Zagreb is thrilled to be co-organizing a symposium on the Island of Hvar this coming October. We’re looking forward to welcoming a number of distinguished speakers and hope you can join us!

For more information and to submit an abstract please see the Call for Papers at :

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019.


April 18, And April 20, 2018

The Plato Society Lecture and Colloquia Series, in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, and the University of Zadar, organizes two lectures by Prof. Dr. Christoph Horn: on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 17, at the University of Zadar, Faculty of Philosophy,  "Plato's Epistemology: Some Fundamental Puzzles" and on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, "Plato's Republic IV: Substantive Parts of the Soul or Unity of Consciousness?"

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May 11, and May 12, 2017

Join us for two exciting lectures by Stephen Halliwell, Professor of Greek and Wardlaw Professor of Classics, Saint Andrews University, co-sponsored by the Plato Society of Zagreb, with the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb and the Society for the Advancement of Philosophy, Zagreb: "The Ethics of Emotional Responses to Art in Aristotle", Thursday, May 11 2017, at 11:10 am in the lecture hall "Krk" at the faculty of Croatian Studies, Borongaj Campus; and "Paradoxes of Platonism in the History of Aesthetics", Friday, May 12, at 12 pm, in the "Velika dvorana", Vth floor, Institue of Philosophy, Zagreb, Ulica grada Vukovara 54.

March 6, March 7, 2017

Join us for a lecture and seminar by philosopher and expert for philosophizing with children Renate Kroschel of Stohrenschule and Margarete-Ruckmich-Akademie, Freiburg i. Br. Sponored by the Plato Society of Zagreb, with the financial support the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia for the project "Humanity and Democracy: Philosophizing as a Method of Education in Human Rights, Responsibility, and Active Citizenship".

DECEMBER 15, 2015

"Ancient Reflections on the Nautre of Colour", prof. Michela Sassi (University of Pisa), co-organized with the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb. Institute of Philosophy, Vth floor, Velika dvorana, 4 pm. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

NOVEMBER 20, 2015

"Conversations with Socrates - Waiting for Socrates", with Jure Zovko, a dramatic improvisation based on Beckett's Waiting for Godot marks the launch of a new series in the Plato Society Lecture & Colloquia Series. Join the conversation! Refreshments will be served.


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About the lecturer:

Prof. John M. Dillon studied Classics at Oxford, and subsequently completed a Ph. D., at the University of California, Berkeley, joining the faculty there in 1969. In 1980, he took up the Regius Chair of Greek at Trinity College, and remained in that post until his retirement in 2006. He is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Plato Centre.

For further information please contact us by e-mail: or by phone at: 098 985 2552

MAY 16, 2015

The Plato Society Zagreb in cooperation with OS Žakanje/Kamanje invites you to the seminar:

"Philosophy with Children-a place for leisure and mindfullness in schools"

About the seminar: 

Mindfullness involves training our attention to be"in the present" with whatever is happening, rather than worrying what has happened, or what might happen.  

What are the benefits of mindfulness training?

Whilst for some lessons in mindfullness are appreciated simply as an exercise to help relax and calm, for many the benefits extend well beyond this, helping pupils cope with exam stress, get to sleep, manage anger, deal with difficult relationships, improve their performance in sports and simply handle the increasingly stressful pace and pressure of adolescence.

Leisure and mindfullness

The inclusion of leisure education in child care programs, school curricula, afterschool programs, and partnership with community recreation agencies is influenced by student and parent interest and by social lifestyle changes. Infusing leisure education concepts into the school environment and school-sponsored activities provides some youth with their first taste of lifelong healthy leisure experiences. The goal of leisure education is to enable individuals to enhance the quality of their lives through leisure.

The course directors

Renate Kroschel (Stohrenschule/ Margarete-Ruckmich-Akademie, Freiburg, Germany) and Marie-Elise Zovko (Institute for Philosophy, Zagreb) are joint directors of "Project Stohrenschule", an international project on philosophizing with children, youths and adults (philosophizing in life contexts) founded in 2006, which has been the recipient of a number of grants for its works in Croatian schools. The seminar forms part of the project "Humanity and Democracy: Philosophizing as a method of educating youth in human rights and responsible citizenship" funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport under the program NGO's in Extracurricular Education, 2014-2015

For further information and to register for the seminar, please contact the Plato Society by e-mail: or by phone at: 098 985 2552


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