Causing Health and Disease: 

Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquity

2122 September 2012

Corpus Christi College

Rainolds Room


Invited Speakers and Titles:

Philip van der Eijk (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

`Powers of Medicines, their Ontological Status and the Structure of their Efficacy'

Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin)

`Galen and the Ontology of Powers'

Brooke Holmes (Princeton University)

`Immanent Intelligence and the Natural Faculties in Galen'

Elisabeth Hsu (University of Oxford)

`Correlative Reasoning in Chinese Medicine and its Potency of Making Present'

Geoffrey Lloyd (University of Cambridge)

`Process-based versus Object-based Ontologies: some comparative observations'

Roberto Lo Presti (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

`Informing Matters and Enmattered Forms'

Hans-Georg Moeller (University College Cork)

`On Weakness/Strength and Sickness/Health in Ancient Daoist Philosophy' 

Tiberiu Popa (Butler University)

`Hippocratic Connections between Material Powers and Higher Level Dispositions'

Irini Viltanioti (FRS-FNRS, Université Libre de Bruxelles / University of Oxford)

`Medical Instruments in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens'

Barbara Zipser (Royal Holloway University of London)

`Describing Vision:  Galen's texts on eye anatomy and their terminology'



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Registration fee:  £10, but free for students.

Graduate students seeking assistance with the costs of attending this conference may wish to apply hereThe Thomas Wiedemann Memorial Fund notes that its `trustees are particularly keen to support attendance by individuals or groups at seminars or conferences.'

This conference is generously supported by the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity, and organised by Anna Marmodoro, Irini-Fotini Viltanioti and Brian Prince.

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