Visiting Speakers

 

 

 Trinity Term 2017

27/04/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Faculty of Philosophy, Seminar Room, 3rd floor:

          Michele Paolini Paoletti (University of Macerata)

          On Emergence and Emergent Powers.

 

04/05/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Robert Muller (Freie Universitat Berlin)

          Motion - an underlying principle in the development of metaphysics?

 

11/05/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Rainolds Room:

          Anthony Fisher (University of Manchester)

          In Defence of Tropes as Abstract Particulars.

 

18/05/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Anne Sophie Meincle (University of Exeter)

 

25/05/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, MBI Foyer :

          Walter Schultz (University of Northwestern)

          Divine action, Ontological dependence, and Truthmaking.

 

30/05/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room (special Tuesday):

          John Heil (Washington University in St Louis)

          Hylomorphism: What's not to like?

 

15/06/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Peter Lewis (University of Miami)

 

 Previous terms

Hilary Term 2017

26/01/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Umut Baysan (University of Glasgow)

          Epiphenomenal Properties.

 

09/02/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Chiara Marletto (University of Oxford)

          Constructor Theory.

 

23/02/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

          Christian Loew (University of Luxembourg)

          Making best systems best for us.

 

09/03/2017, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Tomasz Bigaj (University of Warsaw)

          How to explain non-local correlations in entangled states.

 

Trinity Term 2016

26/04/2016, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

          Anna Schriefl (University of Bonn, Germany)

          Aristotle's Concept of Matter

 

04/05/2016, 11:00am-12:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin)

          Stoic Materialism and the Metaphysics of Powers.

 

18/05/2016, 11:00am-12:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

          Florian Fischer (University of Bonn, Germany)

          On the Modal Status of the Laws of Nature

 

24/05/2016, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

          Naoya Iwata (University of Cambridge)

          Aristotle on Geometry and Disposition: Metaphysics Θ9, 1051a21-33


 

02/06/2016, 11:30am-1:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room: **TIME CHANGED**

          Nahuel Sznajderhaus (University of Leeds)

          Realism and Quantum Mechanics: Methodological Lesson from Intertheory

          Relationships

 

15/06/2016, 11:30am-13:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

          Raphael Kunstler (Institut Jean Nicod)

          Why is Knowledge power?

 

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Hilary Term 2016

26/01/2016, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Matthew Meyer (The University of Scranton)

Nietzsche's Ontic Structural Realism?  Paper

 

03/02/2016, 5-6.30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Rowland Stout (University College Dublin)

Actions and Achievements


09/02/2016, 5:00-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

          Michael Esfeld (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

          Against properties: why relations are sufficient

 

23/02/2016, 5:00-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Magdalena Bosch Rabell (UIC, Barcelona)

The power of the Desire in Nicomachean Ethics

 

01/03/2016, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Andrea Bottani (University of Bergamo)

Outline of a Locationist Theory of Properties

 

08/03/2016, 5:00pm-6.30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Matthew Tugby (Durham University)

           A Platonic and Qualitative Theory of Powers

 

Michaelmas Term 2015

20/10/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

Bryan Reece (University of Toronto)

Aristotle and Powers Theories of Action

03/11/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

Michel Bastit (Université de Bourgogne)

Power, bearers of powers and the priority of act

(full paper here)

 

10/11/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Rainolds Room:

Gabriele Cornelli (Universidade de Brasilia)

Plato sailing upstream: the image of the ship in the Republic

 

24/11/2015, 5.00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Seminar Room:

Giannis Stamatellos (The American College of Greece)

Plotinus on soul's inner privacy

01/12/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Mario De Caro (Università Roma Tre)

Liberal naturalism and pluralistic realism

 

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Trinity Term 2015

05/05/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Paul Symington (Franciscan University of Steubenville)
Powerful Logic: Aquinas's Unified Theory of Prime Matter as Principle of Individuation & Pure Potency

19/05/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Robert Koons (University of Texas at Austin)
Quantum Hylomorphism vs. Microphyscalism: Aristotelian Pluralism as an Interpretation of Quantum Theory and Mesoscopic Emergence
Paper available here

26/05/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Patricio Fernandez and Jorge Mittlemann (Universidad de los Andes, Chile)
Aristotle on Crafts and Souls as Principles of Change 

02/06/2015, 5.00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

David Papineau (King's College London)
The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience

09/06/2015, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Walter Schultz and Lisanne Winslow (University of Northwestern)
Causation, Dispositions and Divine Action

16/06/2015, 5:00pm-6.30pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Yoav Meyrav (Tel Aviv University)
Themistius About Spontaneous Generation in Context

 

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Hilary Term 2015

27/01/2015, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Michal Glowala (University of Wroclaw)

What is it for a power to be triggered and exercised? Poiesis-pathesis identity in Aristotelian ontologies of powers. 

10/02/2015, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

John Heil (Washington University in St Louis)

Ordinary Objects

17/02/2015, 2.30pm-4.00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Salim Hireche (UNIGE)

The Metaphysics of Modality: Some Bases for a Homogeneous Essentialist View

24/02/2015, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Toby Friend (UCL)

Minimal systems and Nomological Analysis of Causation

 

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Michaelmas Term 2014

21/10/2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Tuomas E. Tahko (University of Helsinki)

The Modal Status of Laws: In Defence of a Hybrid View

11/11/2014, 2.30pm-4.00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Paul Scade (Istanbul Sehir University)

Thought and Reality in Stoic Ontology

02/12/2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Vladimir Mikes (Czech Academy of Sciences)

Function of sayable (lekton) in the Stoic theory of action: new approach to Stoic incorporeals? 

 

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Trinity Term 2014

29/04/2014, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Giannis Stamatellos (DEREE – The American College of Greece)

`Philia and Neikos in Plotinus' Enneads'

06/05/2014, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Marco Zingano (University of São Paulo)

‘Aristotle's Categories and the Doctrine of Characteristic Traits of Being’  — Handout here.

20/05/2014, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

David Butorac (Fatih University)

`A Most Synoptic Method: Alexander Aphrodisias, John Philoponus and Proclus' Parmenides'

23/05/2014, 11:30am–1:30, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Carlo Natali (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

`Aristotle's Political Materialism'

03/06/2014, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Peter Struck (University of Pennsylvania)

`Posidonius on Divination'

06/06/2014, 11:00am–1:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Morelli Room:

Tianyue Wu (Peking University)

`The Ontological Status of the Body in Aquinas' Hylomorphism'

10/06/2014, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Irini Viltanioti (Université Libre, Brussels)

`Porphyry, Iamblichus and the Cult of Statues in Makarios Magnes' Apokritikos'


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Hilary Term 2014

28/01/2014, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Tomasz Tiuryn (University of Warsaw)

‘Alexander of Aphrodisias on Universals’

11/02/2014, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Tim O'Connor (Indiana University)

‘Two Concepts of Emergence’


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Michaelmas Term 2013

22/10/2013, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room: 

Jan Opsomer (University of Leuven)

`Ancient Platonists in Defence of Geometric Atomism'

29/10/2013, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Gabriele Cornelli (University of Brasilia)

`All is Number?'

01/11/2013, 11:00am-1:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room:

Catherine Rowett (University of East Anglia)

`On Being Reminded of Heraclitus by the Lyre in Plato's Phaedo'

12/11/2013, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room: 

Richard Sorabji (Oxford)

`What did Philoponus Write and When?'

19/11/2013, 2:30pm–4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Rainolds Room: 

Donald Morrison (Rice University)

`The Happiness of the City in Aristotle's Politics' 

20/11/2013, 11:00am–12:45pm, Corpus Christi College, Rainolds Room: 

Pantelis Golitsis (Freie Universität Berlin)

`John Philoponus' commentary on the third book of Aristotle's De anima, wrongly attributed to Stephanus' 

03/12/2013, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Corpus Christi College, Fraenkel Room: 

Henry Laycock (Queens University, Ontario)

'Presocratic Metachemistry:  Four Forms of Boundlessness'

 

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Baysan

Umut Baysan
University of Glasgow

 

Marletto

Chiara Marletto
Unviersity of Oxford

Loew

Christian Loew
University of Luxenbourg

 

Bigaj

Tomasz Bigaj
University of Warsaw

Schriefl

Anna Schriefl
University of Bonn

 

Hankinson

Jim Hankinson
University of Texas at Austin

Fischer

Florian Fischer
University of Bonn

Iwata

Naoya Iwata
University of Cambridge

Sznajderhaus

Nahuel Sznajderhaus
University of Leeds

Kunstler

Raphael Kunstler
Institut Jean Nicod

Meyer

Matthew Meyer
University of Scranton

Stout

Rowland Stoud
University College Dublin

Esfeld

Michael Esfeld
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Bottani

Andrea Bottani
University of Bergamo

 

Tugby

Matthew Tugby
Durham University

 

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Bryan Reece
University of Toronto

 

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Michel Bastit
Université de Bourgogne

 

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Gabriele Cornelli
Universidade de Brasilia

 

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Giannis Stamatellos
American College of Greece
 

 

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Mario De Caro
Università Roma Tre

John Heil

John Heil
Washington University in St Louis

Salim Hireche

Salim Hireche
UNIGE

Toby Friend

Toby Friend
UCL

Tuomas Takho

Tuomas Tahko
University of Helsinki

Paul Scade

Paul Scade
Istanbul Sehir University