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Workshop: “Ancient Life Sciences: Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches”

23 April @ 10:00 - 24 April @ 12:30

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The international workshop “Ancient Life Sciences: Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches” – hosted by Dr. Inna Kupreeva and Prof. Tieleman – will include papers concerned with the foundations of thinking about life and living beings, from Aristotle to Alexander of Aphrodisias, with special reference to the reception of Aristotelian biology: Hellenistic philosophers and medical scientists anchored their innovations in Aristotelian biology or developed their theories in conscious opposition to it. Program: Tuesday 23 April: 10.00-11.00: dr. Jason Carter (Edinburgh): ‘Aristotle on the…
The international workshop “Ancient Life Sciences: Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches” – hosted by Dr. Inna Kupreeva and Prof. Tieleman –  will include papers concerned with the foundations of thinking about life and living beings, from Aristotle to Alexander of Aphrodisias, with special reference to the reception of Aristotelian biology: Hellenistic philosophers and medical scientists anchored their innovations in Aristotelian biology or developed their theories in conscious opposition to it. Program:  Tuesday 23 April: 10.00-11.00: dr. Jason Carter (Edinburgh): ‘Aristotle on the Origins of Life and the Destruction of Species.’ 11.15-12.15: dr. Simon Trepanier (Edinburgh): ‘Epicurus on the Elements of Life.’ Lunch 13.30-14.30: dr. Aistė Čelkytė (Utrecht): ‘Asclepiades of Bithynia on the Soul.’ 14.45-15.45: dr. Ben Harriman (Edinburgh): ‘Seneca on Whether the Virtues Are Animals.’   Wednesday 24 April: 10.00-11.00: dr. Inna Kupreeva (Edinburgh/Utrecht): ‘Alexander against the Soul’s Self-Motion.’ 11.15-12.15: Robert Vinkesteijn MA (Utrecht): ‘The Substance of the Soul in Galen.’ Conclusion   Venue: A.W. de Groot-kamer, Trans 10, 0.19. All those interested are welcome but please contact: e.r.vanballegooij@uu.nl This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust, OFR, the Descartes Centre for the History of the Sciences and Humanities and the Anchoring Innovation Research Program.

Venue

A.W. de Grootkamer
Trans 10
Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands
Website:
http://bimu.wp.hum.uu.nl/locations/a-w-de-grootkamer-019/

The international workshop “Ancient Life Sciences: Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches” – hosted by Dr. Inna Kupreeva and Prof. Tieleman –  will include papers concerned with the foundations of thinking about life and living beings, from Aristotle to Alexander of Aphrodisias, with special reference to the reception of Aristotelian biology: Hellenistic philosophers and medical scientists anchored their innovations in Aristotelian biology or developed their theories in conscious opposition to it.

Program: 

Tuesday 23 April:

10.00-11.00: dr. Jason Carter (Edinburgh): ‘Aristotle on the Origins of Life and the Destruction of Species.’

11.15-12.15: dr. Simon Trepanier (Edinburgh): ‘Epicurus on the Elements of Life.’

Lunch

13.30-14.30: dr. Aistė Čelkytė (Utrecht): ‘Asclepiades of Bithynia on the Soul.’

14.45-15.45: dr. Ben Harriman (Edinburgh): ‘Seneca on Whether the Virtues Are Animals.’

 

Wednesday 24 April:

10.00-11.00: dr. Inna Kupreeva (Edinburgh/Utrecht): ‘Alexander against the Soul’s Self-Motion.’

11.15-12.15: Robert Vinkesteijn MA (Utrecht): ‘The Substance of the Soul in Galen.’

Conclusion

 

Venue: A.W. de Groot-kamer, Trans 10, 0.19.

All those interested are welcome but please contact: e.r.vanballegooij@uu.nl

This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust, OFR, the Descartes Centre for the History of the Sciences and Humanities and the Anchoring Innovation Research Program.

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