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Received Opinions: Doxography in Antiquity and the Islamic World - 06-07-08/03/2018, Munich (Germany

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 06-07-08/03/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Room 433, Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (Munich, Germany)


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Day One, Tuesday 06.03.2018

09:15–09:30: Introduction

09:30–10:45: Dr. Christian Pfeiffer: Making Sense of Other Philosophers: Exegesis and Interpretation in Aristotle

11:00–12:15: Dr. Mareike Jas: The physikai doxai of Theophrastus as the Foundation for Doxography in Aristotle and Ps.-Plutarch?

13:15–14:30: Prof. Dr. Jaap Mansfeld: Aetios Kap. 1.15: Über Farben

14:45–16:00: Prof. Dr. David T. Runia: Irreducible Texts in the New Edition of Aëtius

16:15–17:30: Prof. Dr. Teun Tieleman: Galen on the Presocratics (Gal. In Hp. Nat. Hom. and other works)

Day Two, Wednesday 07.03.2018

09:30–10:45: Prof. Dr. Han Baltussen: On the Notion of “Received Opinions” from Aristotle to Simplicius: Doxography or Endoxography?

11:00–12:15: Prof. Dr. Christoph Helmig: Interpreting Parmenides of Elea in Antiquity: From Plato’s Parmenides to Simplicius’ Commentary on Aristotle's Physics

13:15–14:30: Dr. Yury Arzhanov: Greek Philosophers in Monastic Schools: Syriac Forms of Doxography

14:45–16:00: Bethany Somma: The “Materialists” in Plotinus and the Arabic Plotinus: What they Can Tell us About the Transmission of the Stoics into Arabic

16:15–17:30: Dr. Aileen Das: Pseudo-Plutarch in the Book of Proofs and Reflections regarding Creation and Divine Governance: Providence and Natural Philosophy

Day Three, Thursday 08.03.2018

09:00–10:15: Dr. Elvira Wakelnig: Philosophical Compilations in Unpublished Arabic Manuscripts: Doxography or Something Else?

10:20–11:35: Dr. Andreas Lammer: Doxography and Philosophical Method: Avicenna’s Treatment of Presocratic Opinions

12:00–13:15: Dr. David Bennett: Reporting the Dualists: Form and Content

13:20–14:35: Fedor Benevich: The Presocratics in al-Šahrastānī’s Kitāb al-Milal wa-l-niḥal

14:35–15:00: Conclusion

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