Aristotle’s views on the nature of life and mind, and the relation between them, are taking on a renewed significance in contemporary philosophy. Increasingly, Aristotelian themes arise in a number of different fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology, metaethics, and philosophy of biology. Central issues include whether Aristotle’s conception of human nature can usefully form the ground of a naturalized ethics, whether current discussions of the continuity between life and mind can benefit from Aristotle’s own version of the continuity thesis, whether evolutionary biology could benefit from a theory of the organism of the sort that Aristotle’s biological works offer.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris (Paris, France)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Pia Campeggiani; Denis Walsh
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11:00 - welcome.
11:30-13:00 - Session 1: Keynote Address
James Lennox (Pittsburgh): Organisms, Agency and Aristotle
13:00-14:15 - lunch break.
14:15-15:45 - Session 2: Thinking, Sensing, Remembering
Sophia Connell (Birkbeck, London): Aristotle on Animal Cognition.
Véronique Decaix (Paris 1): Title TBA
15:45 - 16:15 - coffee break.
16:15-17:45 - Session 3: neo-Aristotelian Metaethics
Denis Walsh (Toronto): Human Nature: the neo-Aristotelian evolutionary perspective
Pia Campeggiani (Bologna): ‘An unbroken series of successful gestures’: affective habituation and social affordances in Aristotle’s ethics.
9:30-11:00 - Session 4: Keynote Address
Victor Caston (Michigan): Aristotle on the Unity of Psychology
11:00-11:30 - coffee break.
11:30-13:00 - Session 5: The Theory of Organisms
Anna Marmodoro (Durham) and Christopher Austin (Oxford): Power Structuralism: An Ontology of Organisms.
Laura Nuño de la Rosa (Complutense, Madrid): From the Method of Division to the Theory of Transformations: Thompson after Aristotle, and Aristotle after Thompson
13:00-14:15 - lunch.
14:15-15:45 - Session 6: Life, Mind, Continuity
Klaus Corcilius (Tübingen): Talk of the Psychic and Talk of the Mental
Michael Wheeler (Stirling): Embodied Cognition and the Deep Continuity of Life and Mind: an Aristotelian Interrogation
15:45-16:15 - coffee break.
16:15-17:00 - closing remarks and general discussion.