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Ancient Life Sciences: Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches - 07-08/12/2020, Online

The international workshop Ancient Life Sciences: Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches Part II includes 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.

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 07-08/12/2020


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Inna Kupreeva (Edinburgh); Teun Tieleman (Utrecht).

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Monday, 7 December

  • 14.45-15.00: Welcome.

  • 15.00-15.50: Dr Giouli Korobili (Utrecht): 'Sustenance and Ecological Thinking in Aristotle’s and Lucretius’ Explanations of Natural Phenomena.’

  • 15.50-16.00: Break I.

  • 16.00-16.50: Richard Schorlemmer MA (Fribourg): ‘The body as empsychon or organon apsychon: Early Peripatetic difficulties to describe the soul-body relation in voluntary action.’

  • 16.50-17.00: Break II.

  • 17.00-17.50: Dr Ben Harriman (Edinburgh): ‘Causes and Perceptions: Poseidonius on Parmenides.’

Tuesday, 8 December

  • 10.00-10.50: Chiara Cecconi MA (Utrecht): ‘Herophilus of Chalcedon on Pneuma and the Nervous System: Between Aristotelian Heritage and Novel Discoveries.’

  • 10.50-11.00: Break I.

  • 11.00-11.50: Dr Aistė Čelkytė (Utrecht), ‘Movers and Shakers: Galen on the nature of demiurgic acts.’

  • 11.50-12.00: Break II.

  • 12.00-12.50: Prof. Teun Tieleman (Utrecht): ‘Galen on the Notion of Life.’

  • 12.50: Conclusion.

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