AccueilThe Notion of Intelligence in Ancient Greece (nous-noein), from Homer to Platonism

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Publié le jeudi 18 décembre 2014 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

The aim of this issue of Methodos is to gather contributions of international scholars on the notion of nous-noein in order to reconstruct the history of the terms related to intelligence and its activities. The issue will mainly try to outline the evolution of such terms, from their original perceptual meaning to their conceptual and theoretical scope. Contributions should thus provide materials and analysis to identify the stages and ruptures in the evolution of their use. Additionally, all attempts to trace the technical and cultural transformations which have allowed the passage from the practical understanding of the nous-noein to its more abstract uses are welcome. Papers should by no means be limited to genetic or historical reconstructions; we also welcome any paper bringing some new elements of reflection on the notion of intelligence in the chosen era.

Annonce

Coordinator

Fabio Stella

Argument

The aim of this issue of Methodos is to gather contributions of international scholars on the notion of nous-noein in order to reconstruct the history of the terms related to intelligence and its activities. The issue will mainly try to outline the evolution of such terms, from their original perceptual meaning to their conceptual and theoretical scope. Contributions should thus provide materials and analysis to identify the stages and ruptures in the evolution of their use. Additionally, all attempts to trace the technical and cultural transformations which have allowed the passage from the practical understanding of the nous-noein to its more abstract uses are welcome. Papers should by no means be limited to genetic or historical reconstructions; we also welcome any paper bringing some new elements of reflection on the notion of intelligence in the chosen era.

This issue of Methodos will mainly—although not exclusively—be focused on topics such as the origins of the terms, their use by Homer, the Lyrics, Heraclitus and Parmenides, Xenophanes, the Pythagoreans, Anaxagoras, the great Tragedians, the Sophists, Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and the Neoplatonism. Contributions should not be limited to philosophy but also include Greek literature and history. We seek papers from scholars whose areas of specialization range over ancient philosophy with a strong interest in philology, as well as from philologists interested in the development of the vocabulary of knowledge and epistemological questions. In keeping with a pluralistic and interdisciplinary commitment, we also welcome papers from scholars from different fields who might bring a different light to the subject. 

Submission of proposal

Contributions Proposals (2500 characters) will be sent electronically, in Word and PDF formats writing to the following address: methodos@revues.org 

Deadline : 15th of march 2015

Accepted languages : French, German, Italian, English.

Once a proposal has been accepted, the authors will send their text for the 15th of may 2015, in accordance with the guidelines described under « Conditions de publication et instructions aux auteurs » on the review’s website.

Dates

  • dimanche 15 mars 2015

Mots-clés

  • ancient philosophy, nous, noein, philology, knowledge

Contacts

  • Christian Berner
    courriel : christian [dot] berner [at] univ-lille3 [dot] fr
  • Revue Methodos
    courriel : methodos [at] revues [dot] org

Source de l'information

  • Florence Thill
    courriel : florence [dot] thill [at] univ-lille3 [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« The Notion of Intelligence in Ancient Greece (nous-noein), from Homer to Platonism », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 18 décembre 2014, http://calenda.org/310990