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PHYSIKA, Aristotle’s Physics in the Greek, Arabic, Hebraic and Latin traditions

PHYSIKA, la physique d’Aristote dans les traditions grecque, arabe, hébraïque et latine

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Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Élodie Faath

Summary

This international conference aims to study the transmission of Aristotle’s writings on natural philosophy, to understand the way in which this body of knowledge was conveyed, interpreted, and indeed transformed, in the Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin traditions.

Announcement

Organised by Cristina Cerami (UMR 7219 : CNRS, Paris 1, Paris Diderot) and Andrea Falcon (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Presentation

Aristotle’s works on natural philosophy form a systematic body of knowledge that unfolds according to a definite order that ought to inform any study of it. And yet, there are very few passages where Aristotle talks about this order, so that there remain a number of important questions about the criteria governing this organization. Tellingly, all the philosophers and scientists working in the Greek, Arabic, Hebrew or Latin worlds who studied Aristotle’s physics whether to defend, criticize, or go beyond it, first sought to understand the organization and coherence of this systematic body of knowledge as well as the internal logic of its various components. The goal of this conference is to trace the history of this debate in each of these scholarly communities, based on the assumption that this debate was never purely philological, because any order given to the various treatises implies a definite understanding of each of the different stages of the physical inquiry and a distinct view of the project as a whole.

Program

13 JUNE 2013

Room Luc Valentin, building Condorcet, University Paris Diderot

9 :30 Welcoming and Opening session Cristina Cerami and Andrea Falcon.

  • 10:00 Charles Burnett (University of London/The Warburg Institut) Gerard of Cremona: Translator, Commentator, and Editor of Aristotle.
  • 10:45 Barbara Obrist (CNRS, UMR 7219) Discussant.

11:05 – 12:40 General Discussion.

  • 14:00 Stephen Menn (Université von Humbolt, Berlin ; Université McGill, Montréal) Physics II and its Relation to Physics I-IV
  • 14:45 Andrea Falcon (Concordia University, Montréal, Canada) Discussant.

15:05 – 15:20 General Discussion.

  • 15:30 Jan Opsomer (Université KU Leuven/Centre De Wulf-Mansion) The Argument of Physics V-VIII according to Proclus and Simplicius.
  • 16:15 Pantelis Golitsis (Université Luwig Maximilians, Munich-LMU; Freie Universität, Berlin/ Aristoteles Archive) Discussant.

16:35 General Discussion.

  • 16:50 Resianne Fontaine (Université d’Amsterdam-UvA) The Study of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Nature by the 13th-century Hebrew Encyclopedists.
  • 17:35 Esti Eisenmann (Lander Institut, Israel) Discussant.

17:55 – 18:10 General Discussion.

14 JUNE 2013

Room Luc Valentin, building Condorcet, University Paris Diderot

  • 10:00 Valérie Cordonier (CNRS, UMR 7219) Alexandre d’Aphrodise lecteur de la physique d’Aristote.
  • 10:45 Cristina Cerami (CNRS, UMR 7219) Discussant.

11:05 – 11:20 General Discussion.

  • 11:20 A. Hasnaoui (CNRS, UMR 7219) Reconstruire pour réfuter: Avicenne contre Philopon.
  • 10:45 R. Sorabji (King’s College London) Discussant.

11:05 – 12:40 General Discussion.

  • 14:00 Mauro Zonta (Université La Sapienza, Rome) The Corpus of Physical Writings in the Hebrew Tradition
  • 14:45 S. Di Donato (CNRS/EPHE) Discussant.

15:05 – 15:20 General Discussion.

  • 15:30 Pieter De Leemans (Université KU Leuven/Centre De Wulf-Mansion) Stability and Variation in the Medieval Corpus Aristotelicum.
  • 16:15 Pieter Beullens (Université KU Leuven/Centre De Wulf-Mansion) Discussant.

16:35 – 16:50 General Discussion.

15 JUNE 2013

Room Cavailles, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

  • 9:30 Silvia Donati (Université de Bonn/Albertus Magnus Institut) Commenting and Completing Aristotle: Albert the Great towards a Peripatetic Encyclopedia of the Natural Sciences.
  • 10:15 Carlos Steel (Université KU Leuven/Centre De Wulf-Mansion) Discussant.

10:35 General Discussion.

10:50 – 12:30 Closing Roundtable.

Places

  • Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Salle Luc Valentin (RER C/Métro ligne 14 : Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand Bus : 62, 64, 89, 325) | Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Salle Cavaillès - 4, rue Elsa Morante | 12 Place du Panthéon
    Paris, France (75013 | 75005)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013
  • Friday, June 14, 2013
  • Saturday, June 15, 2013

Attached files

Keywords

  • Aristote, physique, système, transmission, texte, Aristotle, physics, system, transmission, text

Contact(s)

  • Cristina Cerami
    courriel : cristinacerami [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Andrea Falcon
    courriel : afalcon [at] alcor [dot] concordia [dot] ca

Information source

  • Nad Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« PHYSIKA, Aristotle’s Physics in the Greek, Arabic, Hebraic and Latin traditions », Colloquium, Calenda, Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013, https://calenda.org/250614

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