Aristotelian Logic and Metaphysics
A Ruth Norman Halls Colloquium
October 20th-21st, 2012
Laura Castelli recently joined Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) where she holds a Humboldt postdoctocal fellowship, awarded for a project on Aristotle's and Alexander of Aphrodisias's analysis of dialogical argumentation. She studied at Pisa, Tübingen and Oxford, receiving her Ph.D. from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in 2008. After her PhD she worked at the Scuola Normale and at the University of Oxford (Exeter College, Faculty of Philosophy). Her publications on Aristotle, Plato and the history of Aristotelianism include Problems and Paradigms of Unity. Aristotle's Account of the One, International Aristotle Studies, Academia Verlag 2010, and Aristotle, Metaphysics Iota. Introduction, translation and notes, Clarendon Press, in preparation. Her main areas of interest are metaphysics and the theory of argumentation.
Alan Code is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, previously he was Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University, before that the Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies at UC Berkeley, where he also served as department chair. His frequently cited papers include "The Persistence of Aristotelian Matter," Philosophical Studies, 1976; "Aristotle's Metaphysics as a Science of Principles," Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 1997; "Aristotle and the History of Skepticism," in Ancient Models of Mind, Cambridge 2010; and "An Aristotelian Puzzle about Definition: Metaphysics VII.12," in Being, Nature and Life in Aristotle, Cambridge 2010. Forthcoming are Collected Papers on Aristotle's Metaphysics and Logic (Princeton), and a volume on The Philosophy of Aristotle in the new Oxford Histories of Philosophy series he is co-editing with Calvin Normore.
Neil Lewis is an associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University. He is the principal editor of Richard Rufus' commentary on Aristotle's De generatione et corruptione; he is preparing an edition of Robert Grosseteste's De libero arbitrio for the British Academy. Along with members of the Interdisciplinary Reading Group on Medieval Science at Durham University, he is preparing a study of Grosseteste's De luce. Other publications include "Robert Grossesteste and Richard Rufus of Cornwall on Unequal Infinities," in Robert Grosseteste: His Thought and Impact, Toronto 2012; "Space and Time," in the Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus; "William of Auvergne's Account of the Enuntiabile: Its Relation to Nominalism and the Doctrine of the Eternal Truths," Vivarium 1995.
Marko Malink is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. He obtained his PhD from Humboldt University Berlin in 2008, and his current research focuses on Aristotle's logical works. His forthcoming book is entitled Aristotle's Modal Syllogistic (Harvard University Press). Other publications include "A Non-Extensional Notion of Conversion in the Organon" (Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 2009), and, together with Jacob Rosen, "A Method of Modal Proof in Aristotle" (Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 2012).
Ben Morison is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University; his DPhil is from Oxford. Prior to his Princeton appointment he was Michael Cohen Fellow at Exeter College, and before that a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. His publications include "What Was Aristotle's Concept of Logical Form?," in Episteme etc., Oxford 2012; "The Logical Structure of the Sceptic's Opposition," in Essays in Memory of Michael Frede, Oxford 2011, both of which volumes he co-edited, as well as "Did Theophrastus Reject Aristotle's Account of Place," Phronesis 2010, and On Location: Aristotle's Concept of Place, Oxford 2002.
Calvin Normore is Professor of Philosophy at UCLA and Macdonald Professor of Moral Philosophy emeritus at McGill University. His research has centered on Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and especially on issues in the history of logic, will, intentionality, and the metaphysics of composite objects. His publications include: "Ockham on Being" in Categories of Being (OUP 2012), "Ockham's Metaphysics of Parts," Journal of Philosophy 2007, "Freedom, Contingency and Rational Power," Proceedings of the APA 2007 and "What is to be done in the history of Logic," Topoi 2006.
Jacob Rosen is Academic Coordinator in the Graduate School of Ancient Philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He earned his PhD in philosophy from Princeton (2008) and was a Bersoff Fellow at NYU. His research deals with Aristotle's natural philosophy, metaphysics, and logic. Publications: "Motion and Change in Aristotle's Physics 5.1" (Phronesis 2012), "A Method of Modal Proof in Aristotle" (with Marko Malink, OSAP 2012), "Proof by Assumption of the Possible in Prior Analytics 1.15" (with Marko Malink, Mind, forthcoming).
Carrie Swanson is the Ruth Norman Halls Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Philosophy at Indiana University. Her current research focuses on Plato
and Aristotle's theories of false refutation, syllogistic reasoning, and dialectic. Her book project is based on her dissertation (Rutgers 2011), Socratic
Dialectic and the Resolution of Fallacy in Plato's Euthydemus. Forthcoming publications include "Aristotle's Expansion of the Taxonomy of Fallacy
in Sophistici Elenchi 8," for a special issue of Philosophiegeschichte und logische Analyse (2012), and "Plato's Treatment of the Fallacy of Accident in Plato's Euthydemus," for a collection of essays on Ancient Fallacies (Oxford University Press).
Rega Wood is Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University and Professor Emerita at Stanford. She has prepared NEH-funded critical editions of works by John Duns Scotus, William Ockham, Adam Wodeham, and Richard Rufus of Cornwall. Her numerous studies of scholasticism include Ockham on the Virtues (Purdue University Press, 1997), "Appellation, Signification, & Universal Names According to Richard Rufus" (The Modern Schoolman 86, 2008-2009), and the Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy's "The Subject of the Science of Metaphysics'' (2009).
- Gary Ebbs (Indiana University): Session Chair
- Pieter Sjoerd Hasper (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Session Chair
- Michael Koss (Indiana University): Session Chair and Webmaster
- Jennifer Ottman (Indiana University): Commenter
- Paul Vincent Spade (Indiana University): Session Chair
- Allen Wood (Indiana University): Opening Remarks
"Herakles Wrestling Triton"
From an Attic Greek Black-Figure Hydria
Attributed to the Roycroft Painter ca. 520-510 BCE
Indiana University Museum
Gift of Thomas T. Solley, 77.33
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