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Axis History and philosophy of Life Sciences

Averroes’s Cosmology: The Middle Commentary on the De Caelo of Aristotle 2012–2013


Organizer : Ahmad Hasnaoui (CNRS). Seminar of the UMR 7219, CNRS-Paris 7 Diderot University with EPHE and Paris I University.


PRESENTATION


In his commentaries on Aristotle’s De caelo, Averroes aimed to rethink the foundations of Aristotelian cosmology. The aim of the seminar is:
1) first to bring to light the principles which underlie Averroes’ project and to situate this project in the large scale history of the cosmological doctrines which take their starting point in Aristotle’s De caelo ;
2) second to describe Averroes exegetical methods, varying with the format taken on by his commentaries. A special attention will be paid to his ‘formalist’ style and to his efforts to show that Aristotle’s exposition conforms maximally to the demonstrative model of the Posterior Analytics. We intend to produce a French annotated translation of Averroes’ Middle Commentary on the De Caelo with a view to reconstructing a key moment in the history of medieval cosmological doctrines. This work will be carried out by combining the skills of science and philosophy historians, as well as Arabic, Hebraic and Latin philologists, this commentary being available in Hebrew and Latin. Building on the work already completed on the first book, we will study this year the commentary on the De caelo’s second book.


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Archives : 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014,
2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017.




PROGRAM 2012-2013 : Monthly, on fridays, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Room Malevitch (483A).
Université Paris Diderot, building Condorcet, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris –Access Map. Metro : line 14, RER C, stop : Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. Bus : 62 89 325 64 / Avenue de France.





2012 Oct. 26
Edmond Mazet (UMR STL, CNRS/University of Lille3)
Averroès à propos de De caelo II, 13-14: Immobilité, situation et figure de la terre




Nov. 23
Edmond Mazet (UMR STL, CNRS/University of Lille3) Averroès à propos de De caelo II, 13-14 (suite) : Immobilité, situation et figure de la terre




Dec. 14
Edmond Mazet (UMR STL, CNRS/University of Lille3) Averroès à propos de De caelo II, 13-14 (suite) : Immobilité, situation et figure de la terre




2013 Jan. 25
Edmond Mazet (UMR STL, CNRS/University of Lille3)
Averroès à propos de De caelo II, 13-14 (suite) : Immobilité, situation et figure de la terre




Feb. 15
Ahmad Hasnaoui (CHSPAM-SPHERE-UMR 7219, CNRS/ Université Paris Diderot)
Averroès à propos de De caelo II, 12 : deux apories à propos de l’ordre du ciel




March 22
Ahmad Hasnaoui (CHSPAM-SPHERE-UMR 7219, CNRS/ University Paris Diderot)
Récapitulation de la traduction des Livres I et II : Averroès à propos de De caelo I, 1




April 19
Cristina Cerami (CHSPAM–SPHERE) 
Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 2-4


Edmond Mazet (UMR STL, CNRS/University of Lille3) 
Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 5-6




May 17
Cristina Cerami (CHSPAM–SPHERE) 
Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 2-4 (onwards)


Edmond Mazet (UMR STL, CNRS/Université de Lille3) 
Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 5-6 (onwards)




June 7
Edmond Mazet (UMR STL, CNRS/University of Lille3) 
Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 5-6 (onwards)



Cristina Cerami (CHSPAM–SPHERE/UMR 7219, CNRS/ University Paris-Diderot) 
Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 2-4 (onwards)