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Averroes’s Cosmology: The Middle Commentary on the De Caelo of Aristotle 2014–2015


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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PROGRAM 2014-2015 : Monthly, on Fridays, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Université Paris Diderot, building Condorcet, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris – Campus map with access. Metro : line 14, RER C, stop : Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. Bus : 62 89 325 64 / Avenue de France.




November 14, !! session cancelled !!

  • Cristina Cerami (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE)
    Revision of the translation of CMDC I, 3-4.


December 12, Room Rothko, 412B

  • Cristina Cerami (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE)
    Revision of the translation of CMDC I, 3-4.


January 16, Room Rothko, 412B

  • Cristina Cerami (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 4.


February 13, !! exceptionnally 16:00 – 18:00 !!, Room Rothko, 412B

  • Cristina Cerami (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 4.


March 27, Room Malevitch, 483A

  • Cristina Cerami (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 4.

April 17, Room Malevitch, 483A

  • Cristina Cerami (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 4.
  • Ahmad Hasnaoui (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 8-9. L’unicité du monde.

May 22 !! Session postponed to July 4 !!

  • Ahmad Hasnaoui (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE, UMR 7219)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 8-9. L’unicité du monde.


June 12, Room Malevitch, 483A

  • Ahmad Hasnaoui (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE, UMR 7219)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 8-9. L’unicité du monde.


July 4, !! exceptionnally on Saturday 10:00 – 13:00 !! Room Malevitch, 483A

  • Ahmad Hasnaoui (CNRS, CHSPAM-SPHERE, UMR 7219)
    Révision de la traduction de CMDC I, 8-9. L’unicité du monde.