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The Aristotle Metaphysics of Alexander of Aphrodisias 2017–2018

Organisers: Annick Jaulin (SPHERE–CHSPAM/Gramata, Univ. Paris I). Sessions: University Paris I.

Alexander of Aphrodisias is the only Greek commentator on Metaphysics of Aristotle who is not connected with the neo-Platonic school. He has, on the contrary, played a great part in the Platonic understanding of Aristotelianism. That is to say that it played a fundamental role in the history of the transmission of Metaphysics in the Greek, Arab and Latin worlds, but this role remains little studied.

This seminar, co-organized by a subgroup (CNRS - Université Paris1) of the UMR 7219 and the University of Aix, aims to translate and analyze the authentic part (A-D books) of the commentary Metaphysics transmitted in Greek under the name of Alexander, in order to understand the reading he proposed of Aristotle by situating it in the history of Greek philosophy (Stoician context and influence on neo-Platonic reception of Aristotle) ​​and determining which Influenced his "Aristotelianism" exerted on the later Aristotelian tradition, Arab and Latin.

Website of the Project Didaskalos, Alexander of Aphrodisias and the Aristotle Metaphysics.

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PROGRAMME 2017-2018
Sessions will be held 12.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

January 12, 2018


  • translation Annick Jaulin (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, SPHERE-Gramata)
  • reviewing: Claire Louguet (University Lille 3, CNRS-UMR 8163 "Savoirs, Textes, Langage" (STL)) & Cristina Cerami (CNRS, SPHERE)

February 16


  • translation Anne Balansard
  • reviewing: Michel Crubellier (University Lille 3, STL) & Annick Jaulin

March 9


  • reviewing: Laurent Lavaud (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, SPHERE-Gramata) & Gweltaz Guyomarc’h (University Lille 3, STL)

April 6


  • translation Claire Louguet
  • reviewing: Annick Jaulin & Anne Balansard (Centre Paul-Albert Février, University of Aix-Marseille – CNRS)

June 18 – 19, University Aix-Marseille

The program will be online soon.