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Aristotelian Philosophy of Biology Seminar

This seminar is devoted to the Aristotelian philosophy of biology.
You can ask for the text studied in the sessions (email us 10 days in advance).

This seminar is financed by the Centre Léon Robin, the SPHere laboratory and the “Sciences of Antiquity” Initiative of Sorbonne University.

Organisation :
Cristina Cerami (SPHere UMR 7219 : CNRS/Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne/Université Paris Cité) & David Lefebvre (Sorbonne Université, UFR de philosophie et Centre Léon Robin, UMR 8061 du CNRS).

PROGRAM 2022 - 2023

This seminar will meet 5 times a year, on Wednesday afternoons, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., alternately at the Sorbonne and at the University of Paris-Cité.

Each session will be accessible by videoconference by zoom; the login link can be obtained from us by email to: C. Cerami, David Lefèvre

Dates October 19th, 2022 February 15th, 2023 April 19th, 2023 May 24th, 2023 June 28th, 2023

The program will be online soon.

Wednesday October 19,
Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres, Room of Actes (entrance at 54 rue Saint-Jacques)

  • 2:30pm
    Myrto Hatzimichali (University of Cambridge)
    “Miscellaneous” Activities in Historia Animalium IV
  • 4:30pm
    Christof Rapp (LMU Munich)
    The Human Body and the Role of Erect Posture. Aristotle’s Parts of Animals IV.10.

Wednesday February 15, 2023
Université Paris Cité, Building Condorcet, Room Mondrian, 646A*

  • 2:30pm
    Emily Kress (Brown University)
    Aristotle on Using Tools
  • 4:30pm
    Klaus Corcilius (Universität Tübingen)
    Hylomorphism and the causal role of the soul in Aristotle

Wednesday April 19
Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres, Room ‘des Actes’**

  • 2:30pm
    Claudia Zatta (Università degli Studi di Milano)
    Aristotle and living beings’ “oikeiotera physis” (PA 1 645a4)
  • 4:30pm
    Justin Winzenrieth (Centre Leon Robin, Université Paris Sorbonne)
    Âme végétative et âme animale chez Aristote

Wednesday May 24
Université Paris Cité, Building Condorcet, Room Mondrian, 646A*

  • 2:30pm
    Thomas Johansen (University of Gothenburg)
    Aristotle on the Identity of Plants
  • 4:30pm
    Ignacio De Ribera-Martin (The Catholic University of America)
    Reconciling Aristotle’s Separate Definitions of Death.

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Wednesday June 28
Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres, Room des Actes**

  • 2:30pm
    Giouli Korobili (Universiteit Utrecht)
    Aristotle’s Use of Biology as an Anchor for Introducing Meteorological Knowledge
  • 4:30pm
    Hynek Bartös (Charles University, Prague)
    Aristotle and his medical forerunners on mixtures of the body

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* Université Paris Cité, bâtiment Condorcet, 4, rue Elsa Morante, 75013 - Paris. Access.
Metro : lines 14 and RER C, stop : Bibliothèque François Mitterrand or line 6, stop : Quai de la gare. Bus: 62 and 89 (stop : Bibliothèque rue Mann), 325 (stop : Watt), 64 (stop : Tolbiac-Bibliothèque François Mitterrand)

** Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Lettres, 54 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris