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Title: Ghent 2013-05: Arist. nat. phil.
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Call for papers


The Sarton Centre for History of Science and the Department of Philosophy and Moral Science, Ghent University announces a conference on


23-24 May 2013


with the theme


Aristotelian natural philosophy in the early modern period


Early modern philosophers liked to debate about Aristotle just as much as medieval scholars. They had different sources to fuel their discussions: from the humanist preoccupation with a pristine Aristotle and a purification of a corpus perceived as corrupted to the very medieval doctors that others sought to forget. This conference aims at reconstructing the various ways in which Aristotle's natural philosophical books were read and used to nourish various philosophical agendas.


We welcome papers on any topic related to late medieval and early modern natural philosophy (roughly 1300-1700) that can contribute to a better understanding of the reception of Aristotle in the period. Papers focussing on the reception of less prominent books of the corpus aristotelicum, such as the Meteorologica or the Parva Naturalia, are especially welcome.


For paper submissions, please send an abstract of 500 words by January 15th, in English or French, to lucian.petrescu@ugent.be and maarten.vandyck@ugent.be.


Invited speakers: Daniel Andersson (Oxford University / Babes-Bolyai University Cluj), Roger Ariew (University of South Florida), Paul Richard Blum (Loyola University Maryland), Helen Hattab (University of Houston), Carla Rita Palmerino (Radboud University Nijmegen).


Contact: Lucian Petrescu and Maarten Van Dyck.

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