UTCMP

UTCMP 2018

by Willie Costello .

University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy 2018

Friday, September 21 – Saturday, September 22, 2018

Conference Schedule

Friday, September 21

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)

Chair: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)

Christopher Martin (University of Auckland): “Only God Can Make A Tree: Abaelard on Wholes and Parts and Some Evidence of His Later Thinking About Them.”

Commentator: Jeffrey Brower (Purdue University)

Saturday, September 22

Session II (10:00 – 12:00)

Chair: Kara Richardson (Syracuse University)

Riccardo Strobino (Tufts University): “Avicenna’s Account of Conditionals and the Logic of Scientific Discourse”

Commentator: Asad Q. Ahmed (University of California, Berkeley)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)

Chair: Matthieu Remacle (University of Toronto)

Michael Fatigati (University of Toronto): “Avicenna on Uniquely Human Emotions”

Daniel Simpson (St. Louis University): “Naturally Apt For One Another: Ockham on the Nature of Causal Linkage”

Aline Medeiros Ramos (Université du Québéc à Montréal/Université du Québéc à Trois-Rivières): “The Status of Prudence in Buridan’s Ethics

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)

Chair: Claude Panaccio (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Irène Rosier-Catach (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris): “The ‘Linguistic Turn’ of Medieval Logic in the Early XIIth Century”

Commentator: Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College)

 

All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building.

Organized by Martin Pickavé, Deborah Black, and Peter King.

UTCMP 2017

by Willie Costello .

University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy 2017

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)
Chair: Charles Brittain (University of Toronto)
Speaker: Jorge Gracia (SUNY Buffalo): “Individuation and the Realism/Nominalism Dilemma: The Case of the Middle Ages”
Commentator: Richard Cross (University of Notre Dame)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Session II (10:00 – 12:00) 
Chair: Jeannie Miller (University of Toronto)
Speaker: Richard Taylor (Marquette University): “Averroes on the Attainment of Happiness”
Commentator: Stephen Ogden (The Catholic University of America)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)
Nicholas Oschman (Marquette University): “Two Philosophical Critiques of Prophecy: Abū Bakr al-Rāzī and Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī on the Pre-Eminence of Natural Reason”
Francesco Pica (University of Toronto): “Getting at Reality: John Duns Scotus on Mind and the World”
Deni Gamboa (UNAM Mexico City): “William of Ockham on Introspective Cognition of Intuitive Acts’ Content and Likeness”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair: Stephen Dumont (University of Notre Dame)
Thomas Williams (University of South Florida): “Can Anselm Have Everything He Wants?”
Commentator: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)

All sessions will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George St.), Room 100.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Registration and inquiries: medieval.philosophy@utoronto.ca.

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickave

UTCMP 2016

by Rachel Barney .

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)

Chair: Antoine Côté (University of Ottawa)

Speaker: Stephen Dumont (University of Notre Dame): “The Condemnation of Giles of Rome Revisited”

Commentator: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Session II (10:00 – 12:00) 

Chair: Christina Van Dyke (Calvin College)

Speaker: Dag Hasse (Julius-Maximillian-Universität Würzburg): “Averroës on Knowing God”

Commentator: Luis Xavier López-Farjeat (Universidad Panamericana)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)

Chair: Michael Fatigati (University of Toronto)

Kendall Fisher (Syracuse University): “Thomas Aquinas on Hylomorphism and the In-Act Principle”

Philip Choi (University of Colorado at Boulder): “Skepticism, Reliabilism, and Evidentia in William of Ockham”

André Martin (McGill University): “Terminative Causation and the Object of Cognition in Peter John Olivi”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)

Chair: Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College)

Cecilia Trifogli (Oxford University): “Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, and Thomas Wylton on the Subject of Thought and the Intellectual Soul”

Commentator: Therese Scarpelli Cory (University of Notre Dame)

UTCMP 2015

by Rachel Barney .

The University of Toronto Colloquium in Mediaeval Philosophy 2015

Friday, September 25

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)


Chair: Matthew K. Siebert (University of Toronto)

Speaker: Marilyn McCord Adams (Rutgers University): “John Duns Scotus vs Henry of Ghent on Divine Illumination: Muddying the Waters”

Commentary: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)

 

Saturday, September 26

 

Session II (10:00 – 12:00)

Chair: Walid Saleh (University of Toronto)

Speaker: Emma Gannagé (Georgetown University): “Al-Kindî On Why Mathematics Matters”

Commentary: Thérèse-Anne Druart (Catholic University of America)

 

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)

Chair: Celia Byrne (University of Toronto)

Zita Thot (Fordham University): “Was Giles a Thomist about Divine Concurrence?”

René Létourneau (Université du Québec, Montréal): “Substantial Plurality of the Soul: A Mid-XIIIth Century Naturalist Interpretation”

Michael Szlachta (University of Toronto): “Peter John Olivi, Freedom, and the Will’s Dominativus Aspectus

 

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)

Chair: Bernardo Carlos Bazan (University of Ottawa)

Antoine Côté (University of Ottawa): “Pierre Roger (1291-1352) on the Causes and Object of Cognition”

Commentary: Peter John Hartman (Loyola University, Chicago)

All sessions will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street) and are free and open to the public.

Registration and inquiries: medieval_dot_philosophy_at_utoronto_dot_ca

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

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Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickavé

UTCMP 2013

by Rachel Barney .

The University of Toronto Colloquium in Mediaeval Philosophy 2013

Friday, September 20

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)
Chair:  Stephen Dumont (University of Notre Dame)
Speaker:  Jon McGinnis (University of Missouri, St. Louis): “A Small Discovery: Avicenna’s Theory of Minima Naturalia
Commentator:  Alnoor Dhanani (Harvard University)

Saturday, September 21

Session II (10:00 – 12:00)
Chair:  Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)
Speaker:  Christopher Martin (University of Auckland): “Abelard on Modality and its Logics”
Commentator:  Kevin Guilfoy (Carroll University)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair:  Ian Drummond (University of Toronto)
Joseph Stenberg (University of Colorado, Boulder): “Happiness in Aquinas: an Analysis of its Core”
Stephen Ogden (Yale University): “Averroes’s Argument from Universals for a Separate Material Intellect”
Simona Vucu (University of Toronto): “Henry of Ghent on Causal Powers”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair:  Henrik Lagerlund (Western University)
Speaker:  Gloria Frost (University of St. Thomas, St. Paul): “Three Medieval Models of Primary and Secondary Causation: Aquinas, Scotus, and Auriol”
Commentator:  Kara Richardson (Syracuse University)

All sessions will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street).

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Registration and inquiries: medieval_dot_philosophy_at_utoronto_dot_ca

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, and the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickavé

UTCMP 2012

by Rachel Barney .

The University of Toronto Colloquium in Mediaeval Philosophy 2012

Friday, September 21

Session I (3:15 – 5:15)
Chair:  Gyongyi Hegedus (King’s University College, London, ON)
Speaker:  Charles Manekin (University of Maryland): “Belief, Knowledge, and Scientia (‘True Knowledge’) in the Hebrew Aristotelian Tradition”
Commentator:  Sarah Pessin (University of Denver)

Saturday, September 22

Session II (10:00 – 12:00)
Chair:  Carlos Bazán (University of Ottawa)
Speaker:  Eileen Sweeney (Boston College): “Albert the Great, Aquinas, and Bonaventure on Science”
Commentator:  Edward Houser (University of St. Thomas, Houston)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair:  Brian Embry (University of Toronto)
Nate Bulthuis (Cornell University): “Walter Burley on the Language of Thought”
JT Paasch (Georgetown University): “Medieval Theories of Causal Powers”
Matthew Siebert (University of Toronto): “Second-Hand Knowledge”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair:  Dominik Perler (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Speaker:  Stephen Dumont (University of Notre Dame): “Intension and Remission of Forms: The Debate between Thomas Wylton and Walter Burley”
Commentator:  Robert Pasnau (University of Colorado, Boulder)

All sessions will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street).

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Registration and inquiries: medieval_dot_philosophy_at_utoronto_dot_ca

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Studies, and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickavé

UTCMP 2011

by Rachel Barney .

The University of Toronto Colloquium in Mediaeval Philosophy 2011

Friday, September 23

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)
Chair:  Scott MacDonald (Cornell University)
Speaker:  Jennifer Ashworth (University of Waterloo): “Aquinas, Scotus and Others on Naming, Knowing, and the Origin of Language”
Commentator:  Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)

Saturday, September 24

Session II (10:00 – 12:00)
Chair:  Bob Sweetman (Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto)
Speaker:  Susan Brower-Toland (St. Louis University): “Medieval Approaches to Consciousness: Ockham and Chatton”
Commentator:  Richard Cross (University of Notre Dame)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair: Matthew Siebert (University of Toronto)
Eric Hagedorn (University of Notre Dame): “Ockham’s Mental Language and the Dispute over the Subject of Scientia”
Jennifer Pelletier (Université du Québec à Montréal): “Metaphysics and the Categories in Ockham”
Rachel Bauder (University of Toronto): “Naming Caesar: Siger of Brabant on Proper Names”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair:  David Piché (Université de Montréal)
Speaker:  Jack Zupko (University of Winnipeg): “Contextualizing the Self-Knowledge Question in Later Medieval Philosophy”
Commentator:  Neil Lewis (Georgetown University)

All sessions will be held in room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street).
All sessions are free and open to the public.
Registration and inquiries: medieval_dot_philosophy_at_utoronto_dot_ca

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Studies, and the Centre for Medieval Studies

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickavé

UTCMP 2010

by Rachel Barney .

The University of Toronto Colloquium in Mediaeval Philosophy 2010

Friday, September 24

Session I (4:30-6:30)
Chair:  Julie Allen (York University)
Speaker:  John Marenbon (Cambridge University): “Abelard’s Semantics”
Commentator:  Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College)

Saturday, September 25

Session II (10:00-12:00)
Chair:  Michael Barnwell (Niagara University)
Speaker:  Katherin Rogers (University of Delaware): “Anselm on the Ontological Status of Choice”
Commentator:  Scott MacDonald (Cornell University)

Session III (2:00-4:00)
Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)
Eduardo Záchia (University of Ottawa): “On Souls and Hands: Aquinas on the Psychophysical Relation”
Ian Drummond (University of Toronto): “Duns Scotus on the Role of the Moral Virtues”
Sydney Penner (Cornell University): “Francisco Suárez on Intending an End”

Session IV (4:15-6:15)
Chair:  Jorge J.E. Gracia (University of Buffalo)
Speaker:  Mark Henninger (Georgetown University): “Realism and Anti-Realism on Relations”
Commentator:  Charles Bolyard (James Madison University)

UTCMP 2009

by Rachel Barney .

The University of Toronto Colloquium in Mediaeval Philosophy 2009

“Things in the Mind” – A Workshop on Medieval Cognitive Psychology

Thursday, September 17

Session I  (3:00-6:30)
Chair: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)
Giorgio Pini (Fordham University): “The Object of the Intellect”
Commentator: Aurélien Robert (CNRS, Tours)
Russ Friedman (Leuven University): “The Cognition of Singulars and Natures”

Friday, September 18

Session II  (9:00-12:15)
Chair: Carl Still (St. Thomas More College)
Martin Pickavé (University of Toronto): “Innate Knowledge”
Timothy Noone (Catholic University of America, Washington DC): “The Agent Intellect, Abstraction, and Illumination”
Commentator: Deborah Black (University of Toronto)

Session III  (3:00-7:00)
Chair: Deborah Black
Jenny Pelletier (Leuven University): “Vacillating between equivocity and univocity: William of Ockham’s concept of being and the categories”
Brendan Palla (Fordham University): “Some Late-Medieval Problems for Aquinas’s Account of the Will”
Mélanie Turcotte (Université du Québec à Montréal): “Sign Cognition in Aquinas’s Theory of Teaching”
Adam Wood (Fordham University): “Aquinas’s Arguments for the Soul’s Subsistence”
Peter Hartman (University of Toronto): “Durand of St.-Pourçain on the Cause of a Cognitive Act”

Saturday, September 19

Session IV  (9-12:30)
Chair: Antoine Côté (University of Ottawa)
Claude Panaccio (Université du Québec à Montréal): “Mental Language”
Commentator: Peter King (University of Toronto)
Laurent Cesalli (Université de Genève): “The Objects of Knowledge and Belief”
Commentator: Susan Brower-Toland (St. Louis University)

Session V  (2:30-4:00)
Chair: Nadja Germann (Loyola College)
Henrik Lagerlund (University of Western Ontario): “Error, Cognitive Failure, and the Process of Reasoning”
Commentator: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)

UTCMP 2008

by Rachel Barney .

The University of Toronto Colloquium in Mediaeval Philosophy 2008

Friday, September 19

Session I (4:30-6:30)
Chair:  Christina Van Dyke (Calvin College)
Speaker:  Robert Pasnau (University of Colorado, Boulder): “The Scholastics and Secondary Qualities”
Commentator:  Jean-Luc Solère (Boston College)

Saturday, September 20

Session II (10:00-12:00)
Chair:  Kara Richardson (University of Syracuse)
Speaker:  Thérèse-Anne Druart (Catholic University of America): “Ibn Sina or Avicenna, and Duns Scotus”
Commentator:  Robert Wisnovsky (McGill University)

Session III (2:30-4:30)
Chair:  Jeffrey Brower (Purdue University)
Speaker:  Cecilia Trifogli (All Souls College, University of Oxford): “Thomas Wylton on Final Causality”
Commentator:  Edith Sylla (North Carolina State University)