The Department of Philosophy of Providence College, along with the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, is pleased to announce a conference on "Dialectic and Analytics in the Aristotelian Tradition". The purpose of the conference is to investigate Aristotle's Organon within the context of its medieval reception, particularly in the Arabic and Latin traditions, and at the intersection of theology, philosophy, and the sciences. Colleagues from the greater Boston area are warmly invited to attend.
To register for the conference, please email Father John Sica, firstname.lastname@example.org
Below please find the conference schedule. Some of the Presenters have submitted their papers for you to read prior to the conference. To view a presenters paper, please click on the Presenters name and it will take you to a secure link where you will enter a password to access the paper. To acquire the password, please email Father John Sica, email@example.com.
8:30 - 9:15 am Breakfast
9:15 - 9:30 am Colin Guthrie King, Providence College
9:30 - 10:30 am Robert Bolton, Rutgers University:
"Dialectic and Analytics: Aristotle's Two Standards for Inquiry"
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:45 am Fedor Benevich, Ludwig–Maximilians–Universität München:
"Redefining Necessity in Avicenna's Posterior Analytics"
11:45 – 12:00 pm Break
12:00 - 1:00 pm Gaston Le Notre, The Catholic University of America:
"A Posterior Analytics Reading of the Derivation of the Transcendentals in Aquinas's De Veritate"
1:00 – 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 - 3:15 pm Jonathan Butacci, The Catholic University of America:
"Cognitive Capacities and States in Posterior Analytics B. 19"
3:15 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 5:30 pm Keynote Lecture - Ruane
Christof Rapp, Ludwig–Maximilians–Universität München:
"Why Rhetoric is Based on Dialectic: Aristotle and the Present Day"
8:30 - 9:15 am Breakfast
9:15 - 10:15 am Christopher Shields, The University of Notre Dame:
"A Singular Connection with Dialectic: Francisco Suárez, Metaphysical Disputation I"
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am Evan Rodriguez, Idaho State University:
"Alexander of Aphrodisias on Dialectic and First Principles in Aristotle's Topics
11:30 - 11:45 am Break
11:45 - 12:45 pm Christopher Hauser, Rutgers University:
"Aristotle's Epistemology of Essence"
12:45 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 pm Byron MacDougall, Princeton University:
"Byzantine Figures: Aristotelian Syllogistic in the Anonymous Iconophile Treatise against John the Grammarian"
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm Riccardo Strobino, Tufts University:
"The reception of the Analytics in Avicenna's logic"
4:15 - 4:30 pm Break
4:30 - 5:30 pm Marko Malink, New York University:
"Aristotle on Proof ad absurdum"