Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Philosophy, Science and the Sciences

The Central Books of Aristotle's 'Topics'

  • When Jul 07, 2017 12:00 to Jul 08, 2017 11:59 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hannoversche Straße 6, room 1.03
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Research on Aristotle’s Topics has focussed on its first and last books. Scholarship on the six central books remains poorly developed. These books are, however, essential for understanding Aristotle’s conception of dialectic, which is central to his conception of both philosophical and scientific method. Study of these books also promises to cast light on how Aristotle thought about teleology, definition, and logic. This workshop will bring together specialists on the Topics, allowing a systematic exploration of these poorly understood parts of Aristotle’s work.

Invited speakers

Laura Castelli (LMU Munich)
Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila (University of Helsinki)
Colin King (Providence College)
Marko Malink (New York University)
Mika Perälä (University of Helsinki)
Christof Rapp (LMU Munich)
Miira Tuominen (University of Jyväskylä)

Find more details in the program.