9-11 and 12 June, Knowledge as Assimilation

Conference and workshop, 'Rationality in Perception, 1250-1550' ERC project

A three-day conference (9-11 June) followed by a one-day workshop (12 June)

Hosted by the project Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550


Conference programme (you can download it here: Knowledge as Assimilation)


9.30-10 José Filipe Silva and Christina Thomsen-Thörnqvist, OPENING WORDS

10-11 Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, Plotinus on Perceptual Judgment and Innateness

11-12 Sarah Byers, Victorinus and Augustine on the Identity of Content Known in First and Second Actuality of Knowledge

14-15 Jörn Müller, Truth as adequation in Thomas Aquinas: Some problems

15-16 Therese Cory, Assimilation vs. Representation: A Proposal regarding Intelligible Species in Aquinas

16.30-17.30 KEYNOTE 1: Mohan Matthen, Perception as Spatial Representation



9.30-10.30 Jon McGinnis, Some Becoming Remarks: Avicenna’s Criticism of the Assimilation Theory of Cognition and of Becoming the Intelligible Object

11-12 Carla Di Martino, Rationality in Perception. Avicenna and Aquinas

12-13 Cecilia Trifogli, Thomas Aquinas and Giles of Rome on the Reception of Forms without the Matter

14.30-15.30 Dominik Perler, Is Assimilation Possible? Suárez on Intellectual Cognition

16-17 Keynote 2: Pavel Gregoric, The Intellect and its Objects in Aristotle’s De Anima III.4


11 JUNE:

10-11 Pauliina Remes, Platonists on Starting Points of Reasoning

11.30-12.30 Jari Kaukua, Avicenna’s Empiricism Reconsidered

12.30-13.30 Ana Maria Mora Marquez, Intellectual knowledge of the particular (1250-1350)


Workshop programme (see also the website of the project)


MORNING SESSION (Chair: ANSELM OELZE, University of Helsinki)

10.00-11.00    MATTHIEU MOULLEC (Sorbonne, Paris): “Learning Outside the World. Assimilation of Knowledge in Plotinus’ Work”

11.00-12.00     DAVLAT DADIKHUDA (LMU, Munich): “Avicenna Keeping it Real. Sense Perception in The Healing; al-Nafs II.2”


13.30-14.30     PALOMA HERNÁNDEZ RUBIO (UAM, Mexico City): “De re praedicatur. Intentiones and forma totius according to Albertus Magnus”

14.30-15.30     PETER WEST (Trinity College, Dublin): “Berkeley’s Anti-Abstractionism as a Grounds for the Likeness Principle”

KEYNOTE LECTURE (Chair: JOSÉ FILIPE SILVA, University of Helsinki)

16.00-17.00    PAOLO RUBINI (University of Helsinki): “Accidental Perception and Cogitative Power in Thomas Aquinas and John of Jandun”


The Conference is jointly organised by the ERC research project Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550 (directed by José Filipe Silva) and the Research Programme Representation and Reality: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in the Aristotelian Tradition (directed by Christina Thomsen-Törnqvist)

The workshop is organised and funded by the European Research Council project Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550. It is part of the Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy workshop series.