Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

St Joan of Arc Chapel

The Marquette University Midwest Seminar in

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy is pleased to host

Andreas Lammer,

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


“Matter and Form in Avicenna’s Physics:

On the Commonality of Internal Principles”

3:30 - 5:00 pm 21 March 2014

(Video presentation with live discussion to follow)

Location: Raynor Library 330B

For video, click HERE*.

Andreas Lammer studied philosophy and German language and literature at the University of Würzburg. In 2009, he received his master's degree in philosophy from King's College London. He has worked as a research assistant at the Thomas Institute of the University of Cologne and taught undergraduate courses at the universities of Würzburg, Cologne, and Jena. His primary interests are in ancient and Arabic natural philosophy, with a special focus on Aristotle and Avicenna. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on Avicenna's Physics under the supervision of Peter Adamson and Dag N. Hasse. In particular, his dissertation focuses on Avicenna's reading of Aristotle and on post-Avicennian natural philosophy, and investigates a number of themes which have become subjects of controversial discussions among Muslim philosophers and theologians in the twelfth and thirteenth century.