THE MIDWEST SEMINAR IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
 
 

Marquette University Faculty Participants: Owen Goldin (Ancient), Susanne Foster (Ancient, Ethics), John Jones (Medieval Social Thought, Neoplatonism), James South (Late Medieval & Renaissance), Andrew Tallon (NeoThomism, phenomenology), Richard C. Taylor (Medieval Latin & Arabic), Roland Teske, S.J., (Medieval, Augustine, Philosophy of Religion), David Twetten (Medieval, Aquinas) and others from Marquette and other regional universities.


Recent visiting participants in the seminar have included Suzanne Stern-Gillet (Bolton Institute), Alfred Ivry (New York University), Thomas Williams (University of Iowa), Eugene Garver (Saint John's University), Patricia Curd (Purdue University), Cristina D'Ancona (Università di Padova), John Sisko (College of William and Mary), Jeffrey E. Brower (Purdue University), Mary J. Sirridge (Lousiana State University), Richard Tierney (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee), Kenneth Seeskin (Northwestern University), Ruth Glassner (Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem), Steven Harvey (Bar Ilan University), Ray Weiss (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee), Hye-Kyung Kim (University of Wisconsin at Green Bay), Lorraine Pangle (University of Texas at Austin), Josep Puig Montada (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Roslyn Weiss (Lehigh University), Helen Lang (Villanova University), Andrew Payne, Universityof St. Joseph, Daniel Frank, Purdue University, Andreas Speer, Thomas Institut, Cologne, Carlos Fraenkel, McGill University, Sarah Pessin, University of Denver, and others.


DIRECTIONS AND MAPS:

- For directions to the Marquette Campus, see https://www.marquette.edu/contact/directions/

- For information on the Raynor Library and nearby parking see

https://www.marquette.edu/contact/finder/raynor.shtml.

- For information on the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) and its location, see

https://www.marquette.edu/contact/finder/union.shtml

- For information on Cudahy Hall and its location, see

https://www.marquette.edu/contact/finder/cudahy.shtml

- For a map of the Marquette University campus, see https://www.marquette.edu/contact/CampusMap.pdf

- For a map of downtown Milwaukee, see

http://www.wisconline.com/counties/milwaukee/map-downtown.html


Send requests for information to:

Richard C. Taylor, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University

Email: mistertea@mac.com or Richard.Taylor@Marquette.edu.

Telephone: (414)-288-5649, Fax: (414)288-3010


SOME VALUABLE LINKS


Aquinas and the Arabs: A Project in Medieval Philosophy:

http://web.mac.com/mistertea/iWeb/Aquinas%20&%20the%20Arabs/Aquinas%20&%20the%20Arabs.html


Marquette University Philosophy Department: https://www.marquette.edu/phil/

 

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

St Joan of Arc Chapel

The Marquette University

Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

is pleased to host

Dr Nicola Polloni

University of Durham, Durham, UK






presenting

“Gundissalinus, Avicenna and the Road to Paris”

3:30-5:00 pm Wednesday 2 November 2016

Raynor Library room 330b

Video presentation, click HERE.


Abstract

Together with two further, anonymous works,  the De causis primis et secundis and the Book on the Peregrinations of the Soul in the Afterlife, Gundissalinus’s writings mark the theoretical and even material path that will lead to the great receptions and criticisms of Avicenna and the other ‘Arabs’ in Paris and Oxford during the thirteenth century and beyond—from John Blund to Albert of Cologne, Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon, and Duns Scotus. I will try to cast some light on this very first stage of ‘theoretical appropriation’ of Avicenna’s doctrines in the Latin West, analysing how Avicenna’s doctrines have been accepted or rejected by Gundissalinus and the two anonymous authors of the De causis primis et secundis and the Book on the Peregrinations of the Soul in the Afterlife, and pointing out, in particular, the role played by other translations produced in Toledo on Avicenna’s Latin reception.


For information on Dr Polloni’s work, click HERE.

Also see The Ordered Universe Project, click HERE.