This two-day conference will bring together leading scholars of ancient philosophy who have given special attention in their work to Aristotle’s treatment of place and locomotion, and will provide a forum for discussion of current research on these topics in Area D-II.Themes of the conference will include: metaphysical foundations of place, causal powers of place, and the topology of the spatial.

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Program

28.10.2011
10:15
Place as Cause
Mohan MatthenUniversity of Toronto, Canada
14:00
Motion versus change in Physics V
Jacob RosenInstitut für Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
16:15
Aristotle on not changing place: Physics VI, 8
Benjamin MorisonPrinceton University, New Jersey, USA
29.10.2011
10:15
Aristotle on Place
David SedleyUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom
14:00
Walking Around in Circles
Andreas AnagnostopoulosLudwig-Maximilians-Universität München
16:15
Philoponus Aristotelicus: the commentary on Phys. IV, 1-5
Keimpe AlgraUniversiteit Utrecht, Koninkrijk der Nederlanden