3 Feb 2007 - 4 Feb 2007 All day CRASSH


Aristotelian Logic, East and West. 500-1500
2007 Annual Colloquium: 'Methods and Methodologies'
3-4 February 2007
CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

This year, by contrast with previous years, we shall not be concentrating on a particular text of the organon, but on the general question of method and methodology. Under 'method', we include questions about how medieval logicians in Latin and Arabic cultures saw the range of their subject and its relation to other areas of study, such as metaphysics and grammar. Under 'methodology', we ask about the methods most suitable for historians and philosophers today to use in understanding medieval logic. For instance, how useful is it to try to represent medieval logical systems and arguments using contemporary symbolism?

The organizers are Margaret Cameron (CRASSH; mc567@cam.ac.uk) and John Marenbon (Trinity College, jm258@cam.ac.uk).

The participants include, the Arabists Peter Adamson, Amos Bertolacci, Matteo di Giovanni, Tony Street; and the Latinists Andrew Arlig, Jenny Ashworth, Irène Rosier-Catach, Sten Ebbesen, Christophe Erismann, Simo Knuuttila, Chris Martin, Paul Thom.

The conference will begin on Saturday 3 February at 9.45 am and take place at CRASSH. There will be sessions on Saturday morning and afternoon, and on Sunday 4 February, up to 3.30 pm.


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