18-19 juin 2019 // Colloque “Phusis kai Phuta. Nature and Plants in Early Greek Thought”

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Phusis kai Phuta. Nature and Plants in Early Greek Thought

First colloquium of the Phusis kai phuta network.

Paris, 18th-19th June 2019

University of Chicago – Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann

INHA, salle Vasari, 2 rue Vivienne

18 June

Yuen room, University of Chicago – Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann

 

Morning

Session 1: Empedocles panel (I)

9h45 welcome coffee

10h10 A. Macé (Franche-Comté): “The growth of Hesiod’s Roots – Empedocles’ Vegetal

Metaphysics”

11h20 M. Herner (Munich): “‘If the Elements Are Roots, Are We Plants?’ The ‘Metaphysics of

Life’ in Empedocles’ Physical Theory”

12h20 lunch

Afternoon

Session 2: Empedocles panel (II)

14h00 C. Ferella (Mainz): “Empedocles and the Birth of Plants and Trees: Reconstructing PStrasb.

gr. inv. 1665-6 end. d-f 10b-18”

15h10 coffée break

15h30 L. Wash (Chicago): “Between Demiurgic Love and Random Growth: Image and Concept in

Empedocles”

16h40 J.-C. Picot (Centre Léon Robin): Empedocles wrap-up and general discussion

18h fin

19 June

Salle Vasari, INHA, 2 rue Vivienne.

Morning

Keynote address

9h30 G. Heinemann (Kassel): “Physis: A Dualism of Accounts and Some More Imagery”

11h00 coffee-break

Session 3: Pre-Theophrastean botanical models (I)

11h30 C. Zatta (Siena) – “Plants’ Physiology and Life from the Presocratics to Aristotle”

12h40 lunch

Afternoon

Session 4: Pre-Theophrastean botanical models (II)

14h Anne Laure Therme (Independent): “Les animaux sont-ils des plantes ou les plantes des

animaux ? Modèles végétaux dans les zoogonies présocratiques”

15h10 A. Buccheri (HaStec, CJP): “Phuo, thallō, anthos: What Can Lexicography Teach Us About

Pre-Theophrastean Botanical Models?”

16h10 Concluding comments by J. Strauss Clay (Virgina) and general discussion.


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