6-7 mars 2020 // Intellect and Contemplation in Ancient Greek and Medieval Islamic Philosophy (Munich)

Intellect and Contemplation in Ancient Greek and Medieval Islamic Philosophy
6–7 March 2020

Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (MUSAΦ),
Leopoldstraße 11b, 80802 Munich, 4th floor, room 433

This conference is part of a collaboration between
members of Utrecht University and MUSAΦ

Friday, 6 March 2020

9:30–10:00 Welcome
Section 1 Chair: Laura Castelli (LMU München)
10:00–11:00 Mauro Bonazzi (Utrecht University)
“Antiochus, Ulysses and the Limits of Contemplative Life”
11:00–12:00 Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre University)
“Life and Contemplation in Plotinus’ Hierarchy of Being”

Section 2 Chair: Rotraud Hansberger (LMU Μünchen)
14:00–15:00 Tommaso Alpina (LMU München)
“Contemplating the Contemplator. Human Soul as the Object and the Subject of Contemplation”
15:00–16:00 Bethany Somma (LMU München)
“Externalized Contemplation in Ibn Ṭufayl’s Ḥayy Ibn Yaqẓān”

16:30–17:30 Keynote talk: Peter Adamson (LMU Μünchen)
“From Known to Knower: Affinity Arguments for the Mind’s Incorporeality in the Islamic World”

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Section 3 Chair: Mareike Hauer (LMU München)
10:00–11:00 Thomas Bénatouïl (University of Lille)
“Porphyry on the Digression of the Theaetetus and Intellectual Detachment from Sensations and Social Activities”
11:00–12:00 Bert van den Berg (Leiden University)
“Contemplation as Experience: Reading the Symposium and Phaedrus in the Neoplatonic Academy of Athens”

12:15–13:15 Julia Trompeter (Utrecht University)
“Michael of Ephesus on the Objects of Contemplation”

Section 4 Chair: Tommaso Alpina (LMU München)
15:00–16:00 Jari Kaukua (University of Jyväskylä)
“Critique of Definition and Knowledge of Essences in Suhrawardī”
16:00–17:00 Cécile Bonmariage (UCLouvain)
“‘Knowledge is the seed of vision’: Contemplation, Knowing Things as They Are, and the Intellect in Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī”
17:00–18:00 Concluding discussion

Organization: Rotraud Hansberger and Mareike Hauer (LMU München)
Contact: hansberger@lrz.uni-muenchen.de, mareike.hauer@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
This conference is kindly supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

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