KU Leuven, 15 January to 3 September 2021

MeLO is a virtual forum dedicated to research in logic and ontology from the period c. 500-1700. Organized by Christophe Geudens and Nicola Polloni, MeLO is specifically targeted at early career researchers and aims to provide them with an opportunity to present their work to peers through either talks or discussions of pre-circulated draft papers.

Meetings take place fortnightly, usually on Fridays at 4.30 pm CET or 9.30 am CET. Invited authors can present their research by delivering a spoken paper (25/30 min) or by pre-circulating a written paper (briefly introduced by its author). A mutually enriching discussion with the attendees will follow. Meetings last for about 1 hour.

Organisers: Christophe Geudens and Nicola Polloni

Official Website

Elena Baltuta
University of Cluj

Irene Binini
Università di Parma

Lorenz Demey
KU Leuven

Dominic Dold
MPIWG Berlin

Christophe Geudens
KU Leuven

Yehuda Halper
Bar Ilan University

Shahab Khademi
KU Leuven

Serena Masolini
KU Leuven

Joshua Mendelsohn
Loyola Chicago

Jenny Pelletier
KU Leuven

Nicola Polloni
KU Leuven

Zita Toth
KU Leuven

15 January 2021, 4.30 pm CET
Dominic DoldWhy do animals have parts? Organs and organisation in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Latin commentaries on Aristotle’s De animalibus.

29 January 2021, 9.30 am CET
Joshua Mendelsohn“Men go grey”: Robert Kilwardby and the logic of natural contingency.

12 February 2021, 9.30 am CET
Jenny PelletierWhat is it like to think about roses: Chatton and Wodeham on Objective Existence.

26 February 2021, 9.30 am CET
Christophe GeudensThe via antiqua vs. via moderna Approach to Modal Logic. The Case of John Fabri of Valenciennes (fl. c. 1500).

12 March 2021, 4.30 pm CET
Nicola PolloniMedieval Universes in Disorder: Primeval Chaos, Ontological Roots, and Authoritative Coordinates.

26 March 2021, 4.30 pm CET
Lorenz Demey, Boolean considerations on John Buridan’s octagons of opposition

9 April 2021, 9.30 am CEST
Irene BininiPossibility and Necessity in the Age of Abelard

23 April 2021, 4.30 pm CEST
Elena Baltuta Naturalizing Intentionality: Why Medieval Intentionality is More Than a Feature of Our Cognitive Mental States 

20 May 2021, 4.30 pm CEST
Serena MasoliniDiscussions on dominium at the Council of Constance (1414-1418).

28 May 2021, 9.30 CEST
Shahab KhademiA way out of radical skepticism: Aquinas’ treatment of the brains in a vat hypothesis

11 June 2021, 9.30 am CEST
Yehuda HalperStudying Dialectic in Hebrew: Aristotle’s Topics from Thought to Practice?

24 June 2021, 9.30 CEST
Zita TothFrom sine qua non to occasional causes.

2-3 September 2021
Knowability and the Limits of Knowledge
Workshop hosted by the MeLO Seminar.