MEDIEVAL LOGIC AND ONTOLOGY (MeLO) SEMINAR
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
University of Cluj
Università di Parma
Bar Ilan University
15 January 2021, 4.30 pm CET
Dominic Dold, Why 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 Pelletier, What is it like to think about roses: Chatton and Wodeham on Objective Existence.
26 February 2021, 9.30 am CET
Christophe Geudens, The 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 Polloni, Medieval 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 Binini, Possibility 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 Masolini, Discussions on dominium at the Council of Constance (1414-1418).
28 May 2021, 9.30 CEST
Shahab Khademi, A way out of radical skepticism: Aquinas’ treatment of the brains in a vat hypothesis
11 June 2021, 9.30 am CEST
Yehuda Halper, Studying Dialectic in Hebrew: Aristotle’s Topics from Thought to Practice?
24 June 2021, 9.30 CEST
Zita Toth, From sine qua non to occasional causes.
2-3 September 2021
Knowability and the Limits of Knowledge
Workshop hosted by the MeLO Seminar.