The Hunt for Essence: A TIDA Workshop on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics II.13

June 5, 2024 - June 6, 2024
University Tübingen

Doblerstraße 33


  • European Research Council


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The Hunt for Essence: A TIDA Workshop on Posterior Analytics II.13

5-6 June, 2024

University of Tübingen, as part of the ERC Project Text and Idea of Aristotle’s Science of Living Things

To register, email: [email protected]


5 June

9:00-9:30             Introductory remarks: Problems and Questions, Justin Vlasits (Illinois Chicago and TIDA/Tübingen)

9:30-10:00          The Greek Text of Posterior Analytics II.13, Pieter Sjoerd Hasper (Hamburg)

10:15-12:00        Atomic Triplets, Prime Numbers, and Non-Numbers: Mathematical Examples in Posterior Analytics II.13, Laura Marongiu (Milano)

14:00-15:45        Dealing with the Whole: Definition as the Principle of Everything, Pieter Sjoerd Hasper (Hamburg)

16:00-17:45        Aristotle on the Usefulness and Aims of Division in Posterior Analytics II.13, Lin Li (Köln)

6 June

8:30-10:15          Aristotle on What you Don’t Need to Know for Defining and Dividing, Johanna Schmitt (TIDA/Tübingen)

10:30-12:15        Investigating Similarities, Justin Vlasits (Illinois Chicago and TIDA/ Tübingen)

14:00-15:45        Aristotle’s Applications of Division and Definition, Andreas Kindler (Tübingen)

16:00-17:45        The Order and Connection of Ideas, and the Explanation of Facts: Post. An. 2.13 in its Contexts, Michel Crubellier (Lille)

Location: Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Zentrum for Foundational Research, Doblerstraße 33, 72074 Tübingen

Sponsored and Organized by ERC -2021- ADG TIDA

Grant Agreement 101053296: Text and Idea of Aristotle’s Science of Living Things

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June 3, 2024, 9:00am CET

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