CFP: The History of Philosophy as the History of Anti-Aristotelianism

Submission deadline: April 15, 2014

Conference date(s):
August 12, 2014 - August 14, 2014

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Conference Venue:

Universidad Diego Portales
Santiago, Chile

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Through long and important periods in its history, philosophy has developed and been practiced under the dominant influence of only a few philosophers. Among these, there can be no doubt that Aristotle was the philosopher who was respected by the most disparate philosophical traditions during the most discrete historical periods. For this reason, philosophers have always rebelled against Aristotle’s authority.  Criticism of Aristotle has materialised in the most divergent of ways. Some philosophers have regarded his influence as too spiritual and metaphyscical.  Others, like Descartes, have considered his philosophy too materialistic. In this conference we intend to study the different anti-Aristotelian strategies adopted by various writers ranging from the fourteenth century down to German idealism.  We are  interested not only in those authors who were consciously anti-Aristotelian, but also in the  anti-Aristotelian elements that can be found in the thought of authors regarded as Aristotelian, as well as in the Aristotelian elements of thought that was or is generally considered anti-Aristotelian. 

Call for papers:  Proposals should be sent before 15 April 2014, and full texts should be sent by 1 August 2014, to both of the following e-mail addresses: and

Confirmed speakers: Juan Arana (Universidad de Sevilla), Francisco Bertelloni (Universidad de Buenos Aires), William Connell (Seton Hall University), Silvia Manzo (Universidad Nacional de la Plata), Luis Placencia (Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago), Miguel Saralegui (Universidad Diego Portales) y Víctor Zorrilla (Universidad de Monterrey)

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