Aquinas on Knowing as Being and Being-About
Department of Philosophy
Via Panorâmica s/n
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What conceptual models shape our thinking about the mind and its activities or experiences? This lecture and seminar studies a neglected model of the mind in a key Latin medieval thinker, Thomas Aquinas ... (continue reading at Conference webpage).
Open lecture: Knowing as Being from Aristotle to Aquinas: An Alternative Model of Mind in the Graeco-Arabic-Latin Tradition
12th October, 17h30, Departamento de Filosofia (Torre B, piso 1)
This lecture would set up the broad historical picture; why we should attend to the way that we imaginatively "model" mental activities in interpreting historical thinkers, and how a "metaphysical model" of knowing as a kind of being is developed in Aristotle, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Plotinus, Averroes, and Aquinas.
15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th October 2018
10h30-12h30, Departamento de Filosofia (Torre B, piso 1)
1. "Intelligibility and the Order of Intellects in Aquinas" (Discussion of chs. 1-3)
2-3. "Forms and Likenesses: The Problem of Intelligible Species" (Discussion of chs. 4-5)
4. "Intentionality and Attention in Aquinas" (Discussion of ch. 6)
5. "The Verbum and the Human Soul in Aquinas" (Discussion of chs. 7-8)
Comments by: Celia López Alcalde (Univ. Porto), José Meirinhos (Univ. Porto), Rodrigo Guerizoli (Univ. Federal Rio de Janeiro), Tommaso Piazza (Univ. Pavia).
Free attendance, with previous registration by email
September 7, 2018, 10:00am +01:00
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