Aristotle’s On the Soul: Critical Reflections

April 11, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Department of Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Tivoli Hall and Central Classroom Building
900 Auraria Pkwy
United States

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  • University of Denver
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Metropolitan State University of Denver
University of California, Berkeley
University of South Carolina
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
McMaster University
University of Notre Dame
New York University
Union College


Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Aristotle’s On the Soul: Critical Reflections

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Auraria Campus, Denver, April 11-13

Sponsors: Department of Philosophy, University of Denver

Department of Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver

            Thursday, April 11, 2019 (all times are Mountain Summer Time)      

  1. Public Panel on the Legacy of Aristotle’s Thought on Life: Panelists: Christopher Frey (South Carolina), Rachel Parsons (Louisiana State), and TBD, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday, April 12, 2019

Continental Breakfast, 8:30 am to 9:00 am, 

Welcome and Agenda, Caleb Cohoe (MSU Denver), 9:00 am to 9:15 am, 

Session 1, Chaired by Christopher Hauser (Rutgers)

  1. Aristotle on Earlier Definitions of Soul and their Explanatory Power: De Anima I 2-5,” Jason W. Carter (Edinburgh), 9:15 am to 10:15 am
  2. Aristotle on the Soul’s Unity,” Christopher Frey (South Carolina), 10:15 am to 11:15 am
  3. Nutritive Soul,” Jessica Gelber (Toronto), 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

Session 2, Chair (TBD)

  1. Aristotle on the Roles of Memory and Phantasia,” Rachel Parsons (LSU), 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
  2. Intelligibility, Insight, and Intelligence,” Sean Kelsey (Notre Dame), 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  3. The Separability of Nous,” Caleb Cohoe (MSU Denver), 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Continental Breakfast, 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Session 1

Chair (TBD)

  1. "Desire, Cognition and Action in the De Anima,” Jessica Moss (NYU), (Via Videoconference), 9:30 am to 10:30 am
  2. Why Nous Cannot be a Magnitude: De Anima I 3,”Krisanna Scheiter (Union), 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Lunch, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Session 2, Chair: Samuel Baker (University of South Alabama)

  1. The Gate to Reality: Three Steps in Aristotle’s Theory of Perception,” Klaus Corcilius (Tübingen), 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  2. Aristotle on the Objects of Perception,” Mark A. Johnstone (McMaster), 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
  3. Closing Discussion, 3:15-4:00 pm

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