mardi 10 décembre 2013

La philosophie grecque et les sciences de la vie

Early Greek philosophy and life sciences

Ancient philosophy workshop

9-11 January 2014
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, room 2103

Thursday, 9th January
9.30-10 Welcome address

10-11 Maria Michela Sassi (Università di Pisa) The matter of mind for the Presocratics

11-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.30 Claire Louguet (Université Lille 3) Aristotle's criticism of pangenetic theories: a fresh start?

15-16 Stavros Kouloumentas (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Alcmaeon on health and disease

16-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30 Daniela Manetti (Università degli Studi di Firenze) In defence of a "worthless" philosopher: Hippo of Croton

Friday, 10th January

10-11 Elizabeth Craik (University of St Andrews) [Hippocrates] On flesh

11-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Hynek Bartoš (Charles University, Prague) The concept of pneuma in On regimen

15-16 David Sedley (Christ's College, Cambridge) Empedoclean superorganisms

16-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30 Constantinos Macris (CNRS, Paris)  The Pythagorean taboo on beans: between religion and dietetics, cosmology and magic-chemical experimentation

Saturday, 11th January
9.30-10.30 David Sider (New York University) Anaxagoras on nutrition

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-11.45 Miriam Peixoto (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) Life, birth and death in the physiology of Democritus

11.45-12 Coffee break

12-13 Lorenzo Perilli (Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata) Outside the Hippocratic Corpus: losers and winners in early Greek science

The workshop is funded by the research group of Professor Philip van der Eijk Medicine of the Mind, Philosophy of the Body. Discourses of Health and Well-Being in the Ancient World (funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung), by the Topoi Research Group Mapping Body and Soul (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and by the Ancient Philosophy and Science Network (funded by DAAD). For registration and queries, please contact the workshop organiser, Stavros Kouloumentas at

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