Upcoming Conference: The 2016 University of Toronto Medieval Philosophy Colloquium

The 2016 University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy will be taking place on September 23rd and 24th.

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. Deborah Black, Peter King, and Martin Pickavé are the organizers.  

The schedule will run as follows:

Friday, September 23rd

Session I (4:30-6:30pm)

  • Chair: Antoine Côté (University of Ottawa)
  • Speaker: Thomas Williams (University of South Florida), “John Duns Scotus on the Knowledge of the Natural Law”
  • Commentator: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)

Saturday, September 24th

Session II (10:00-12:00am)

  • Chair: Therese Scarpelli Cory (University of Notre Dame)
  • Speaker: Dag Hasse (Julius-Maximillian-Universität Würzburg), “Averroës on Knowing God”
  • Commentator: Luis Xavier López-Farjeat (Universidad Panamericana)

Session III (2:00-4:00pm)

  • Chair: Michael Fatigati (University of Toronto)
  • Speakers:
    • Kendall Fisher (Syracuse University): “Thomas Aquinas on Hylomorphism and the In-Act Principle”
    • Philip Choi (University of Colorado at Boulder): “Skepticism, Reliabilism,and Evidentia in William of Ockham”
    • André Martin (McGill University): “Terminative Cognition and the Object of Cognition in Peter John Olivi”

Session IV (4:15-6:15pm)

  • Chair: Andrew Arlig (Brooklyn College)
  • Speaker: Cecilia Trifogli (Oxford University), “Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, and Thomas Wylton on the Subject of Thought and the Intellectual Soul"
  • Commentator: Thomas Ward (Loyola Marymount University)

All sessions will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street) and are free and open to the public.

For registration and any questions, send an e-mail to medieval.philosophy@utoronto.ca.