Department of Philosophy

Perception, Reason & Desire in Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

A twofold event in three days at Uppsala University
September 29–October 1, 2016


English Park Campus, Uppsala University


Downloadable programme in PDF

Day 1, Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nordic Network for The History of Philosophy Workshop

Location: the whole day in Eng2-K1023

  • 10:15–10:30 Welcome
    Tomas Ekenberg and Pauliina Remes (Uppsala)
  • 10:30–11:30 “Aristotle's Enkratic Person Fails Exclusively Emotionally”
    Gösta Grönroos (Stockholm)
  • 11:30–12:30 “Aristotle on Memory”
    Mika Perälä (Helsinki)


  • 14:00–15:00 “Evaluation and Appetite in Early Medieval Ethics”
    Tomas Ekenberg (Uppsala)
  • 15:00–16:00 “Medieval Augustinian Desire”
    José Filipe Pereira da Silva (Helsinki)


  • 16:15–17:15 “Morality and Happiness in the 13th Century”
    Mikko Yrjönsuuri (Jyväskylä)
  • 17:15–18:00 “The Role of Passions in Cartesian Psychology”
    Ruidan She (Paris)

18:30  DINNER

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Day 2, Friday, September 30

Uppsala Graduate Conference in History of Philosophy, part 1

Location before lunch: Eng2-K1028

  • 10:00–11:00 “Aristotle on the Perception of Pleasure and Pain in De Anima III.7”
    Harry Alanen (Oxford)
    Commentator: Charlotta Weigelt (Södertörn)
  • 11:00–12:00 “Aristotle on Phantasia and Desire in Animal Locomotion”
    Cecilia Li (Western Ontario)
    Commentator: Gösta Grönroos (Stockholm)


Location after lunch: Eng2-K1024

  • 13:00–14:30 ANCIENT KEYNOTE "Craft and Desire in Plato and Aristotle"
    Thomas Kjeller Johansen (Oslo)
  • 14:45–15:45 “Perceptual Judgments in Plato’s Republic”
    Saldaña Eduardo (Geneva)
    Commentator: Pauliina Remes (Uppsala)
  • 15:45–16:45
    “Epicurus’ Theory of Perception and the Problem of Conflicting Appearances”
    Cristóbal Zarzar (Cambridge)
    Commentator: Erik Eliasson (Helsinki)


  • 17:00–18:00 “Is John Buridan an Epistemic Fallibilist?”
    Philip Choi (Boulder)
    Commentator: Erik Åkerlund (Newman)


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Day 3, Saturday, October 1

Uppsala Graduate Conference in History of Philosophy, part 2

Location: the whole day in Eng2-1077

  • 9:30–10:30 “Memory in Michael of Ephesus”
    Daphne Argyri (Athens)
    Commentator: Mika Perälä (Helsinki)


  • 10:45–12:15 MEDIEVAL KEYNOTE "Thomas Aquinas on the Subject of Thought and the Status of the Human Soul"
    Cecilia Trifogli (Oxford)


  • 13:15–14:15 “Thomas Aquinas on Self-knowledge of Habitus”
    Enrico Donato (Pisa)
    Commentator: Tomas Ekenberg (Uppsala)

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