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Appel à contributions: “THE GOOD, THE ONE, AND THE MANY” (Deadline 5.02.15)

2nd Call for Papers


1st Conference of The Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy,

University of Jyväskylä, 5-7 June 2015

Invited speakers include: Joseph Almog (University of Turku), Olli Koistinen (University of Turku), Arto Laitinen (University of Tampere), Roberto Lambertini (University of Macerata), Camilla Serck-Hansen (University of Oslo), Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University).

We hereby invite abstracts for papers related to the topic of the conference but in any area of the history of philosophy. We are particularly interested in papers discussing the relationship between the common good and the private good; metaphysical unity and plurality; and whether and how the metaphysical underpinnings affect the discussions concerning the good of an individual and the good of social, political, or religious communities.  We welcome suggestions for individual papers (presentation time including discussion 30 minutes) as well as joint panels (90 minutes). Proposals, which will be evaluated by the board of the network, are invited from senior researchers as well as from graduate students. For the latter there will be two designated workshops.

Proposals should consist of two separate documents:

1) The title and the abstract (maximum 300 words) of your paper. The abstract should clearly state at least the following: the topic of the presentation, the manner in which the paper contributes to this topic, as well as the general argument of the paper.

2) A separate cover letter including the following information: your name, academic position, affiliation, and contact information; the title of your presentation

To submit a proposal, send it as an email attachment to the following address:

Please ensure that the subject line of the email reads: NHP 2015 Proposal

Deadline for submission: 5 February 2015. Decisions will communicated by 27 February 2015.

Organizers: Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy; On the Conceptual History of the Good (NOS-HS); Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy (University of Jyväskylä); and Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition (Academy of Finland).

Appel à Communication : “Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th-Century Logic” (Deadline 12.01.15)

Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th-Century Logic


Time: 16 May, 2015 – 17 May, 2015
Location: Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvator’s Quad
Call for Papers (deadline 12 January 2015)

Historians of logic have known for decades that the 14th century was a tremendously productive period in the Latin West. As far as the relationship between logic and metaphysics is concerned, however, research has tended to focus on the nominalist tradition associated with Ockham and Buridan. The aim of this workshop is to redress the balance a little by focussing instead on the realist tradition that spans the 14th century. We have singled out for special mention the influential figure of John Wyclif, whose Logic is currently being re-edited here at St Andrews, but we welcome contributions involving other figures from Walter Burley to Paul of Venice. 

Each accepted paper will standardly be allocated an hour including time for discussion. Authors of accepted papers will be provided with overnight accommodation for three nights and meals during the conference. Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar and Stephen Read by Monday 12 January 2015. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.

The list of participants currently includes Jenny Ashworth, Laurent Cesalli, Alessandro Conti, and Sara Uckelman. Further details will be made available in due course on the website.

Appel à contribution: “The Ontology of Change in 13th and 14th Century Thought: Physical and Theological Perspectives” (KU Leuven) Deadline 31.01.15

The Ontology of Change in 13th and 14th Century Thought: Physical and Theological Perspectives

Department of Philosophy, KU Leuven

On the basis of Aristotle’s writings on natural philosophy and the commentary tradition, thinkers of the 13th and 14th century vigorously debated how to understand the ontology of change. For instance, they debated whether change was reducible to a succession of states, or whether it constituted a sui generis entity. They also debated whether self-change was possible, or if all change required the real distinction of mover and moved.

Despite the strong presence of typically Aristotelian problems medieval reflection on change was not restricted to the exegesis of the Philosopher’s work. The theological issues brought along questions of their own. The theological doctrine of justification gave rise to debates about qualitative changes that do not occupy a time-span. Moreover, the belief that God can increase the habit of charity sparked a lively debate about the possibility of a quantitative approach to qualitative change.

The aim of the conference is to examine the ontological aspects of accounts of change and related issues in 13th and 14th thought. We want to explore what medieval thinkers think change is, what types of changes there are; and we want to explore if (and how) Aristotelian as well as theological perspectives influenced one another.

We welcome submissions addressing any from the following non-exhaustive list of questions:

– Is change a successive or a permanent entity?

– How do 13th and 14th century thinkers read Aristotle’s definition of ‘change’ according to which change is an actuality of what is potential qua such?

– Is self-motion possible? If so, how? And is it restricted to living beings or not? How about immaterial, i.e. intellectual or volitive, self-motion?

– What is the relation of change to time? Do all changes require time? How about substantial changes?

– Can a change like theological justification be made sense of in the existing Aristotelian physical framework?

– How does the problem of intension and remission affect the Aristotelian ontological division between qualities and quantities?

Please send a max. 500 word abstract with author details to;

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 31, 2015

Informal inquiries: Luca Gili; Can Laurens Loewe

Organizers: Luca Gili, Can Laurens Loewe

Invited speakers: J. Biard (Tours) and J. L. Solère (Boston)


Appel à communication – Journée d’études des jeunes philosophes médiévistes‏ (date-limite 1e mars)

Veuillez trouver l’appel à communication pour la Journée d’études des jeunes chercheurs en philosophie médiévale qui se tiendra Mercredi 14 Mai 2014  à Paris sur le thème:

“Science, savoirs et sagesses au Moyen Âge”

Les propositions de communication sont à envoyer à l’adresse avant le 01e Mars 2014.

L’argumentaire, ainsi que les modalités de participation se trouvent dans le document ci-joint: Studium.Appel à communication2014

Organisation: Elisabeth Boncour (EPHE), Delphine Carron (EHESS), Véronique Decaix (CESR), Sophie Serra (Paris Sorbonne), pour STUDIUM.

Appel à contribution pour le 9e colloque international de la SIHSPAI (Paris, 8-9 octobre 2014)

  Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la

  Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques


9th International Colloquium of the SIHSPAI

A Manifold Rationality : Science, Philosophy, and kalam
in Classical Islamic Civilization


8-10 October 2014

15 December, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to let you know that the 9th International Colloquium of the SIHSPAI will take place in Paris on 8-10 October 2014 (location t.b.d.).

If you wish to take part as speakers in this colloquium, we would be grateful if you could send to us a completed ‘registration form’ (here attached) by 15th February 2014 and an abstract (about 250 words) by 30th April 2014, at the following address:

The Society will partially cover your accommodation in Paris, depending on our budgetary means. As for your travel expenses, we invite you to seek financial support from your institutions. Those of you whose institutions are unable to provide such a support, are requested to get in touch with us.

We look forward to your participation in this meeting.

With best wishes,

Ahmad Hasnaoui

Permanent Secretary, SIHSPAI