Autumn School 2018: Medieval Philosophy

When
16-10-2018 08:30 to 19-10-2018 15:30
Where
Ghent, Campus Boekentoren, Blandijn building, Large Meeting Room (130.007, 3rd floor)
Language
English
Organizer
Martine De Reu
Contact
martine.dereu@ugent.be
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INFLUENCERS AND FOLLOWERS: MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY BETWEEN THE LATIN WEST, THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND THE ISLAMICATE WORLD

HS2-2 cut.jpgThis Autumn School is organized for PhD- and MA-students in Medieval Studies (art history, history, philosophy, literature, linguistics,…) who did not have a training as philosopher during their regular study programme, but nevertheless need some basic knowledge and methodology for their current research.

The course aims to give an overview of the philosophical problems, concepts, and debates that are specific to the Middle Ages. Equal attention will be paid to three cultural areas: the Latin West, Byzantium, and the Islamicate world. Hence, the intercultural exchange of philosophical ideas will be an important focus throughout the course. Also, the course will develop insights into the thorny relationships of philosophy with religion in the Middle Ages, and will discuss relationships between philosophy and literature, science, and art. Moreover, time will be devoted to a specifically medieval problem in philosophy, namely the relationship between commenting texts of ancient authorities and developing independent ideas.

The Autumn School consists of four days, 16th-19th October, during which participants will be able to combine plenary sessions with interactive workshops. All sessions will be taught in English by leading experts in the field of medieval Latin philosophy, Byzantine philosophy and Islamicate philosophy. The event will take place in Ghent.

There is a EUR 150 admission fee, which is waived for applicants from Ghent University or the Dutch Research School for Medieval Studies. The fee covers all lessons, visits, lunches and coffee breaks.

You can find the leaflet with the preliminary programme and practicalities attached to this message as a related item. For questions, please contact the coordinator, .

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