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2019 Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy

Friday September 20, 2019 - Saturday September 21, 2019

Session I (4:30 – 6:30)
Chair: Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame)
Emmanuel Bermon (Université de Bordeaux): “The Augustinian Proof for the Immortality of the Soul”
Commentator: Scott MacDonald (Cornell University)


Session II (10:00 – 12:00)
Chair: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)
Matteo di Giovanni (University of Turin): “Western Islamic Hylomorphism: Matter and Form in Averroes’ Philosophy”
Commentator: Stephen Menn (McGill University)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)
Matthieu Remacle (University of Toronto): “Logic as a Normative Linguistic Discipline in al-Farabi”
Jacob Andrews (Loyola University Chicago): “William of Auxerre on the Compatibility of Faith and Arguments”
Machessa Samz (Nazareth College, Rochester): “Vital du Four on the Intellect’s Cognition of the Singular”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair: Peter Hartman (Loyola University Chicago)
Christina Van Dyke: “Reason and Its Limits in 13th-15th Century Contemplative Philosophy”
Commentator: Jennifer Hart Weed (University of New Brunswick)


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

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations.

The colloquium is organized by Martin Pickavé, Deborah Black, and Peter King.



Friday September 20, 2019
Saturday September 21, 2019
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Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall)
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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