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2022 Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy

Friday September 23, 2022 - Saturday September 24, 2022


Session I (4:30 – 6:30)
Chair: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)
José Filipe Silva (University of Helsinki): “Perceptual Rationality”
Commentator: Robert Pasnau (University of Colorado, Boulder)



Session II (10:00 – 12:00)
Chair: Riccardo Strobino (Tufts University)
Taneli Kukkonen (NYU Abu Dhabi): “Ibn Tufayl on the Language of Thought”

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)
Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)
John Jalsevac (University of Toronto): “Understanding Aquinas’s Vis Cogitativa Through the Via Negativa
Léo Melançon-Thibault (Université de Montréal): “The Reaction to Durand of Saint-Pourçain’s Rejection of Abstraction: The Case of Durandellus and Peter of Palude”
Jordan Lavender (Purdue University): “Nicholas of Autrecourt and John of Ripa on the Relationship Between Awareness and Reflexivity”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)
Chair: Violeta Cervera Novo (Université Laval)
Claude Panaccio (Université du Québec à Montréal): “Ockham’s Theory of Substance”
Commentator: Peter King (University of Toronto)


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 can also be followed on Zoom (https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/89146928336; Passcode: 533867).

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickavé




Friday September 23, 2022
Saturday September 24, 2022
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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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