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2023 Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy

Friday September 22, 2023, 4:00 pm - Saturday September 23, 2023, 7:00 pm

Please join us for the 2023 edition of the Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy.





Session I (4:30 – 6:30)

Chair: Jennifer Hart Weed (University of New Brunswick)

Pasquale Porro (University of Turin): “How Does God’s Knowledge Differ from Tiresias’ Oracles? Revisiting Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, Book V”

Commentator: Martin Pickavé (University of Toronto)



Session II (10:00 – 12:00)

Chair: Thérèse-Anne Druart (Catholic University of America)

Meryem Sebti (CNRS, Paris): “Imagination and Individuality of the Soul in Avicenna’s Philosophy”

Commentator: Seyed Mousavian (Loyola University Chicago)


Session III (2:00 – 4:00)

Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)

Rui Xu (University of Toronto): “Henry of Ghent on Creation”

Dominic LaMantia (Notre Dame): “Identity and Real Distinction According to Duns Scotus”

Nick Westberg (Boston College): “Reexamining Suárez’s Theory of Logical Possibility”


Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)

Chair: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)

Jean-Luc Solère (Boston College): “On the Constant Attention of the Soul: In Defense of Olivi”

Commentator: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)


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 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 22, 2023, 4:00 pm
Saturday September 23, 2023, 7:00 pm
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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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