Do, 16.02. – 17.02.2023


Hybrid Conference by the ERC_CoG_NeoplAT

Medieval Theories at the Crossroads between
Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism

Hybrid-Conference organised by  
Dragos Calma and Tobias Hoffmann

Registration is requested | dragos.calma[at]

with the support of the
Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and
The Centre Pierre Abélard, University of Sorbonne

funded by

Programme | PDF



16 February 2023

9-9.10: Dragos Calma, Tobias Hoffmann
Words of Welcome
Causes from Baghdad to Prague

9.10-10.10: Richard Taylor
On the Causality of the First Cause in the Kalām fī
maḥḍ al-khair / Liber de causis

10.10-11.10: Martin Dekarli
The Liber de causis and Causality in the Works of Jan

11.10-11.20: Coffee Break

Mediation I

11.20-12.20: Odile Gilon
Secondary Causality in Roger Bacon's Doctrine of the
Multiplication of Species

12.20-13.20: Silvia Donati
Primary vs Secondary Causality in the Thirtheenth
Century Discussions on the Origin of Matter:
Aristotelian Commentaries ca. 1250-1300

13.20-15: Lunch

Divine Concurrence

15-16: Zita Tóth
Divine Concurrence with Sinful Volitions in Some Lesser Known

16-17: Gloria Frost
Primary and Secondary Causation and the Act of Sin: Does
Privation Theory save God from Causing Evil?

17-17.10: Coffee Break

17.10-18.10: Tobias Hoffmann
Primary and Secondary Causality in Teaching:
Bonaventure, Aquinas, and Henry of Ghent

17 February 2023

Mediation II

9-10: Maria Sorokina
Primary, Instrumental, or Superfluous? The Celestial Causality in
the Generation of Living Beings (13th -14th Centuries)

10-11: Isabelle Moulin
The Question of the Status of Secondary Causes in Two
Commentaries on Peter Lombard’s Sentences:
Bonaventure and Thomas Aquinas

11-11.15: Coffee Break

11.15-12.30: Charles Ehret
Aquinas on the Order of Causes and Effects: Bringing
Together the Neoplatonic and Aristotelian Models

12.30-14: Lunch

Reassessing Causality

14-15: Olga Lizzini
Causality and Possibility in Avicenna

15-16: Wouter Goris
Potentia executiva

16-16.15: Coffee Break

16.15-17.15: Olivier Ribordy
Nouvelle "remise en question" de la causalité?
Réflexions philosophiques de Patrizi et Suárez.

17.15-17.30: Dragos Calma, Tobias Hoffmann
Concluding Remarks




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