on the Border of Civilizations

Towards a Critical Edition of the Metaphysics of Avicenna



28 April 2017
Tommaso Alpina speaks of the investigation of the soul in Avicenna's philosophy


International Conference "De anima in the Arabic tradition", Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, 28-29 April 2017, organized by David Bennett within the framework of the programme ”Representation and Reality".




Friday, April 28: Stora konferensrummet, 8th Floor, Lundgrensgatan 7

13.00: Lunch and greetings

14.30-15.30: Tommaso Alpina (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) "Soul of / soul in itself in Avicenna: a diachronic perspective"

15.30-16.00: Coffee

16.00-17.00: Kutlu Okan (University of Jyväskylä) "Is the Active Intellect Necessary: A Presentation on Abu'l-Barakat's Understanding of the Aql al-Faal"

17:30 Dinner


Saturday, April 29: Stora konferensrummet, 8th Floor, Lundgrensgatan 7

10.15-11.15: Stephen Ogden (Johns Hopkins University) "Ibn Rushd on the Nature of the Intellects in De Anima III"

11.15-11.30: Coffee

11.30-12.30: Cécile Bonmariage (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique / Université catholique de Louvain) "Sadr al-Din Shirazi on knowledge, intellection and the Active Intellect"

13.00: Lunch