Montag, 26. Juni 2017, 17:15 - 19:00 iCal

213. Institutsseminar, Cecilia Trifogli

English Commentaries on Aristotle’s Physics from the 13th Century

Hörsaal des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

will focus on the early commentaries on Aristotle’s Physics (around 1250–70), which have been the primary object of my research in the last twenty five years. I will first give a general outline of this tradition. I will then present in some detail important doctrinal aspects characteristic of it. These will include (i) the species-theory of natural agency, and (ii) the realism about change and time. I will finally discuss the textual tradition of one of the works belonging to this tradition, i.e., Geoffrey of Aspall’s commentary, which has been recently edited in the series Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi.


Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung


Stefanie Gruber
Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung