Colloquium: "Issues in Aristotle’s modal ontology, logic, and moral epistemology"; 28.4, Helsinki

Issues in Aristotle’s modal ontology, logic, and moral epistemology

A Colloquium at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies, University of Helsinki


Monday, 28 April 2014

Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, Auditorium IX

Modalities: theory and practice

9.30–10.45 Kei Chiba (University of Hokkaido), ‘Aristotle’s modal ontology the potentiality, the at-work-ness and the completeness'

11.00–12.15 Mika Perälä (University of Helsinki), ‘The capacity for memory and its exercise in Aristotle’


Logic and dialectic

13.30–14.45 Simo Knuuttila (University of Helsinki), ‘Aristotle on predication and identity’

15.00–16.15 Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila (University of Helsinki), ‘How relevant is Aristotle’s dialectic to his methodology of inquiry?’

Coffee and tea

Moral epistemology

16.45–18.00 Hasse Hämäläinen (University of Edinburgh), ‘From identification to insight: Aristotle’s theory of moral perception.’

Prof. Chiba specializes in Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle’s dialectic, natural sciences and metaphysics, and Apostle Paul’s philosophy of faith. His recent publications on Aristotle include ‘Aristotle on Essence and Defining-Phrase in His Dialectic’ (in D. Charles, ed., Definition in Greek Philosophy, Oxford 2010) and ‘Aristotle on Heuristic Enquiry and Demonstration of What It Is’ (in C. Shields, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle, Oxford 2012).

The colloquium is open to all interested in Aristotle’s philosophy and these issues in general. For further information please contact Dr. Mika Perälä (mika.perala at