Aristotelianism and the Critique of Modernity


Aristotelianism and the Critique of Modernity
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Fabianinkatu 24 A, Ground Floor, Seminar Room 136
November 23-25 2007

November 23

Session I: Aristotelianism in Science and Natural Philosophy

12:30 Opening
12:45-14:00 Diana Quarantotto (University of Pisa): The Struggle for
Eternity: Aristotle on the Metamorphosis of Living Matter, its Goal and Laws
14:15-15:30 Monte Johnson (University of California San Diego): Aristotle's
Teleology - What It Is and What It Is Not
15:30-15:45 Coffee
15:45-17:00 Sabine Föllinger (University of Bamberg): Aristotle's Biological
Works as Scientific Literature
17:00-17:15 Coffee
17:15-18:30 Miira Tuominen (University of Helsinki): How Do We Know the
Principles? Back to Posterior Analytics II 19
19:15 Rector's Reception

November 24

Session II: Aristotelianism in Ethics and Political Philosophy

10:15-11:30 Fred Miller (Bowling Green State University): Anticipations of
Human Rights in Aristotle and Other Ancient Thinkers
11:30-11:45 Coffee
11:45-13:00 Juha Sihvola (University of Helsinki): Aristotelian Sociability
and Individualism
13:00-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:30 Roberto Lambertini (University of Macerata): The Debate about
Natural Rights in the Middle Ages
15:30-15:45 Coffee
15:45-17:00 Annabel Brett (University of Cambridge): The Question of
Individual Natural Liberty in Early-Modern Aristotelianism
18:30 Dinner

November 25

Session III: Aristotelian Developments in Phenomenology

10:15-11:30 John Drummond (Fordham University): Axiology, Eudaimonia, and
Virtue Ethics
11:30-11:45 Coffee
11:45-13:00 Sara Heinämaa (University of Helsinki): Husserl's Ethics of
Renewal: Persons, Capacities and Virtues
13:00-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30 Closing

Organising Committee: Miira Tuominen, Virpi Mäkinen, Sara Heinämaa
For further information contact miira.tuominen[at]