This week at the IRH-ICUB

IRH-ICUB Seminar

Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 17h, Faculty of Philosophy (Splaiul Independentei 204) – Drd. Irina Popa, Mapping the Function and Connectivity of the Cingulate Cortex

The seminar Consciousness and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Approach is convened by Dr. Diana Stanciu and is designed as an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions on the topic of consciousness between specialists in neuroscience, medicine, biology, physics, anthropology, linguistics, metaphysics, applied philosophy and the history of philosophy.

More details here.

Intensive Course
Reading Nature With Aristotle

Monday, 16 October and Thursday, 19 October
Lecturer: Stefano Gulizia (CUNY / IRH-ICUB Visiting Professor)

This is an optional course with credits, primarily intended for Master students (History and Philosophy of Science), but also open to PhD students, postdocs, and members of the Institute for Research in the Humanities. The course focuses on the Aristotelian science of natural problems, which continues to be a most neglected area of Peripatetic thought despite having been the bedrock of influential debates up to the Enlightenment. It provides a fresh history of one philosophical genre, the problems, and it asks what does it mean to do philosophy within the confines of such epistemic vehicle. This is an excellent opportunity for a first encounter with Aristotle.

More details here.

Intensive Course
Images of the Knowledge System Pivoted Around Cosmology. A new form of codification of practical knowledge and its (practical) function from the 14th to the 17th century 

17-23 October
Lecturer: Matteo Valleriani (Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, & Visiting Professor, IRH-ICUB October 2017)
Optional intensive course, level: master and PhD students, but the course is also open to undergraduates

The course/seminar will provide an introduction to this “renovation” process of the sciences during the late medieval epoch and early modern period by analyzing, discussing, and contextualizing images. Mirroring the process of formation of disciplines and professions, the following knowledge areas will be taken into consideration: cosmology, timekeeping, geography (cosmography), medicine, and alchemy (pharmacology).

More details here.

New IRH-ICUB Seminar
The Birth and Development of Theodicy: Plato and His Successors

Convener: Viktor Ilievski (IRH-ICUB, University of Bucharest)

The main purpose of this seminar is to provide a forum where the convener and the prospective participants would discuss one of the rare underrepresented areas of Platonic studies, that is, Plato’s contribution to the development of the great theodicean strategies, which take very prominent place not only in the writings of the early and late Christian thinkers, but also in the systems of some Hellenistic and Late Antiquity schools.

More details here.

Upcoming Events

Masterclass on Galileo’s Methods of Investigation and Discovery24-28 October 2017

Reformation and Modernity, 17-18 November, 2017