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Flights of Fancy: Some 13th Century Discussions of the Certainty of Self-Knowledge

Flights of Fancy: Some 13th Century Discussions of the Certainty of Self-Knowledge
121 St. Joseph St., Alumni Hall rm 400
Time: Nov 1st, 4:00 pm End: Nov 1st, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Ethics, Book History/Print Culture, 1200-1500
Lecture by Chris Martin, CMS/PIMS Distinguished Visitor

The Centre for Medieval Studies and Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies are pleased to present Distinguished Visitor

Chris Martin, Philosophy, University of Aukland

Flights of Fancy: Some Thirteenth-Century Discussions of the Certainty of Self-Knowledge

(The lecture will be followed by a reception.)

Professor Martin will also present two seminars (open to graduate students and faculty)

– Wednesday, October 16 “Inconvenient Consequences: Peter Abaelard’s Revolution in Logic and its Failure, Part I”; LI 310, 3-5pm
– Friday, October 25 ”Inconvenient Consequences: Peter Abaelard’s Revolution in Logic and its Failure, Part II”; LI 310, 1-3pm

Chris Martin has an international reputation as a historian of logic, especially for his groundbreaking work on Boethius and Abelard; and he is currently working with Peter King (CMS) on an edition of Abelard’s commentary on Porphyry’s Isagoge. Prof. Martin has been part of the team editing the works of Richard Rufus of Cornwall; he has worked extensively on the emergence of twelfth-century thought, including original manuscript research; he has written on topics as varied as the use of Avicenna’s ‘Flying Man’ argument in High Scholasticism, Peter John Olivi on knowing that one knows, the influence of John Major in the fifteenth century, and the nature of logical consequence. He has been a visiting fellow in philosophy at All Souls College (Oxford), a visiting professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, and most recently held a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of Cambridge.

For more information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies at (416) 978-4884.


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