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Harmony and Contrast: Platonism and Aristotelianism in the Renaissance
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When: Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: University College London
Gordon Square (25)
Room 107
London, London 
United Kingdom
Contact: Eva Del Soldato

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An international conference, co-organized by Anna Corrias (UCL) and Eva Del Soldato (University of Pennsylvania), co-sponsored by UCL, UPenn and the British Academy. Speakers will include Stephen Gersh, Anna Corrias, Guido Giglioni, George Karamanolis, Eva Del Soldato, Hanna Gentili, Allegra Baggio Corradi

UCL, Gordon Square (25), Room 107
29 June 2018

10AM Introduction

Session I
Chair: Valery Rees (School of Economic Science)

  • 10.15AM Stephen Gersh (Notre Dame University), Styles of Philosophical Interpretation in Marsilio Ficino's Commentary on Plotinus
  • 10.45AM Anna Corrias (UCL), Aristotle’s De anima III.5 in Marsilio Ficino’s Commentary on Priscianus Lydus’s Paraphrase of Theophrastus’s ‘On the Soul’ (1497)
  • 11.15AM Guido Giglioni (University of Macerata), Theory and Theurgy, or How Ficino Wished to Dispel the Averroist Intellect through Platonic Good Works

11.45AM Discussion

12:30PM Lunch

Session II
Chair: Jill Kraye (The Warburg Institute)

  • 2.00PM George Karamanolis (University of Vienna), Plethon and Scholarios on Using and Abusing Plato and Aristotle
  • 2.30PM Eva Del Soldato (University of Pennsylvania), Comparing Philosophers within Universities Halls: Vimercato and the Others

3.00PM Discussion

3.30PM Tea

Session III
Chair: Guido Giglioni (University of Macerata)

  • 4.00PM Hanna Gentili (The Warburg Institute), Sources, Method and Terminology of Yoḥanan Alemanno’s Discussion of Platonic and Aristotelian Notions
  • 4.30PM Allegra Baggio Corradi (The Warburg Institute), The Paduan Philosopher at Prayer: Niccolò Leonico Tomeo's Theology between Proclus and Pliny

5.00PM Discussion

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