Upcoming Conferences and More

Here are various news items that I’ve gathered. This will probably be my last post until the end of the summer.

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The AJP goes historical

Stephen Hetherington has been making a concerted effort to bring more history of philosophy into the Australian Journal of Philosophy. Here’s a statement he’s just released, calling for submissions:

I’m Stephen Hetherington, editor-in-chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. AJP is not only one of the world’s leading philosophy journals; it is also one of the oldest, with its hundredth year of publication fast approaching. Venerable and impressive, then: AJP has long been internationally known especially for the high quality of the ‘conceptual’/contemporary/analytic philosophy that it publishes. But I’m here to let you know that we welcome philosophically excellent and engaging papers in the history of philosophy, too.

In that spirit, we now have two new Associate Editors (AEs) with history specialisations – Margaret Cameron (Melbourne), in mediaeval philosophy, and Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge), in ancient Greek and ancient Roman philosophy. Margaret and Frisbee will complement the terrific editorial work that is already being done by Deborah Brown (Queensland) and Paisley Livingston (Lingnan), who have been overseeing most of our history submissions.

So, I encourage you to think of AJP as a leading journal also for philosophically insightful papers in the history of philosophy. Thinking about where to send your new paper – the best thing that you’ve written in the history of philosophy since, well, your previous best paper? Think of AJP. Nod approvingly. Smile. (And then act on that nod and that smile.)

2018 Books

Here is my annual collection of new books in medieval philosophy, preceded by some 2017 books that I missed in last year’s inventory.

How many books do you think get published in medieval philosophy every year? Well, my list from 2018 contains 123 items.  As usual, the order in which they are listed is random.

Many thanks to Samuel Resz for help in hunting some of these down.

I. Grondeux and I. Rosier-Catach (eds.), Priscien lu par Guillaume de Champeaux et son école. Les Notae Dunelmenses (Durham, D.C.L., C. IV. 29) (Brepols, 2017)

Marika Räsänen, Thomas Aquinas’s Relics as Focus for Conflict and Cult in the Late Middle Ages: The Restless Corpse (Amsterdam University Press, 2017)

Dragos Calma and Zénon Kaluza (eds.), Regards sur les traditions philosophiques (XIIe-XVIe siècles) (Leuven, 2017).

Matthew Bryan Gillis, Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais (OUP, 2017)

Joachim von Fiore, Concordia Novi ac Veteris Testamenti, ed. Alexander Patschovsky, 4 vols.  (Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017)

Mark Scarlata, An Analysis of Maimonides’s The Guide of the Perplexed (Macat International, 2017)

Siegfried Wenzel, The Sermons of William Peraldus: An Appraisal (Brepols, 2017)

Harm Goris and Henk Schoot, The Virtuous Life : Thomas Aquinas on the Theological Nature of Moral Virtues (Peeters, 2017)

Pascale Bermon, La fondation de l’Université de Paris (1200-1260). Preface by Jacques Verger (Les Belles Lettres, 2017)

Ata Anzali & S.M. Hadi Gerami (ed.), Opposition to Philosophy in Safavid Iran : Mulla Muhammad-Tahir Qummi’s Hikmat al-‘Ârifîn (Brill, 2017) [includes edition of the text]

Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad & Sajjad H. Rizvi (ed.), Philosophy and the Intellectual Life in Shî’ah Islam (Shi’ah Institute, 2017)

Ata Anzali, ‘Mysticism’ in Iran : The Safavid Roots of a Modern Concept (University of South Carolina Press, 2017)

Moshe M. Pavlov, Abû’-Barakât al-Baghdâdî’s Scientific Philosophy: The Kitâb al-Mu’tabar (Routledge, 2017)

Mohammed Moussaid, Al-mustadrak ‘alâ al-Matn al-Rushdî (Marjane, 2017)

L. W. C. van Lit, The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sînâ, Suhrawardî, Shahrazûrî, and Beyond (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)

Mohammed Nouciri, Le Burhân d’Avempace (SDINIPrint, 2017)

Ali Tekin, Varlik ve Akil: Aristoteles ve Fârâbî’de Burhan Teorisi (Klasik. 2017)

Ibn Bâjjah, Le sage et le vizir. Épîtres philosophiques attribuées à Ibn Bâjja. Étude et édition critique, edited by Jamal Rachak (el-Watanya, 2017)

Jamal Rachak, Ibn Bâjjah: Sira wa-bibliografîya (al-Rabîtah al-Muhammadiya li’l-‚ulama, 2017)

Abû Hayyân al-Tawhîdî & Abû Alî Miskawayh, Il libro dei cammelli errabondi e di quelli che li radunano, ed. & transl. by Lidia Bettini (Edizioni Ca‘ Foscari, 2017)

Hassan Ansari, L’imamat et l’Occultation selon l’imamisme. Étude bibliographique et histoire de textes (Brill, 2017)

Maryam Moazzen, Formation of a Religious Landscape: Shi’i Higher Learning in Safavid Iran (Brill, 2017)

Jonathan D. Teubner, Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition (OUP)

Jonathan D. Teubner, Augustine of Hippo’s The City of God Against the Pagans (Routledge)

Avicenna (?), Epître sur les prophéties, introduction par O. L. Lizzini, traduction et notes par J.-B. Brenet (Vrin)

Henrici de Gandavo Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae) art. LX-LXII [De trinitate], ed. Gordon Wilson, Girard Etzkorn, Bernd Goehring (Leuven)

Henrici de Gandavo Summa (Quaestiones ordinariae) art. LIII-LV, ed. Gordon Wilson and Girard Etzkorn (Leuven)

Guideo Giglioni and Anna Corrias (eds.), Brill’s Companion to Medieval and Early Modern Platonism (Brill)

Alan Kim (ed.), Brill’s Companion to German Platonism (Brill)

Ali Gheissari, John Walbridge, and Ahmed Alwishah (eds.), Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies: Essays in Memory of Hossein Ziai (Brill)

Hugh Feiss and Juliet Mousseau (eds.), A Companion to the Abbey of Saint Victor in Paris (Brill)

Gary A. Anderson and‎ Markus Bockmuehl (eds.), Creation “ex nihilo”: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges (University of Notre Dame Press)

Anselm Oelze, Animal Rationality: Later Medieval Theories 1250-1350 (Brill)

Antonie Vos, The Theology of John Duns Scotus (Brill)

Antoine Coté and Martin Pickavé (eds.), A Companion to James of Viterbo (Brill)

Basile Valuet, Dieu joueur d’échecs? vol. II:  Prédestination, grâce et libre arbiter. Relecture de saint Thomas d’Aquin (Éditions Sante-Madeleine)

Al-Ghazali on the Condemnation of Pride and Self-Admiration: Book XXIX of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din), translated by Mohammed Rustom (Islamic Texts Society)

Gregory A. Lipton, Rethinking Ibn ‘Arabi (OUP)

Stephen Theron, Thomas Aquinas on virtue and human flourishing (Cambridge Scholars)

Anton ten Klooster, Thomas Aquinas on the Beatitudes: Reading Matthew, Disputing Grace and Virtue, Preaching Happiness (Peeters)

T. M. Rudavsky, Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion (OUP)

Roland Betancourt, Sight, touch, and imagination in Byzantium (Cambridge University Press)

Leo Elders, Thomas Aquinas and His Predecessors: The Philosophers and the Church Fathers in His Works (Catholic University of America)

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity, On composition and the arts : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 6-8, edited and translated by Nader el-Bizri and Godefroid de Callataÿ ; foreword by Nader El-Bizri (OUP/Institute of Ismaili Studies)

Joel F. Harrington, Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart’s Path to the God Within (Penguin)

John T. Slotemaker, Anselm of Canterbury and the search for God (Lexington)

Dov Schwartz, The many faces of Maimonides, translated by Batya Stein (Academic Studies)

Anna Marmodoro and Sophie Cartwright (eds.), A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity (Cambridge UP) [extensive coverage of early Christian material]

Steven J. Jensen, Sin: A Thomistic Psychology (Catholic University of America)

Steven J. Jensen, The human person: a beginner’s Thomistic psychology (Catholic University of America Press)

Stefan Schweighöfer, Die Begründung der normativen Kraft von Gesetzen bei Francisco Suárez (Aschendorff).

Bonaventure, Collations on the Hexaemeron, translated by Jay M. Hammond (Franciscan Institute)

Emmanuel Falque, Saint Bonaventure and the Entrance of God into Theology, translated by Brian Lapsa, revised by William C. Hackett (Franciscan Institute)

Luis Xavier López Farjeat, Razones, argumentos y creencias. Reflexiones a partir de la filosofía islámica clásica (EUNSA)

Roberto Hofmeister Pich and Andreas Speer (eds.), Contemplation and Philosophy: Scholastic and Mystical Modes of Medieval Philosophical Thought: A Tribute to Kent Emery, Jr. (Brill)

Raymond Lulle, Arbre de Science, Introduction, traduction  et notes de Constantin Teleanu (Schola Lvlliana)

Raymond Lulle, Arbre de Philosophie d’Amour, Introduction et traduction de Constantin Teleanu (Schola Lvlliana)

Raymond Lulle, Arbre de Philosophie, Introduction et traduction de Constantin Teleanu (Schola Lvlliana)

Ali Bonner, The Myth of Pelagianism (OUP)

Richard Rufus, Sententia cum quaestionibus in libros De anima Aristotelis, edited by Jennifer Ottman, Rega Wood, Neil Lewis, and Christopher J Martin (OUP/British Academy)

Thomas Aquinas, Basic Philosophical Writing, translated by Steven Baldner (Broadview)

Petri Thomae Quaestiones de ente, edited by Garrett Smith (Leuven)

Andrew Pinsent (ed.), The History of Evil in the Medieval Age: 450–1450 CE (Routledge)

Jennifer Otto, Philo of Alexandria and the construction of Jewishness in early Christian writings (Oxford)

Alex Dubilet, The self-emptying subject: kenosis and immanence, medieval to modern (Fordham)

Denis J.-J. Robichaud, Plato’s Persona: Marsilo Ficino, Renaissance Humanism, and Platonic Traditions (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Denis Searby (ed.), Never the twain shall meet? : Latins and Greeks learning from each other in Byzantium (De Gruyter)

Philip Knox, J. Morton, D. Reeve (eds.), Medieval Thought Experiments: Poetry, Hypothesis, and Experience in the European Middle Ages (Brepols)

Mary L. Hirschfeld, Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy (Harvard)

Richard Campbell, Rethinking Anselm’s Arguments: a vindication of his proof of the existence of God (Brill)

Robert Pasnau (ed.), Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, vol. 6 (OUP)

Dominik Perler, Feelings Transformed: Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670, translated by Tony Crawford (OUP)

Gyula Klima and Alex Hall (eds.), Consciousness and self-knowledge in medieval philosophy (Cambridge Scholars)

Andrew Pessin, The Jewish God question : what Jewish thinkers have said about God, the Book, the People, and the Land (Rowman & Littlefield)

John Meinert, The love of God poured out : grace and the gifts of the Holy Spirit in St. Thomas Aquinas (Emmaus Academic)

Roger Bacon, A Compendium of the Study of Philosophy, edition and translation by Thomas Maloney (OUP/British Academy)

J. Budziszewski, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics (Cambridge UP)

Henry Bates, The Astrological Autobiography of a Medieval Philosopher: Henry Bate’s Nativitas (1280-81), edited by Steven Vanden Broecke, Carlos Steel, David Juste, and Shlomo Sela (Leuven)

Flood, Anthony T. The metaphysical foundations of love : Aquinas on participation, unity, and union (Catholic University of America Press)

Olivier Boulnois et Isabelle Moulin (éd.), Le beau et la beauté au Moyen Âge (Vrin)

Avicenna, Logica (Logique du Shifâ’), critical edition of the medieval Latin by Françoise Hudry (Vrin)

Éric Mangin, La nuit de l’âme (Vrin)

Gwenaëlle Aubry, Genèse du Dieu souverain (Vrin)

Édouard Wéber, Nature, singularité et devenir de la personne humaine chez Thomas d’Aquin (Vrin)

Nayla Tabbara, L’itinéraire spirituel d’après les commentaires soufis du Coran (Vrin)

Jean de Reading, Scriptum in primum librum sententiarum, ed. F. Fiorentino (Vrin) [dist. 1 qq. 1-6]

Georges Vajda, Introduction à la pensée juive du Moyen Âge (Vrin)

D. Stephen Long, Augustinian and ecclesial Christian ethics: On Loving Enemies (Lexington Books)

Racheli Haliva (ed.), Scepticism and anti-scepticism in Medieval Jewish Philosophy and thought (De Gruyter)

Andreas Hellerstedt (ed.), Virtue ethics and education from Late Antiquity to the eighteenth century (Amsterdam University Press)

Emily Corran, Lying and perjury in medieval practical thought : a study in the history of casuistry (OUP)

Mark Beaumont, Arab Christians and the Qur’an from the Origins of Islam to the Medieval Period (Brill)

Dag Nikolaus Hasse & Amos Bertolacci (ed.), The Arabic, Hebrew and Latin Reception of Avicenna’s Physics and Cosmology (De Gruyter)

Frédérique Woerther (ed.), Commenting on Aristotle’s Rhetoric from Antiquity to the Present / Commenter la Rhétorique d’Aristote, de l’Antiquité à la période contemporaine (Brill)

Sebastian Günther & Dorothee Pielow (ed.), Die Geheimnisse der oberen und der unteren Welt: Magie im Islam zwischen Glaube und Wissenschaft (Brill)

 Abdelkader Al Ghouz (ed.), Islamic Philosophy from the 12th to the 14th Century (V&R Unipress, Bonn University Press)

Lorenzo Bianchi & Antonella Sannino (ed.), La magia naturale tra Medioevo e prima età moderna (SISMEL)

Nader El-Bizri & Eva Orthmann (ed.), The Occult Sciences in Pre-modern Islamic Cultures (Ergon)

Börje Bydén & Filip Radovic (ed.), The Parva naturalia in Greek, Arabic and Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing the Science of the Soul (Springer)

Günther Mensching & Alia Mensching-Estakhr, Die Seele im Mittelalter. Von der Substanz zum funktionalen System (Königshausen & Neumann)

Jean-Baptiste Brenet & Laurent Cesalli (ed.), Sujet libre. Pour Alain de Libera (Vrin)

Elisa Coda, Le forme degli elementi. Isaac Abravanel e la tradizione aristotelica medievale (Pisa University Press)

J.-P. Rothschild, Moïse b. Sabbataï, lecteur juif du ‘Livre des causes’ et adversaire de la kabbale, en Italie, vers 1340 (Brepols)

Ahmed H. al-Rahim, The Creation of Philosophical Tradition : Biography and the Reception of Avicenna’s Philosophy from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century A.D. (Harrassowitz)

S. Brentjes, Teaching and Learning the Sciences in Islamicate Societies (800-1700) (Brepols)

Marco Demichelis, Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought. Can Allah Save Us All? (Bloomsbury)

Muhammad Iqbal, Lo sviluppo della metafisica in Persia, transl. by Sabrina Lei (Tawasul Europe. Centro per la recerca ed il dialogo)

Georgio Rahal, Le corps dans la Falsafa, forward by Marie-Thérèse Urvoy (PUICT)

Mahshid Turner, The Muslim Theology of Huzn : Sorrow Unravelled (Gerlach Press)

Averroes, Le Plaisir, le bonheur et l’acquisition des vertus. Edition du livre X du Commentaire moyen d’Averroès à l’Éthique à Nicomaque d’Aristote, with an annotated French transl. and two studies by Frédérique Woerther (Brill)

Fedor Benevich, Essentialität und Notwendigkeit: Avicenna und die Aristotelische Tradition (Brill)

Andreas Lammer, The Elements of Avicenna’s Physics: Greek Sources and Arabic Innovations (De Gruyter)

Sari Nusseibeh, Avicenna’s Al-Shifâ’: Oriental Philosophy (Routledge)

Sevcan Ozturk, Becoming a Genuine Muslim: Kierkegaard and Muhammad Iqbal (Routledge)

Ufuk Topkara, Umrisse einer zeitgemässen philosophischen Theologie im Islam. Die Verfeinerung des Charakters (J.B. Metzler)

Elias Muhanna, The World in a Book: al-Nuwayri and the Islamic Encyclopedic Tradition (Princeton University Press)

Wilferd Madelung and Abdulrahman al-Salimi, Ibâdî Texts from the 2nd/8th Century (Brill)

Josef van Ess, Theology and Society in the Second and Third Centuries of the Hijra: A History of Religious Thought in Early Islam, Vol. IV, transl. by Gwendolin Goldbloom (Brill)

Abramo de Tiberiade, Dialogo con l’emiro ‘Abd al-Rahmân al-Hâshimî. Un dialogo islamo-cristiano ambientato a Gerusalemme agli inizi del IX secolo, critical ed. by Giacinto Boulos Marcuzzo, intor. and Italian transl. By Davide Righi (CreatSpace)

Markus Walther, Zeit- und Ewigkeitsvorstellungen zwischen Philosophie, Theologie und Mystik. Eine vergleichende Fallstudie zu Christentum und Islam anhand der Texte von Meister Eckhart und al-Gazali (Königshausen & Neumann)

Miriam Ovadia, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya and the Divine Attributes: Rationalized Traditionalistic Theology (Brill)

Damaris Wilmers, Beyond Schools: Muhammad b. Ibrâhîm al-Wazîr’s (d. 840/1436) Epistemology of Ambiguity (Brill)

Nora Kalbarczyk, Sprachphilosophie in der islamischen Rechtstheorie. Zur avicennischen Klassifikation der Bezeichnung bei Fakhr ad-Dîn ar-Râzî (gest. 1210) (Brill)

Antoine Calvet, L’alchimie au Moyen Âge: XIIe-XVe siècles (Vrin)

Hasdai Crescas, Light of the Lord (Or Hashem), translated by Roslyn Weiss (OUP)

Maria De Cillis, Salvation and destiny in Islam : the Shiʻi Ismaili perspective of Ḥamīd al-Dīn al-Kirm̄anī (I.B. Tauris)

Enrique Corti, Estar en la Verdad: Anselmo de Canterbury sobre la libertad, la justicia y el mal (Buenos Aires)

L.S. Filius, The Arabic Version of Aristotle’s Historia Animalium: Book I-X of Kitāb al-Hayawān (Brill)

C. L. Barnes, Christ’s Two Wills in Scholastic Thought (Brepols)

Peter Adamson (ed.), Philosophy in the Islamic World (OUP)

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen, St. Theodore the Studites Defense of the Icons (OUP)

Jonathan Morton, The Roman de la Rose in its Philosophical Context (OUP)

Graham Oppy, Ontological Arguments (Cambridge UP) [chapters on Anselm and Aquinas]

Jeffrey Hause (ed.), Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae: A Critical Guide (Cambridge)

Massimo Campanini, Al-Ghazali and the Divine (Routledge)

L. Muehlethaler, G. Schwarb, & S. Schmidtke, Theological Rationalism in Medieval Islam: New Sources and Perspectives (Springer)

Bruce V. Foltz, Byzantine Incursions on the Borders of Philosophy (Springer)

Frederik A. Bakker, Delphine Bellis, & Carla Rita Palmerino (Eds.) Space, Imagination and the Cosmos from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (Springer)

Nicolas Faucher & Magali Roques (Eds.), The Ontology, Psychology and Axiology of Habits (Habitus) in Medieval Philosophy (Springer)

Sayeh Meisami, Knowledge and Power in the Philosophies of amīd al-Dīn Kirmānī and Mullā adrā Shīrāzī (Springer)

Nathan Sidoli & Yoichi Isahaya, Thābit ibn Qurra’s Restoration of Euclid’s Data (Springer)

Jeremy D. Wilkins, Before Truth: Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom (Catholic University of America Press)

Stewart Umphrey, The Aristotelian Tradition of Natural Kinds and Its Demise (Catholic University of America)

Brian M. McCall, The Architecture of Law: Rebuilding Law in the Classical Tradition (University of Notre Dame Press)

Willemien Otten & Susan E. Schreiner (eds.), Augustine Our Contemporary: Examining the Self in Past and Present (University of Notre Dame Press)

Latest News Items

Here’s what’s come across my screen recently:

  • The Center for New Narratives in Philosophy at Columbia University is hiring a postdoc for a one-year or possibly two-year position, starting this summer. The qualifications are as follows: “The minimum qualifications are a PhD in philosophy, with research interests in the history of medieval or early modern women. Some training in gender studies, feminism, or critical race theory is desirable.” Interested parties should apply ASAP. Details here.
  • The University of Bonn is sponsoring residential fellowships to support critical editions and English translations of key texts in Islamic studies from the period 1200-1600. Applications are particularly welcomed from scholars interested in working on Ṣadr al-Sharīʿa’s Taʿdīl al-ʿulūm. Further details available here.
  • The Rare Books School is offering a long list of week-long summer courses at various American libraries, many focused on medieval manuscripts. Details here.
  • Margaret Cameron is leaving the University of Victoria (Canada) to take up the position of Professor of Philosophy and Head of School, Historical and Philosophical Studies, at the University of Melbourne.

  • There’s a special issue of Theoria in the works, devoted to medieval skepticism. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2019.
  • The 24th Annual Colloquium of the SIEPM will take place in Varna (Bulgaria) this coming fall, on the subject of the Dionysian Traditions (September 9-11, 2019).
  • The Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group is sponsoring a meeting in Pisa, June 18-21, 2019, on “Intellect, Experience and More.” Details here.
  • There’s an interview with Peter Adamson (LMU Munich) at the What Is It Like … series.
  • The Albert the Great Center is holding a week-long summer theology program on St. Paul’s epistle to the Galatians, drawing on Aquinas’s commentary. Details here (Wausau, Wisconsin, Aug. 12-16, 2019).
  • The University of Pennsylvania libraries are advertising one-month visiting research fellowships for 2019-2020, aimed at their large collection of premodern manuscripts. The application deadline is May 15, 2019. Information here.
  • The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy is taking submissions for its annual Founders’ Prize, for the best paper in the field by an emerging scholar. The deadline is May 1, 2019. Details here.
  • I’m sorry to report that Loome Theological Books, in Stillwater, Minnesota, formerly the world’s greatest bookstore for medieval philosophy, has gone out of business.

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