Fall 2016 Conferences

Although it still feels like summer in Boulder (judging strictly by the weather), it is time to bring the blog back to life. First, some conferences not previously announced for this fall:

Also, here are three calls for papers, two from the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy:

and a third from the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Group, also for Kalamazoo (contact nicholas.oschman@marquette.edu)

(Unfortunately, the deadline for all three of these is today, Sept. 19th, but perhaps you can get a brief extension from the organizers.)

Post-Docs in Gothenburg

I’m coming out of summer hibernation for the sort of news that really matters: some very attractive postdocs that have just been posted by the Representation and Reality group in Gothenburg. There are four positions, two in Latin and two in Arabic.  Note that the deadline for application is June 15. Links to the descriptions of all four positions can be found here.

Final Spring Post

Before shutting down for the summer, here are three more conference announcements and some art:

  • The annual Berlin-Groningen-Toronto Colloquium in Late Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy is on the topic of “Activity, Spontaneity, and Agency” (Toronto, June 11, 2016)
  • The Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy has been scheduled for 23-24 September 2016, although I think nothing is on the web yet.
  • SIEPM XIV is coming. It will be in Porto Alegre Brazil, on July 24-28, 2017, on the topic of “Homo – Natura – Mundus: Human Beings and their Relationships.” European scholars do not need to be told about the importance of these international congresses, which are scheduled only every five years. But perhaps I might suggest to my North American colleagues that we make a better showing this time around, particularly since the Congress is making a rare appearance on this side of the Atlantic. To get on the program, you must submit an abstract this fall — see details here. If you’re from North America, that’s the only way you’ll get on the program, because, amazingly, none of the ten distinguished plenary speakers at this international congress hail from North America.

Now for the art:

  • My colleague David Boonin alerted me to this curious bit of graphic art, with Thomas and Albert right at the center. He saw it this week in New York, at an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, though it was commissioned originally for a 2013 exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The artist is Francesco Franchi.

That’s all until next fall, unless people send me queries for other scholars. I’ve advertised this service before, and in the past no one has sent me anything, so maybe I should just give up on the idea. But the few times I have posted a query myself, I have gotten such useful information that it seems a pity others aren’t taking advantage. Perhaps people are afraid of submitting a query that will seem too embarrassingly elementary for the rarefied audience of this blog? Well, send it to me anyway, and I won’t post it unless it strikes me as worthy.

Electronic Resources

I’m always running across useful resources on the internet. Here are some that seemed particularly notable:

  • The Logic Museum, as I’ve noted in an earlier post, has all sorts of useful material. Here’s an example: the tables of contents for all the issues of the Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Âge, from volume 1 (1926) to volume 78 (2011). And then skip over to the BnF’s also very useful Gallica, for the full texts for vols. 1-14. (Thanks for the pointer to Thomistica.net.)
  • What else is in the Logic Museum? Well, here’s something pretty cool: a hyper-linked version of Aquinas’s commentary on Metaphysics, which gives you the Latin in one column and Rowan’s translation in the other, and then offers thorough hyperlinks that go to a separate page that gives the Greek/Latin/English of the relevant text from Aristotle. And the whole of the Physics commentary is here too. And more. I could spend months in the Logic Museum!
  • Early volumes of the Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie des Mittelalters (vols. 1-23) are inventoried and available electronically here.
  • The Albertus Magnus Institut has now produced an electronic edition of the Alberti Magni Opera omnia. Individuals can subscribe for a mere €298. Free trials available here.
  • The whole Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca is available electronically. And there’s a useful concordance to the published English translations of these works here (though those translations are still under copyright, and so not freely available).

Upcoming Events

2015 Books

Here is my annual roundup of books in medieval philosophy from the previous year. At the start are some 2014 books omitted from last year’s list. After that are new books from 2015, randomly ordered as usual. As always, feel free to let me know about any omissions.

Peter Adamson, Studies on Plotinus and al-Kindî (Variorum) (Ashgate, 2014)

Brendan Thomas Sammon, The God Who Is Beauty: Beauty as a Divine Name in Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite (James Clarke, 2014).

Solomon ibn Gabirol (Avicebron), The Font of Life (Fons vitae), translated by John A. Laumakis (Marquette, 2014)

Babette S. Hellemans (ed.), Rethinking Abelard: A Collection of Critical Essays (Brill, 2014)

David Flood (ed.), Early Commentaries on the Rule of the Friars Minor: 1242 Commentary, Hugh of Digne, David of Augsburg, John of Wales (Franciscan Institute, 2014)

Marco Forlivesi Riccardo Quinto, and Silvana Vecchio (eds.), “Fides virtus”: The Virtue of Faith from the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century (Aschendorf, 2014).

J. Budziszewski, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law (Cambridge, 2014)

Laure Solignac, La voie de la ressemblance: Itinéraire dans la pensée de saint Bonaventure (Hermann, 2014)

James A. Diamond, Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon (Cambridge UP, 2014)

Nathan Lefler, Theologizing Friendship: How Amicitia in the Thought of Aelred and Aquinas Inscribes the Scholastic Turn (James Clarke, 2014)

Ikwān al-Safā’, On Geography. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of EPISTLE 4, ed. & transl. by Ignacio Sánchez & James Montgomery (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity) (OUP, 2014)

Sara Leila Husseini, Early Christian-Muslim Debate on the Unity of God: Three Christian Scholars and Their Engagement with Islamic Thought (9th Century C.E.) (Brill, 2014)

Alexander Y. Hwang, Brian J. Matz & Augustine Casiday (eds.), Grace For Grace: The Debates after Augustine & Pelagius (CUA, 2014)

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Nazif Muhtaroglu & Detlev Quintern (eds.), Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue: The Logos of Life and Cultural Interlacing (Springer, 2014)

Daniel Horan, Postmodernity and Univocity: A Critical Account of Radical Orthodoxy and John Duns Scotus (Fortress, 2014).

Paola Bernardini, and Anna Rodolfi, eds. Roger Bacon’s Communia Naturalium: A 13th Century Philosopher’s Workshop (SISMEL, 2014)

Peter S. Dillard, Foundation and Restoration in Hugh of St. Victor’s De sacramentis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Mariano Delgado, Charles Méla & Frédéric Möri (eds.), Orient-Occident racines spirituelles de l’Europe. Enjeux et implications de la translatio studiorum dans le judaïsme, le christianisme et l’islam de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance (Cerf, 2014)

Rosenthal, Franz, Man versus Society in Medieval Islam, ed. by Dimitri Gutas (Brill, 2014)

Fabrizio Renzi, La conoscenza metafisica tra molteplicità e unità.  Tommaso d’Aquino a confronto con Avicenna (Casa editrice Leonardo da Vinci, 2014)

John Duns Scotus, Questions on Aristotle’s Categories, translated by Lloyd A. Newton (CUA, 2014)

Andreas Speer, F. Retucci, T. Jeschke and G. Guldentops, Durand of Saint-Pourçain and his Sentences Commentary: Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Issues (Peeters, 2014).

Otten, Willemien, Michael I. Allen (eds.) Eriugena and Creation: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Eriugenian Studies (Brepols, 2014).

Paul O’Grady, Aquinas’s Philosophy of Religion (Palgrave, 2014)

Jozef Matula and Paul Richard Blum (eds.). Georgios Gemistos Plethon. The Byzantine and the Latin Renaissance (Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014).

Tomáš Nejeschleba, Paul Richard Blum (eds.). Francesco Patrizi. Philosopher of the Renaissance (Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014).

Rusconi, Cecilia (ed.) Manuductiones: Festschrift zu Ehren von Jorge M. Mchatta und Claudia D’Amico (Aschendorff 2014) [on Nicholas of Cusa]

Maximos the Confessor, On Difficulties in the Church Fathers: The Ambigua, volumes I and II, ed. and tr. Nicholas Constas (Harvard, 2014) [edition and English translation]

Guido Terreni de Perpiniano, Confutatio errorum quorundam magistrorum, ed. Almudena Blasco, Alexander Fidora, and Celia López Alcalde; tr. Alexander Fidora, Celia López Alcalde, Josep Batalla, and Robert D. Hughes (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, and Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2014) [edition and English translation]

Mark Kauntze, Authority and Imitation: A Study of the Cosmographia of Bernard Silvestris (Brill, 2014)

Michael G. Morony (ed.), Universality in Islamic thought : rationalism, science and religious belief (Tauris, 2014)

Joel Kaye, A History of Balance, 1250–1375: The Emergence of a New Model of Equilibrium and its Impact on Thought (Cambridge UP, 2014)

Thomas Böhm, Thomas Jürgasch, Andreas Kirchner, eds. Boethius as a Paradigm of Late Ancient Thought (De Gruyter, 2014)

Gregory the Great, Moral Reflections on the Book of Job, volume 1: Preface and Books 1-5, translated by Brian Kerns (Liturgical Press, 2014)

Anselm K. Min (ed.). Rethinking the Medieval Legacy for Contemporary Theology (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014)

 And now, 2015 !

Christian Rode, Zugänge zum Selbst: innere Erfahrung in Spätmittelalter und früher Neuzeit (Aschendorff)

Ota Pavlicek and František Šmahel (eds.), A Companion to Jan Hus (Brill)

Philipp Rosemann (ed.), Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, vol. 3 of 3 (Brill)

Jari Kaukua, Self-Awareness in Islamic Philosophy: Avicenna and Beyond (Cambridge UP)

John Marenbon, Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz (Princeton)

A. Mark Smith, From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics (Chicago)

Gianluca Briguglia, Marsile de Padoue (Classiques Garnier)

Gyula Klima (ed.), Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy (Fordham)

Christopher Hughes, Aquinas on Being, Goodness, and God (Routledge)

Jason T Eberl (ed.), The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae (Routledge)

Leo J. Elders, Thomas d’Aquin et ses prédécesseurs (ICP)

Alain de Libera, L’invention du sujet modern: cours du Collège de France 2013-2014 (Vrin)

Ziad Bou Akl (ed.), Averroès: le philosophe et la Loi: Édition, traduction et commentaire de “L’Abrégé du Mustasfa,” (De Gruyter)

Gaven Kerr, Aquinas’s Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia (OUP)

Paolo Rubini, Pietro Pomponazzis Erkenntnistheorie: Naturalisierung des menschlichen Geistes im Spätaristotelismus (Brill)

R. James Long, Hagar’s Vocation: Philosophy’s Role in the Theology of Richard Fishacre, OP (Catholic University of America)

Joël Biard (ed.), Raison et démonstration. Les commentaires médiévaux sur les Seconds Analytiques (Brepols)

Jakob Leth Fink (ed.), Suárez on Aristotelian Causality (Brill)

Dominik Perler (ed.), The Faculty: A History (Oxford Philosophical Concepts (OUP) [relevant papers by Kukkonen and Perler]

Aggelos – Angelus: From the Antiquity to Middle Ages (SISMEL)

John Buridan, Quaestiones super octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis (secundum ultimam lecturam), Libri I-II, ed. Michiel Streijger and Paul Bakker (Brill).

Thierry of Chartres, The Commentary on the De arithmetica of Boethius, ed. Irene Caiazzo (PIMS).

Hugo de Sancto Victore, De uanitate rerum mundanarum, Dialogus de creatione mundi, ed. C. Giraud (CCCM 269) (Brepols).

Ghislain Guigon and Gonzalo Rodriquez-Pereyra (eds.), Nominalism about Properties: New Essays (Routledge) [includes essays by Marenbon and Panaccio]

Ruth Glasner, Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist (OUP)

Margaret Cameron, Robert J. Stainton (eds.), Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language (OUP) [includes essays by Cameron, Adamson & Key, Spruyt & Dutilh Novaes, Klima, Nauta, and Ashworth]

Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Times (OUP)

Steven J. Jensen, Knowing the Natural Law:  From Precepts and Inclinations to Deriving Oughts (CUA)

Thomas Aquinas, De unione verbi incarnati, tr. R. W. Nutt, ed. Bartocci, Obenauer, and Senner (Peeters)

Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Averroès l’inquiétant (Les Belles Lettres)

Roshdi Rashed, Angles et Grandeur: d’Euclide à Kamal al-Din al-Farisi (de Gruyter)

Kristell Trego, La liberté en actes : éthique et métaphysique d’Alexandre d’Aphrodise à Jean Duns Scot (Vrin)

Ana María Mora-Márquez, The Thirteenth-Century Notion of Signification: The Discussions and their Origin and Development (Brill)

Daria Spezzano, The Glory of God’s Grace: Deification According to St. Thomas Aquinas (Sapientia)

Stephen Blackwood, The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy (OUP)

Lambert of Auxerre, Logica, or Summa Lamberti, translated by Thomas S. Maloney (University of Notre Dame Press)

François Daguet, Du politique chez Thomas d’Aquin (Vrin)

Francisco De Vitoria, De actibus humanis, ed. and tr. Augusto Sarmiento (Frommann-Holzboog) [Spanish-Latin bilingual edition]

Al-Hasan ibn Musa al-Nawbakhti, Commentary on Aristotle “De generatione et corruptione,” edition, translation and commentary by Marwan Rashed (de Gruyter)

Jacek Grzybowski, Cosmological and Philosophical World of Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy as a Medieval Vision of the Universe (Peter Lang)

Andreas Blank, Ontological Dependence and the Metaphysics of Individual Substances, 1540-1716 (Philosophia)

Robin Lane Fox, Augustine : Conversions to Confessions (Basic Books)

Passions et pulsions à la cour (Moyen Âge – Temps modernes). Textes réunis par Bernard Andenmatten, Armand Jamme Laurence Moulinier-Brogi et Marilyn Nicoud, (SISMEL)

Penser avec les démons. Démonologues et démonologies (XIIIe-XVIIe siècles), Textes réunis par Martine Ostorero et Julien Véronèse (SISMEL)

John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt, A Companion to the Theology of John Mair (Brill)

Bernardus Silvestris, Poetic Works, ed. and tr. Winthrop Wetherbee (Harvard)

Peter Adamson, Philosophy in the Islamic World : A Very Short Introduction (OUP)

John Llewelyn, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spell of John Duns Scotus (Edinburgh UP)

Master Eckhart. Commentaire du Livre de la Sagesse, tr. (French) Jean-Claude Lagarrigue et Jean Devriendt (Belles Lettres)

Stephen L. Brock, The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas: A Sketch (Cascade)

Paul Bakker (ed.), Averroes’ Natural Philosophy and its Reception in the Latin West (Leuven)

Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos in the Translation of William of Moerbeke (Claudii Ptolemaei Liber Iudicialium), ed. Gudrun Vuillemin-Diem and Carlos Steel (Leuven)

Georges Tamer and Frank Griffel (eds.), Islam and Rationality: The Impact of al-Ghazzālī: Papers Collected on his 900th anniversary (Brill), 2 vols.

M. V. Dougherty (ed.). Aquinas’s ‘Disputed Questions on Evil’: A Critical Guide (Cambridge UP)

Richard Taylor and Luis Xavier López-Farjeat, eds., The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy (Routledge)

Ahmed Alwishah and Josh Hayes (eds.), Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition (Cambridge UP)

Joseph Albo, Sefer ha-‘iqqarim, Livre des principes, III, 25 : un chapitre de la controverse Judéo-Chrétienne en Sefarad, au xv siècle, Hebrew text with French translation and commentary by Philippe Bobichon (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Sevier, Christopher Scott. Aquinas on Beauty (Lexington)

Blum, Paul Richard. Nikolaus von Kues und die italienische Renaissance (Paulinus-Verlag)

Mario Kozah, The Birth of Indology as an Islamic Science: Al-Bīrūnī’s Treatise on Yoga Psychology (Brill)

Joep Lameer, The Arabic Version of ūsī’s Nasirean Ethics (Brill)

Ayman Shihadeh, Doubts on Avicenna: A Study and Edition of Sharaf al-Dīn al-Masʿūdī’s Commentary on the Ishārāt (Brill)

Wouter Goris, Transzendentale Einheit (Brill)

Smilen Markov, Die metaphysische Synthese des Johannes von Damaskus: historische Zusammenhänge und Strukturtransformationen (Brill)

Florian Wöller, Theologie und Wissenschaft bei Petrus Aureoli: ein scholastischer Entwurf aus dem frühen 14. Jahrhundert (Brill)

Cristina Cerami, Génération et Substance: Aristote et Averroès entre physique et métaphysique (de Gruyter)

Patrick Mahaney Clark, Perfection in death : the christological dimension of courage in Aquinas (CUA).

Bernhard Blankenhorn, OP, The Mystery of Union with God: Dionysian Mysticism in Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas (CUA).

Gilles Emery, OP and Matthew Levering (eds.), Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology (OUP)

Steven P. Marrone, A History of Science, Magic and Belief (Palgrave)

Katherin A. Rogers, Freedom and Self-Creation: Anselmian Libertarianism (OUP)

Peter Adamson, Studies on Early Arabic Philosophy (Variorum) (Ashgate)

Maurice A. Pomerantz & Aram Shahin (eds.), The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning.  Studies presented to Wadad Kadi (Brill)

Lahcen Elyazghi Ezzaher (tr.), Three Arabic Treatises on Aristotle’s Rhetoric: The Commentaries of al-Fârâbî, Avicenna, and Averroes (Southern Illinois University Press)

Ali Benmakhlouf, Pourquoi lire les philosophes arabes ? L’héritage oublié (Albin Michel)

Andrés Lorca Martínez, La filosofía medieval.  De al-Farabi a Ockham (Batiscafo)

Gabriella Elgrably-Berzin, Avicenna in Medieval Hebrew Translation: Todros Todrosi’s Translation of Kitâb al-Najât, on Psychology and Metaphysics (Brill)

al-Fārābī, The Political Writings, Volume II: “Political Regime” and “Summary of Plato’s Laws”, transl., by Charles E. Butterworth (Cornell)

al-Fārābī, Le recensement des sciences (al-Ihsâ’ al-‘ulûm), text, intro. and commentary by Amor Cherni (Albouraq)

Amor Cherni, La cité et ses opinions. Politique et métaphysique chez Abû Nasr al-Fârâbî (Albouraq)

l-Rāzī, On the Treatment of Small Children (De curis puerorum), ed. and transl. by Gerrit Bos & Michael McVaugh (Brill)

Oliver Kahl, The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes (Brill)

Nuha A. Alshaar, Ethics in Islam: Friendship in the Political Thought of Al-Tawhîdî and his Contemporaries (Routledge)

Bilal Orfali & Ramzi Baalbaki (ed.), The Book of Noble Character, Critical Edition of Makârim al-akhlâq wa-mahâsin al-âdâb wa-badâ’i‘ al-awsâf wa-gharâ’ib al-tashbîhât, Attributed to Abû Mansûr al-Tha’âlibî (d. 429/1039) (Brill)

F. Jamil Ragep and Taro Mimura, Epistles of the Brethren of Purity: On astronomia : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 3 (Oxford UP)

Damien Janos (ed.), Ideas in Motion in Baghdad and Beyond (Brill)

Serge-Thomas Bonino, Breve Histoire de la Philosophie Latine au Moyen Age (Cerf)