Thursday, January 18, 2007

Medieval Philosophy and Theology


Aristotle's Hylomorphism

From Dr. Pakaluk:

Call for Abstracts

The University of Alaska Anchorage has funded a conference on Aristotle and Life occurring August 7-10, 2007. The conference is only open to 8 invited participants and will be a workshop style conference. Participants are expected to bring a draft of an unpublished paper to the conference. Every participant will also serve as commentator for another participant. Each paper will receive several hours of discussion and feedback. The final versions of the papers will be published as an anthology or as a special issue of a journal (conditional, of course, on editorial review).

The focus of the conference is on the application of Aristotle’s hylomorphic analysis to living things with a particular interest in human persons. The goal of the conference is to bring Aristotle’s analysis into the contemporary debate as a viable non-reductive materialist approach to persons and living things.

Those accepted to participate will be reimbursed for $500 of travel expenses. Participants can stay in University apartments (single bedroom units are reserved, doubles are available for an additional cost) from 8/6-8/12 for $50 per night. Lunches and snacks will be provided on the days that the conference convenes.

Additional recreational opportunities will be available for those who wish to join in the fun.

Deadline for submission is 2/28/07. Accepted applicants will be notified before 3/31/07.

Applicants should submit a 300-500 word abstract and CV to John Mouracade:

Earlier today, when I was looking for more information about the workshop, I found Dr. Mouracade's page by doing a search for "University of Alaska Hylomorphism." I should have guessed that he is the one organizing this.

Francis Hutcheson, A Sytem of Morals

e-book through BC

See his definition of rights in Book II, Chapter 3.
Book III, Chapter 4: the motives to constitute civil government

(civil government necessary because of men's imperfection or depravity or both)

see also Johannes Althusius, Politica