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Jenny Pelletier: Ockham on Social Aggregates

When:We 16-01-2019 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Room Omega, Faculty of Philosophy

Colloquium lecture by Jenny Pelletier (KU Leuven, Research Foundation Flanders), organized by the Department of the History of Philosophy

Ockham discusses the ontology of aggregates over the course of his writings, from his early commentaries on Aristotle's Physics to his later political works on the relationship between spiritual and temporal power. He addresses three types of aggregates: sciences, artifacts, and what I call “social aggregates” like kingdoms, armies, the Church, and crowds. Much of his discussion falls in line with a traditional Aristotelian conception of aggregates, especially ...(continue reading...)