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Workshop: Medicine and Philosophy II

From:Th 29-10-2020
Until:Th 05-11-2020

Organized by Martin Lenz (Groningen) and Evelina Miteva (Università del Salento)

What makes us appear the way we are? Which factors determine our moral, our cognitive, and physiological features? Lurking in the background of philosophical models are medical or physiological assumptions whose exposition often sheds new light on ancient, medieval and modern debates. “Climate” is a central term that figures at the intersection of many philosophical and medical discussions. This notion impacted not only doctrines about the earth, but also about its inhabitants. This way, long-lasting ideas about human and non-human life were often connected with racist and sexist implications. Focusing on the historical notion of climate, this workshop aims at apporaching these debates.


Speakers: Susi Ferrarello, Oded Horezky, Corrado la Martire, Gabriella Zuccolin, Claire Crignon, Lisa Devriese, Vlad Ile, Marialucrezia Leone, and Sara Miglietti.

Full programme


In this ZOOM workshop the speakers are not going to read their papers “ex cathedra“. Instead, we will distribute the papers in advance, and the workshop will be the place and time to ask, discuss, give feedback and exchange ideas. That is why the speakers are ordered in alphabetical order in the programme rather than in order of presentation. The workshop is open to everyone interested in the topic. Please contact the organizers to get the ZOOM link and the texts to be read in advance.

How to attend

Please contact Evelina Miteva from Cluj Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy or Martin Lenz from the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought to get the ZOOM link and the texts to be read in advance.

This workshop is originally part of the project “Human Being as a Cross-Point: the Beginnings of the Modern Concept of Man in the Middle Ages“ (PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-2351), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.