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Programme (12–13 September 2002)

Thursday, 12 September 2002

ASG Colloquium: Avicenna and the Classical Tradition
08.30–10.30am
Amos Bertolacci (Yale University): “The Reception of Book B (Beta) of Aristotle’s Metaphysics in the Ilāhiyyat of Avicenna’s Kitāb al-Shifāʾ
Carl Ehrig-Eggert (Goethe University Frankfurt): “How Avicenna Read Plato’s Laws”
Dimitri Gutas (Yale University): Discussant

11am–1pm
Peter Adamson (King’s College, London): “Avicenna on Neoplatonism: His Commentary on the Theology of Aristoteles”
Robert E. Hall (Queens University of Belfast): “Intellect, Soul, and Body in Ibn Sīnā: The Problematics of his Synthesis”
Dimitri Gutas (Yale University): Discussant

Avicenna on Natural Philosophy and Exact Sciences
2pm–4pm
Catarina Belo (Oxford University): “Chance and Determinism in Ibn Sīnā: Physics I of the Shifāʾ
Jon McGinnis (University of Missouri – St. Louis):catêgoriai kai kinêsis: Ibn Sīnā on the Categories in Which Motion Occurs”
Irina Luther (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow): “The Conception of Angle in the Works of Ibn Sīnā and al-Shīrāzī”
Gül A. Russel (Texas A&M University): Discussant

Friday, 13 September 2002

The Avicenna Study Group Colloquium: Avicenna on Metaphysics and Theology
11am–01pm
Omer Mahir Alper (Istanbul University): “Avicenna’s Argument for the Existence of God: Was He Really Influenced by the mutakallimūn?”
Olga Lucia Lizzini (Rome): “Matter and Form in Avicenna’s Metaphysics and the Concept of fayḍ
Rahim Acar (Harvard University): “Reconsidering Avicenna’s Position on God’s Knowledge of Particulars”
Yahya Michot (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies): Discussant

The Heritage of Avicenna
02pm–04pm
David Reisman (University of Illinois): “The Philosopher and the Mystic: A Study in the Pseudo-Avicenna Corpus”
M. Afifi al-Akiti (Oxford University): “The ‘Three Properties’ of Prophethood in Certain Works of Avicenna and al-Ghazālī”
Gabriel Lahood (College of the Bahamas): “al-Ghazālī and Averroes on Avicenna‘s Theory of Action”
Roxanne Marcotte (University of Queensland): “Resurrection in the Ḥayāt al-Nufūs of Ismāʿīl Muhammad Ibn Rīzī”
Jules Janssen (KU Leuven): Discussant