SMRP Events at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting

Dear Friends and Members of the SMRP,

The SMRP will be sponsoring two paper sessions as well as a business meeting/reception at the upcoming American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.

Session 1: Medieval Theories of Perception
Thursday, January 4, 12:00-2:00 PM

Organizer & Chair: Luis Xavier López-Farjeat, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City

Deni Gamboa (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico), “The intension and remission of visions according to William of Ockham and Adam of Wodeham”

Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame), “The Origin of the (Intelligible) Species? Cognitive Assimilation in Aquinas”

Peter King (University of Toronto), “Perception in Action: Medieval Problems with Attention”


Session 2: The origin of language in Islamic and Jewish traditions
Thursday, January 4, 5:15-7:15 PM

Organizer & Chair: Luis Xavier López-Farjeat

Thérèse-Anne Druart (The Catholic University of America), “The origin of language in the
Islamic tradition”

Yehuda Halper (Bar-Ilan University), “The Divine Origins of Hebrew vs. the Aristotelian Origins of Logic: Creating a Hebrew Logical Language in Commentaries on the Organon”

Stephen Ogden (Johns Hopkins University), Recipient of the 2017 SMRP Founder’s Award: “The Unity Argument in Averroes”

Business Meeting/Reception with Host Bar and Appetizers
Thursday, January 4, 8:00-10:30 PM

(Please note: the APA has rescheduled this event. The printed program provides incorrect details about the business meeting and reception [there is one event on Thursday night, not two]. The electronic program is also currently inaccurate [it provides an incorrect starting time] but is supposed to be updated soon.)


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