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The Metaphysics of the Soul-Body relation underpinning Gregory of Nyssa's Anthropology and Political Thought

10 déc 2016 10:00 - 18:00
Ryle Room, 1st Floor
Faculty of Philosophy
Radcliffe Humanities
Woodstock Road
OX2 6GG, Oxford
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Atelier de recherche organisé par Anna Marmodoro, résidente de l'IEA de Paris, dans le cadre du projet "Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies" (Faculté de Philosophie, Université d'Oxford)

Présentation

Gregory's anthropology both has a strong metaphysical basis and feeds directly and explicitly into his political thought (for example, consider his idea that slavery is unnatural because humans are created as self-directing creatures). This one-day workshop will focus on Gregory’s metaphysical views on the relationship between soul and body, and will explore how they shape his conception of human nature and human life in a social/political context. The working hypothesis that will be tested at the workshop is that Gregory thinks of the body-soul relation in hylomorphic terms, by tailor-fitting Aristotle’s original account to new philosophical and theological concerns. To test this hypothesis, we will bring historians, philosophers, and historical theologians together, to consider Gregory’s anthropology and political thought in this fresh metaphysical light. The workshop aims to ground its exploration in Gregory’s intellectual context – exploring hylomorphic strands in Origen and Plotinus as they feed into Gregory; and his historical context – considering how metaphysics and anthropology relate to his concrete social and political context, not just to supposedly abstract political ideas.

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Métaphysique des mélanges stoïciens
01 octobre 2016 - 30 novembre 2016
6101
10 Déc 2016 18:00
Anna Marmodoro
Non
6898
Colloques et journées d’étude
Oxford
Antiquité (3500 av. N.E.-476)
Afrique du Nord, Proche et Moyen-Orient
Philosophie