From 23 April 2019 10:00 to 24 April 2019 12:15

Workshop: Ancient Life Sciences. Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches

Aristoteles (384 v.Chr. – 322 v.Chr.) ©

On 23 and 24 April the international workshop Ancient Life Sciences: Aristotelian and Hellenistic Approaches – hosted by Prof Dr Teun Tieleman (History of Philosophy) and Dr Inna Kupreeva (University of Edinburgh)–  will take place.

The workshop includes papers concerned with the foundations of thinking about life and living beings, from Aristotle to Alexander of Aphrodisias, with special reference to Aristotelian biology and how later philosophers and medical scientists responded to it by developing innovations or alternative theories.


Tuesday 23 April:

10.00-11.00 Dr Jason Carter (University of Edinburgh): ‘Aristotle on the Origins of Life and the Destruction of Species.’

11.15-12.15 Dr Simon Trepanier (University of Edinburg): ‘Epicurus on the Elements of Life.’


13.30-14.30 Dr Aistė Čelkytė (Utrecht University): ‘Asclepiades of Bithynia on the Soul.’

14.45-15.45: Dr Ben Harriman (University of Edinburg): ‘Seneca on Whether the Virtues Are Animals.’


Wednesday 24 April:

10.00-11.00 Dr Inna Kupreeva (Utrecht University/ University of Edinburg): ‘Alexander against the Soul’s Self-Motion.’

11.15-12.15 Robert Vinkesteijn MA (Utrecht University): ‘The Substance of the Soul in Galen.’



Start date and time
23 April 2019 10:00
End date and time
24 April 2019 12:15
Entrance fee
Free entrance