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Representation and Reality

The research programme Representation and Reality. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Aristotelian Tradition is funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond for the period 2013–2019 and hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg.

The ancient and medieval Aristotelians were as interdisciplinary as contemporary cognitive scientists. They distinguished carefully between psychology and logic but relied on both disciplines for a full picture of human thought. Modern history of philosophy is highly specialized. There are plenty of brilliant studies on psychological and logical themes, but many are hemmed in by the disciplinary boundaries and miss the full picture. In addition, the fact that numerous texts have received little if any attention makes it hard to follow the development of premodern cognitive theory through all its stages and to see to what extent it actually survived the 17th-century onset of modern philosophy.

”Representation and Reality” aims at a fuller picture of premodern cognitive theory in the area from sense-perception to conceptualization. A core group of scholars of Greek, Latin and Arabic Aristotelianism collaborate with modern philsophers in editing unpublished texts and studying relevant themes across the boundaries. Within the framework of the programme, the results of the seven sub-projects will be synthesized and brought to bear on contemporary theory.

For detailed information on the members of the research group, the sub-projects and main sections of the programme, academic partnerships and advisory board follow the links. Upcoming activities will be found in the column to the right.

Mora Marquez among the Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Ana Maria Mora Marquez, member of the Representation and Reality research group, is among the Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2015.

The prestigious grant Wallenberg Academy Fellow will enable Ana Maria Mora Marquez to build a research environment of her own but in continued close collaboration with the Representation and Reality research programme at University of Gothenburg.

For further information about the grant, see www.wallenbergacademyfellows.se

Representation and Reality Lecture Series 2013–2019

The research programme includes a series of lectures by the members of the research group and the members of the advisory board. The lectures, which all will be video recorded, will become available at the web site as they are produced.

Lecture no. 4: Katerina Ierodiakonou on Ancient Philosophers on the Nature and Perception of Colour

Lecture no. 3: Robert Pasnau In Search of the Domain of Sensory Privilege

Lecture no. 2: Filip Radovic on Intentionality, Representation, and Content in Aristotle's Account of Dreams

Lecture no. 1: Börje Bydén on Ancient and Byzantine Commentaries on Aristotle

More on our Conferences and Workshops

Conferences and Workshops

Find out more about our Conferences and Workshops

Contact Information

Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Olof Wijksgatan 6

Phone:
031-786 4348

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

Recent publications from members of the Representation & Reality research program.

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