2023 Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy

When and Where

Friday, September 22, 2023 4:00 pm to Saturday, September 23, 2023 7:00 pm
Room 100
Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street, Toronto)


The Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto is hosting the 2023 edition of the Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy.



Session I (4:30 – 6:30)

Chair: Jennifer Hart Weed (University of New Brunswick)
Pasquale Porro (University of Turin): “How Does God’s Knowledge Differ from Tiresias’ Oracles? Revisiting Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, Book V”
Commentator: Martin Pickavé (University of Toronto)



Session II (10:00 – 12:00)

Chair: Thérèse-Anne Druart (Catholic University of America)
Meryem Sebti (CNRS, Paris): “Imagination and Individuality of the Soul in Avicenna’s Philosophy”
Commentator: Seyed Mousavian (Loyola University Chicago)

Session III (2:00 – 4:00)

Chair: Simona Vucu (University of Toronto)
Rui Xu (University of Toronto): “Henry of Ghent on Creation”
Dominic LaMantia (Notre Dame): “Identity and Real Distinction According to Duns Scotus”
Nick Westberg (Boston College): “Reexamining Suárez’s Theory of Logical Possibility”

Session IV (4:15 – 6:15)

Chair: Peter Eardley (University of Guelph)
Jean-Luc Solère (Boston College): “On the Constant Attention of the Soul: In Defense of Olivi”
Commentator: Giorgio Pini (Fordham University)


All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street).

The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Organizers: Deborah Black, Peter King, Martin Pickavé