Workshop 'Senses in Ancient Philosophy and Science'

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9.00-9.15 Welcome

9.15-10.30 Sean Coughlin (Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences): “Experimental Approaches to the Study of Past Scents”

10.30-10.45 Coffee/Tea Break

10.45-11.45 Panel 1Touch and Hearing:

Chiara Blanco (Edinburgh): “Touching Pleasure, Touching Shame: The Haptic Sense and Ancient Greek Conceptualisation of Emotions”.

Helge Baumann (JLU Giessen): “The Sound of Science. Hearing, Cognition, and Thunder in Lucretius’ De rerum natura, Book 6”.

11.45-12.00 Coffee/Tea Break

12.00-13.00 Panel 2Sense-Perception and Soul:

Joseph Zehner (Leiden): “Modern Panpsychism and Empedocles’ Theory of Perception”.

Wendi van Rheenen & Charlotte van der Voort (Leiden): “Touching Voices: The Sensitive as an Anchor for the Intellectual in Plutarch’s De Genio Socratis

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Panel 3 Perception and Perceptibles:

Andrea Buongiorno (Wadham College, Oxford): “Predication in Aristotle’s Account of Sense Perception”.

14.30-15.15 Plenary discussion & Conclusive remarks

15.15-15.45 Coffee/Tea Break

16.15-17.15 Excursion KunstLab Utrecht

19.30 Dinner (De Recht Bank, Korte Nieuwstraat 14, 3512 NM Utrecht,

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