IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 747: Memorising and Remembering in the Middle Ages: Philosophical Approaches

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Groupe de Recherches Antiquité, Moyen-Âge, Transmission Arabe (GRAMATA), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Organiser:Véronique Decaix, UFR de Philosophie, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Moderator/Chair:Véronique Decaix, UFR de Philosophie, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Paper 747-aMémoire, représentation et signification chez Aristote (arabe) et Averroès
(Language: Français)
Carla Di Martino, Laboratoire Savoir, Textes, Langage (UMR 8163), Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Philosophy, Science
Paper 747-bMemory in the Arabo-Latin Medical Tradition
(Language: English)
Joël Chandelier, Département d'Histoire, Université Paris 8 - Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Index terms: Medicine, Philosophy, Science
Paper 747-cWhat Are We Remembering Of?: Albert the Great and the Object of Memory
(Language: English)
Véronique Decaix, UFR de Philosophie, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne

This session concentrates on philosophical explanations of the processes of memorizing and remembering. The main focus will be the reception of Aristotle’s De memoria between the 12th and the 14th century. We are going to examine the solutions proposed by Avicenna, Averroes, Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas. Our principal aim will be shedding some light on the definitions of memory in medieval commentaries on the De memoria. Memory and recollection are described as two distinct capacities of human soul (the latter pertaining to human beings only); this session will thus allow us to grasp their specificity in comparison to other psychological processes, such as sensation and thought.