visiting fellows, 2013 -2014
- Marco Bartalluci, Academic Year
PhD student in Philosophy, University of Kassel, Germany
PhD thesis title: “Die Bedeutung des Werdens, Aspekte des Verhältnisses von Pekuliarität und Entstehung in der Entwicklung des Begriffs physis bei Aristoteles”. Supervisor: Pr. Dr. Gottfried Heinemann.
October 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014: Erasmus Placement PhD student at the "Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies" under the supervision of Professor Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou.
- Chelsea C. Harry, May 26 - July 3 2014
Assistant Professor in Philosophy
Southern Connecticut State University
While in residence at DI.K.A.M., Dr. Harry is preparing her forthcoming book, Aristotle's Physics iv. 10-14: On the Nature of Time, which is under contract with Springer International Press. In the book, Dr. Harry argues that Aristotle's "treatise on time" in the Physics is highly contextualized and, as such, must be understood in terms of Aristotle's wider aims in the Physics and, so too, of his general natural philosophy. According to her thesis, Aristotle should not be considered a philosopher of time (chronos) qua time, but a philosopher concerned with natural beings. Because of the way natural beings are in the world, i.e., undergoing constant accidental change, time—an attribute of this change—becomes a topic for consideration. As such, time (chronos) in Aristotle's natural philosophy is a concept of time taken (lambanomenos), derived from the motion of natural beings, and not a concept of infinite (apeiros) time. Ultimately, Dr. Harry is interested in the way her reading of Aristotle on time has relevance for contemporary philosophy of nature and science, insofar as she understands Aristotle's work to have developed from his strong connection to and reverence for the natural world.