Conference: Quantifying Aristotle. The Impact, Spread and Decline of the Calculatores Tradition (23-25 May 2018)
Idea and Motivation
Our conference will assemble a group of renowned scholars to explore one of the more significant features of the calculatores tradition, namely the way in which it transformed the understanding of Aristotle through its logic-mathematical approach. In addition to focusing on particular texts, authors and questions, we intend above all to consider the diffusion of this intellectual tradition, which for two-hundred years was a determining factor in several scientific and philosophical fields.