Aristotle and the Peripatetic Tradition | Dominican University College


Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, October 17, 2014 - 18:00
Dominican University College, 96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario


Much of Aristotelian scholarship focuses primarily on the Aristotelian corpus and his philosophical influences. This Symposium will not only take this approach into consideration, but will also expand our inquiry into the Aristotelian influence on all subsequent generations of the philosophical canon. The objective is to better understand the Aristotelian spirit as it has animated the different philosophers of different ages, all accentuating the salient themes of the peripatetic tradition.

This Symposium incorporates papers relating to any philosopher or philosophical tradition that has made a direct or a subtle connection with the Aristotelian philosophy or the peripatetic spirit. Since the Symposium is bilingual, we have invited papers in both French and English.

The Symposium will take place at the Dominican University College, Ottawa. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Klaus Brinkmann (Boston University).  Title:  “Can Aristotle help Thomas Nagel?”

The Symposium is FREE to the public.  All are welcome. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Mark J. Nyvlt at

Banquet fee on Friday night, Oct. 17.: CAN$40 + tax + tip (not including Alcohol), which amounts to approximately CAN$55.