I have reorganised the page on medieval and Renaissance psychological sources putting the items in an alphabetical order. A link to Agostino Nifo’s De anima was also added.
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Research seminar in Helsinki
From the website of the research group “Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics”:
Friday, 30 January, 12-15 (Auditorium IX, Main Building, Unioninkatu 34, 3rd floor)
Imagination from Aquinas to Hobbes
Friday, 27 February, 12-15 (Auditorium IX, Main Building, Unioninkatu 34, 3rd floor)
Madness and Morality
Friday, 20 March, 12-15 (Lecture room 6, Aleksanterinkatu 7, 6th floor)
Christopher Shields (Oxford), Aquinas’s moral psychology
Thursday, 16 – Friday, 17 April
Sources and resources of political life in early-modern Europe
Quentin Skinner (keynote speaker), Ronald Asch, Martin van Gelderen, Mark Goldie, Catherine Larrère, John Robertson, Richard Serjeantson, Sari Kivistö, Virpi Mäkinen, Sami-Juhani Savonius-Wroth, Mikko Tolonen.
Friday,15 May, 12-15 (Auditorium XI, Main Building, Unioninkatu 34, 3rd floor)
Tobias Hoffmann (CUA), Free decision in Aquinas
The seminar is open.
Juan Luis Vives
Lorenzo Casini has written an entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on this remarkable Spanish humanist. Vives was both a learned scholar and popular among his contemporaries. Even the reformer Philip Melanchthon recommended Vives’ De anima et vita in the prefatory letter of his own work on psychology.
Latin was the lingua franca of the intellectuals of the late medieval and Reformation period. Today, we have better resources than ever for learning different languages, including Latin. In addition to conventional textbooks, there are several sites on the internet devoted to such topics. One must only do a search on expressions like “learning Latin” to find several interesting resources. Below, I have picked three among the most unusual ones.
1. Latinum, an online Latin course, where you can improve your skills by listening. Includes a major part of George Adler’s textbook of conversational Latin. Lessons can be downloaded as podcasts or listened directly from the webpage.
2. If you want to improve both your daily prayer life and Latin skills, Vatican radio broadcasts daily laudes, vesperae and completorium, directly from Rome. You can listen to each broadcast any time after the recording has become available, usually within an hour.
3. Each Friday, the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) sends the news review in Latin. The weekly Nuntii latini is also available in both written and audible form on a webpage.