Workshop "Aristotelian Themes in Dependence, Modality, and Essence"

Aristotelian Themes in Dependence, Modality, and Essence, Workshop at the University of Helsinki, Saturday, January 26th 2013

Location: University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, room 8


09:00 – 10:30 Lucas Angioni (Campinas, Brazil), ‘Essence, Causality and Necessity in Aristotle's Theory of Scientific Explanation’

10:40 – 12:10 Michail Peramatzis (Oxford), ‘Essence and Necessity in Aristotle’

12:10 – 13:10 Lunch

13:10 – 14:40 Tuomas Tahko (Helsinki), ‘Grounding Modality in Essence’

14:50 – 16:20 Benjamin Schnieder (Hamburg), ‘Grounding and Dependence’

16:30 – 18:00 Mika Perälä (Helsinki), ‘Aristotle on ouk aneu Dependence’

Attendance is free, but we would kindly ask you to e-mail either Mika Perälä (mika.perala at or Tuomas Tahko (tuomas.tahko at if you are planning to attend. Some of the papers will be available for pre-reading, please contact Mika or Tuomas for further details.

The workshop is organized by Dr. Mika Perälä and Dr. Tuomas Tahko and is funded by Mika Perälä’s Academy of Finland project Aristotle on Memory and the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki.