Figure of the heavenly bodies - Illuminated illustration of the Ptolemaic geocentric conception of the Universe by Portuguese cosmographer and cartographer Bartolomeu Velho (?-1568).
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Project Aristotelian Science

Research project
Active research
Project period
2022 - 2027
Project owner
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

Short description

The project Aristotelian Science aims to reconstruct Aristotle’s philosophy of science and its medieval counterpart (1250-1330) from a socio-epistemological perspective - science understood as the production and transmission of scientific knowledge by means of social methods and pieces of evidence. One of the aims of the project is to clarify the methodological role that dialectic plays in Aristotle’s conception of science and how this role was interpreted and revised in commentaries on Aristotle’s Topics and Posterior Analytics from the medieval period (1250-1330). Aristotelian Science is the continuation of the Topica project and is also linked to a Wallenberg Fellowship, prolongation grant, by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

The research group

Principal investigator:
Ana María Mora-Márquez (Gothenburg)


Sophie Serra, Postdoctoral Researcher (Gothenburg)


Iacopo Costa (CNRS, LEM)

Gustavo Fernández Walker (Gothenburg)

Katerina Ierodiakonou (Geneva)

Zoe McConaughey (Lille)

Jenny Pelletier (Gothenburg)

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