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Chronoi Talks: “News on Empedocles' Physics: The Time-Table of the Cosmic Cycle” (Hybrid)

Prof. Dr. Oliver Primavesi

May 30, 2024

3 - 4 pm (CET)


Einstein Center Chronoi 

Otto-von-Simson-Straße 7, 14195 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Oliver Primavesi

Our Picture of the Early Greek thinker Empedocles (c. 484 - c. 424 BCE) has been enhanced by several textual discoveries during the last 25 years. Among these newly discovered texts are scholia (= marginal notes) in a Florentine Aristotle manuscript that have brought to light the TIME TABLE of Empedocles' Cosmic Cycle. Primavesi will present an interpretation of this time table in terms of the Pythagorean Philosophy of number.

Participants can join the online Chronoi Talk by clicking on the following link:

The conference room can be accessed using the following methods:

  • Joining directly in your browser; simply click the link above, and look for a button with this option near the bottom of the webpage.

  • Downloading the program to your computer (instructions can be found by following the meeting link)

  • Using the smartphone app called “Cisco Webex Meetings."

You are welcome to enter the online conference room up to 15 minutes in advance of the start time.

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