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The University of Turin and the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Philosophy (Leuven) are glad to invite you to the conference "Providence and free will from the post-Hellenistic age to the Middle ages" that will take place in Turin on June 8th-10th.
The conference will be held in person, but a connection will be made available for those who wish to attend online. To register, please write to by Monday 6th.
Please find the program below.
Amos Corbini, Pieter d'Hoine, Matteo Di Giovanni, Federico M. Petrucci

June 8th, 15.15-18.30: Post-Hellenistic and Patristic Philosophy (I)

Chair: Federico M. Petrucci (Turin)

- Federico M. Petrucci, Pieter d'Hoine and Arianna Piazzalunga: Introduction

- Alexandra Michalewski (CNRS, Paris). Atticus’ Doctrine of Providence: Cosmological and Ethical Issues

- Marco Zambon (Padua). Between Biblical Exegesis and Controversy: Origen's Doctrine of Free Will (Princ. III 1)

June 9th, 10-13: Post-Hellenistic and Patristic Philosophy (II)

Chair: Ermanno Malaspina (Turin)

- Ursula Coope (Oxford). Proclus on Providence. Contingency and What Depends on Us

- Pieter d'Hoine (Leuven). Divine Knowledge and Knowledge of the Divine in Proclus' Interpretation of the Parmenides "Greatest Difficulty"

June 9th, 15.30-18.30: The Arabic Middle Ages

Chair: Matteo Di Giovanni (Turin)

- Cristina Cerami (CNRS, Paris). Averroes on Providence between Physics, Metaphysics and Logic

- Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS, London). Theodicy and Anti-Theodicy in Premodern Arabic Thought

June 10th, 10-13: The Latin Middle Ages

Chair: Pasquale Porro (Turin)

- Antonio Petagine (Rome). Divine Providence and Human Free Will: Thomas Aquinas and the Debate of his Time.

- Amos Corbini (Turin). Divine Providence in the year of the Black Death: Hugolinus of Orvieto vs. Peter Ceffons