Elisa Citano M.A.
Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science (APhil/HistAS)
Geschichte der Philosophie
Institut für Klassische Philologie
Unter den Linden 6
Speaker at ‘Seminario Itinerante di Storia della Filosofia Antica: Aristotele, Fisica VIII’ at the University of L’Aquila and at the University of Bergamo
Master’s Degree in Ancient Philology, Literature and History at the University of Florence with a dissertation in History of Ancient Philosophy entitled ‘Aristotle on void: an analysis of Physics IV 6–9’
Speaker at ‘Storia della Filosofia e Scienza: una giornata di studi presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano - Dipartimento di Filosofia’
Erasmus + at the University of Oslo
BA Degree in Language and Literature Studies at the University of Florence with a dissertation in History of Ancient Philosophy entitled ‘The quantity in Aristotle, Categories 6’
Internship at Accademia della Crusca
2008 – 2013
High School classical qualification at Liceo Classico Galileo, Florence
Void in Aristotle’s Physics and in the Greek Philosophical Tradition
The purpose of my project is to write a thorough and exhaustive monograph on the treatment of void in Aristotle and Greek philosophical tradition, accompanied by a philological inquiry into the constitution of the text of the relevant chapters of Aristotle’s Physics (IV 6–9).
In particular, I intend to examine in depth the Aristotelian rebuttal of void and analyse the reasons why his theory was not considered successful by later commentators. Furthermore, I shall investigate the theories of void proposed by other ancient philosophers, both among Aristotle’s predecessors (i.e. Atomists and Pythagoreans) and successors (i.e. Stoics and Epicureans).