Henrik Lagerlund 2017-09-06T10:32:22+00:00

Project Description

RESEARCH AREAS:

  • Medieval Philosophy

  • Ancient and Early Modern Philosophy

  • Metaphysics, Mind, Language

CONTACT:

  • Western University
    Stevenson Hall 3145
    London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8

  • (519) 661-2111 x80508

HENRIK LAGERLUND

Professor
Department of Philosophy, Western University

Alongside being a professor of philosophy at Western University, he is also the editor of the book series Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind published by Springer, and the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy also published by Springer.

Henrik Lagerlund’s area of specialization is Medieval Philosophy but he often draws on Ancient and Early Modern Philosophy as well as contemporary philosophy in his research.

Books:

(ed.) The History of Philosophy of Language: A Source Book, with Benjamin Hill and Robert Stainton, (Dordrecht: Springer, forthcoming 2013).

(ed.) A Companion to Robert Kilwardby, with Paul Thom (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2012).

(ed.) The Philosophy of Francisco Suarez, with Benjamin Hill (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012).

(ed.) Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy, 2 vols. (Heibelberg: Springer Reference, 2010) (+ 1500 pages).

(ed.) Rethinking the History of Skepticism: The Missing Medieval Background (Leiden: Brill, 2010)

(ed.) Mental Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008)

(ed.) Forming the Mind: Essays on the Internal Senses and the Mind/Body Problem from Avicenna to the Medical Enlightenment (Dordrecht: Springer, 2007)

(ed.) Modality Matters: Twenty-Five Essays in Honour of Krister Segerberg, with Sten Lindström and Rysiek Sliwinski (Uppsala: Uppsala Philosophical Studies, 2006).

Filosofi i Sverige under tusen år [Thousand Years of Swedish Philosophy] (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2003)

(ed.) Emotions and Choice from Boethius to Descartes, with Mikko Yrjönsuuri (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2002)

Modal Syllogistics in the Middle Ages (Leiden: Brill, 2000)

Svensk filosofi från Rydelius till Hedenius [Swedish Philosophy from Rydelius to Hedenius] (Stockholm: Thales, 1999)

Articles:

“The Unity of Efficient and Final Causality: The Mind/Body Problem Reconsidered” in British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19:4 (2011): 585-601.

“Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2011 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = . (Substantially revised from my 2004 article.)

“The Changing Face of Aristotelian Empiricism in the Fourteenth Century” in Quaestio 10 (2011).

“Al-Ghazali on the Form and Matter of the Syllogism”, in Vivarium 48 (2010): 193-214.

“Medieval Theories of the Syllogism”, in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/ archives/spr2004/entries/ medieval-syllogism/. (Substantially revised from my 2004 article.)

“Possible Worlds and the Nature of Choice in Leibniz”, with Peter Myrdal, in Studia Leibnitiana Band XXXVIII/XXXIX, Heft 2 (2006/2007): 156-176. (Publication date was Oct. 2009.)

“Avicenna and Tusi on Modal Logic”, in History and Philosophy of Logic Vol. 30, Issue 3 (2009): 227-239.

“John Mair on Concepts”, in J. Biard (ed.) Le langage mental du Moyen Âge à l’âge classique, (Lovain: Peeters, 2009: 205-220)

”Skeptical Issues in Posterior Analytics Commentaries”, in H. Lagerlund (ed.) Rethinking the History of Skepticism: The Missing Medieval Background (Leiden: Brill, 2009).

“A History of Skepticism in the Middle Ages” in H. Lagerlund (ed.) Rethinking the History of Skepticism: The Missing Medieval Background (Leiden: Brill, 2009).

“Philosophical Psychology in 1500: Bologna, Erfurt and Padua”, (with Pekka Kärkkäinen) in S. Heinämaa and M. Reuter (eds.) Psychology and Philosophy: Inquiries into the Soul from Late Scholasticism to Contemporary Thought (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008).

“A ‘New’ Mind-Body Problem”, in Filosofisk Tidskrift 1 (2008) [Swedish].

“Assimilation of Aristotelian and Arabic Logic up to the Later 13th Century”, in J. Woods and D. Gabbay (eds.) The Handbook of the History of Logic, vol.2: Medieval and Renaissance Logic, (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008). (90+ pages)

“Pietro d’Abano and the Anatomy of Perception”, in Simo Knuuttila and Pekka Kärkkäinen (eds.) Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Thought (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008).

“The Unity of the Soul and Contrary Appetites in Medieval Philosophy”, in Thomas M. Lennon and Robert J. Stainton (eds.) The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008).

“Making Aristotle Modern: John Buridan on Psychology and Language”, in J.M.M.H. Thijssen and Paul J.J.M. Bakker (eds.) Mind, Perception, and Cognition: The commentary Tradition on Aristotles De anima (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008).

“The Terminological and Conceptual Roots of Representations in the Soul in Late Ancient and Medieval Philosophy”, in H. Lagerlund (ed.) Mental Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008).

“Introduction: A History of the Mind/Body Problem”, in H. Lagerlund (ed.) Forming the Mind: The Internal Senses and the Mind/Body Problem from Avicenna to the Medical Enlightenment, (Dordrecht: Springer, 2007).

“Possible Worlds and Freedom in Leibniz”, with Peter Myrdal, in Henrik Lagerlund, Sten Lindström and Rysiek Sliwinski (eds.) Modality Matters: Twenty-Five Essays in Honour of Krister Segerberg (Uppsala: Uppsala Philosophical Studies, 2006).

“What is Singular Thought? Ockham and Buridan on Singular Terms in the Language of Thought”, in Vesa Hirvonen, Toivo Holopainen and Miira Tuominen (eds.) Mind and Modality: Studies in the History of Philosophy in Honour of Simo Knuuttila (Leiden: Brill, 2006).

“How Free are We? An Attempt to Write the History of the Will in the Middle Ages”, in Runica et Mediaevalia, Lectiones 5 (2006) [Swedish].

“The Reception of David Hume’s Philosophy in Sweden”, in P Jones (ed.) The Reception of Hume in Europe (Continuum Press: London, 2005).

“Vague Concepts and Singular Terms in a Buridanian Language of Thought Tradition”, in Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, Vol. 4 (2004).

“John Buridan and the Problem of Dualism in Early Fourteenth Century Philosophy”, in Journal of the History of Philosophy 42:4 (2004).

“Psychology and Semantics: A Medieval Perspective”, in Filosofisk Tidskrift 1 (2004) [Swedish].

“Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy”, in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2004 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2004/ entries/representation-medieval/.

“Medieval Theories of the Syllogism”, in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2004 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/ archives/spr2004/entries/ medieval-syllogism/.

“Representations, Concepts and Words: Peter of Ailly on Semantics and Psychology”, in Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, Vol. 3, 2003. Also forthcoming in Calvin G. Normore (ed.) The Language of Thought: The Medieval Perspective (Toronto, University of Toronto Press).

“Essences and Valid Consequences in 13th Century Modal Logic”, in Krister Segerberg and Rysiek Sliwinski (eds.) A Philosophical Smorgasbord: Essays on Action, Truth and Other Things in Honor of Frederick Stoutland (Uppsala: Uppsala Philosophical Studies, 2003).

“John Buridan’s Theory of Free Choice and Its Influence”, in H. Lagerlund and M. Yrjonsuuri (eds.) Emotions and Choice from Boethius to Descartes (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2002).

“The Concept of Will: Two Fourteenth Century Commentaries on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics”, in E. Carlson and R. Sliwinski (eds.) Omnium Gatherum (Uppsala: Uppsala Philosophical Studies, 2001).

“Disputation and Change of Belief: Burley’s Theory of Obligationes as a Theory of Belief Change”, with Erik J. Olsson, in Mikko Yrjonsuuri (ed.) Medieval Formal Logic: Consequences, Obligations and Insolubiles (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2001).

“An Essentialistic Modal Logic: The First Commentators of the Prior Analysics and Their View of Modal Syllogistics in the Late Middle Ages”, in Filosofisk Tidskrift 3 (1998) [Swedish].

“Jodocus Trutfetter’s Conception of Modal Logic”, in J. Aertsen and A. Speer (eds.) Was ist Philosophie im Mittelalter? (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1998).

Invited Talks and Conference Presentations:

“The Turn to Epistemology and the Rise of Skepticism in the Late 13th Century”, Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, 9-12 May, 2011.

“Nominalism and Grammar: Peter of Ailly on Modist Grammar”, Montreal Workshop on Nominalism, UQAM, Montreal, 6-7 May, 2011.

“Material Substance in the 14th and 17th Centuries”, Colloquium Talk, Department of Philosophy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, March 25, 2011.

“Substance in Later Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy”, Eastern APA Boston, 27-30 December, 2010.

“Material Substance” and Comment of Peter King’s paper, Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy Workshop, Toronto, 12-14 November, 2010.

“The Changing Face of Empiricism in the Later Middle Ages”, invited talk at Ranas Castle, Uppsala, August 12, 2010.

“Buridan on Relations”, the Moody Workshop in Medieval Philosophy, UCLA, March 12-13, 2010.

“Final and Efficient Causality: A New Mind Body Problem”, Varieties of Cognitive Theories in the Middle Ages, Leuven, 18-20 February 2010.

“Ockham and Buridan on Empiricism and Substances”, at the Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON (Canada), 19 November 2009.

“John Buridan’s Empiricism and the Knowledge of Substances”, at The Western Ontario Colloquium in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, London, ON (Canada), 16-17 October 2009.

“Suarez and Descartes on Material Falsity”, at Symposium on Peter John Olivi and his Influence, Jyvaskyla (Finland), 2 October 2009.

“Error, Cognitive Failure, and the Process of Reasoning”, at the Toronto Colloquium of Medieval Philosophy, Toronto (Canada), 17-18 September 2009.

“John Buridan and Albert of Saxony on Absolute Terms”, at Medieval Theories of Intentionality, Parma (Italy), 10-12 June 2009.

“Substances, Matter and Skepticism in Ockham and Buridan”, at the Montreal Workshop on Nominalism, Montreal (Canada), 8-9 May 2009.

“Peter of Spain’s Modalities” Moody Workshop in Medieval Philosophy, UCLA, March 7-8, 2009.

“John Buridan on intentionality and Skepticism”, at the Montreal Workshop on Nominalism, Montreal (Canada), 16-18 May 2008.

Comment on Dominik Perler’s paper at the Vancouver meeting on Medieval and Early Modern Discussion of Emotions, 1-3 May, 2008.

“Why Anglo-American Analytical Philosophy was nothing New in Sweden”, at APA Pacific conference in Pasadena, 18-22 March, 2008.

Comment on Robert Pasnau’s paper at the Western Ontario Colloquium of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, 28-30 Sept. 2007.

“A ‘New’Mind/Body Problem: Late Medieval and Early Modern Discussions of Final and Efficient Causality”, at the Final Conference of “From Natural Philosophy of Science”, Granada, Spain, 17-21 Oct., 2007.

“The Compatibility of Final and Efficient Causality” (invited plenary lecture), at National Swedish Congress in Philosophy, Umea, Sweden, 8-10 June 2007.

“Buridan on Final Causality and the Mind/Body Dualism” (invited lecture), at 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 10-13 May 2007.

“Averroes on Differentia in the Middle Commentaries on Porphyry’s Isagoge and Aristotle’s Categories” (invited lecture), at Categories: New Materials and the Reception of Aristotle’s Categories, Byron Bay, Australia, 17-18 Dec. 2006.

“Al-Ghazâlî on the form and matter of the syllogisms” (invited lecture), at The Topics in the medieval Arabic and Latin traditions, Cambridge, 11-12 March 2006.

“John Mair on Concepts” (invited lecture), at Le langage mental du Moyen Âge à l’Âge classique, Tours, 1-3 Dec. 2005.

“Inner Conflicts and the Simplicity of the Soul” (invited lecture), History of Mind Unit, University of Helsinki, 25 Nov. 2005.

“Nominalism and Self-knowledge” (invited lecture), Animal and Human Minds, workshop Villa Lante, Rome, 1-3 Sept. 2005.

“Skeptical Issues in Posterior Analytics Commentaries”, at Skepticism in Medieval and Renaissance Thought, international conference in Uppsala, 6-8 May 2005.

“Thinking in Language: The Case of Peter of Ailly” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario, 31 Jan. 2005.

“Singular Terms and Vague Concepts in a Buridanian Language of Thought Tradition”, Third Annual Hawaiian International Congress in Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 13-16 Jan. 2005.

“Inner Conflicts and the Simplicity of the Soul” (invited lecture), Hellenistic influences on the Medieval and Early Modern Concepts of Self and Person, University of Jyväskylä, 26-28 Nov. 2004.

“Pietro d’Abano and the Anatomy of Perception” (invited lecture), Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Thought, international conference, University of Helsinki, 15-18 April 2004.

“Mental Representation: The History of a Term and the Forming of a Concept” (invited lecture) Victorian Universities Medieval and Renaissance Seminar, and Early Modern Europe Group, University of Melbourne, 30 March 2004.

“Avicenna and Tusi on Modal Logic: Comments and Critique” (invited lecture), Prior Analytics in Two Traditions, international conference, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University, 28-29 March 2004.

“Peter of Ailly on Psychology and Semantics”, ACPA meeting at The University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, Oct. 31 to 2 Nov 2003.

“The Terminological and Conceptual Roots of Representations in the Soul in Late Ancient and Medieval Philosophy” (invited lecture), Dept. of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 3 Sept. 2003.

“The Terminological and Conceptual Roots of Representations in the Soul in Late Ancient and Medieval Philosophy” (invited lecture), Dept. of Philosophy, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, 26 March 2003.

“Psykologi och semantik: Ett medeltida perspektiv/Psychology and Semantics: A Medieval Perspective” (invited lecture), Dept. of Philosophy, Lund University, 12 Sept. 2002.

“Mental Representations in Medieval Philosophy”, SIEPM, 11th International Congress of Medieval Philosophy, Porto, 26-31 Aug., 2002.

“Psykologi och semantik: Ett medeltida perspektiv/Psychology and Semantics: A Medieval Perspective” (invited lecture), Dept. of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 21 March 2002.

“John Buridan’s Theory of Free Choice” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, February 5, 2002.

“John Buridan on Free Will” (invited lecture), Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Nijmegen, September 28, 2001.

“Mental Language in the Vicinity of John Buridan” (invited lecture), Buridan and Beyond, International Congress at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, September 3-9, 2001.

“Does Necessity imply Actuality? Ockham and Buridan on a Fundamental Issue in Modal Logic” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, May 3, 2001.

“Buridan’s Theory of Free Choice”, Emotions and Rational Choice from Plotinus to the Renaissance Humanists, International Conference in Uppsala, April 9-10, 2001.

“Some Reflections on Modal Logic in and before Ockham” (invited lecture), E.A. Moody Medieval Philosophy Workshop, Royce Hall, UCLA, February 16-18, 2001.

“Representations, Concepts and Words: Pierre d’Ailly on the Psychology of Mental Language” (invited lecture), Intellect, Knowledge and the Object of Thought from 1200-1700. International Workshop in Oslo, November 24-26, 2000.

“Thinking in Language: Pierre d’Ailly on Semantics and Psychology” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, UCLA, November 7, 2000.

“Buridan on Representations and the Psychology of Mental Language” (invited lecture), International Workshop organized by the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy, Nijmegen, August 24-25, 2000.

“Does Necessity imply Actuality?” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland, July 28, 2000.

“Does Necessity imply Actuality?” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, University of Queensland, July 19, 2000.

“Making Aristotle Modern: Buridan on the Intentionality of Thought”, Australasian Association of Philosophy in Brisbane, July 2-7, 2000.

“The Soul as a Substance and a Form: A Medieval Dilemma?” (invited lecture), Medieval Studies Colloquium, Yale University, April 17, 2000.

“Buridan and the Problem of Dualism in Early Fourteenth Century Philosophy” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, Yale University, April 14, 2000.

“John Buridan on the Soul as a Substantial Form” (invited lecture), E.A. Moody Medieval Philosophy Workshop, Department of Philosophy, UCLA, November 18-20, 2000.

“John Buridan’s De anima and Its Later Influence” (invited lecture), International Workshop on Medieval Philosphical Psychology, Jyväskylä University, November 12-14, 1999.

“Intentionality and Cognition in Thomas Aquinas’s Philosophical Psychology”, Swedish National Congress in Philosophy, Gothenburg, July 11-13, 1999.

“Modal Syllogistics in Paris and Oxford in the Early Fourteenth Century”, International Workshop, Uppsala, November 6-8, 1998.

“Ockham’s Modal Syllogistic” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, Helsinki University, May 13, 1998.

“Late Medieval Modal Logic” (invited lecture), Department of Philosophy, Turku University, October 1997.

“Jodocus Trutfetter’s Conception of Modal Logic”, SIEPM, 10th International Congress of Medieval Philosophy, Erfurt, August 25-30, 1997.

“An Essentialistic Modal Logic”, Swedish National Congress in Philosophy, Lund, June 13-15, 1997.

“The Swedish Philosopher Christopher Jacob Boström: A Swedish Hegelian?”, Uppsala Philosophical Society, March 12, 1997.

“Ockham’s Theory of Modal Syllogistic” (invited lecture), Ockham-Symposium, Helsinki, May 14-15,1996.

“A Medieval Theory of Belief Change?” (invited lecture), Workshop on Belief Revision, Leibzig, April 1996.

“Leibniz’s distinction between necessary and contingent truths: Interpretation and criticism”, Swedish National Congress in Philosophy, Umeå, June 7-9, 1995.

1. Intentionality and Skepticism in the Aristotelian Tradition
2. A History of Scandinavian Philosophy
3. The History of Philosophy of Language
4. Mechanism Project