Research in history of science is an important part of the study of history of civilization.
A special place in the history of science is occupied by the study of medieval science, not only because of its role in transmission of ancient knowledge into the Modern Times, but also because of its own, ingenious and inspiring achievements. This is especially visible
in some issues, like the problem of mind-body relationship, to which late medieval think-ers made considerable contributions. Starting from moment, in which Aristotle’s De anima and Parva naturalia were translated into Latin, medieval philosophers, fascinated with new perspectives opened by those works, engaged in numerous attempts at integrating and extending this field of knowledge. In their work, they were able skilfully to join the Aristotelian tradition with their own observations and conclusions concerning the problems raised by the Philosopher.
The main objective of our conference is for the participants to share their research exper-ience and results concerning late medieval texts dealing with problems belonging to the borderland between psychology and physiology. The research on these source texts con-tributes to our better understanding of the role those problems had in the history of late medieval thought and, moreover, it increases the awareness of how the late medieval concepts dealing with mutual relations of body, mind and soul influenced the scientific discourse in later historical periods.