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Börje Bydén

Researcher

Börje Bydén
Researcher
borje.byden@gu.se
+46 31 786 4916

Room number: T303
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Philosophy and Philology unit at Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Börje Bydén

I received my PhD from the University of Gothenburg in 2003. My thesis bore the descriptive title Theodore Metochites and the Study of Natural Philosophy and Mathematics in Early Palaiologan Byzantium. Since then, I have had various employments as a researcher and a teacher at the University of Gothenburg (2003–04, 2005–06) and Stockholm University (2007–11). I spent the year 2004–05 as a post-doc fellow at Freie Universität Berlin and the autumn term of 2006 as a senior fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC.

My field of expertise lies in the reception of ancient philosophy and science in the Greek Middle Ages, but I have also published on Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle, and taught a wide variety of topics from Greek grammar as well as Greek poetry and prose to the modern reception of Classical literature. I am a text editor, currently working on the editio princeps of Theodore Metochites’ commentary on Aristotle’s De anima. I have translated Aristotle’s De interpretatione, Sophistical refutations and Metaphysics into Swedish.

Within R&R I am Director of the section for the Greek Tradition. My own subproject is concerned with the interpretation of the Aristotelian notions of phantasia and nous and their use in theories of concept formation in late antique and Byzantine authors.

(I) Authorship

2018. ”Introduction: the study and reception of Aristotle’s Parva naturalia”, i Börje Bydén & Filip Radovic (red.), The Parva naturalia in Greek, Arabic and Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing the Science of the Soul (Cham: Springer Verlag), 1–50.

2017a. ‘George Gemistos Plethon, On Aristotle’s Departures from Plato, 321.3–334.20: Text and Translation’, in Börje Bydén & Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist (eds), The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages (Toronto: PIMS), 267–296.

2017b. ‘George Gemistos Plethon, On Aristotle’s Departures from Plato 0–19: Notes’, co-authored with Sten Ebbesen, Heine Hansen, Katerina Ierodiakonou, Ana Maria Mora-Marquez & Miira Tuominen, in Börje Bydén & Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist (eds), The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages (Toronto: PIMS), 297–344.

2016a. Review of Vojtěch Hladký, The Philosophy of Gemistos Plethon: Platonism in Late Byzantium, between Hellenism and Orthodoxy (Ashgate: Farnham, Surrey, 2014), in Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science 11: 290–311.

2016b. ‘Platon i Byzans’, in Jakob Fink & Kristian Larsen (eds), Platon: Værk og virkning (Copenhagen: Gyldendal), 423–444.

2014a. ‘Nikephoros Gregoras’ Commentary on Synesius, De insomniis’, in Donald A. Russell & Heinz-Günther Nesselrath (eds), On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination: Synesius, De insomniis (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), 163–88.

2014b. ‘Aristoteles kanon eller Vad är egentligen filosofi?’, in Eva-Carin Gerö & Hans-Roland Johnsson (eds), Periferi och centrum: Texter om marginalisering i förmodern tid (Lund: Nordic Academic Press), 51–76.

2013a. ‘Photios and the Non-Synonymy of Substance: Amphilochia 138’, in Sten Ebbesen, John Marenbon & Paul Thom (eds), Aristotle’s Categories in the Byzantine, Arabic and Latin Traditions (Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Scientia Danica, series H, Humanistica 8, vol. 5), 9–34.

2013b. ‘“No Prince of Perfection”: Byzantine Anti-Aristotelianism from the Patristic Period to Plethon’, in Dimiter Angelov & Michael Saxby (eds), Power and Subversion in Byzantium: Papers from the 43rd Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013), 147–76.

2013c. Review of Colin Partenie (ed.), Plato’s Myths (Cambridge University Press, 2009), in Rhizomata 1, 115–31.

2013d. Review of Efthymios Nicolaidis, Science and Eastern Orthodoxy: From the Greek Fathers to the Age of Globalization (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011) in Isis 104, 387–88.

2013e. Review of Niketas Siniossoglou, Radical Platonism in Byzantium: Illumination and Utopia in Gemistos Plethon (Cambridge University Press, 2011) in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 37, 151–52.

2012a. ‘A Case for Creationism: Christian Cosmology in the 5th and 6th Centuries’, in Börje Bydén & Katerina Ierodiakonou (eds), The Many Faces of Byzantine Philosophy, 79–107. Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens 1.

2012b. ‘Greek Philosophy’, with Katerina Ierodiakonou, in John Marenbon (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy, 29–57. Oxford University Press.

2012c. ‘Imprimatur? Unconventional punctuation and diacritics in mss of mediaeval Greek philosophical works’, in Alessandra Bucossi & Erika Kihlman (eds), Ars Edendi Lecture Series, vol. 2 (Stockholm: AUS), 155–72.

2012d. ‘The Criticism of Aristotle in Nikephoros Gregoras’ Florentius’, in Denis Searby, Ewa Balicka-Witakowska & Johan Heldt (eds), ΔΩΡΟΝ ΡΟΔΟΠΟΙΚΙΛΟΝ: Studies in Honour of Jan Olof Rosenqvist (Uppsala: AUU), 107–22.

2012e. ‘Philosophy, Byzantine’, in Roger Bagnall (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wileys-Blackwell.

2011a. ‘Natural Philosophy, Byzantine’, in Henrik Lagerlund (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Springer Verlag.

2011b. ‘Epistemology, Byzantine’, in Henrik Lagerlund (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Springer Verlag.

2011c. ‘Theodore Metochites’, in Henrik Lagerlund (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Springer Verlag.

2011d. ‘Leo Magentinus’, in Henrik Lagerlund (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Springer Verlag.

2010a. ‘Philosophy, Byzantine’, in Robert Bjork (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford University Press.

2010b. ‘Arethas’, in Robert Bjork (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford University Press.

2009. Review of David Sedley, Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity. Sather Classical Lectures 66. Berkeley & Los Angeles, 2007. Bryn Mawr Classical Review

(II) Editorship

2018. The Parva naturalia in Greek, Arabic and Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing the Science of the Soul. With Filip Radovic (Göteborg). Cham: Springer Verlag.

2017. The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages. With Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist (Göteborg). Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Press.

2012. The Many Faces of Byzantine Philosophy. With Katerina Ierodiakonou (Athens). Athens: The Norwegian Institute at Athens 1.

(III) Forthcoming publications 2019-2020

Articles, book chapters:
• The Byzantine Fortuna of Alexander of Aphrodisias’ Commentary on Aristotle’s De sensu et sensibilibus, in Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 68 (2019)
• “Aristotle’s Light Analogy in the Greek Tradition”, in the Anthology, vol. 1
• “Alexander of Aphrodisias on Concept Formation”
• “Themistius on Concept Formation”
• “Plutarch of Athens, Ammonius, Philoponus and Ps.-Philoponus on Aristotle’s ‘tabula rasa’”


Editions:
• Theodore Metochites’ paraphrase of Aristotle’s De anima.
• Theodore Metochites’ paraphrases of Aristotle’s De sensu, De memoria, De somno et vigilia, De insomniis and De divinatione per somnum.


Reviews:
• Denis Walter: Michael Psellos: Christliche Philosophie in Byzanz. Mittelalterliche Philosophie im Verhältnis zu Antike und Spätantike. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2017. IX, 206 S. (Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie 132). Forthcoming in Gnomon.

Latest publications

The Byzantine Fortuna of Alexander of Aphrodisias’ Commentary on Aristotle’s De sensu et sensibilibus
Börje Bydén
Jahrbuch der Østerreichischen Byzantinistik, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Introduction: The Study and Reception of Aristotle’s Parva naturalia
Börje Bydén
The Parva naturalia in Greek, Arabic and Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing the Science of the Soul / Börje Bydén, Filip Radovic, editors., Cham, Springer, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

George Gemistos Plethon, On Aristotle’s Departures from Plato, 321.3–334.20: Text and Translation
Börje Bydén
The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle's works on logic and metaphysics and their reception in the Middle Ages / edited by Börje Bydén and Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist., Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

George Gemistos Plethon, On Aristotle’s Departures from Plato 0–19: Notes
Börje Bydén, Sten Ebbesen, Katerina Ierodiakonou, Ana Maria Mora-Márquez, Heine Hansen et al.
The Aristotelian Tradition : Aristotle's works on logic and metaphysics and their reception in the Middle Ages / edited by Börje Bydén and Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist., Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Platon i Byzans
Börje Bydén
Platon: Værk og virkning, ed. Jakob Leth Fink & Kristian Larsen, Köpenhamn, Gyldendal, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Aristoteles’ kanon, eller, Vad är egentligen filosofi?
Börje Bydén
Periferi och centrum: Texter om marginalisering i förmodern tid, ed. Eva-Carin Gerö & Hans-Roland Johnsson, Lund, Nordic Academic Press, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Nikephoros Gregoras' Commentary on Synesius, De insomniis
Börje Bydén
On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination: Synesius, De insomniis. Ed. D. A. Russell and H.-G. Nesselrath, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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2019

The Byzantine Fortuna of Alexander of Aphrodisias’ Commentary on Aristotle’s De sensu et sensibilibus
Börje Bydén
Jahrbuch der Østerreichischen Byzantinistik, Journal article 2019
Journal article

2018

Introduction: The Study and Reception of Aristotle’s Parva naturalia
Börje Bydén
The Parva naturalia in Greek, Arabic and Latin Aristotelianism: Supplementing the Science of the Soul / Börje Bydén, Filip Radovic, editors., Cham, Springer, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

George Gemistos Plethon, On Aristotle’s Departures from Plato, 321.3–334.20: Text and Translation
Börje Bydén
The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle's works on logic and metaphysics and their reception in the Middle Ages / edited by Börje Bydén and Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist., Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

George Gemistos Plethon, On Aristotle’s Departures from Plato 0–19: Notes
Börje Bydén, Sten Ebbesen, Katerina Ierodiakonou, Ana Maria Mora-Márquez, Heine Hansen et al.
The Aristotelian Tradition : Aristotle's works on logic and metaphysics and their reception in the Middle Ages / edited by Börje Bydén and Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist., Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

Platon i Byzans
Börje Bydén
Platon: Værk og virkning, ed. Jakob Leth Fink & Kristian Larsen, Köpenhamn, Gyldendal, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2014

Aristoteles’ kanon, eller, Vad är egentligen filosofi?
Börje Bydén
Periferi och centrum: Texter om marginalisering i förmodern tid, ed. Eva-Carin Gerö & Hans-Roland Johnsson, Lund, Nordic Academic Press, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Nikephoros Gregoras' Commentary on Synesius, De insomniis
Börje Bydén
On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination: Synesius, De insomniis. Ed. D. A. Russell and H.-G. Nesselrath, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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