Women in the Pythagorean tradition: Perictione on Philosophy and Science
Caterina Pellò is a specialist in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy. She is currently an Associate Lecturer in Philosophy in St Andrews. From September 2021, she will move to University College London as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Greek and Latin.
In her talk, she analyses the surviving fragments of On Wisdom. First, she will challenge the traditional view that this text was not written by a woman, but rather by a man under female pseudonyms. Next, she will offer a close reading of the philosophical argument. Specifically, Perictione discusses how philosophy relates to physics, and mathematics, what they are about and whether one should be ranked higher.