Prof. Dr. Alexander Fidora

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
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Home Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)


IKGF Visiting Fellow June 2012 - July 2012, September 2012, March 2014 - July 2014

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Curriculum Vitae

Alexander Fidora was born in 1975 in Offenbach (Germany), and studied philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, where he obtained his PhD in 2003. Since 2006, he holds a Research Professorship at the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) in the Department of Ancient and Medieval Studies of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and is Executive Director of the Institut d'Estudis Medievals of the UAB.

His research, which has been funded twice by the European Research Council, focuses on medieval philosophy, particularly epistemology and metaphysics as well as the intercultural and interre¬ligious dimensions of medieval Hispanic thought. He is the general editor of several medieval series, e.g. Herders Bibliothek der Philosophie des Mittelalters and the Bibliotheca Philosophorum Medii Aevi Cataloniae.

In 2011, he was awarded the "Premi Internacional Catalònia", the highest distinction of the Catalan Academy.

Selected Publications

Books and Editions

  • [Ed.:] Die mantischen Künste und die Epistemologie der prognostischen Wissenschaften im Mittelalter, Köln: Böhlau, 2013.
  • [Ed. with A. Alberni, L. Badia, Ll. Cifuentes:] El saber i les llengües vernacles a l’època de Llull i Eiximenis – Knowledge and Vernacular Languages in the Age of Llull and Eiximenis, Barcelona: Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, 2012.
  • [Ed. with M. Tischler:] Christlicher Norden – Muslimischer Süden. Ansprüche und Wirklichkeiten von Christen, Juden und Muslimen auf der Iberischen Halbinsel im Hoch- und Spätmittelalter, Münster i. W.: Aschendorff, 2011.
  • Vincent Ferrer, De unitate universalis – Ma'amar nikhbad ba-kolel, Latin and Hebrew texts edited together with a Catalan and English translation by Alexander Fidora and Mauro Zonta, Santa Coloma de Queralt/Barcelona: Obrador Edèndum/UAB/URV (BPhMAC 1), 2010.
  • Domingo Gundisalvo y la teoría de la ciencia arábigo-aristotélica, Pamplona: EUNSA, 2009.
  • [Ed. with J. E. Rubio:] Raimundus Lullus. An Introduction to his Life, Works and Thought, Turnhout: Brepols (Corpus Christianorum. Continuatio Mediaevalis 214, Supplementum Lullianum II), 2008.