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Dominic Dold

Predoctoral Fellow (Nov 2018-Dec 2020)

Dominic Dold graduated with a PhD in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2018. His thesis studied instability mechanisms of the Einstein equations with negative cosmological constant. The results are published in two articles. Before, he studied mathematics and physics at the University of Cambridge and the University of Heidelberg. Since autumn 2018, he has been a Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and a doctoral student at the TU Berlin.

Dominic currently works on medieval Latin commentaries on Aristotle’s Historia animalium and De partibus animalium. He is interested in the role of definition and demonstration within scholastic zoology. This study attempts to shed some light on the intrinsic structure of the medieval science of animals. At the MPIWG, Dominic is a member of Katja Krause’s Research Group "Experience in the Pre-Modern Sciences of Soul and Body, c. 800–1650."

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Definition and Division in Medieval Latin Commentaries on Aristotle’s De animalibus

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