Tracy Wietecha is a postdoctoral fellow in the Max Planck Working Group “Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul and Body,” specializing in medieval philosophy and the history of premodern science and philosophy.
Tracy was the 2020 Lorenz Bausch fellow at the Leopoldina National Academy of Science in Halle (Saale), Germany. She completed her doctorate in February 2021 at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich with a dissertation on the ethical commentaries of the thirteenth-century natural scientist and philosopher Albert the Great. She holds an MA in philosophy from Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and an MA in sacred theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit, Michigan).
Tracy’s current project focuses on the knowledge networks prevalent between institutions in Mexico, Peru, and Brazil and German scientists in the seventeenth century. She also organizes a working group that brings together scholars from the MPIWG and the Leopoldina, “Experiencing Nature through Old and New Epistemes around the Globe.” Tracy has taught courses at the University of Munich and Bard College Berlin. She is currently a guest lecturer at the Technical University Berlin. In summer semester 2021, she taught a course on Science and Medicine in the Latin Americas, ca. 1400–1700.
“Albert the Great’s Ethical Commentaries and Al-Farabi’s De Intellectu.” In Homo – Natura – Mundus: Human Beings and their Relationships. Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of the S.I.E.P.M., July 24-28, 2017, Porto Alegre, Brazil, ed. Roberto Hofmeister Pich, Alfredo Carolos Storck, and Alfredo Santiago Culleton. Turnhout: Brepols, 2020: 339-350.
“On Method in Reading the De ente et essentia,” International Philosophical Quarterly 56 (2016), 155-170.
Wietecha, Tracy (2021). “Review of: Bertolacci, Amos and Gabriele Galluzzo (Eds): Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale XXX. Florence: Sismel 2019.” Early Science and Medicine 26 (4). 26 (4): 383–386. https://doi.org/10.1163…Read More
Wietecha, Tracy (2020). “Albert the Great’s Ethical Commentaries and Al-Farabi’s ‘De Intellectu.’” In Homo – Natura – Mundus: Human Beings and Their Relationships, ed. R. Hofmeister Pich, A. C. Storck, and A. S. Culleton, 339–350. Turnhout: Brepols…Read More
Wietecha, Tracy (2020). “Review of: Soto-Bruna, María Jesús (Ed.): Causality and Resemblance: Medieval Approaches to the Explanation of Nature. Hildesheim: Olms 2018.” Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval 27 (2). 27 (2): 222–226. https://doi.org…Read More
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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Technical University Berlin, Fermany
Technical University Berlin, Germany
Aquinas and the Arabs International Working Group Conference
Bard College, Berlin, Germany
Leopoldina Zentrum für Wissenschaftsforschung