Colocviul “Mechanicism, mathematics and experiment: early modern intersections”

Joi 16 ianuarie si vineri 17 ianuarie va avea loc, la Facultatea de Filosofie, colocviul “Mechanicism, mathematics and experiment: early modern intersections.”

Colocviul este organizat de Dana Jalobeanu impreuna cu membrii echipei proiectului de cercetare “From natural history to science: the emergence of early modern philosophy,” desfasurat in cadrul CELFIS. Participanti: Sophie Roux (ENS, Paris), Catherine Goldstein (CNRS, Institut de mathematiques de Jussieu-PRG, Paris), Charles Wolfe (University of Ghent), Tamas Demeter (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet (Romanian Academy), Vlad Alexandrescu (Universitatea din Bucuresti).

Programul colocviului

Mechanicism, mathematics and experiment: Early modern intersections
16-17 January 2014

Faculty of Philosophy
Splaiul Independentei 204, Bucharest


Thusday 16 January
16.30-17.40 Catherine Goldstein (CNRS, Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu-PRG, Paris),
Baconian mathematics in Mersenne’s circle
17.40-18.50 Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest),
Francis Bacon’s experimental construction of “space”

Friday 17 January
10.00-11.10 Sophie Roux (ENS Paris),
What kind of mechanism for Cartesian physics?
11.10-11.30 break
11.30-12.40 Charles Wolfe (Ghent University),
Mechanism and mechanisms: ontological considerations in an early modern context, with a look at embodiment
12.40-15.00 lunch
15.00-16.10 Vlad Alexandrescu (University of Bucharest),
R. Descartes and J.B. Morin about the uses of the infinite (in French)
16.10-16.30 break
16.30-17.40 Tamas Demeter (Hungarian Academy of Science and University of Pécs),
Hume on the Limits and Prospects of Natural Philosophy
17.40-18.50 Tinca Prunea Bretonnet (Romanian Academy),
Kant on Mathematical Method and the Specificity of Philosophy in the Early 1760s

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