Baconian Themes in Natural and Moral Philosphy

Invited speakers: Peter Anstey (University of Sydney & University of Bucharest), Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest), Mihnea Dobre (University of Bucharest), Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Silvia Manzo (University of La Plata & Technical University Berlin)

Organizer: Doina-Cristina Rusu (University of Bucharest),



9:30-10:00 – Coffee and Welcoming address

10:00-11:00 – Silvia Manzo, Natural Philosophy, jurisprudence and laws of nature in Francis Bacon

11:00-12:00 – Dana Jalobeanu, Reconstructing Francis Bacon’s natural history: Sylva Sylvarum in the seventeenth century

12:00 -12:30 – Coffee break

12:30-13:30 – Mihnea Dobre, Bacon, Descartes and “the new science”

13:30-15:00 – Lunch break

15:00-16:00 – Peter Anstey, Hume’s experimental moral philosophy

16:00-17:00 – Sorana Corneanu, Genius and Experiment: Echoes of the Sylva in the Later Eighteenth Century

17:00-17:30 – Concluding remarks

18:30 – Dinner


 Location: Seminar Room, Institute for Research in the Humanities,

University of Bucharest, 1 Dimitrie Brandza Street


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