Updated Program for the 4th Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science

4th Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science
Experiments and the Arts of Discovery in the Early Modern Europe

12-14 May 2013
Center for the Logic, History and the Philosophy of Science
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Sunday, May 12, 2013
Chair: Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest)
09:30-10:30    Peter Anstey (Sydney), Experimental natural history (keynote lecture)
10:30-11:00    Coffee Break
11:00-12.00    Sergius Kodera (Vienna), The Laboratory as Stage: Giovanni Battista della Porta’s Experiments
12:00-13:00    Lunch Break
Chair: Cesare Pastorino (Sussex)
13:00-14:00    Arianna Borrelli (Wuppertal), The invisible technique: the emergence of transparent glass and the development of Giovan Battista Della Porta’s optical experiments
14:00-14:30    Coffee break
14:30-15:30    Evan Ragland (Alabama), Making Trials in Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth-Century Medicine
15:30-16:30    Jonathan Regier (Paris), Mathematics and experiment in Kepler’s De stella nova (1604)
16:30-17:00    Coffee break
17:00-19:00    Panel-discussion: Baconian experimentation  I (Proponents: Dana Jalobeanu, Cesare Pastorino, Sebastian Mateiescu, Claudia Dumitru, James Everest)

Monday, May 13, 2013
Chair: Roger Ariew (South Florida)
09:30-10:30    Daniel Garber (Princeton) Merchants of Light and Mystery Men: Bacon’s Last Projects in Natural History
10:30-11:00    Cofee break
11:00-12.00    Sorana Corneanu (Bucharest), Inquiry According to the Ancient Parables: Francis Bacon, the Imagination, and the Art of Direction.
12:00-13:00    Lunch break
Chair: Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)
13.00-14.00    Benedino Gemelli (Bellinzona), Francis Bacon in Isaac Beeckman’s Journal
14:00-14:30    Coffee break
14:30-15:30    Vlad Alexandrescu (Bucharest), Descartes et le rêve (baconien) de “la plus haute et plus parfaite science”
15:30-16:00    Coffee break
16:00-18:00    Panel-discussion: Baconian experimentation II (Proponents: Mihnea Dobre, Oana Matei, Andrea Strazzoni, Adela Deanova)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Chair: Daniel Garber (Princeton)
09:30-10:30    Mordechai Feingold (Caltech), What was the “Experimental Philosophy’? (keynote lecture)
10:30-11:00    Coffee break
11:00-12.00    Albrecht Heeffer (Ghent), The use of material models in physico-mathematics
12:00-13:00    Lunch break
Chair: Peter Anstey (Sydney)
13.00-14.00     Koen Vermeir (Paris), John Wilkins’ mathematical experiments and the perpetuity of discovery (paper written together with Maarten Van Dyck)
14:00-14:30    Coffee break
14:30-15:30    Alberto Vanzo (Warwick), Experimental philosophy in late seventeenth-century Italy
15:30-16:00    Coffee break
16:00-18:00    Round-up discussion: Experiments in Early Modern Philosophy; historical and historiographical questions
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About mihnea

Mihnea Dobre is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bucharest. He is working in The Center for the Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (CELFIS) from the Faculty of Philosophy, studying the disciplinary shifts in the early modern period. In his dissertation – Metaphysics and Physics in Cartesian Natural Philosophy: Descartes and Early French Cartesians on the Foundation of Natural Philosophy (2010, Nijmegen) – Mihnea Dobre discussed the problems connected with seventeenth-century possibilities of framing a new physics based on Cartesian philosophy. Dobre participated in numerous international conferences and published various articles on topics such as history of philosophy, history of science, and history and philosophy of science. Together with Tammy Nyden (Grinnell College), he is currently co-editing the volume Cartesian Empiricisms (Springer: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science).

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