Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2014-2015

Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences and Sarton Centre for History of Science

Ghent University

Concepts and methods in philosophy and history of science: Calendar, 2014-2015

Contact Charles Wolfe,

All meetings are, unless otherwise announced, in the seminar room of the Library at Rozier 44, a block away from Blandijnberg (, Wednesdays 14.00-16.00

Oct 15: Workshop Machines of Life, Development and Assimilation: Vitalist Themes

Oct 22 Daniel Schneider (Gent): The Clear and Distinct and the Forceful and Vivid: Making Some Sense of the Once Standard Rationalist-Empiricist Divide.

Nov 12 Andrea Sangiacomo (Groningen) Spinoza on Teleology: from ontology to moral philosophy

Nov 26 Tamas Demeter (Budapest) The Flight from Mathematics in the Human Sciences: The Case of 18th-Century Scotland

Dec 3 Anik Waldow (Sydney) How to study the human being? Kant on natural history and anthropology

Dec 10 Alison Peterman (Rochester) Spinoza on the common notions

Dec 17 two talks on Bergson and 20C history of philosophy in France: 1, G. Bianco (Sao Carlos): What is intellectual inheritance? The case of Bergsonism; 2, A. Wong (Liège): Life and Technology in Bergson's Creative Evolution

Jan 7 Marlise Rijks (Gent): Crocodiles, Herbs, and Shells. Apothecaries and the Trade in Collectables in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp

Jan 21 Paola Rumore (Turin): From theology to philosophy: the immortality of the soul in early German enlightenment

Feb 18 Justin Smith (Paris 7) Kant and Mill on the 'Logic' of Racial Divisions

Feb 25 Olivier Surel (Paris 10) Immanent Critique in Spinoza's Theory of Affects

March 11 Laura Felline (Rome) Counterfactuals in fundamental physics

March 18 Erik Curiel (Munich) On the Use and Abuse of Scientific Examples in the Philosophy of Science

April 1 Magali Roques (MPIWG) Nominalism in Arithmetic at The Beginning of the 14th Century. The Case of William of Ockham

April 22 Delphine Bellis (Nijmegen / MPIWG): Gassendi's probabilism and Academic skepticism from day to day

April 29 Barbara Sattler (St Andrews): Aristotle’s notion of measurement

May 13 Liesbet De Kock (VUB) The concept of the body in early German scientific psychology. Reflections on Wundt's autogenetic theory of action

May 27 Alexander Douglas (KCL) Affects in Spinoza

possibly Anne Sophie Spann (Exeter) on Heidegger on organism

June 17 Rina Knoeff (Groningen): Jerome Gaub (1705-1780), the Management of the Soul and Dutch Eighteenth-Century Culture