The Philosophy Institute at Leiden Univers

The Philosophy Institute at Leiden University is proud to present a day-long workshop on Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences on Friday, Ocober 31, 2008 in Leiden.

Program: 9:30-11:00 Koen Vermeir (Leuven) ‘Limitless mechanism: Bekker and Dutch Cartesianism on science and superstition’ tea 11:15-12:45 Lex Newman (Utah) “Locke’s experiential idea of Mechanism” Lunch 14:45-16:15 Ed Slowik (Winona) “Newton on the Structure and Parts of Space” tea 16:30-18:00: Tom Stoneham (York) ‘Let the occult quality go’: how to interpret Berkeley’s metaphysics of science.

For questions or to rsvp before October 20th, please email Eric Schliesser ([email protected] VENI Research Fellow (2005-9), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research & Universitair Docent, Philosophy Dept., Leiden University, PO BOX 9515, Leiden, 2300 RA, the Netherlands.

http://athena.leidenuniv.nl/wijsbegeerte/faculteit/index.php3?m=&c=178; Tel: 06-15005958*Research Associate, Amsterdam Research Group in History and Methodology of Economics, University of Amsterdam.