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Conference: Leibniz – scientist, Leibniz – philosopher

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Conference: Leibniz – scientist, Leibniz – philosopher

Registration is now open for the International Conference at the Lampeter Campus of University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, 3 – 5 July 2015.

This conference will celebrate Leibniz’s work by exploring the depth of his philosophical vision in conjunction with his engagement with the sciences of his time. The provisional schedule is as follows:

Day 1: Friday 3 July 2015

13.30 Registration
14.00 – 14.15 Welcome
14.15 – 15.15 Michael Kempe (Hanover & Göttingen): A genius in chains? Leibniz, the Baroque Court and the metaphysics of cameralism (Keynote address)
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee and tea

Session 1: Metaphysics

15.30 – 16.00 Christopher Noble (Villanova): The soul as spiritual automaton: Leibniz’s natural philosophy and the construction of concepts
16.00 – 16.30 Tzuchien Tho (Berlin): Physical causality in the monadic world
16.30 – 17.00 Stefano di Bella (Milan): Conceptual analysis and ontology in the De Volder correspondence
17.00 – 17.30 Panel discussion
19.00 Dinner

 

Day 2: Sat. 4 July 2015

8.30 Coffee and tea
9.00 – 10.00 Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin): Leibniz’s mathematical handling of death, catastrophes, and insurances (invited talk)

Session 2: Mathematics and science

10.00 – 10.30 Elina & Alexander Shukhman (Orenburg): Leibniz’s achievements in binary fractions in the context of the history of mathematics
10.30 – 11.00 Miguel Palomo (Seville): Galileo’s Discorsi and Leibniz’s foundation of the calculus
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee and tea
11.15 – 11.45 Alessandro Becchi (Pisa): Between learned science and practical knowledge: Leibniz, Leeuwenhoek and the school for microscopists
11.45 – 12.15 Richard T. W. Arthur (McMaster): Leibniz, organic matter and astrobiology
12.15 – 13.00 Panel discussion
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 3: Epistemology

14.00 – 14.30 Lucia Oliveri (Münster): On the epistemological status of thought experiments in Leibniz’s metaphysics: conceivability, possibility and compossibility
14.30 – 15.00 Martha Bolton (Rutgers): Leibniz on knowledge of general contingent truths
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee and tea
15.30 – 16.00 Chris Meyns (Toronto): Leibniz and the ethics of probability
16.00 – 16.30 Dale Jacquette (Bern): Leibniz’s empirical, not empiricist methodology
16.30 – 17.00 Panel discussion
19.00 Dinner

 

Day 3: Sun. 5 July 2015

8.30 Coffee and tea

Session 4: Ethics and theology

9.00 – 9.30 Jill Hernandez (San Antonio): Can Leibniz’s theodicy account for atrocious harms?
9.30 – 10.00 Paul Lodge (Oxford): Leibniz’s esoteric promise of universal salvation
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee and tea
10.30 – 11.00 Samuel Murray (Saint Louis): Leibnizian deliberation: sufficient inclination and indifference
11.00 – 11.30 Agustín Echavarría (Navarra): Leibniz on efficacious and sufficient grace
11.30 – 12.00 Panel discussion
12.00 – 13.00 Maria Rosa Antognazza (London): Philosophy and science in Leibniz (Keynote address)
13.00 End

Please visit the official website for more details.

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