SCIENTIA IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD Saturday 11 December 2004 THE WARBURG INSTITUTE, WOBURN SQUARE, LONDON WC1H 0AB (with the support of the Leverhulme Trust) Admission free, without ticket

10.00 Doors open


10.30 Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck College, University of London): Scientia and Inductio scientifica in the Logica Hamburgensis of Joachim Jungius.

11.15 Coffee

11.45 Ralph Schumacher (Humboldt University, Berlin): The nature of scientific knowledge: Arnauld, Locke, Lee and Berkeley on Abstraction.

12.30 G. A. J. Rogers (Keele University): Locke, the a priori and scientia.

1.15 Lunch (for invited guests)


2.15 Catherine Wilson (University of British Columbia): Nothing is known: the immortality of the soul in the context of experimental science.

3.00 Roger Ariew (University of South Florida): Hypotheses and moral certainty in Descartes and some late scholastics.


4.15 Daniel Garber (Princeton University): Philosophia, Historia and Mathematica: shifting sands in the intellectual geography of the seventeenth century.

5.00 Stephen Gaukroger (University of Sydney): The end of Scientia.

5.45 Closing Discussion

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