The Research Centre in Logic, History and Philosophy of Science is a relatively young and active research division involving faculty, graduate students and associated researchers working with a large number of research programmes. It is hosted by the Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest. This year, CELFIS is organising a special Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science, Thursdays, from 5 pm.
The CELFIS seminar in early modern philosophy will have this year three types of activities:
1. invited talks: Invited speakers will give formal or informal talks based mainly on work in progress. There will be ample time for discussions. Student participation is warmly encouraged.
2. reading groups: organised by Dana Jalobeanu and Mihnea Dobre. If you wish to attend, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com to get the reading materials. Each meeting will be organised as a presentation of the subject followed by discussions on the required reading.
3. courses: some of the invited speakers will give lectures as well, mostly for the MA students in history and philosophy of science. Participation of all students, however, is warmly encouraged.
21 October – 17.00 (CELFIS)
Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest): Teoria materiei la Francis Bacon
Texts : Cogitationes de natura rerum, Sylva Sylvarum (fragments)
5 November – 16.00-20.00 (CRM)
Lecture (in the MA Course : From natural philosophy to Newtonian Physics): Francis Bacon in the history & philosophy of science: the history of a character assassination
Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute, London)
Readings for the seminar: Preface to the Great Instauration, Novum Organum, part I (fragments), part II (fragments)
6 November – 18.00, MF
Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute, University of London): How did Bacon become a Baconian?
13 November – 18.00, MF
Eric Schliesser (University of Ghent), Isaac Newton’s Challenge to philosophy
19 November – 17.00
Doina Rusu (PhD Student, University of Bucharest): Bacon and alchemy
Texts: Sylva Sylvarum (fragments), Thema coeli
25 November – 17.00
Mihnea Dobre (University of Bucharest): Natural history and the nature of bodies in Bacon’s Historia densi et rari
Texts: Bacon, Historia densi et rari, fragments
3 December – 18.00, MF
Silvia Manzo (Max Plank Institute, Berlin): Mythology and Holy Write in Bacon\’s natural philosophy
9 December – 17.00
Grigore Vida (University of Bucharest): Isaac Newton on matter theory and the “vanishing bodies”
Texts : De gravitatione et equipondio fluidorum, and other fragments (TBA