Workshop: The Mechanical Philosophy
This workshop is the second meeting of the workshop series The early modern debate on causality: roots and perspectives
14.00-15.15: Maarten van Dyck (Gent): Mechanical nature and Archimedean causality
Short summary: What’s the philosophy of nature implicit in the Archimedean treatment of mechanical instruments such as the lever? That’s the question I will try to answer. This will allow me to trace an alternative mechanical tradition that runs through late sixteenth and seventeenth century thinking, one that is partly overlapping but not coinciding with what is usually understood as mechanical philosophy.
15.30-16.45 Laura Georgescu (Groningen): Spheres of virtue: an alternative account of causation?
Short Summary: TBA
17.00-18.15: Cees Leijenhorst (Nijmegen): TBAAttendance is free, but registration is appreciated. To register, please write to email@example.com