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Navigating the Old and the New. Sir Kenelm Digby and the Canon

Two-days workshop, organized by Han Thomas Adriaenssen and Laura Georgescu of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought
Sir Kenelm Digby (studio of Anthony van Dyck)
Sir Kenelm Digby (studio of Anthony van Dyck)

A successful diplomat, privateer and natural philosopher, Sir Kenelm Digby was one of the most intriguing of early modern philosophers. Today, he is perhaps best known for his attempt at reconciling Aristotelian tradition and Cartesian thought, in order to have the best of both. Yet his contribution to early modern thought still remains to be explored in detail.

On January 26-27 (2018) the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (Faculty of Philosophy) will host a workshop on Digby’s work. The aim of this workshop is to explore his contributions to the philosophical and scientific developments of his time, as well as to open up a conversation about his place in the canon of early modern philosophy.

Call for Papers

We welcome papers on specific topics in Digby’s philosophical or scientific work, on his correspondence, or on the context and reception of his thought.

Abstracts of ca. 500 words should be sent to h.t.adriaenssenATrug.nl by September 1st.

Laatst gewijzigd:09 oktober 2017 14:01