Early Modern Matter Theories I: Conceptualising Bodies
This is the first workshop in the series “Early Modern Matter Theories”, organized by Doina-Cristina Rusu.
The dismissal of the Aristotelian concept of form led to the redefinition of what a body is. Either arguing for an atomistic, a corpuscularian or a pneumatical theory, early modern natural philosophers were facing similar challenges, regarding the fundamental structure of matter and its qualities, or the source of motion and activity in nature.
|Chair: Han Thomas Adriaenssen|
|13:00 – 14:15||Silvia Manzo (University of La Plata):||Mat ter’s Activity and Impenetrability in Francis Bacon, Francis Glisson and Henry More|
|14:30 – 15:45||Doina-Cristina Rusu (University of Groningen):||Deceiving the Senses: the Role of Vapours in Bacon’s Natural Philosophy|
|Chair: Andrea Sangiacomo|
|16:00 – 17:15||Laura Georgescu University of Groningen):||Digby on Bodies|
|17:30 – 18:45||Delphine Bellis (University on Montpellier):||Gassendi’s Theory of Light|
The series “Early Modern Matter Theories” is part of the Veni project “Manipulating Spiritual Matter. How Did Early Modern Science Become Experimental?” led by Doina-Cristina Rusu
|Last modified:||24 November 2017 11.55 a.m.|