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Workshop: Early Modern Matter Theories I: Conceptualising Bodies

When:We 06-12-2017
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, room Gamma

Workshop: Early Modern Matter Theories (VENI Spiritual Matter), organized by Doina-Cristina Rusu

Speakers: Delphine Bellis (Montpellier), Laura Georgescu (Groningen), Silvia Manzo (La Plata), Doina-Cristina Rusu (Groningen)

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.

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