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Vitalism in Early Modern Philosophy

When Mar 29, 2019 12:00 PM to
Mar 30, 2019 06:00 PM
Where Emmanuel College, Cambridge
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Vitalism in Early Modern Philosophy

Location: Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Dates: 29 - 30 March 2019

All are welcome to attend, but please RSVP to 


Conference program

Friday, March 29

12:00-1:00

Welcome and lunch in Emmanuel College

Session 1: Life and Perception

Chair: Julia Borcherding (Cambridge)

1:00-2:30

Sarah Hutton (York): 'Life and Perception in Conway's Principia'

Commentator: Rae Langton (Cambridge)

2:30-4:00

John Grey (Michigan): 'Vitalism as an Evaluative Thesis: The Case
of Anne Conway.'

Commentator: Jon Thompson (King's College London)

coffee break

 

4:30-6.00

Dan Garber (Princeton): 'Spiritualizing Matter: Perception and
Appetite in a Material World'

Commentator: Ariane Schneck (Bielefeld)

informal dinner and get-together


Saturday, March 30

Session 2: Plastic Natures

Chair: Matthew Leisinger (Cambridge)

9:00-10.30

Marleen Rozemond (Toronto): 'Cudworth's Plastick Natures'

Commentator: Adrian Mihai (Cambridge)

10:30-12:00

 Paul Lodge (Oxford): 'Leibniz on Plastic Natures'

lunch

Session 3: Creation and the Soul

Chair: John Marenbon (Cambridge)

1:00-2:30

Ruth Boeker (Dublin): 'Locke on Vital Union'

Commentator: Matthew Leisinger (Cambridge)

2:30-4:00

Jonathan Head (Keele): 'Conway on Vitalism, Creation and the Soul'

Commentator: James Hutton (Cambridge)

coffee break

 

4:30-6:00

Jasper Reid (King's College London): 'Conway and Monads'

Commentator: James Bryson (Cambridge) 

conference dinner for speakers, commentators, and chairs


 
The workshop is organised by Dr. Julia Borcherding (jasb5@cam.ac.uk) and Dr. Matthew Leisinger (ml888@cam.ac.uk).