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14-16 novembre 2017: Causa Sive Ratio. Convegno internazionale

Causa Sive Ratio.

Causa Sive Ratio

Causality and reason in modernity between metaphysics, epistemology and science

An international conference at Università degli Studi di Milano

Sala Lauree Studi Umanistici, Via Festa del Perdono 7 - Milano



Adomaitis, Laurynas
Brading, Katherine
Fasko, Manuel
Kochiras, Hylarie
Lyssy, Ansgar
Mare, Marin Lucio
Mcdonough, Jeffrey
Ott, Walter
Platt, Andrew
Rauzy, Jean-Baptiste
Sangiacomo, Andrea


Provisional Schedule

14 November 2017

09:30-10:00 - Welcome and opening remarks

10:00-11:00 - Andrea Sangiacomo
Johann Christoph Sturm’s passive forms and the secularization of early modern science

11:15-12:15 - Andrew Platt
Knowledge and causation in Geulincx and Malebranche

12:15-13:30 - LUNCH

13:30-14:30 - Ansgar Lyssy
Reading session

14:45-15:15 - Laurynas Adomaitis
Hypotheses ad causam: (Early) Leibniz and Duhem on empirical underdetermination

15:30-16:30 - Walter Ott              
Reading session

16:30-17:30 - Lucio Mare
Holographic causation: early modern phantom limbs and the mind-body union

15 November 2017

10:00-11:00 - Jean-Baptise Rauzy                                    
Presumption and presumptivism

11:15-12:15 - Jeffery McDonough     
Reading session

12:15-13:30 - LUNCH

13:00-14:00 - Walter Ott              
The problem of provisos among the moderns

14:15-15:15 - Ansgar Lyssy           
Cosmodicy – J. H. Lambert on cosmic order and divine reason

15:30-16:30 - Katherine Brading       
Reading session

16:45-17:45 - Hylarie Kochiras         
Dimensionality by force

16 November 2017

10:00-11:00 - Jeffrey McDonough                                    
Not dead yet: Teleology and the “scientific revolution”

11:15-12:15 - Stefano Di Bella and Tzuchien Tho
Reading session

12:15-13:30 - LUNCH

13:00-14:00 - Manuel Fasko
Causes as signs and reasons as causes – George Berkeley’s distinction between physical and spiritual causes

14:15-15:15 - Katherine Brading       
The force of bodies

Final Discussion



Tho, Tzuchien
Di Bella, Stefano

All talks and workshops will be held in English. All are welcome.
For updates and schedule: philevents.org/event/show/36278
Please direct any questions to: tzu.tho[at]unimi.it

14 novembre 2017
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