NYC Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy: The Arts and Sciences

May 31, 2023 - June 1, 2023
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology


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The workshop, which is now in its 13th year, aims to foster exchange and collaboration among scholars, students, and anyone with an interest in early modern philosophy (roughly the period 1600-1800). This year’s workshop topic is “The Arts and Sciences.” During the early modern period, philosophers paid increasing attention to the arts, the sciences, and the relationship between the two, often under the heading of techne. Early modern thinkers made important contributions to philosophical aesthetics; to the philosophy of culture, including theories about progress in the arts and sciences; and to the philosophy of technology. Philosophers like Rousseau discussed the impacts of the arts and sciences on society. Philosophers like Descarties, Leibniz, and La Mettrie examined the relationship between technological machines and living beings. Philosophers like Leibniz emphasized the aesthetic character of the world disclosed by early modern science. And philosophers like Kant considered the differences between artistic and scientific creativity. We invite submissions dealing with the philosophy of science, and its relations to arts and technology during the early modern period. This year's workshop will take place at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. More information regarding this year's workshop can be found at the workshop website:

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words by March 10, 2023. Instructions for submitting abstracts can be found on the workshop's website.

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