Leibniz - scientist, Leibniz - philosopher

July 1, 2015 - July 3, 2015
University of Wales Lampeter

United Kingdom

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Keynote speakers:

Maria Rosa Antognazza
King's College London
Michael Kempe
Leibniz Research Centre, Hanover

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Leibniz - scientist, Leibniz - philosopher

International Conference at the Lampeter Campus of University of Wales,
Trinity Saint David
1 - 3 July 2015

Keynote speakers:

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza (Kings College London)
Professor Dr Michael Kempe (Director of the Leibniz Research Centre,
Hanover; the Academy of Sciences, Göttingen; and the Leibniz Archive, G. W.
Leibniz Bibliothek, Hanover)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was one of the intellectual giants
that helped shape the birth of the modern period. His influence across many
branches of learning is inestimable: amongst other things, in mathematics he
co-discovered the calculus and created the binary system; in the sciences he
constructed a sophisticated dynamics, produced new theories about the
natures of space and time, and made important observations about the age and
structure of the Earth; and in philosophy he devised the system of
pre-established harmony, developed the notion of possible worlds, and
instigated the project of theodicy.

This conference aims to celebrate Leibniz's work by exploring the depth of
his philosophical vision in conjunction with his engagement with the
sciences of his time. The organizers invite papers that offer new insights
into Leibniz's metaphysics and epistemology, and those which explore the
nexus between his metaphysics and physics, between his logic and his
contributions in other fields such as mathematics, engineering and the
nascent life- and earth-sciences. Contributions will be sought under four
broad themes, namely:

    Metaphysics and epistemology
    Mathematics and dynamics
    Life sciences and earth sciences
    Ethics and theology

For enquiries and/or further details, please contact the conference organisers:

Lloyd Strickland: L.Strickland@mmu.ac.uk
Erik Vynckier: evynckier.mba2000@london.edu
Julia Weckend: Julia@Spooner.org

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