New York City Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy

July 26, 2021 - July 28, 2021
Fordham University/Technion



Fordham University
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Fordham University

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Spinoza and the Sciences


July 26, 2021

15:00 – 16:45

Noa Shein (Ben Gurion University of the Negev): “Spinoza on Extension’s Activity”

Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University): “Spinoza on the Epistemic Status of Euclidean Proofs”


17:00 – 18:45

Alison Peterman (University of Rochester): “Levels of Explanation in Spinoza”

Mogens Laerke (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique): "Spinoza and the Freedom of Scientific Inquiry"


19:00 – 19:50

Meir Buzaglo (Hebrew University): “Towards a Pantheistic Set Theory”

Science and Philosophy in the Early Modern Period


July 27, 2021

15:00 – 16:45

Justin E. Smith (Université de Paris): “Leibniz and Lovelace on Mechanical Reasoning”

Michael Friedman (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): “Joachim Jungius and Weaving in the 17th Century: between Mathematical and Scientific Investigation”

17:00 – 18:45

Ryan Miller (Université de Genève): “Descartes, Model-Based Scientist”

Jen Nguyen (Harvard University): “Leibniz’s Relationalism about Quantity”

19:00 – 19:50

Richard Arthur (McMaster University): “ ‘Infinite in its own kind’: Leibniz on the Divine Attributes”

July 28, 2021

15:00 – 16:45

Patrick Connolly (Lehigh University) “Newtonian Bodies: Dependence and Independence” 

Zvi Biener (University of Cincinnati) “Fitter, Stronger, More General: The Multiple Aspirations of Newtonian Induction”


17:00 – 18:45

James Messina (University of Wisconsin – Madison): “Look Ma, No Hands!: The Evolution of Kant’s Metaphysics of Space Before Incongruent Counterparts”

Scott Harmeka (Ohio State University): “A Wider View of Things” - Berkeley on True Motion

19:00 – 20:45

Qiu Lin (Duke University): “Du Châtelet on Mechanical Explanation vs. Physical Explanation”

Katherine Brading (Duke University):  “Emilie Du Châtelet and the Search for a Physics of Bodies”

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July 25, 2021, 9:00am IST

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