Cartesianism and beyond. Lectures on Cartesianism and Its Reception, March–June 2022, online

March 7, 2022 - June 20, 2022

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  • European Commission, Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 892794


Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier
University of Queensland
University of Naples Federico II
University of Copenhagen
University of Utah
California State University, Long Beach
University of Groningen
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


University of Venice
Università di Torino

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Venue: online Zoom meeting

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Zoom meeting ID: 845 7164 0858; Passcode: gMi180


• 7 March 2022, 5 pm (CET), Tad Schmaltz (University of Michigan), “The Pineal Gland in Cartesianism”

• 14 March 2022, 11 am (CET), Deborah Brown & Brian Key (University of Queensland), “Neural Correlates of Consciousness in Descartes and Willis”

• 21 March, 6 pm (CET), Lawrence Nolan (California State University), “Descartes on the Beast-Machine Doctrine”

• 28 March 2022, 5 pm (CET), Justin E. H. Smith (Paris-VII), “Zera Yacub: A 17th-Century Ethiopian Philosopher Who May or May Not Have Existed”

• 4 April 2022, 5 pm (CET), Raffaele Carbone (Università di Napoli Federico II), “Cartesian and Malebranchian Meditations”

• 11 April 2022, 5 pm (CET), Delphine Antoine-Mahut (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), “Descartes as a Physician: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of Cartesianism?”

• 18 April, 5 pm (CET), Lex Newman (University of Utah), “Descartes on Truth, Knowledge, and the Creation of Eternal Truths”

• 2 May, 5 pm (CET), Guido Giglioni (Università di Macerata), “Between Anatomy and Cosmology: Glisson Interpreter of Descartes”

• 9 May, 5 pm (CET), Andrea Sangiacomo (University of Groningen), “Consciousness and Existence in Descartes and beyond”

• 16 May 2022, 5 pm (CET), Igor Agostini (Università del Salento), “Methodological Aspects and Contents of the Nouvel Index scolastico-cartésien”

• 23 May, 5 pm (CET), Mattia Mantovani (KU Leuven), “Mechanicῶs/Mechanicè. Reconsidering the Origin of Mechanical Philosophy”

• 30 May 2022, 5 pm (CET), Delphine Bellis (Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier), “Optics and Empiricism in Gassendi’s Thought”

• 13 June 2022, 5 pm (CET),  Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (University of Copenhagen), “Can Female Philosophers Be Ingenious? Analyses of the Ability to Philosophize in Huarte, Descartes, and in German Historiography of Philosophy”

• 20 June 2022, 5 pm (CET), Antonella Del Prete (Università della Tuscia), “System, Hypothesis and Experience in Régis’s Physics”

Organizers: Andrea Strazzoni & Marco Sgarbi – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 892794

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