ARCHES
Research Centre Foundations of Early Modern Thought
University of Bucharest
Princeton University

 

Seminar on Early Modern Philosophy

 

The Great Instauration:
Science, Philosophy and the Reformation of Knowledge in 17th century

 

Bran, 2-7 July, 2005

 

Participants

 

1. Dan Garber, Princeton University

2. Roger Ariew, University of South Florida

3. Giulia Belgioioso, Université de Lecce

4. Igor Agostini, Université de Lecce

5. Massimiliano Savini, Université de Lecce

6. Francesco Marone, Université de Lecce

7. Elodie Cassan, Université de Créteil

8. Marc Foglia, Université de Paris I 

9. Ioana Manea, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

10. Lucian Petrescu, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

11. Bill Eaton, Georgia Southern University

12. Ion Copoeru, Université Babes-Bolyai, Cluj

13. Sorin Costreie, Western Ontario University

14. Catalin Avramescu, Université de Bucarest

15. Adrian Nita, Institut de Philosophie, Bucarest  

16. Sorana Corneanu, Université de Bucarest

17. Vlad Alexandrescu, Université de Bucarest

18. Dana Jalobeanu, Université d'Ouest « Vasile Goldis », Arad

19. Ciprian Tudor, Université Polytechnique, Bucarest

 

PROGRAMME

 

Saturday

2nd July

Arrival at Bran

20.00

Dinner

Sunday

3rd of July

 

10.00-11.30

Manifestoes, utopian projects and the reformation of human beings: The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz

Discussion

Texts: The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz

http://rosencreutz.de.ki/ (in German)

OR (in English)

http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/chemical/chemical.htm

OR

http://www.crcsite.org/wedding1.htm

OR (in French)

http://gallica.bnf.fr/document?O=N064919

Moderators: Vlad Alexandrescu, Daniel Garber

11.30-12.00

Coffee Break

Morning session

Moderator : Dana Jalobeanu

12-12.45

Marc Foglia, Pourquoi Montaigne était-il favorable aux idées de Copernic ?

La réception philosophique d'une révolution scientifique à la fin du XVI° siècle

12.45-13.30

Ioana Manea, La science de La Mothe Le Vayer : juste milieu entre la raison raisonnée et le doute pyrrhonien

14.00-15.00

Lunch

Afternoon session

Moderator: Daniel Garber

16.00-16.45

Elodie Cassan, L'influence de Francis Bacon dans les Règles utiles et claires pour la direction de l'esprit et la recherche de la vérité de René Descartes

16.45-17.30

Dana Jalobeanu, Sorana Corneanu, Bacon's Masques

17.30-18.00

Coffee Break

18-19.30

Visit at Bran's Castle

Seminar in the castle: Another way of reading Bacon. Ian Pears's, An Instance of the Fingerpost

20.00

Dinner

21.30

Bonfire

Monday 4th of July

 

Morning session

Moderator : Daniel Garber

10-11.30

Bacon's New Atlantis : utopian thought or practical project for a scientific society

Proponents: Dana Jalobeanu, Sorana Corneanu

Text: New Atlantis

http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/downloads/Bacon.pdf

OR

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext00/nwatl11h.htm

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

12-13.30

Giulia Belgioioso (Universita di Lecce), Francesco Marrone (Universita di Lecce), Igor Agostini (Universita di Lecce)

The Union of Mind and Body in the Correspondence of Descartes with Regius (Giulia Belgioioso), Princess Elisabeth (Francesco Marrone) and Henry More (Igor Agostini).

Texts and remarks.

14.00-15.00

Lunch

Afternoon session

Moderator : Roger Ariew

16.00-16.45

Massimiliano Savini, "La Panacea Philosophica de Johann Heinrich Alsted: un projet architectonique d'accès au savoir"

16.45-17.30

Ion Copoeru, L'instauration de la science juridique : Hugo Grotius

17.30-18.00

Coffee Break

18.00-19.30

Vlad Alexandrescu, La modernité de Cantemir

20.00

Dinner

21.30

The great Cartesian Championship (second edition)

Tuesday, 5 July

 

Morning session

Moderator: Vlad Alexandrescu

10.00-11.30

Workshop 4: Aristotelianism and anti-Aristotelianism in Paris in 1620s

Proponent: Daniel Garber

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

12.00-13.30

Roger Ariew, Cartesian Empiricism

14.00-15.00

Déjeuner

Afternoon session

Moderator : Giulia Belgioioso

16.00-16.45

Adrian Nita, Forme substantielle et substance corporelle

 

 

16.45-17.30

Sorin Costreie, Leibniz's constructivism

17.30-18.00

Coffee break

18.00-19.30

Daniel Garber, Leibniz's Great Instauration

20.00

Dinner

21.30

Masque : a vision of New Atlantis

Wednesday,

6th of July

 

Morning session

Moderator: Dana Jalobeanu

10.00-11.30

Descartes' project for a Reformation of Knowledge

Text: Descartes, preface to the French edition of the Principles of Philosophy, articles from part IV of the Principles

Moderator: Daniel Garber

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

12.00-12.45

Lucian Petrescu, Regius, Descartes et la question de la substantialité. Un mouvement de réformation de l'articulation de la métaphysique scolaire au XVIIe

12.45-13.30

William Eaton, "Boyle on Fire: The Mechanical Revolution in Scientific Explanation."

13.30-15.00

Lunch

 

Short walk on the countryside

 

20.00

Dinner

21.00