Workshop on Baconian Themes in Natural and Moral Philosophy

Fri 01 April 2016

Francis Bacon’s programme for the reformation of knowledge presupposed a double replacement of the old received tradition: both epistemic and methodologic. This replacement affected all the arias of natural knowledge and, as a continuation of this programme, Baconianism took different shapes in the second half of the seventeenth century and the eighteenth century. The aim of this workshop is to bring into discussion Bacon’s endeavor for the reformation of knowledge, as well as different ways in which Baconianism was understood in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

International workshop organized by IRH-ICUB in collaboration with CELFIS (Center for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Bucharest); organizer: Doina-Cristina Rusu (CELFIS).

Participants: Silvia Manzo (National University of La Plata, Tehnical University Berlin), Dana Jalobeanu (IRH, University of Bucharest), Mihnea Dobre (CELFIS, University of Bucharest), Peter Anstey (IRH, University of Bucharest & University of Sydney), Sorana Corneanu (IRH, University of Bucharest)



9:30-10:00 – Coffee and Welcoming address

10:00-11:00 – Silvia Manzo (National University of La Plata, Tehnical University Berlin), Natural philosophy, jurisprudence and laws of nature in Francis Bacon

11:00-12:00 – Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Reconstructing Francis Bacon’s natural history: Sylva Sylvarum in the seventeenth century

12:00 -12:30 – Coffee break

12:30-13:30 – Mihnea Dobre (University of Bucharest), Bacon, Descartes and “the new science”

13:30-15:00 – Lunch break

15:00-16:00 – Peter Anstey (IRH-ICUB/ Sydney), Hume’s experimental moral philosophy

16:00-17:00 – Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest), Genius and Experiment: Echoes of the Sylva in the Later Eighteenth Century

17:00-17:30 – Concluding remarks