Metaphysics after the ‘Scientific Revolution’ (1687-1781), October 2-3, 2017

V3University of Bucharest, IRH-ICUB and the Faculty of Philosophy

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Paola Basso (University of Bucharest)
Andrew Janiak (Duke University)
Fritz Nagel (University of Basel)
Anne-Lise Rey (University of Lille)

Organized by:
Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet (University of Bucharest) and Grigore Vida (University of Bucharest)

The purpose of this conference is to investigate the redefinition of metaphysics in the period from Newton’s Principia, marking the apex of the so-called ‘Scientific Revolution’, to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. During this time metaphysics underwent significant transformations in response to the radical challenges posed by the new physics and empiricism. The Newtonian paradigm became dominant, but there was growing dissatisfaction with what was regarded as its lack of metaphysical foundation.

More details and program here.