Animism in natural philosophy

25-11-2017 from 13:00 to 17:30
Blandijn Building, 3rd floor, Room 130.007 (Grote Vergaderzaal)

13h-14h: Sietske Fransen (University of Cambridge), "The Archeus for Jan Baptista van Helmont and his Translators"


14h-15h: Boris Demarest (University of Amsterdam): "Soul as Nature: the naturalist animism of Van Helmont and Stahl"


15h30-16h30: Paolo Pecere (Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale), "Kant on animism, monadology and the presence of the soul"


16h30-17h00: Charles Wolfe (IAS Central European University & UGent), "Naturalization of the soul: positive science or heuristic vitalism?"


17h00-17h30: Round-table discussion