Life and Living Beings in Early Modern Philosophy

May 5-6, 2015

2ND BRUSSELS SEMINAR IN MODERN PHILOSOPHY: “LIFE AND LIVING BEINGS IN EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY”

Université libre de Bruxelles

Département de Philosophie

Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles (Belgium)

 

Keynote speakers:

Mogens Laerke (CNRS-ENS Lyon)

Justin Smith (Paris VII-Diderot)

Charles Wolfe (Ghent University)

Delphine Bellis (Radboud University Nijmegen)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Brussels Seminar in Modern Philosophy aims at fostering interaction among junior and established scholars working in the history of modern philosophy (roughly from late scholasticism up to Kant). The languages of the seminar are English and French.

Papers may be submitted on any issue regarding life and living beings in early modern philosophy. On the one hand, on should address the challenges that the phenomena of generation, vital organization or organic individuality have posed to philosophy – and how they have contributed to the slow scientific revolution concerning the explanation of living beings. On the other hand, one should also address the question of the ontological specificity of life – that is to be understood both as zoe and bios.

Reading time will be 60 minutes (including discussion). Please send an abstract as attachment (about 500 words), prepared for a multiple blind review, to Arnaud.Pelletier@ulb.ac.be by January 15, 2015. The author’s name and affiliation should be included in the body of the e-mail.

Notification of acceptance will be given by February 5, 2015.

Please note that no financial support can be provided for travel expenses and accommodation. Attendance is free.

Contact: Arnaud.Pelletier@ulb.ac.be

Website: http://phi.ulb.ac.be/

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