Dynamics & Reason Invited Speaker: Silvia De Bianchi

Kant and the foundations of natural science: how do we bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics?

Silvia De Bianchi is Associate Professor at LA STATALE – University of Milan. Her research interests cover philosophy of physics, Kant’s philosophy of nature and the history of natural sciences (18th and 20th century). Her recent works on Kant’s philosophy include “Kant’s functional cosmology. Teleology, measurement, and symbolic representation in the Critique of Judgment” (HOPOS, 2022) and “How do we Transform Appearance into Experience? Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Phenomenology” (in Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science: A Critical Guide, B. McNulty (ed.), Cambridge University Press (2022)). She has also discussed connections between Kant and Du Châtelet in “Cartesian Echoes in Kant’s Philosophy of Nature” (2013; co-authored with Michela Massimi).
We are looking forward to Professor De Bianchi’s talk “Kant and the foundations of natural science: how do we bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics?” at the upcoming Dynamics and Reason: A Workshop On Du Châtelet and Kant, taking place February 9 and 10, 2023.
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