Dynamics and Reason Workshop Schedule

A Workshop on Du Châtelet and Kant

We are excited to announce the schedule for the upcoming workshop hosted by the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, at Paderborn University:


9 February—Room L3.204 (All times CET)

Coffee will be available from 9:15 in room L3.204

9:30–10:00 Welcome address by Birgitt Riegraf (President of Paderborn University)

Welcome address by Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn University)

Welcome address by Jeff McDonough (Harvard University)

10:00–11:15 Klaus Mainzer (TU Munich/European Academy of Sciences and Arts), “From Du Chatelet to Kant: Absolute and Relative Space in Classical Dynamics” Chair: Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn University)
11:30–12:45 Clara Carus (Paderborn), “Space and Time in Émilie Du Châtelet and Kant in Comparison” Chair: Aaron Wells (Paderborn University)
12:45–13:45 Lunch break  
13:45–15:00 William Marsolek (Ohio State University), “Repulsive Force, Continuity, and Matter in Kant and Du Châtelet” Chair: Aaron Wells (Paderborn University)
15:15–16:30 Yual Chiek & Tuomas Pernu (St. John’s and Eastern Finland), “Abstractions and Things in Themselves: Du Châtelet and Kant as Originators of Mathematical Physics” Chair: Jeff McDonough (Harvard)
16:45–18:00 Katherine Dunlop (University of Texas, Austin), “Time and Change in Du Châtelet and Kant” Chair: Klaus Mainzer (TU Munich/European Academy of Sciences and Arts)
19:30 Official conference dinner for all speakers, Il Postino (Jühenpl. 1-3, 33098 Paderborn)  


10 February—Room L3.204

9:30–9:45 Coffee  
9:45–11:00 Hartmut Hecht (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy), “On the Difficulties in Accepting Newton’s Dynamics” Chair: Jeff McDonough (Harvard)
11:15–12:30 Silvia De Bianchi (University of Milan), “Kant and the foundations of natural science: how do we bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics?” Chair: Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund)
12:30–13:30 Lunch break  
13:30–14:45 Aurora Yu (University of North Carolina), “Hypothesis and Sufficient Reason in Du Châtelet and Kant” Chair: Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn)
15:00–16:15 Michael Veldman (Duke), “Seeing Du Chatelet’s Methodology by the Light of the Dissertation on Fire” Chair: Aaron Wells (Paderborn)
16:30–17:45 Emily Carson (McGill), “Revisiting Kant and du Châtelet on mathematical truth” Chair: Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund)
19:00 Unofficial dinner for all speakers, L’Osteria (Königsplatz 15, 33098 Paderborn)  


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