Program

March 15, 2012 (Location: Blandijnberg 2)

16:00-18:00 Niccolò Guicciardini (Bergamo, Keynote): "'Specious algebra is fit enough to find out, but entirely unfit to consign to writing and commit to posterity': Newton's Publication Strategies as a Mathematical Author"
18:00-20:00 Reception hosted by Dean of Humanities, Ghent University


March 16, 2012 (Location: KANTL)

  8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and tea
  9:00-10:15 Andrew Janiak (Duke): "Isaac Newton's Conception of Absolute Space: A New Hypothesis"
10:15-10:45 Coffee and tea
10:45-12:00 Kirsten Walsh (Otago): "The Structure of Newton's Methodology"
  Lunch
13:30-14:45 Marius Stan (Caltech): "From Wolff to Euler: Newton's Absolute Space Among the Leibnizians, 1717-1763"
14:45-15:15 Coffee and tea
15:15-16:30 Emily Thomas (Cambridge): "Newton on Substance and Space"
20:00 Dinner


March 17, 2012 (Location: KANTL)

  8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and tea
  9:00-10:15 James Hill (Charles University, Prague): "'The Obscurity of Nature': How Newton Influenced Hume's Theory of Causation"
10:15-10:45 Coffee and tea
10:45-12:00 Charles Wolfe (UGent): "Newtonian Analogies in Eighteenth-Century Life Science: The Case of Vitalism and Provisionally Inexplicable Explicative Devices"
  Lunch
13:30-14:45 Hylarie Kochiras (Bucharest): "By ye Divine Arm: Substance and Method in De Gravitatione"
14:45-15:15 Coffee and tea
15:15-16:30 Grigore Vida (Bucharest): "Newton's Omnipresent God and the Problem of Secondary Causation"
16:30-16:45 Coffee and tea
16:45-18:00 Steffen Ducheyne (Free University of Brussels-VUB): "Efficient Causation in the Principia and Action at a Distance"
20:00 Dinner


March 18, 2012 (Location: KANTL)

  8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and tea
  9:00-10:15 Albrecht Heeffer (UGent): "In Search of a Suitable Textbook on Algebra: Newton 'bringing problems to aequations' in His Arithmetica Universalis"
10:15-10:45 Coffee and tea
10:45-12:15 Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge, Keynote): "Isaac Newton and the European Republic of Letters, 1660-1800"
  Lunch