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Workshop: “Mind and science in the early modern world”

Egenis workshop

The early modern period (1500-1800) saw remarkable and widespread changes in our conception of the mind and its role in scientific inquiry. Natural philosophers negotiated new concepts and new methods of proof, which transformed our understanding of the place of human beings in the natural world and their capacity to penetrate its secrets.

Event details

This workshop will bring together scholars specialising in philosophy and history of science to explore some of these changes and their significance. Speakers include Tamás Demeter (Corvinus University of Budapest), Oana Matei (Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad), Tzu Chien Tho (University of Bristol), Adam Toon (University of Exeter) and Kirsten Walsh (University of Exeter).

Venue: Byrne House. Virtual: via zoom

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