NOTCOM Science and consensus in the 17th century

Mandeville’s Medical Materialism – Reading Session

    Bernard Mandeville reading group [5 June 2024] Led by Charles Wolfe (Université Toulouse).   This reading session will look at Bernard Mandeville’s Treatise of the Hypochondriack and Hysterick Diseases (1711, revised edition 1730),...

London Spinoza Circle seminar on May 21st

The London Spinoza Circle will meet on Tuesday, May 21st, with a talk by Mogens Laerke (CNRS / Oxford) titled “Common Notions of Humanity: Human Authority, Human Living and Intellectual Friendship in Spinoza.”   The seminar will be...

Mersenne — Reading Session

  Marin Mersenne reading group [1 MAY 2024] Led by Emily Kent (University of Edinburgh). This reading session will look at Mersenne’s Questions theologiques, physiques, morales, et mathematiques (1634), a text which details a series of...

Collaboration and Consensus – Reading Session

Collaboration and Consensus reading group [19 March 2024] Led by Sophie Roux. This session will be on “Scientific societies in early modern France: was it about collaboration and consensus?” The history of early modern...

Deux exemples d’expérimentations mortelles

Abstract: The anatomical dissection of dead bodies can be considered as some kind of experimentation. Among the parameters that the experimenter can vary—to support a theory, highlight certain facts, or carry out precise measurements—are...

Parker – Reading Session

  Samuel Parker reading group [14 FEBRUARY 2024] Led by Mogens Laerke. This session will be on “The Proleptic Principles of Samuel Parker,” a draft paper on common Epicurean and Gassendist elements in Parker’s...

Forum Descartes 2024

  Our postdocs will be speaking on January, 18 at the Institut d’études avancées de Paris, Hôtel de Lauzun, 17 quai d’Anjou, 75004, salle des Gardes.  15.00: Niall Dilucia (CNRS, IHRIM / MFO), “Natural Philosophy as...

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