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Published on Friday, April 06, 2012


The conference "The Natural Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Its Context and Development" takes place at the Maison Française d'Oxford, on February 3rd and 4th, 2012.


Place: Friday: MFO - Saturday: All Souls College

Friday 3 February, Maison Française d'Oxford

Morning Session

Chair: Noel Malcolm (All Souls College, Oxford)

  • 10.30-11.30 Timothy Raylor (Carleton College, Northfield)
    Hobbes's Method of Composition and its Implications
  • 11.30-12.30 Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck College, London)
    Defining the Terms of Motion in Hobbes's Natural philosophy

Afternoon Session I

Chair: Kinch Hoekstra (University of California, Berkeley)

  • 14.00-15.00 John Henry (University of Edinburgh)
    Galileo, Hobbes, and the Physics of Simple Circular Motion
  • 15.00-16.00 Douglas Jesseph (University of South Florida)
    Hobbes on the Foundations of Natural Philosophy

Afternoon Session II

Chair: Luc Borot (MFO)

  • 16.30-18.00 Daniel Garber (Princeton University)
    Hobbes, Descartes, and Laws of Nature
  • Francesca Giuliano (Università del Salento)
    Response to Dan Garber

Saturday 4 February, All Souls College

Morning Session I

Chair: Catherine Wilson (University of Aberdeen)

  • 9.30-10.30 Franco Giudice (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)
    The Place of Optics in Hobbes's Natural Philosophy
  • 10.30-11.30 Elaine Stroud (University of Wisconsin)
    Lines of Vision: A Construction Integrating Physics, Geometry, and Psychology

Morning Session II

Chair : Daniel Garber ( Princeton University)

  • 11.45-12.45 Philip Beeley (Linacre College, Oxford)
    Experimentarian Philosophers. Hobbes's Writings on Pneumatics and their Reception by Boyle and Wallis

Afternoon Session

Chair: Martine Pécharman (CNRS-MFO)

  • 14.00-15.00 Agostino Lupoli (Università degli Studi di Milano)
    Hobbes's Concept of Accident
  • 15.00-16.00 Cees Leijenhorst (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    Causality and Representation in Hobbes's De Corpore


  • 2-10 Norham Road (Maison Française d’Oxford)
    Oxford, Britain


  • Friday, February 03, 2012
  • Saturday, February 04, 2012


  • Thomas Hobbes, Descartes, Laws of Nature,

Information source

  • Aurélie Flamant
    courriel : aflamant [at] msh-paris [dot] fr


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« The Natural Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Its Context and Development », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 06, 2012, https://doi.org/10.58079/kom

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