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Published on Friday, October 24, 2014


This symposium commemorates the 50th anniversary of Koyré's death by focusing on his legacy in the United States. In the 1950s and 1960s, pioneers of the history of science such as Thomas S. Kuhn, I. B. Cohen, Marshall Clagett, Gérald Holton or Charles Gillispie have all admitted his influence on the discipline. The participants will discuss Koyré's impact on the American intellectual landscape and the reception of his ideas among the historians and philosophers who sought to professionalize the teaching of the history of science in the United States.



9:30    Welcoming of participants
Opening by Elise Aurières - Univ. Paris 1, CIRHUS and Columbia

Session 1. Moderator: Joseph Dauben, CUNY

  • 10:00 - Jean Dhombres – EHESS, “How Was the Year 1940 Particularly Important for Alexandre Koyré ?”
  • 10:30 - Elise Aurières –  Univ. Paris 1, CIRHUS and Columbia, “The Reception of Koyré in the USA”
  • 11:00 - Floris Cohen – University of Utrecht, « What is Still Worth Preserving Today in Alexandre Koyré's Conception of the Scientific Revolution? »

11:30 - Discussion
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

Session 2. Moderator: Allison Kavey, CUNY

  • 1:30 - Emmanuel Patard, “Alexandre Koyré, Commentator of Leo Strauss’s Theologico-Political Writings”
  • 2:00 - Lucian Petrescu -  Free University of Brussels, “A Modern History of the Medieval Theory of Impetus: the Legacy of Koyré and Maier”
  • 2:30 - Edith Sylla - North Carolina State University, “Koyré and the Study of Late Medieval Natural Philosophy”

3:00 - Discussion

3:30-4:00 COFFEE BREAK

Session 3. Moderator: Marwa Elshakry, Columbia

  • 4:00 - Gérard Jorland – EHESS, “Koyré’s Scientific Revolution in the US”
  • 4:30 - Massimo Ferrari – Turin University, “The Sea change: Alexandre Koyré and American History of Science”
  • 5:00 - Steve Fuller – Warwick University, “Alexandre Koyré: Internalist or Esotericist Historian of Science”

5:30 – Discussion
6:00 Conclusion


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  • La Maison Française - New York University - 16 Washington Mews
    New York, America (10003)


  • Monday, November 03, 2014

Attached files


  • Alexandre Koyré, histoire des idées


  • Elise Aurières
    courriel : aurieres [dot] elise [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Elise Aurières
    courriel : aurieres [dot] elise [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Alexandre Koyré: Transatlantic perspectives », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, October 24, 2014, https://doi.org/10.58079/r65

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