Francis Bacon’s Arts of Discovery and The Cultivation of the Mind

The Maison Française d’Oxford (USR 3129, CNRS) and the University of Bucharest
are pleased to announce the International Conference
Francis Bacon’s Arts of Discovery and The Cultivation of the Mind

Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November at the Maison Française d’Oxford 2-10 Norham Road Oxford OX2 6SE

Friday 11 November 9.30am-10.00am Tea/Coffee

Welcome by Luc Borot, Director of the Maison Française d’Oxford Morning Session I

Chair : Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest)

10.00am-11.15am Keynote Lecture Peter Anstey (Otago University)
Bacon, Ramus and the Interpretation of Nature

11.15am-11.30am Tea/Coffee
Morning Session II Chair : Martine Pécharman (CNRS-MFO)

Per Landgren (MEHRC, Oxford)
Notiones Primae, Historiae Particulares et Inductio: Francis Bacon and the Aristotelian Concept of Historia

Raphaele Garrod (Cambridge University)
Response to Per Landgren

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch
Afternoon Session I Chair : Noel Malcolm (All Souls College)

Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest)
The Hunt of Pan: Exploratory Experimentation and the Rules of Experientia Literata

Daniel Andersson (Wolfson College)
Response to Dana Jalobeanu

4.00pm-4.30pm Tea/Coffee
Afternoon Session II Chair : Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck College, London)

Rhodri Lewis (St Hugh’s College)
Francis Bacon and Ingenuity

Laura Georgescu (University of Bucharest)

Saturday 12 November

9.00am-9.15am Tea/Coffee
Morning Session I Chair : Peter Anstey (Otago University)

Dan Garber (Princeton University)
Bacon, New Atlantis and the Uses of Utopia
Doina Cristina Rusu (University of Nijmegen)
Response to Dan Garber

10.45am-11.00am Tea/Coffee
Morning Session II Chair : Howard Hotson (St Anne’s College)

Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge University)
Interpreting Nature

Julianne Werlin (Princeton University)
Response to Richard Serjeantson

12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch
Afternoon Session Chair : Dan Garber (Princeton University)
Response to Rhodri Lewis

4.30pm Tea/Coffee


6.45pm Dinner 

Conference organised with the support of the Maison Française d’Oxford and the University of Bucharest
Kathryn Murphy (Oriel College)
Instances and Experiments


James Lancaster (Warburg Institute)
Response to Kathryn Murphy
Elodie Cassan (CEC, Paris)

Bacon in Gassendi’s History of Logic

Madalina Giurgea (University of Ghent)
Response to Elodie Cassan