The Natural Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: its context and developments

Organised by Daniel Garber (Princeton University), Noel Malcolm (All Souls College) and Martine Pércharman (CNRS-MFO).

The speakers will be: Philip Beeley, Stephen Clucas, Daniel Garber, Franco Giudice, Francesca Giuliano, John Henry, Douglas jesseph, Cees Leijenhorst, Agostino Lupoli, Timothy Raylor and Elaine Stroud.

The sessions will be chaired by Noel Malcolm, Kinch Hoekstra, Luc Borot, Catherine Wilson, Daniel Garber and Martine Pécharman.

The Natural Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Its Context and Development

Date: Friday 03 Feb 2012 (All day) to Saturday 04 Feb 2012 (All day)
Place: Friday: MFO - Saturday: All Souls College
Research programme: Modernities

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