Matter and Life: Historico-logical Issues in Post-1800 Physics and Biology

27-08-2018 at 10:00
Room, Blandijnberg (first floor)

10:00–11:00: Boris Demarest (University of Amsterdam), 'Leben as Kraft: Force in German Physiology 1770–1850'

11:00–12:00: Marij van Strien (Wuppertal), 'The status of determinism in physics at the start of the twentieth century'

12:00–14:00: Lunch

14:00–15:00: Leonardo Bich (University of the Basque Country), 'An operational approach to defining life'

15:00–16:00: Bohang Chen (Ghent University), 'In Search of Life in Matter: A Kantian Clarification of the Post-Kantian History of Vitalism and Physics'

16:00–17:00: Adam Tamas Tuboly (Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 'Knowledge Missemination: Frank, Stebbing and Joad on the Philosophy of Physicists'

17:00–18:00: Fons Dewulf (Ghent University), TBD

18:00–18:30: Conclusion – Charles Wolfe (Ghent University), Maarten Van Dyck (Ghent University), Gertrudis Van de Vijver (Ghent University)

18:30–19:00: Final Discussion


Organized by Bohang Chen (Ghent University)