Two members of our research group are going to give talks at this year's congress of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) in Groningen which takes place between the 9th and 12th of July 2018. Ádám Tamás Tuboly's talk on "The 1940-45 Neurath-Carnap correspondence and its philosophical significance" is going to be part of the panel on "Rudolf Carnap's Professional Correspondences", while Iulian Toader is going to give a talk "On von Neumann’s Use of Hankel’s Principle of Permanence of Forms".

Gábor Zemplén is going to take part in the annual Studies in Expertise and Experience workshop (SEESHOP 8), hosted by the Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise Science at Cardiff UniversityCentre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise Science at Cardiff University. Gábor Zemplén's paper is entitled "Developing argumentative skills utilizing tacit knowledge and interactional expertise". The SEESHOP 8 takes place between the 7th and 9th of July 2018.

Ákos Sivadó is giving a talk entitled "Thinking through Kinds: the Ontological Turn Meets Interpretive Social Science" at the annual conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science in Bratislava, on the 22nd of June 2018. The programme of the conference is available here, and the book of abstracts is accessible at this location.

The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group
and the Insitute for Advanced Study at CEU
cordially invite you to their workshop

Enlightenment Vitalism and its Futures

Venue: Budapest, Nádor st. 15, Room 203


May 23, Wednesday
14:00 - Introduction (Tamás Demeter and Charles Wolfe)

14:15 - Marta Santuccio (CEU): Matter as sensitive and rational: can Cavendish help us better understand consciousness?

15:00 - Charles Wolfe (IAS CEU): Montpellier vitalism and vital materialism

15:45 - Coffee break

16:00 - Tamás Demeter (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Vitalisms in Enlightenment Scotland

16:45 - Gábor Zemplén (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): What language game befits Life

May 24, Thursday
09:15 - Paolo Pecere (University of Cassino): Scientific materialism and Lebenskraft: some provocative post-Kantian scenarios

10:00 - Andrea Gambarotto (University of Louvain / IHPST): Teleology beyond Regrets: Revisiting Vital-Materialism and Romantic Naturphilosophie

10:45 - Cécilia Bognon-Küss (IHPST): Nutrition: vital or chemical process? Nutrition, organic chemistry and the laws of vital organization in the 19th century

11:30 - Giuseppe Bianco (EHESS): Philosophy of Life: brief history of an expression

12:15 - Christopher Donohue (NIH): Vitalism and the Polemical Development of Biological Communities in Bohemia and Southeastern Europe: Early 20th Century Case Studies with Lessons for Contemporary Biology

13:00 - Sebastjan Vörös (University of Ljubljana): Only life can know life? Varela's attempt at reconciliation between first- and third-person approaches to life

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