Enlightenment Vitalism and its Futures

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