CONSTRUCTIONISM AND NATURALISM IN LEIBNIZ – Italo-Romenian Leibniz-Seminar – Pal. Nuovo 5-VI-2014 Sala lauree ex-SciForm 14.00-18.30 – DISCUSSANT Antonio Nunziante
Organizzazione: Sodalitas Leibnitiana http://www.leibnitiana.it || Gruppo di Ricerca fMOD http://www.filosofia.unito.it/fmod  || Societatea Leibniz din România || Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell’Educazione || P.R.I.N. 2010-11 “Realismo e oggettività” || FINO
14.00-14.30 Introduction Welcome address from the Department ofPhilosophy and Education Sciences – Enrico Pasini, Constructionism and Naturalism in Leibniz’s Thought
Adrian Niţă, Explaining Nature: Leibniz between Scholastic and Modern Philosophy
Stefano Di Bella, “I do not know why those with you always wish to make virtues, truths ans species depend upon our opinion or knowledge” (NE III.6). Constructivism vs. Realism in Leibniz’s Confrontation with Locke
Alexandru Ştefănescu, Monads Revisited: between Mind and Matter
Matteo Favaretti, Shaping the Tower. Leibniz on Misrepresentation
18.10-18.30 Conclusions

Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy
Keynote speakers: Prof. Maria Rosa Antognazza (King’s College London)
Prof. Emilio Mazza (IULM – Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione, Milano)
There are no fees for registration. Attendance is free and all are most welcome to join. We would like to thank the Department of Humanities of the University of Pavia and the PhD program FINO: North-West Italy Philosophy Consortium.

Didattica del curriculum storico-filosofico

1)      Seminario on “History and Methodology of the History of Ideas”, Università di Torino (mandatory paper), Massimo Mori (co-ordinator)
Timetable: 09/9 10-13 Aula Guzzo 10/9 10-13 Aula Guzzo 11/9 10-13 Aula Guzzo 16/9 10-13 Aula Medievale 17/9 10-13 Aula Medievale 30/9 10-13 Aula Antica
2)      Seminars on Classics of the Philosophical Historiography (mandatory paper): Nov 20  2014, Università di Torino, Palazzo Nuovo, Via Sant’Ottavio 20
h 11-13: Paola Rumore: Fritz Mauthner, L’ateismo e la sua storia in Occidente, tr. it., Nessun Dogma, 2012
h 14-16: Massimo Ferrari: Alexandre Koyré, Studi galileiani, Einaudi, Torino, 1979

Nov 25 2014, UniversitĂ  di Pavia, Dipartimento di studi umanistici, Piazza Botta 6
h 10.30-12.30: Chiara Crisciani: Ermetismo tra medioevo e Rinascimento (testi di riferimento: Eugenio Garin, Ermetismo del Rinascimento, Editori riuniti, Roma, 1988; Paolo Rossi, Tradizione ermetica e rivoluzione scientifica, in Id., Immagini delle scienza, Editori riuniti, Roma, 1977, pp. 149-181; Frances Yates, Giordano Bruno e la tradizione ermetica, Laterza, Bari, 1969, capp. I-III, X).
h 14.30-16.30: Carla  Casagrande & Letterio Mauro: Marie-Dominique Chenu, La teologia nel XII secolo, tr. it., Jaca Book, Milano, 1986
h 17-18.30: Silvia Gastaldi: Werner Jaeger, Paideia. La formazione dell’uomo greco, tr. it. Bompiani, Milano, 1987


February 16th 2015, h. 11 Aula di Medievale, Palazzo Nuovo, via s. Ottavio 20, Torino
Burt C. Hopkins, Seattle University Husserl and Jacob Klein

Course on the History of Philosophy Aula Guzzo, via Po 18, Turin Sept 9, 10, 16 and 17,  2015:
h 10.30-12.30: Prof. Enrico Pasini (UniversitĂ  di Torino):
“Distance reading of philosophical texts: design and implementation of an international online seminar for graduate students”
h 14-17: Prof. Massimo Mori (Università di Torino): “La storia delle idee: da Arthur O. Lovejoy alle discussioni contemporanee”

Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference 2015  With God, Without God: theism and atheism in the history of philosophy
Pavia, 14-15 September
2:30 pm Keynote speech: Gianni Paganini (Università del Piemonte Orientale) Hobbes’s Search for “first cause of causes”. From De Motu to De Corpore
3:30 pm Lea Niccolai (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) Shaping a Cult of Jurisprudence in Plato’s (Second) Ideal City: Julian the Apostate on the Divinity of the Laws
4:00 pm Gioacchino Curiello (UniversitĂ  di Salerno – Catholic University of Leuven) How is Possible to Express God’s Transcendence? The Answer of Robert Grosseteste (1175-1253)
4:30 pm Rui Coimbra Gonçalves (University of Coimbra) Saint Thomas Aquinas, Francisco Suårez and their Positions as Regards the Infedels
5:15 pm Samuel Garrett Zeitlin (Unversity of California-Berkeley) Atheism, Superstition, the Critique of Religion in the Philosophy of Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
5:45 pm Scott Harkema (University of Mississippi) Empirical Theism: Berkeley’s God
6:15 pm Milena Jakubiak (University of Szczecin) Hume’s Idea of God
Tuesday 15 September
9:00 am Calvin Kiesel (University of Vienna) Progress and Providence: How Secular is Kant’s Philosophy of History?
9:30 am Simone Luca Maestrone (University of Bonn – University of Toulouse) On the Idea of a Becoming God in Schelling’s Philosophy
10:00 am Joshua Cockayne (University of York) You Have Asked Only for Imitators: Kierkegaard and the imitatio Christi
10:45 am RenĂ©e Reitsma (University of Essex) The ‘Cruel Rack of Conscience’: Nietzsche on Sin and God
11:15 am Isabel Gamero (Complutense University of Madrid) The Role of Religion in Habermas’ Ideal of Consensus
11:45 am Keynote speech: Luca Fonnesu (UniversitĂ  di Pavia) Kant on Faith and Knowledge

Lectures in History of Science and Modern Philosophy – Torino
21/10/15, h. 16-18, Via Po 17, Rettorato, Sala Allara –
Stephen Gaukroger, Emeritus Professor,  University of Sydney “Beyond Kepler and Descartes: The Problems with the Optical Instrument Model of Visual Cognition”
22/10/15, h. 9-11, Via Po 18, Aula Guzzo “Kant and the Nature of Matter”
Wednesday, Nov 4  2015 – h17,00 Accademia delle Scienze di Torino
Massimo Mori, UniversitĂ  di Torino e Accademia delle Scienze di Torino Stato e sovranitĂ  in Immanuel Kant Chair: Gian Franco Gianotti, Accademia delle Scienze di Torino

Histories of Failed Synthesis Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy – Torino, Sala Principi d’Acaja, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Verdi 8
Rara est adeo concordia formé atque pudicitié”  Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis
Central to the conference is the question of ‘synthesis’, by which we mean the attempt to compose the multiplicity and variety of the real into unity— be such unification a perceptive, intellectual, a priori, a posteriori, ontological or epistemological one. From a philosophical point of view, any synthesis implies two moments, the effort to disregard divergent elements and the necessity to encompass them. This dichotomy may reflect the irreducibility of the simple to the complex: thus syntheses often fail.
The purpose of the conference is twofold: to consider how philosophy has engaged this question throughout its history; and to shed light on the unresolved tensions that failed syntheses have left extant.

Thursday, November 12th Chair: prof. Luca Vanzago (Pavia)
14.30 // Prof. Nicolas De Warren (KU Leuven), The Failure of Failing: The Disintegrating Synthesis of Stupidity in Sartre
16.30 // Daniel Herskowitz (Oxford), Synthesizing Heidegger and Judaism: the Case of Hans Jonas
//Sebastiano Gino (Turin), Thomas Reid on Unconscious Souls
18.00 // Lorenzo Sala (Pisa), Identity and Synthesis: Kant on the Necessity of Synthesis for an I Think
//Jean Daniel Thumser (ENS Paris), The Unified Ego  Synthesis and Splits in Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology
Friday, November 13th Chair: prof. Enrico Pasini (Turin)
9.00//  Giada Margiotto (Milan), Tycho’s System and the Decline of the Traditional Cosmos
// Marco Storni (ENS Paris), Systematic Thought and the Early French Enlightenment
10.30// Peter Sperber (Utrecht), There’s no Success like Failure On the Early Reception of Kant’s Most Famous Synthesis
//Robert Ziegelmann (Heidelberg), Social Synthesis and Self-preservation
12.00 // Prof. Justin E. H. Smith (Université Paris Diderot), The History of Philosophy in six Types



Curricular didactic activities

University of Turin, Aula Guzzo, Via Po 18  – Sept 14  2016, h 14-18 – Coordinators: E. Pasini, N. Guicciardini
1. Brunello Procopio: Frances Yates, Giordano Bruno e la cultura europea del Rinascimento, Laterza 1988, capp. 1, 2, 7
2. Sebastian Molina: P. Rossi, The Birth of Modern Science, Blackwell, Malden

University of Genoa, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Via Balbi 4, Aula F Sept 15 2016, h 14-18- Coordinators: L. Mauro, G. Invernizzi
1. Martina Galvani: Michele Federico Sciacca, La filosofia morale di Antonio Rosmini.
2. Luca Natali: Mario Dal Pra, Storia della filosofia e della storiografia filosofica, a cura di M. A. Del Torre, Franco Angeli, Milano 1996

University of Pavia, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Piazza Botta 6, Aula seminari Sept 19  2016-Coordinators F. Trabattoni, C. Casagrande, L. Bianchi
1. C. Casagrande, L. Bianchi: Gli intellettuali nel Medioevo di Jacques Le Goff
2. Vera Calchi : P. BoyancĂ©, “La religion astrale de Platon Ă  CicĂ©ron”, Revue des Ă©tudes grecques, LXV, 1925, pp. 312-350 ; E. R. Dodds, I greci e l’irrazionale, tr. it., Bur, Milano, pp. 259-290 ; R. Brague, La saggezza del mondo. Storia dell’esperienza umana dell’universo, tr. it. Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli 1999, pp. 3-97
3. Davide Penna: J. Leclercq, Umanesimo e cultura monastica
4. Giulia Battagliero: E. Gilson, Lo spirito della filosofia medievale

GRADUATE CONFERENCE Third Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference in History of Philosophy
We are proud to announce that Prof. NiccolĂČ Guicciardini (UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Bergamo) and Prof. Antonello
La Vergata (UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia) have agreed to give keynote speeches at our
This two-day conference will bring together advanced students and scholars working on the History of Philosophy, with
a chronological range spanning from Ancient Greece to 20th century included.
Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference is meant to offer graduate students an opportunity to present papers and
exchange ideas, with each other and with distinguished academics of the field. The language of the seminar will be
English. No registration fees are required. We intend to make our conference as accessible as possible, and welcome
everyone interested in philosophy to our conference.
15:00 Keynote speech: Antonello La Vergata
16:00 Rosamaria Romanelli (Florence), Motion and change in Aristotle’s Physics V
16:30 Daphne Argyri (Athens), The concept of nature in Aristotle’s Politics I
17:15 Stefano Pelizzari (Trento), The dissolution of the concept of nature in Pico della Mirandola’s Oratio. A critical insight into the reading of Alain Finkielkraut
17:45 Byron Davies (Harvard), Rousseau: amour-propre and seeing others as persons
18:15 Gabriel ValladĂŁo Silva (Berlin), Goethe’s critique of the predominance of analytic thought in the natural sciences
Thursday 13 October
9:00 Alexander Edlich (Munich), Science and Ethics: Nietzsche’s metaethical consequentialism
9:30 Anha Osimlak Tsypin (Tel Aviv), I and thou, I am thou – The reality of thought in Martin Buber’s and Ramchandra Gandhi’s works
10:00 Martina Galvani (Genoa), The concept of nature from Edith Stein’s phenomenology
10:45 Guido Tana (Edinburgh), Being part of nature. The concept of second nature in John McDowell and its roots in Kant and Hegel
11:15 Massimiliano Simons (Leuven), From describing to constructing nature: the case of synthetic biology
12:15 Keynote speech: NiccolĂČ Guicciardini
13:15 Conference ends

Filosofia e medicina nell’etĂ  moderna Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, h. 14,30 – University of Turin, Rectorate, via Po 17, Sala Principi D’Acaja

– Marilyn Nicoud: Il termalismo nel Medioevo : un indagine medica su un fenomeno naturale
– Simone Mammola: Il contadino, il medico e il pilota: esploratori dell’occulto nella cultura del tardo Rinascimento
– Antonio Clericuzio: La iatrochimica helmontiana nell’Inghilterra del Seicento
– Lucia Randone: Eclettismo metodologico e teorico nella medicina inglese del Seicento. Storiografia filosofica e storia della medicina