Second Workshop

Kant and the Laws of Physics

27-8 June 2014

King’s College, Cambridge – Saltmarsh Rooms

The second year workshop focusses on the epistemological ramifications of Kant’s work on laws in the physical sciences.


Friday 27 June
2:00-3:30pm Rae Langton (Cambridge)
Matter and Monadology

Respondent: John Callanan (KCL)

3:30-4:00pm Tea and coffee
4:30-5:00pm Daniel Warren (University of California, Berkeley)
The Penetrability of Matter: Mechanical and Chemical

Respondent: Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego)

Saturday 28 June
9:30-11:00am Desmond Hogan (Princeton University)
Handedness, Idealism and Freedom

Respondent: Jessica Leech (University of Sheffield)

11:00-11:30am Tea and coffee
11:30-1:00pm Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)
Kant on Matter, Space, and the Laws of Motion

Respondent: Peter McLaughlin (Universität Heidelberg)

1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:30pm Marius Stan (Boston College)
Kant and the Basic Laws of Classical Mechanics

Respondent: Katherine Brading (University of Notre Dame)

3:30-4:00pm Tea and coffee
4:00-5:30pm General Discussion on Kant and the Laws of Nature
With introductory comments by:

Angela Breitenbach (University of Cambridge)
Graciela De Pierris (Stanford University)
Michael Friedman (Stanford University)
Catherine Wilson (University of York)

Local organizer: Angela Breitenbach

To register please contact James Collin


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