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«Mathesis quaedam Divina seu Mechanismus Metaphysicus»: Leibniz and the sciences

7 October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 8 October 16 @ 6:15 pm

In this year of the tercentenary of Leibniz’s death, we celebrate his work through an international conference on Leibniz’s relationship to the sciences.

Of course the notion of the “scientist” did not solidify until much later on in the 19th century. However, Leibniz’s work in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry and biology would certainly allow us to consider him under this appellation. Not only do we consider Leibniz’s work for its contribution to the sciences but also take up Leibniz’s lifelong concern for the metaphysical and theological implications of the novae scientiae which had already become irreversibly established in Leibniz’s time.

This conference brings together senior and junior researchers to explore topics in Leibniz’s work in geometry, physics, astronomy, biology, microscopy, scientific methodology and its metaphysical and theological consequences.


Registration is recommended for participants: please email tzu.tho@unimi.it.


Sala Crociera Alta, Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Festa del Perdono, 7
Milano, 20122 Italy
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