Conference: Philosophy, Religion, and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

Conference: Philosophy, Religion, and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

28 March 2020, American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)

Attendance is welcome and free of charge, but those attending the event will need to cover their meals, travel, and accommodation expenses on their own. Participation certificates will be issued upon request. Those interested in attending this event are kindly invited to inform Prof. Diego Lucci in advance, and are welcome to ask for additional information at any time, via email at


11.30: Conference opening and welcome by AUBG President David R. Evans

11.40-12.20: Daniel Schwartz (AUBG): “Francis Bacon on the Certainty and Deceptiveness of Sense-Perception”

12.20-13.00: Bogdan Deznan (University of Bucharest): “The Metaphysics of Difference and the Issue of the Eternal Truths in the Cambridge Platonists”

13.00-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-14.40: Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest): “The Practice of Meditation in the Early Boyle”

14.40-15.20: Vassil Vidinsky (Sofia University): “Isaac Newton’s Experimental Philosophy and Its Methodological Influence”

15.20-16.00:Diego Lucci (AUBG): “Locke and the Socinians on the Natural and Revealed Law”

16.00-16.30: Coffee break

16.30-17.10: Iordan Avramov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences): “Richard Kemp’s Voyages of Discovery: An Early Modern Student of Natural Philosophy and His Journey to Mexico as Reflected in His Correspondence with the Royal Society of London”

17.10-17.50: Benjamin I. Goldberg (University of South Florida): “Conceptions of Experience and Experiment in Early Modern English Recipe Collections”

17.50-18.30: Pierangelo Castagneto (AUBG): “Algernon Sidney and the Republican Tradition in Jeffersonian America”

Organizers: Benjamin I. Goldberg and Diego Lucci

For more details, please see the conference website.

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