CELFIS seminar is the weekly research seminar in Logic, History and Philosophy of science, hosted by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy and organized (since 2009) by Dana Jalobeanu. It takes place every Wednesday, from 6 pm, in the Faculty of Philosophy (Splaiul Independentei 204), room Titu Maiorescu.
CELFIS seminar’s speakers are established researchers and academics, young researchers and PhD students willing to discuss their work-in-progress with the rest of the academic community. Some of the CELFIS talks are recorded (see also the archive below for past talks). If you are interested in giving a talk in the CELFIS seminar please send a proposal and the abstract of your talk to email@example.com.
CELFIS SEMINAR 2016-2017
5 October, Simo Knuuttila (University of Helsinki), The Upgrading of Emotions in Early Modern Philosophy
12 October, Manuela Ungureanu (University of British Columbia), On the (non)Existence of Natural Languages: Reply to the Chomskyans’ Rejection of Public Languages
19 October, Gabriel Sandu (University of Helsinki & Institute for Research in the Humanities-ICUB, University of Bucharest) Remarks on the legacy of the Finnish School in philosophical logic
26 October, Mordechai Feingold (California Institute of Technology), Who Was the Experimental Philosopher? Reflections on the Origins of Practice
2 November, Laura Georgescu (University of Ghent), TBA
9 November, Cătălin Avramescu (University of Bucharest) TBA
16 November, Paul Greenham (University of Tel Aviv), Biblical Hermeneutics and Early Modern Science: Isaac Newton’s Textual Methods in Chemistry, Alchemy, and Biblical Prophecy
23 November, Antoni Malet (University of Barcelona), Practical Geometries, Measuring, and Tacit Knowledge in Early Modern Mathematics
7 December, Tinca Prunea (Institute for Research in the Humanities -ICUB) TBA
Past seminars and archive
CELFIS SEMINAR 2015-2016
7 October – Rob Iliffe (University of Sussex), The Newton Project as a solution to the problem of intellectual coherence
You can find here a recording of the talk and following discussions.
Invited speakers: Daniel David (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj), Cosima Rughiniș (University of Bucharest), Ruxandra Ivan (University of Bucharest), Radu Umbreș (SNSPA). Moderator: Sorin Costreie (University of Bucharest)
You can see here the recording of the debate.
You can see here the recording of the talk and subsequent discussions.
28 October – Fabrizio Baldassari (Institute for Research in Humanities, University of Bucharest), How much living bodies fit Descartes’ natural philosophy. The role of botany
You can see here. a video recording of the talk and subsequent discussions.
See the video recording here.
11 November – F. A. Meschini (Università del Salento), De L’Homme à la Description du corps humain: sur les traces du parcours du chyle. Descartes et la digestion
The recording of the seminar can be found here.
25 November – Constantin C Brincus (University of Bucharest), The Nature of Logical Principles See here for a recording of the seminar and discussions.
2 December – Adrian Currie (University of Calgary), Hot Blooded Gluttons: Coherence & Method in Historical Science
A recording of the seminar and discussions can be found here.
9 December – Ciprian Jeler (Institute for Research in Humanities, University of Bucharest), On some recent ambiguities of the concept of “group selection” in philosophy of biology
15 December– Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen), Methodological Remarks on the Experiments on Infants’ Mathematical Abilities
6 January – Michael Deckard (Lenoir-Rhyne University and Institute for Research in the Humanities-ICUB, University of Bucharest), Two Cultures Interweaving: Art and Science in Mendelssohn’s Letters on Sentiments
20 January – Alette Fleischer (Amsterdam University), Nature, Knowledge and Networks: Exchanging and examining local and exotic plants in 17th century Holland
2 March – Cristi Stoica (Horia Hulubei Institute, University of Bucharest), Do we live in a mathematical structure?
9 March – Peter Anstey (Sydney University & Institute for Research in the Humanities-ICUB, University of Bucharest), John Locke on the Standardization of Length
16 March – Vincenzo de Risi (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin), Proving an Axiom qua Axiom. On the mathematical epistemology of Gerolamo Saccheri and the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry
23 March – Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet (University of Bucharest), Evidence, certainty, consent. Rethinking central methodological notions within the Berlin Academy
30 March – Lavinia Marin (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), From the Textual to the Digital University
13 April – Martin Lenz (University of Groningen), Intersubjectivity in Early Modern Philosophy: Spinoza on the Division of Cognitive Labour
19 April (extra CELFIS seminar)- Andrew Irvin (University of British Colombia), Two Theories of Academic Freedom
20 April – Alexandra Parvan (University of Pitesti), Metaphysical Care: Ontology of disease and Ontology of the Patient
27 April – Laura Georgescu (Ghent University), Retrospectiveness and prospectiveness in experimentation
11 May – Ilinca Damian (University of Bucharest), Inventions and representations. The break between art and science
18 May – Alberto Vanzo (University of Warwick) Leibniz on Innate Ideas and Kant on the Origin of the Categories
25 May – Ovidiu Babes (University of Bucharest & Vasile Goldis University, Arad), On the shift of geometrical problem solving: Descartes and some of this precursors