April 01, 2017

Robbins Library of Philosophy

Session 1: Julia Joráti (Chair)

9:00 Welcoming Address

9:15 – 10:30 Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory College, Atlanta) – Samuel König’s Leibnizian Criticism of Maupertuis’ Principle

10:45 – 12:00 Christian Leduc (Université de Montréal) – Maupertuis and Leibniz on Teleology

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Session 2: Alisa Bokulich (Chair)

1:15 – 2:30 Ansgar Lyssy (LMU Munich) – Against Teleology in Physics – The Early Backlash against the Principle of Least Action

2:45 – 4:00 Nicholas Teh (Notre Dame) – The Lagrangian Schema and Some Metaphysical Controversies

4:15 – 5:30 Michael Stöltzner (University of South Carolina) – Three Orders of Formal Teleology: The Principle of Least Action as a Model

  • 5:30 – 6:00 Wine and cheese reception

Farewell dinner for speakers and chairs (after reception)

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Bernoulli’s calculation of the catenary

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