活動內容

演講者:

Dr. Tzuchien Tho (Lecturer, Dept. of Philosophy, Univ. of Bristol

主持人:

張谷銘教授(史語所副研究員)

摘  要:Historians of early modern philosophy and science often treat the trends of foundationalism and reductionism as similar if not identical. Yet while reduction, exemplified by the pre-Socratic natural philosophers, is ancient and quasi-ubiquitous, foundationalism, exemplified by Cartesianism, is a modern phenomenon. Further, while reductionism was a strategy of explanation, foundationalism was a method of knowledge.In this presentation, I address the unique confluence of reductionism and foundationalism in the mechanical philosophy of the Early Modern period. The result of this confluence of a mode of explanation with a method of knowledge is that only reduction to mechanical principles constitutes well-founded knowledge. However, some thinkers within the tradition also sought to undo the restrictive implications of this confluence without rejecting the fruits of the mechanistic program.❈配合防疫:1.全程配戴口罩,2.量測體溫,3.消毒手部,4.填寫健康紀錄表(所外人士),5.採梅花座。

主/協辦單位

歷史語言研究所

時間 & 地點

  • 開始:Nov 26, 2020,04:30 PM
  • 結束:Nov 26, 2020,06:30 PM
  • 地點:

    史語所研究大樓七樓702室