CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

8th international philosophical symposium: Petric-Platonism-Aristotelianism: The Theory of Chaos

Source of Information: RENAIS-L 1999-02-18
Date of Event: 1999-06-27 to 1999-07-02
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 1999-05-01




8th INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHICAL SYMPOSIUM
PETRIC-PLATONISM-ARISTOTELIANISM
THE THEORY OF CHAOS

CRES, CROATIA, June 27 - July 2, 1999

HRVATSKO FILOZOFSKO DRUSTVO
CROATIAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
KRCKA 1, HR-10000 ZAGREB, CROATIA

DANI FRANE PETRISA
DIES FRANCISCI PATRICII
I GIORNI DI FRANCESCO PATRIZI
DIE TAGE VON FRANE PETRIS
THE DAYS OF FRANE PETRIS
LES JOURS DE FRANE PETRIS

PETRIC-PLATONISM-ARISTOTELIANISM

"The Days of Frane Petris" have been held annually since 1992. From 1994 to
1998, their constant theme was "Plato-Platonism-Petric", stressing Petric's
Platonism. In the history of philosophy, Petric is generally described as a
Renaissance neo-Platonist. Petric's merit in the modern reception of
Aristotle and Aristotelianism is lesser known, although it has lately been
emphasized. His "Discussiones peripateticae", analysing Aristotle's life and
philosophy, are a significant contribution to Renaissance Aristotelianism.
The relation between Platonism and Aristotelianism and their respective
roles in the creation of modern science are particularly interesting.
It was therefore decided that the theme of the Congress would be expanded to
"Petric-Platonism-Aristotelianism" in 1999.

THE THEORY OF CHAOS

We have recently witnessed a new scientific 'revolution' - the deterministic
chaos theory. What is it all about? It was during the last two decades that
scientists have focused their attention to the properties of irregular
motion (actually, most of the events in nature). Hitherto inconceivable laws
of irregular events were discovered (there is a deep 'pattern' in seemingly
chaotic processes) and applied to a number of various problems. It was also
discovered that the deterministic chaos is everywhere around us. It is
important that these insights are not restricted to natural sciences alone;
they may be applied to technology, medicine, ecology, the humanities, and
the arts. In this way, the deterministic chaos theory underlines some
universal occurrences in very different events, encouraging a certain
divergence from the hitherto dominant concepts of scientific determinism and
reductionism, enabling us to interpret many general questions in a new way.

Since the "theory of chaos" presents us with novel, inspiring "intellectual
tools' - new concepts, metaphors, models of thought - it is a potentially
promising means to the overcoming of the traditional divisions between
various sciences on the one hand, and the arts and religions on the other.
Therefore, the chief aim of the congress on the theory of chaos is to
introduce an interdisciplinary insight into the implications and
consequences of this theory in the sciences and humanities, as well as in
the arts and religions. Its second aim is to enable us to grasp the
philosophical aspects and implications of this new science.


You are kindly asked to send us an abstract of up to 200 words in either
Croatian, English, German, Italian or French. We would appreciate an answer
by May 1, 1999, to the following address:

Hrvatsko filozofsko drustvo
Krcka 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia



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