Reading Groups

Cavendish reading group

Next meeting: PF, "The Circle of Honesty Squared" - "The Arithmetic of Passions," 21 January, 8 pm CET

Previous meetings:

PF, "When I did write this book I took great pains" - "Another to the Same Purpose," 14 January, 8 pm CET
PF, "Several Worlds in Several Circles" and NP (1656), pp. 157-159, 17 December, 7 pm CET
PF, "Of Many Worlds in this World" - "A World in an Earring," 3 December, 7 pm CET
PF, "It Is Hard to Believe that there Are Other Worlds in this World," 26 November, 7 pm CET
PF, "Of the Motion of the Blood" - "The Traffic betwixt the Sun and the Earth," 19 November, 7 pm CET
PF, "The Reason Why the Thoughts Are Only in the Head," 12 November, 7 pm CET
PF, "The Motion of Thoughts" (cont.), 5 November, 7 pm CET
PF, "According as the Notes in Music Agree with the Motions of the Heart or Brain, Such Passions Are Produced Thereby" - "The Motion of Thoughts," 30 October, 2 pm CEST
PF, "Of Shadow and Echo" - "The Objects of Every Sense Are According to their Motions in the Brain," 24 October, 7 pm CEST
PF, "What Makes Echo" - "Of the Sound and Echo," 15 October, 4 pm CEST
PF, "Of Stars" - "The Sun is Nurse to All the Earth Bears," 8 October, 7 pm CEST
PF, "Wind Is Made in the Air, Not in the Earth" - "Of Cold Winds," 23 September, 8 pm CEST
PF, "What is Liquid" - "The Temper of the Earth," 16 September, 8 pm CEST
PF, "Of the Elements" - "Flame Compared to the Tide of the Sea," 9 September, 8 pm CEST

PF, "The Infinites of Matter" - "A World Made by Four Kinds of Atoms," 2 September, 8 pm CEST

PF, "Of the Center of the World" - "If Infinite Worlds, There Must Be Infinite Centers," 26 August, 8 pm CEST

PF, "The Reason Water Quenches Fire" - "The Agility of Water," 19 August, 8 pm CEST

PF, "The Power of Fire" - "Of Burning, Why It Causes Pain", 10 August, 4 pm CEST

PF, "Of a Spark of Fire" - "The Increasing and Decreasing of Visible Fire", 6 August, 8 pm CEST

PF, "Of Quenching out of Fire" - "The Quenching out and Smothering of Heat and Light Doth Not Change the Property nor Shape of Sharp Atoms," 23 July, 4 pm CEST

PF, "Of Vapor" - "Of the Attraction of the Poles, and of Frost," 16 July, 4 pm CEST

PF, "Of Contracting and Dilating, Whereby Vacuum Must Needs Follow" - "What Atoms the Sun is Made of," 9 July, 5:30 pm CEST

PF, "Motion Makes Atoms a Bawd for Figure" - "Vacuum in Atoms," 2 July, 4 pm CEST

PF, "What Atoms Make a Palsy or Apoplexy" - "The Difference of Atoms and Motion in Youth and Age," 25 June, 4 pm CEST

PF, "What Atoms Make Change" - "What...Colic," 18 June, 4 pm CEST

PF, "The Poetress’s Hasty Resolution" - "The Joining...," 11 June, 4 pm CEST

PL, p.536-end + PF, prefatory material, 4 June, 4 pm CEST

PL, 4.31-4.33, 28 May, 4 pm CEST

PL, 4.28-4.30, 14 May, 4 pm CEST

PL, 4.21-4.27, 7 May, 4 pm CET

PL, 4.14-4.20, 30 April, 5 pm CET

PL, 4.10-4.13, 16 April, 3 pm CET

PL, 4.4-4.9, 9 April, 3 pm CET

PL, 4.2-4.3, 26 March, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.42-4.1, 19 March, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.38-3.41, 12 March, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.33-3.37, 5 March, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.30-3.32, 26 February, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.23-3.29, 19 February, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.21-3.22, 12 February, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.16-3.20, 5 February, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.11-3.15, 29 January, 3 pm CET

PL, 3.6-3.10, 22 January, 3 pm CET

PL, part 2 wrap-up and 3.1-3.5, 15 January, 3 pm CET

PL, 2.28-2.34, 22 December, 9 pm CET

PL, 2.21 to 2.27, 15 December, 9 pm CET

PL, 2.14 to 2.20, 8 December, 9 pm CET

PL, 2.10 to 2.13, 24 November, 9 pm CET

PL, 2.6 to 2.9, 17 November, 9 pm CET

PL, 1.45 to 2.5, 10 November, 9:30 pm CET

PL, 1.37 to 1.44, 3 November, 9:30 pm CET

PL, 1.33 through 1.36, 27 October, 9:30 pm CET

PL, 1.24 through 1.32, 20 October, 9:30 pm CEST

PL, 1.18 through 1.23, 13 October, 9:30 pm CEST

PL, 1.13 through 1.17, 6 October, 9:30 pm CEST

PL, 1.9 through 1.12, 29 September, 9:30 pm CEST

PL, 1.3 through 1.8, 22 September, 9:30 pm CEST

PL, beginning through 1.3, 15 September, 9:30 pm CEST

GNP Appendix Part 2.4 - end, 8 September, 9:30 pm CEST

Cavendish Circle reading group

Next meeting: De Corpore, ch. 25.3-13; Pasnau, ch. 4; and Seven Philosophical Problems, ch. 3, 26 January, 12 pm CET

Previous meetings:

De Corpore, ch. 25.1-2; Pasnau, ch. 3; and Seven Philosophical Problems, chs. 1-2, 19 January, 12 pm CET
De Corpore, ch. 24.2-9; Pasnau, chs. 1 & 2; and Seven Philosophical Problems, front matter, 20 December, 1 pm CET
De Corpore, Ch. 24.1 and Dong, "Hobbes’s model of refraction and derivation of the sine law," 13 December, 1 pm CET
De Corpore, Ch. 23.9-14 and Jacquot-"Sir Charles Cavendish and his learned friends" I & II, 6 December, 1 pm CET
De Corpore, Ch. 23.1-8 and Hervey-"Hobbes and Descartes in the Light of Some Unpublished Letters of the Correspondence between Sir Charles Cavendish and Dr. John Pell," 29 November, 1 pm CET
Ps.-Hobbes, "A Short Tract on First Principles," 2.8-end and Raylor, "Hobbes, Payne, and A Short Tract on First Principles," 22 November, 1 pm CET
Ps.-Hobbes, "A Short Tract on First Principles," beginning-2.8 and Kargon, "Hobbes and the Mechanical Philosophy," 17 November, 1 pm CET
De Corpore, Ch. 22.13-20 and Adams, "Motion as an Accident of Matter: Margaret Cavendish and Thomas Hobbes on Motion and Rest," 8 November, 1 pm CET
De Corpore, Ch. 22.9-12 and Noel Malcolm, "Hobbes and Roberval," 29 October, 2 pm CEST
De Corpore, Ch. 22.1-8 and John Henry, "Hobbes, Galileo, and the Physics of Simple Circular Motions," 19 October, 4 pm CEST
De Corpore, Ch. 21, 8 October, 3 pm CEST
Westfall, Force in Newton's Physics, ch. 3 and Maarten Van Dyck, "Mechanical Philosophy: Science of Mechanics," 29 September, 8 pm CEST (with special guest Professor Maarten Van Dyck)
De Corpore, Ch. 20 and Jesseph, Squaring the Circle, Appendix A.3-A.4, 14 September, 8 pm CEST (with special guest Professor Douglas Jesseph)
De Corpore, Ch. 19 and Clucas and Raylor, "Progress report on the Clarendon Edition of “De corpore” and Related Manuscripts," 7 September, 8 pm CEST (with special guest Professor Douglas Jesseph)

De Corpore, Ch. 18, 31 August, 8 pm CEST (with special guest Professor Douglas Jesseph)

De Corpore, Ch. 17, 24 August, 8 pm CEST

De Corpore, Ch. 16.8-16.19; Westfall, Force in Newton's Physics, pp. 109-114; and Jesseph, "Hobbes on the Ratios of Motions and Magnitudes: The Central Task of De Corpore, Part III," 17 August, 8 pm CEST

De Corpore, Ch. 16.1-16.7, 11 August, 8 pm CEST

De Corpore, Ch. 15.2-15.8, 5 August, 2 pm CEST

De Corpore, Ch. 15.1 and Biener, "Hobbes on the Order of the Sciences: A Partial Defense of the Mathematization Thesis," 23 July, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 14.2-21 and Euclid's Elements, Book I, 16 July, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 14.1; Euclid's Elements, Book VI; and Bird, "Squaring the Circle: Hobbes on Philosophy and Geometry," 9 July, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 13; Euclid's Elements, Book V; and Pycior, "Mathematics and Philosophy: Wallis, Hobbes, Barrow, and Berkeley," 2 July, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 13.16-14.19, 25 June, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 12.6-13.15, 18 June, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 10.6-12.5, 11 June, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 8.19-10.5, 4 June, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 8.3-8.18, 28 May, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 7.4-8.2, 14 May, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 6.10-7.3, 7 May, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 5.10-6.10, 30 April, 1 pm CET

De Corpore, Ch. 4.7-5, 16 April, noon CET

De Corpore, Ch. 3.3-4.7, 9 April, noon CET

De Corpore, Ch. 2.11-3.2, 26 March, 10 am CET

De Corpore, Ch. 1.7-2.10, 19 March, 10 am CET

Hobbes, De Corpore, front matter + Ch. 1, 12 March, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 3, articles 199-212, 3 March, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 3, articles 170-198, 24 February, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 3, articles 149-169 + Lisa Shapiro, "Cartesian Generosity," 17 February, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 2, articles 137-148 + ch. 2 of D. Brown, Descartes and the Passionate Mind, 10 Feb, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 2, articles 112-136 + Amy Schmitter, "'I've got a Little List': Classification, Explanation, and the Focal Passions in Descartes and Hobbes," 3 February, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 2, articles 80-111, 27 January, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 2, articles 51-79, 22 January, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 1, articles 26-50, 11 January, 10 am CET

Descartes, Passions 1, articles 1-25, 7 January, 10 am CET

Cordemoy, Treatises on Metaphysics, 11 December, 3 pm CET

Cordemoy, fifth and sixth discourses, 4 December, 3 pm CET

Wrap-up discussion of Charleton's Physiologia, 27 November, 3 pm CET

Cordemoy, third and fourth discourses, 20 November, 3 pm CET

Cordemoy, first two discourses, 13 November, 3 pm CET

Charleton, 4.2.3 to end of book, 6 November, 3 pm CET

Charleton, 4.2.2, 30 October, 3 pm CET

Charleton, 4.2.1, 23 October, 3 pm CEST

Charleton, 4.1, 16 October, 3 pm CEST

Charleton, 3.16.2, 25 September, 2 pm CEST

Charleton, 3.16.1 + Liam Semler, "The Magnetic Attraction of Margaret Cavendish and Walter Charleton", 18 September, 11 am CEST (with special guest Professor Liam Semler)