Dr. Oana Matei is a researcher at The Center for the Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (CELFIS) and a lecturer in political science at the Vasile Goldis Western Univeristy of Arad. She finished her PhD in 2010, at the University of Bucharest, with a thesis on the relations between cynical philosophy and ethics in politics and, in the past years, as part of several research projects, she worked on the reception of Baconianism in the Hartlib Circle. Her contribution in “The Hartlib Circle and the rise of the new science” research project rests in studying the influence of the Bacon’s natural history and methodology for the practice of experimentation in the mid seventeenth century England. For more info please visit Oana’s Academia. edu profile.
Dr. Mihnea Dobre is researcher in philosophy at The Center for the Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (CELFIS) and associate professor for the M.A. program in the Religious Studies at the University of Bucharest. He has a PhD in philosophy (Radboud University Nijmegen and University of Bucharest). His research covers various aspects of the early modern period, with focus on the relation between disciplines (philosophy, science, religion). Recent work includes a co-edited volume on Cartesian Empiricisms (with Tammy Nyden). A list of his publications is available here, or on his Academia.edu page. Dobre’s role within the project on “The Hartlib Circle and the rise of the new science” is to explore the links between two seemingly opposed traditions – Cartesian and the British experimental traditions – and to find how the “new science” was discussed in the Hartlib circle.
Ovidiu Babeș is PhD. student at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest. His dissertation deals with the connections between Descartes’ mathematics and his natural philosophy. He is also interested in early modern British experimental philosophy, history of mathematics, and philosophy of language. In the research project “The Hartlib Circle and the rise of the new science”, Ovidiu will be investigating the reception of Descartes’s correspondence within the Hartlib’s Circle and the general role that mixed mathematics has played for Samuel Hartlib and his peers.
With a BA in landscape architecture and currently involved in a MA programme in image studies, Alexandru Mexi is a young researcher passionate about garden history and philosophy.
His focus on “The Hartlib Circle and the rise of the new science” research project is on garden architecture, planting design, and plant studies, trying to observe how the seventeenth century plant studies and garden design philosophy have changed the paradigms of garden architecture.