Program

Schedule of Talks

Wednesday, July 11th, Room 3001 Rowe Building

  • 10:00-11:10
    "Locke and the Possibility of Self-Control"
    Matt Leisinger (Yalie)
  • 11:20-12:30
    "Why Women 'necessarily give way to men/:Spinoza and the Ontology of Pregnancy'"

    Francesca di Poppa (Texas Tech)
  • 1:30-2:40
    "Why Hume does not believe that his Mind has External Existence."
    Annemarie Butler (Iowa State).
  • 2:50-4:00
    "Sentimental Journeys and Anti-Sentimentalist Sentiments: some considerations on Kant, Hutcheson and Rousseau"
    Jeff Edwards (SUNY Stoneybrook)

  • 4:10-5:20
    "
    Conjectural History as a Republican Tool: Jean Jacques Rousseau and Adam Ferguson"
    Rudmer Bijlsma (Lausanne)

Thursday, July 12th, Room 3001 Rowe Building

  • 8:30-9:50
    "Leibniz's Account of Freedom and Moral Therapy in the Nouveaux Essais"
    Noa Naaman-Zauderer (Tel Aviv)
  • 10:00-11:10
    "Descartes as Metaphysical Freedom Fighter: A Selective History of His Reception in Twentieth Century Metaphysics"
    David Scott (UVic)
  • 11:20-12:30
    "Kant's Account of Freedom and Mechanism: Anatomist or Painter?"
    Suma Rajiva and Grant Spraggett (MUN)
  • 1:30-2:40
    "Leibniz's Borrowed-Reality Argument for Simple Substances"

    Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State)
  • 2:50-4:00
    "Leibniz's Ideal Monism"
    Thomas Feeney (St Thomas (Minnesota))

  • 4:10-5:20
    "Leibniz on Place"
    Jen Nguyen (Harvard)

Friday, July 14th, Room 3001 Rowe Building

  • 10:00-11:10
    The Role of Illusion in du Chatelet's Theory of Happiness."
    Scott Harkema (Ohio State) 
  • 11:20-12:30
    "
    All about Eve: Malerbanche on Women."
    Julie Walsh (Wellesley College
  • 1:30-2:40
    "Two Rules of Truth in Cartesian Epistemology
    Tom Vinci (Dalhoiusie)
  • 2:50-4:00
    "The Place of Analysis in Methodological Proceedings According to Clauberg, Descartes, and Ramus
    Adi Efal (Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle)

  • 4:10-5:20
    "Descartes on the Problem of Knowledge Preservation."
    Saja Parvizion (Illinois at Chicago)