The Early Modern Philosophy Calendar

This website is maintained by Stephen H. Daniel at Texas A&M University as a service to scholars working in the history of early modern philosophy. It brings together information about calls for papers, event schedules, and contacts about presentations, conferences, and seminars dealing with research in late 16th, 17th, and 18th century philosophy.

To have an event listed, send the appropriate information to Steve Daniel (sdaniel@tamu.edu). Events posted on various mailing lists (e.g., philosop, philos, MWSeminar, Montreal EM Roundtable) are incorporated into this page. If no deadline is listed for calls for papers, that means either that the deadline has passed or that presentations were by invitation only.



April 16-20, 2014
APA Pacific Division Meeting
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA
Wednesday, April 16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
        The Philosophy of Mary Astell
            Kristen Irwin (Biola)
            Jacqueline Broad (Monash): "Astell's Moral Theology: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom?"
            Alice Sowaal (San Francisco St): "Mary Astell and the Development of Vice: Pride, Courtship, and the Human Nature Question"
            Marcy Lascano (California State, Long Beach): "Mary Astell on the True Way to Happiness"
                Commentator: Deborah Boyle (Charleston)
    4:00-6:00 p.m.
        Kant I
            Chair: Melinda Campbell (National U, San Diego)
            Samantha Matherne (British Columbia): "Images and Kant's Theory of Perception"; commentator: Matt Bateman (Franklin and Marshall)
            Chair: Aaron Griffith (Central Michigan)
            Colin McLear (Nebraska, Lincoln): "Kant on Intuition and Hallucination"; commentator: Justin Shaddock (Williams C.)
    8:00-10:00 p.m.
        Hume Society: Humean Responses to Kant
            Chair: David Landy (San Francisco St.)
            Peter Thielke (Pomona C.): "Turnabout Is Fair Play: How Hume Might Respond to Kant"; commentator: Eric Watkins (UC San Diego)
            Annemarie Butler (Iowa State): "Hume's Reply to Kant"; commentator: Helen Beebee (Manchester)
Thursday, April 17
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
        Kant II
            Chair: Emine Hande Tuna (Alberta)
            9:00-10:00 Alex Rueger (Alberta): "Kant's Transcendental Definition of Pleasure and Its Role"; commentator: Iain Morrison (Houston)
            10:00-11:00 Nicholas Riggle (New York U): "Kant and Cogito"; commentator: TBA
            11:00-12:00 Jeffrey L. Wilson (Loyola Marymount): "Construction and Schematism in Kant's Opus Postumum"; commentator: Dai Heide (Simon Fraser)
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
        Spinoza
            9:00-10:00 Chair: Cathay Liu (North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
            Michael Istvan (Texas A&M): "Spinoza's Realist Analysis of Substances Having Attributes"; commentator: Amber Carlson (Notre Dame)
            10:00-11:00 Chair: Heidi Ravven (Hamilton C.)
            Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn C.): "Spinoza on Akrasia and Dominant Non-beliefs"; commentator: Eugene Marshall (Wellesley C.)
            11:00-12:00 Chair: Steve Barbone (San Diego St)
            Peter Zuk (Rice): "Rethinking Spinoza's Moral Philosophy"; commentator: Ericka Tucker (California St Poly, Pomona)
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
        Book Symposium: Jeanine Grenberg, Kant's Defense of Common Moral Experience: A Phenomenological Account
            Chair: Oliver Sensen (Tulane)
            Avery Goldman (DePaul), speaker
            Dean Moyar (Johns Hopkins), speaker
            Owen Ware (Temple): speaker
                Jeanine Grenberg (St. Olaf), respondent
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
        Modern Philosophy
            1:00-2:00 Chair: Kyle Sereda (UC San Diego)
            Patrick Connolly (Iowa State): "Locke and the Laws of Nature"; commentator: Edwin McCann (Southern California)
            2:00-3:00 Chair: Larry Nolan (California St, Long Beach)
            Julie Walsh (Québec at Montréal): "The Imagination in Malebranche's Metaphysics and Method"; commentator: Patricia Easton (Claremont Graduate)
            3:00-4:00 Chair: TBA
            Shae Chang (New School): "Reconciling the Hypocrite: Hegel on Schiller, the Beautiful Soul, and the Body in the Conscience Section of the Phenomenology of Spirit"; commentator: TBA
    4:00-6:00 p.m.
        DeGruyter Lecture on Kant
            Chair: Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame)
            Henry E. Allison (UC San Diego/Boston U): "Revisiting Judgments of Perception"
    6:00-9:00 p.m.
        Descartes Society
            Chair: Roger Florka (Ursinus C.)
            Matthew J. Kisner (South Carolina): "Are Cartesian Passions Representational?"; commentator: Shoshana Brassfield (Frostburg State)
            Chrissy S. Meijns (Yale): "Descartes Against Estimative Power"; commentator: Alex S. Kohav (Metropolitan State, Denver)
            Marcus Adams (Pittsburgh): "The Wax and the Mechanical Mind: Reexamining Hobbes's Objections to Descartes's Meditations"; commentator: Jeffrey Ogle (Metropolitan State, Denver)
    6:00-9:00 p.m.
        Society for German Idealism: On John McCumber's Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant
            Chair: Jeff Gauthier (Portland)
            Critics: Allegra de Laurentiis (Stony Brook), Lydia Moland (Colby C.), Peter Thielke (Pomona C.)
            Response: John McCumber (UCLA)
Friday, April 18
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
        Kant in Conversation
            9:00-10:00 Chair: Christoph Durt (UC Santa Cruz)
            Rafeeq Hasan (Chicago): "Two Forms of Autonomy: Rousseau and Kant"; commentator: Michelle Grier (U San Diego)
            10:00-11:00 Chair: R. Brian Tracz (UC San Diego)
            Tim Jankowiak (Southern Utah): "Phenomenalism, Intentionality, and Kant's Difference from Berkeley"; commentator: Georges Dicker (College at Brockport, SUNY)
            11:00-12:00 Chair: Peter Thielke (Pomona C.)
            James Messina (Wisconsin, Madison): "Kantian Space, Supersubstantivalism, and the Spirit of Spinoza"; commentator: Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego)
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
        Book Symposium: Yitzhak Melamed, Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought
            Chair: Donald Rutherford (UC San Diego)
            Karolina Huebner (Toronto), speaker
            Samuel Newlands (Notre Dame), speaker
                Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins), respondent
    4:00-6:00 p.m.
        Humean Hedonism
            Chair: Rachel Cohon (Albany)
            Dale Dorsey (Kansas): "Hume's Qualitative Hedonism"
            Lorraine Besser-Jones (Middlebury C.), commentator
            Jacqueline Taylor (U San Francisco), commentator
    4:00-6:00 p.m.
        Kant III
            M. Bennett McNulty (UC Irvine): "Rehabilitating the Regulative Use of Reason: Kant on Empirical and Chemical Laws"
            Courtney Morris (UC Riverside): "The Concept of Substance as Amphibolous: A New Reading of Kant's First Paralogism"
    7:00-10:00 p.m.
        North American Kant Society: Kant and Hegel on Freedom and Morality
            Chair: Pablo Muchnik (Emerson C.)
            Angelica Nuzzo (Graduate Ctr CUNY/Brooklyn C.): "Freedom as Autonomy and Freedom as (Self-)Realization: Kant and Hegel"
            Sally Sedgwick (Illinois, Chicago): "Our All-too-human Hegelian Freedom"
            Stephen Engstrom (Pittsburgh): "Understanding Autonomy: Form and Content of Practical Knowledge"
    7:00-10:00 p.m.
        Society for the Philosophy of History: History and Critique
            Chair: Jason Blakely (Pepperdine)
            Kenneth B. McIntyre (Sam Houston St): "British Idealism and Critical History"
            Ericka Tucker (Helsinki/Cal St Poly Pomona): "Method and Context: Philosophy of History in the History of Philosophy"
            J. Toby Reiner (Dickinson C.): "Shared Understandings and the Cultural Bases of Intuition"
Saturday, April 19
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
        Three Commentaries on Kant’s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason
            Chair: Robert Gressis (California St Northridge)
            James DiCenso (Toronto), speaker
            Stephen Palmquist (Hong Kong Baptist), speaker
            Lawrence Pasternack (Oklahoma St), speaker
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
        Descartes
            1:00-2:00 Chair: TBA
            Samuel Murray (Saint Louis U): "On God and the Malin Génie: Descartes' First Meditation"; commentator: Lex Newman (Utah)
            2:00-3:00 Chair: Daniel Schwartz (UC San Diego)
            Matthew J. Kisner (South Carolina): "Descartes's Change of Heart about the Passions"; commentator: Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser)
            3:00-4:00 Chair: Roger Florka (Ursinus C.)
            Steven Dezort (Texas A&M): "Cartesian Transubstantiation"; commentator: Elizabeth Goodnick (U Washington)
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
        Kant IV
            1:00-2:00 Chair: TBA
            Benjamin Yost (Providence C.): "Kant's Demonstration of Freedom in Its Legislative Aspect"; commentator: Michelle Kosch (Cornell)
            2:00-3:00 Chair: Paul Pistone (Talbot School Theology)
            Tyler Paytas (Washington U, St. Louis): "God's Awful Majesty Before Our Eyes: Kant on Moral Worth and Divine Hiddenness"; commentator: Glenn Ross (Franklin and Marshall)
            3:00-4:00 Chair: TBA
            James P. Messina (UC San Diego): "Transcendental Idealism, Freedom, and Teleology: Grounding Kant's Theory of Moral Obligation"; commentator: Wiebke Deimling (Indiana, Bloomington)
    6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
        Society for Modern Philosophy: Reflections on Scholarship in the History of Modern Philosophy
            Chair: Lewis Powell (Buffalo)
            Donald Rutherford (UC San Diego)
            Martha Bolton (Rutgers)
    6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
        North American Kant Society: Kant and Feminism
            Chair: Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego)
            Thomas Hill (North Carolina, Chapel Hill): "Ideals of Respect and Care in a Corrupt World"
            Helga Varden (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): "Kant and Women"
            Claudia Card (Wisconsin, Madison): "On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Kant's Ethics for Feminism"
    6:00-9:00 p.m.
        Society for German Idealism
            Chair: Shae Chang (New School)
            Graham Bounds (New Mexico) & Jon Cogburn (Louisiana State): "Identitätphilosophie and the Sensibility That Understands"; commentator: Hans Lottenbach (Kenyon C.)
            David Landy (San Francisco St): "A Rebuttal to a Classic Objection to Kant’s Argument in the First Analogy"; commentator: Matthew Kelsey (Tarrant County C.)
            G. Anthony Bruno (Universität Bonn): "Freedom and Pluralism in Schelling’s Critique of Fichte’s Jena Wissenschaftslehre"; commentator: Michael Nance (Maryland, Baltimore County)
    8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
        Descartes Society
            Alison Simmons (Harvard): "Mind-body Union and the Limits of Cartesian Metaphysics"; commentator: Roger Florka (Ursinus C.)
Website.
Contact: Dominic McIver Lopes.


April 18, 2014
Temple University Colloquium
Temple University
CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Christia Mercer (Columbia), Title: ”Radical Rationalism in Seventeenth Century Philosophy: The Case of Anne Conway”
Website.


April 23-25, 2014
Scientiae Conference: "Emergent Knowledge Practices: 1450-1750"
University of Vienna, Juridicum
Vienna, Austria
Wednesday, April 23
    9:45-11:30  Dachgeschoss
        Thomas Wallnig (Vienna): "If there were an English word for 'Geistesgeschichte', would anyone want to use it?"
    11:45-13:30  Dachgeschoss
        Ovanes Akopyan (Warwick): "From Astrological Controversies to New Astronomy: Copernicus and Galilei as Readers of Ficino and Pico"
        Federica Favino (Rome La Sapienza): "Gaspare Berti and the social status of roman mathematicians in Galileo's age"
        Nydia Pineda De Avila (Queen Mary, London): "Crafting selenographies: lunar images as crossroads of knowledge and practice in early modern Europe"
        Steven Vanden Broeck (Ghent): "Confessionalising astronomy before the Dialogo: Libert Froidmont's attack on the Copernicans (1631)"
    11:45-13:30  Seminarraum 61
        Lorenza Gianfrancesco (Royal Holloway, London): "From astrology to magic: Experimentation in early modern Naples"
        Ariel Hessayon (Goldsmiths, London): "Curing and Healing 'Decayed Nature': Jacob Boehme's Influence on Early Modern Medical Science"
        Lionel Laborie (Goldsmiths, London): "Jacques Massard: Mystical Medicine in the Huguenot Diaspora"
    11:45-13:30  Seminarraum 62
        Lydia Barnett (Bates Coll.): "Giant Bones and Taunton Stones: Circulating 'Curiosa Americana' in the Protestant Republic of Letters"
        Marita Huebner (Vienna): "Natural Philosophy, Egypt and the antiquarian imagination around 1700"
        Salvatore Napolitano (New York U): "Encyclopedism and Antiquarian Studies in Italy. National identities, antiquarian schools, and historical reconstruction"
        Johannes Mattes (Vienna): "Below the Skin of Earth: Debates on Cave Minerals and Fossils of Cave Bears in the 17th and 18th century"

    14:30-16:15  Dachgeschoss
        Noam Andrews (Harvard): "The Precision Economy: Drawing Epistemology and Polyhedral Showpieces from 16th century Germany"
        JB Shank (Minnesota): "The Thingyness of Early Modern Geometry: Materiality, Craft, and Embodied Knowing"
        Francesco Giuseppe Sacco (Warburg Inst): "From Paper books to the Book of Nature: Philology and Experience in the work of Georg Agricola"
        Fumikazu Saito (Pont Cath U Sao Paulo): "Luring nature in the sixteenth century natural magic"
    14:30-16:15  Seminarraum 61
        Abraham Melamed (Haifa): "Between Ancients and Moderns: David Ganz's Attitude towards Scientific Progress"
        Tatiana Artemyeva (Herzen St Ped U Russia): "Euler and natural philosophy in Russia in the Enlightenment"
        Alexander Iosad (Oxford): "Translating Western natural knowledge in 18th-century Russia: texts, attitudes, disciplines"
        Hannah Szableska (Jagellonian): "Brains in jars: Émilie du Châtelet's contribution to the myth of Cartesian subjectivity"
    14:30-16:15  Seminarraum 62
        Tristan Samuk (Toronto): "Satire, Rationality, and the Aesthetic Conditional in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'"
        Mark Bland (De Montfort): "Jonson, Ramism and Natural Philosophy"
        Erin Webster (Toronto): "The Eye as Camera Obscura in Kepler, Descartes, and Milton"
        Seyward Goodhand (Toronto): "'Som connatural knowledge': The Science of Sympathy in Milton's Paradise Lost

    16:30-18:15  Dachgeschoss
        Cesare Pastorino (Tech U Berlin): "Natural Magic and the Rise of Experiment in the Early Modern Period: A few Historiographical Considerations"
        Koen Vermeir (CNRS Paris 7): "Francis Bacon's experimental magic"
        Arianna Borrelli (Wuppertal): "From artefact to instrument: the glass sphere in Giovan Battista Della Porta's treatise 'On refraction' (1596)"
        Sergius Kodera (Vienna): "Artful Monsters: Cross breeding in Della Porta"
        Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest): "Natural magic in the laboratory: Bacon's use of Magia naturalis as a sourcebook of experiments"
    16:30-18:15  Seminarraum 61
        Alexandra W. Albertini (Corse): "Fontenelle's Eloges around Cartesianism: New Knowledge or simple vulgarisation?"
        Mihnea Dobre (Bucharest): "Experience, experiment and observation in Cartesian natural philosophy: the case of organic processes of the human body"
        Delphine Kolesnik-Antoine (ENS Lyon): "Against the "nonsenses of Arrogant philosophers: What is at stake in Florent Schuyl's argument against animals soul in the Preface to Descartes' De Homine (1662)"
        Andrea Sangiacomo (Groningen): "Updating Cartesian textbooks: Le Grand, Régis and the rise of Occasionalism"
    16:30-18:15  Seminarraum 62
        Jakob Bek-Thomsen (Aarhus): "Economic Humanism: from Poggio to Alberti
        Germano Maifreda (Milan): "From Bacon to Petty: Towards a New Science of Praxis"
        Laurens van Appeldoorn (Leiden): "On Hobbes' Economic Thought"

Thursday, April 24
    9:00-10:45  Dachgeschoss
        Fabrizio Baldassarri (Parma): "Between natural history and physics: Descartes and botany"
        Jenny Boulboulle (VU Amsterdam): "Writing 'scientiae' in early seventeenth century: on literary innovations at the intersection of spiritual exercises and hands-on experiments"
        Matthew Homan (Christopher Newport): "'The role of mathematics in Recognizing Truth in Descartes and Spinoza"
        Cathay Liu (Yale NUS Singapore): "Unification and Priority in Descartes' Algebra and Geometry"
    9:00-10:45  Seminarraum 61
        Igor Kaufmann (St Petersburg St): "Order of knowledge and philosophy of geometry in Spinoza and Hobbes"
        Alissa MacMillan (Inst Adv Study Toulouse): "On Immortality and Eternity: Spinoza, Scientific Knowledge, and the Individual"
        Joshua Horn (Wisconsin, Stevens Point): "Theology and Theodicy: Leibniz and Malebranche on the Role of Religion in Metaphysics"
        Nausicaa Milani (Parma): "Movement and God in XVIIth Century Cartesian Manuals"
    9:00-10:45  Seminarraum 62
        Angus Vine (Stirling): "'From promus to comentarius: Francis Bacon's notebooks'"
        Maria Avxenteskaya (Freie U Berlin): "How to discover things with words? John Wilkins and the practices of language"
        Ari Belenky (Simon Fraser): "History of One Defeat: Reform of the Julian calendar as envisaged by Isaac Newton"
        Haleigh Robertson (York): "'That darling of nature': saltpetre in early modern natural philosophy
    9:00-10:45  Seminarraum 51
        Dina Bacalexi (CNRS Centre Jean-Pépin UPR 76): "Ancient medicine, humanistic medicine: the Renaissance commentaries of Galen in the context of the transmission and transformation of knowledge"
        Alessandra Celati (Pisa): "Experimental Approaches to Medicine and Theology in Sixteenth-Century Italy: an Interdisciplinary Study"
        Nancy Frelick (British Columbia): "Love, Melancholy, and Geohumoral Theory: An Introduction to Meury Riflant's Miroir des melancholicques (1543)"

    11:00-12:45  Dachgeschoss
        Cornelis J. Schilt (Sussex): ""I will resolutely bid adew to it eternally": Isaac Newton on publication/Publishing Isaac Newton"
        Katherine Walls (Victoria Wellington): "Pope's sylphs: a fantasy inspired by science"
        Andrea Strazzoni (Erasmus Rotterdam): "The role of experiments in Cartesian philosophy"
        Lloyd Strickland (Manchester Metro): "God's Creatures? The theologically-inspired Cartesian arguments for the beast-machine"
    11:00-12:45  Seminarraum 61
        Henk Nellen (Royal Netherlands Acad A&S/Huygens Inst): "Confidentiality and indiscretion in seventeenth-century means of communication: The La Peyrère case"
        Charles Vanden Heuvel (Royal Netherlands Acad A&S/ Huygens Inst) and Scott Weingart (Indiana): "Modeling confidentiality in seventeenth-century knowledge exchange in networks of letters and drawings"
        Djoeke Van Netten (Royal Netherlands Acad A&S): "Secrecy and the spread of knowledge"
    11:00-12:45  Seminarraum 62
        Liliana Leopardi (Hobart & William Smith): "Camillo Leonardi's Speculum Lapidum: the intersection of Magic, Mineralogy and Medical sciences in 16th century Italy"
        Stefano Magnani (Udine): "Toward an anatomy of the sea: Luigi Ferdinando Marsili and the nature of coral"
        Marlise Rijks (Ghent): "Materiality and Transformation: Painters' Collections in Early Seventeenth-Century Antwerp"
        Teresa Esposito (Ghent): "Collecting Magical Gems in Seventeenth-Century Antwerp: The Case of Peter Paul Rubens"
    11:00-12:45  Seminarraum 51
        Lydia Janssen (KU Leuven/FWO Vlandereen): "Antiquarianism and national history: The emergence of a new scholarly paradigm in early modern historical studies"
        Per Landgren (Oxford): "Johannes Schefferus Upsaliensis and his Intellectual Network: A tour of his correspondence and literature"
        Vladimir Urbanek (Inst Philos, Acad Sci Czech Rep, Prague/Cult Knowledge Oxford): "Mapping Comenius's Correspondence Network"

    13:45-15:30  Dachgeschoss
        Howard Hotson (Oxford): "Disciplines of Knowing about disciplines of knowing, and why they matter: a mission statement"

    15:30-17:15  Dachgeschoss
        Christian Gastgeber (Austrian Acad Sci): "Peter Lambeck: the Networker and Polyhistor as Librarian (1662-1676/80)"
        Vittoria Feola (Medical U Vienna): "Peter Lambeck and France"
        Paola Molino (Vienna): "Experiments in Knowledge systematisation: libraries and their order in late Renaissance Central Europe (1662-1676/80)"
        Iordan Avramov (Bulgarian Acad Sci): "A Checkered Exchange: the Correspondence between Henry Oldenburg (c.1619-77) and Peter Lambeck (1628-80) and the Early Royal Society of London, 1666-1673"
    15:30-17:15  Seminarraum 61
        Daniel Spelda (West Bohemia): "Veritas filia temporis: Birth of the idea of scientific progress"
        Patricia Zalamea (Los Andes, Bogota): "Natural History, Art and Collecting Practices in the New World: Humanist Cycles in Tunja and their Painted Versions of 'Paper Museums'"
        Lily Filson (Syracuse): "From Magic to Mechanics: Mannerist Automata at Sixteenth-Century Pratolino"
        Federico Bellini (Cath U Milan): "The Discorsi della vita sobria by Alvise Cornaro and its Reception in Britain: from Moral Philosophy to Medicine"
    15:30-17:15  Seminarraum 62
        Ran Segev (Texas, Austin): "Understanding Earth: Religious ideologies and the study of Earth in the early modern Spanish World"
        Jose Ramon Marcaida (Cambridge): "Picturing the Passion flower: Natural history and visualization in the early modern Hispanic world"
        Kay Peter Jankrift (TU Munich): "Religion, politics and the cultural translation of medical ethics: Rodrigo the Castro (c. 1546-1627) and his 'Medicus-politicus'""
        Stefano Gulizia (CUNY): "Cosmographers, Brokers, Inventors: Nautical Knowledge and Social Experience in the Early Modern Atlantic"
    15:30-17:15  Seminarraum 51
        Piotr Szalek (Catholic Lublin/Cambridge): "The Modern Scientific Revolution, Scepticism and Philosophy"
        Veronika Szanto (LE U Budapest): "The Decline of the Emblematic View of Nature and the Emerging Ecological Perspective in Early Modern Thought"
        JD Fleming (Simon Fraser): "Its Bits: information theory and the real character"

    17:30-18:45  Dachgeschoss
        Gabor Almasi (ELTE Budapest): "Machiavellian scholars at the turn of the 17th century"
        Joas Vander Schoot (Groningen): "Historiographical approaches to Christiaan Huygens's Cosmotheoros"
        Michal Choptiany (Warsaw): "In the theatre of chronology: Stanislaw Lubieniecki's Theatrum cometicum, correspondence networks, and the intertwining of art, history and astronomy"
        Saskia Klerk (Utrecht): "The quiet disappearance of an epistemology for the investigation of drugs in the Dutch Republic (1620-1660)"
    17:30-18:45  Seminarraum 61
        Pierre Baumann (Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras): "Truth and Meaning in the Port-Royal Logic"
        Michael Bycroft (Max Planck, Berlin): "The physics of furniture: science and the rococo in the gemmological research of Charles Dufay"
        Stephen Pender (Windsor): "Inclination and Disposition"
        Adrian Seville (Independent Scholar): "Spiral Race Games and Scientific Learning in 17th and 18th century France"
    17:30-18:45  Seminarraum 62
        Simone De Angelis (Graz): "Renaissance Aristotelianism and the birth of anthropology"
        Sandra Dragomir (KIT Karlsruhe): "A unifying method of arts and sciences"
        Vasil Gluchman (Presov, Slovakia): "Ethics of Politics in Early Modern Period: Erasmus Desiderius and the Slovak Humanism"
        Antonio Sanchez and Henrico Leitao (Lisbon): "Edgar Zilsel and the Artisanal Knowledge in Early Modern Iberian World"
    17:30-18:45  Seminarraum 51
        Alison Bumke (Cambridge): "'The best Complexion': Humours and hygiene in Donne's writing"
        Katherine Butler (Oxford): "Soul and Body, Religion and Medicine in Two Tales of Musical Healing"
        Kaspar von Greyerz (Basel): "Physico-theological genres"
        Peter Jordan (Queensland): "Divine Providence and the Possibility of Natural-Philosophical Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century England"

Friday, April 25
    9:00-10:45  Dachgeschoss
        Morgan Wesley (Oxford): "Refuta per Ignem: Thermal Analysis in the Laboratory Practices of John Dwight and Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus"
        Sylvie Neven (Liege/Max Planck Inst Berlin): "Alchemy and Art Technology in German Early Modern Recipe Books"
        Fanny Kieffer (Cen Etudes Super Renaissance, Tours): "The Laboratories of Art and Alchemy at the Uffizi Gallery in Renaissance Florence"
        Henrike Haug (Tech U Berlin): "Artificial Interventions in the Natural Form of Things: Shared Metallogenetic Concepts of Goldsmiths and Alchemists"
    9:00-10:45  Seminarraum 61
        Cornelia Faustmann (Melk Monastery, Austrian Acad Sci): "Bernard and Hieronymus Pez, their correspondence, their networks: A contribution to intellectual geography"
        Patrick Fiska (Vienna): "Marble and Wax, Metal and Cloth: New Source Materials and Their Visualization in the Austrian Historiography of the Early 18th Century"
        Manuela Mayer (Vienna): "Charters, Copies and Fakes: Bernhard Pez and His Edition of the Cartulary of St. Emmeram, Regensburg"
        Joelle Weis (Vienna): "Johann Georg Eckhart vs Johann Friedrich Schannat: On the Construction of Historical Evidence as a Social and Political Process"
        Thomas Stockinger (Eichstaett-Ingolstadt): "Nobilissimus Benedicinorum exercitus: Benedictine historia literaria and its sources"
    9:00-10:45  Seminarraum 62
        David Beck (Warwick): "England: a 'nation of variegated parts'? 1670-1710"
        Silvia Flubacher (Basel): "Wonderful Creatures: Collecting, Compiling, and Classifying the Animal Kingdom"
        Janine Rogers (Mount Allison): "Medieval Compilation Theory and Representations of Early Modern Museums"
        Lisa Klotz (California, Davis): "The Fiction of Certainty: Proof and Probability in Trial and on Stage in Early Modern England"

    11:00-12:45  Dachgeschoss
        Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck, London): "Calculation and Observational Scrupulosity in the Astronomical Work of Thomas Harriot"
        Natacha Fabbri (Museo Galileo, Florence): "Looking at an Earth-like Moon and Living on a Moon-like Earth in Renaissance and Early Modern Thought"
        Stephen Pumfrey (Lancaster): "Annihilating the Sublunary World: the Background to William Gilbert's Revolutionary Cosmos
    11:00-12:45  Seminarraum 61
        Anke Timmermann (Cambridge): "Mapping hidden connections: alchemical recipes and images in the digital humanities"
        Elisabeth Moreau (UL Brussels): "Libavius the Doctor: Combining Alchemy, Hylomorphism and Galenism"
        Luca Guariento (Glasgow): "From the divine monochord to the weatherglass: changing perspectives in Robert Fludd's musical philosophy"
        Marcin Konik (Jagellonian Krakow): "The Musical Structure of Athanasius Kircher's Universe"
    11:00-12:45  Seminarraum 62
        Christine Boeckle (Nebraska): "Establishing the Diagnostic Knowledge Represented in Leprosy Scenes at the Beginning of the Early Modern Period: An Interdisciplinary Analysis"
        Fabien Lacouture (Paris I Sorbonne): "The child between science and superstition in the XVth and XVIth century Italy"
        Paolo Savoia (Harvard): "Saving Faces: Surgery and Masculinity in Late Renaissance Italy"

    13:45-15:30  Dachgeschoss
        Peter Forshaw (Amesterdam): "A Theo-Alchemical Androgyne: The Union of Alchemy and Religion"
        Salvatore Carannante (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa): "'Certis experimentis et sufficienti ratione': Experimentum and experiential in Bruno's magical works"
        Carla Bromberg (CESIMA, Brazil): "The Mathematical Status of Architecture and Music in the Works of Daniele Barbaro"
        Kate Finley (Notre Dame): "Tycho Brahe and the Role of Aesthetics in Scientific Revolution"
    13:45-15:30  Seminarraum 61
        Vera Machline (Pont Cath Sao Paulo): "Longstanding medical antecedents of Laurent Joubert's 'Erreurs populaires'"
        Karen Hollewand (Oxford): "Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716) and his 'De Peccato Originali': the ideas of a scholarly libertine on sexual lust and original sin"
        Rebecca O'Neal (Queen Mary, London): "Which way is up? Brain dissection and theoretical insights"
        Jonathan Seitz (Drexel): "'Because I go about exorcizing here and there': Exorcism and authority in early modern Italy"
    13:45-15:30  Seminarraum 62
        Maria Toscano (Naples l'Orientale): "'Sterminator Vesevo': Science and religion in Naples in a chronicle of the eruption of 1631"
        Adam Rzepka (Montclair St): "Staging the material imagination in John Willis's Art of Memory"
        James Everest (UCL): "Thomas Hobbes Fires a Gun into a Lake"
        Stefan Hessbrueggen-Walter (Nat Res U Moscow): "Collective Doxography: the Potential of Nanopublications in the History of Knowledge"

    15:45-17:00  Dachgeschoss
        Aneemieke Verboon (Centre Koyre, Paris): "Brain diagrams between natural philosophy and anatomy"
        Michael Stolberg (Wurzburg): "The rise of empiricism in 16th-century medical practice"
        Riccarda Suitner (Erfurt/Gotha): "Reformation, medicine, and religious dissent in the late Renaissance: the case of the University of Padua"
        Barbara Tramelli (Max Planck, Berlin): "Artists and Knowledge in Sixteenth Century Milan: a series of anatomical drawings by Annibale Fontana"
    15:45-17:00  Seminarraum 61
        Darin Hayton (Haverford): "Astrology and Propaganda in Habsburg Statecraft"
        Theodora Sechel (Graz): "Translations and Standardization of Medical knowledge in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1740-1800"
        Fabio Zampieri (Padua): "The anatomo-clinical method of Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771) between "Ancients and Moderns'"
    15:45-17:00  Seminarraum 62
        Allison Coudert (California, Davis): "Orientalism in the Early Modern West"
        Simone Zweifel (St Gallen): "The Multiplication of Knowledge: Johann Jacob Wecker (1528-1586/88) and his Compilations"
        Steve Matthews (Minnesota, Duluth): "Language and Ascent in Bacon's Abcdarium Naturae"
        Svorad Zavarsky (Slovak Acad Sci): "The scientific method in Martinus Szent-Ivany's De scientiis in genere and its application to polemical theology (1705)"
    17:15-18:30  Dachgeschoss
        Round Table Discussion
Website.
Contact: Vittoria Feola.


April 27, 2014
Hopkins-Penn-Princeton-Columbia Early Modern Philosophy Workshop
Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus
Gilman Hall, Room 288 Baltimore, MD
10:30  John Brandau (Johns Hopkins): “Spinoza's Theory of Definition”
11:45  Oded Schechter (Chicago): “Spinoza on Existence and Temporalities: the Kinds of Cognition”
3:00  Robert Hoffmann (Pennsylvania): "Kant on the Justification of Punishment"
4:15  Daniel Garber (Princeton): “Rationalism Gone Wild: Spinoza and the PSR”
Contact: Yitzhak Melamed.


May 2-3, 2014
North American Kant Society Eastern Study Group Meeting
Temple University, Center City Campus
TUCC Room 320, 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
Keynote speakers: Rolf-Peter Hortsmann (Humboldt U Berlin) and John Zammito (Rice)
Deadline for submissions was January 15.
Website.
Contact: Pablo Muchnik.


May 7, 2014
Brussels Seminar in Modern Philosophy
Université libre de Bruxelles
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50 – CP 175/1
Room S.NA4.302
Bruxelles, Belgium
10.00  Arnaud Pelletier (ULB): Welcome
10.15-11.45  Michel Fichant (Paris-Sorbonne): "Monades et monadologie: les pièges de la représentation"
11.45-12.30  Ohad Nachtomy (Bar-Ilan): "'Ce qu'il vient de dire de la double infinité n'est qu'une entrée dans mon système': Leibniz’s Response to Pascal on the Infinity and the Nature of Living Beings"
14.00-14.45  Mariana Campos (Rio de Janeiro): "Le débat sur le statut des corps dans la métaphysique de Descartes"
14.45-15.30  Maria Hotes (Ludwig-Maximilians München): "Limites de la raison et métaphysique chez Kant: De la première Critique aux Progrès de la métaphysique"
16.00-16.45  Marco Santi (Humboldt Berlin): "'Subjective Validity' and Subjective Grounds for Assent: Kant's Judgments of Perception in the Context of his Logic"
16.45-17.30  Christina Drogalis (Loyola Chicago): "Temporal Language and Atemporal 'Change': Using Symbols to Make Sense of Intelligible Moral Improvement in Kant’s Ethics"
17:30  Conclusions
Website.
Contact: Arnauld Pelletier.


May 7-9, 2014
British Society for the History of Philosophy's 2014 Conference
Topic: "Scottish Common Sense Philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment"
University of Edinburgh
McEwan Hall Reception Room 1.300
Edinburgh, Scotland
Wednesday, May 7
    1.00-3.00 p.m.  BSHP management meeting
    4.00-6.00 p.m.  Paul Wood (Victoria, Canada): TBA
    6:00-7:00 p.m.  BSHP Annual General Meeting, Wm. Robertson Wing, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Thursday, May 8
    9.00-9.30 a.m.  Giovanni Gellera (Glasgow): "Common Sense and Ideal Theory in 17c Scottish philosophy"
    9.30-10.00 a.m.  Jeffrey Edwards (Stony Brook): "Reid, Hume, and Cicero on Moral Worth"
    10.00-10.30 a.m.  Nathan Sasser (South Carolina): "Reid's response to Hume's Theory of Natural Belief"
    11.00-11.30 a.m.  Daniel Herbert (Sheffield): "Judgement, Sociality and Responsibility: Reid's Account of Common Sense"
    11.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m.  Marina Folescu (Missouri): "Reid on Remembering Events"
    12.00-12.30 p.m.  Ralph Jessop (Glasgow): TBA
    1.30-2.00 p.m.  Douglas McDermid (Trent): "Scottish Common Sense and American Pragmatism"
    2.00-2.30 p.m.  James Foster (Sioux Falls): "Scottish Philosophy and American Theology"
    2.30-3.00 p.m.  Jan Swearingen (Texas A&M): "Scottish Philosophy and American Rhetoric"
    3.30-4.30 p.m.  James Harris (St. Andrews): "Hume and the common sense philosophers"
    4.30-5.30 p.m.  Angélique Thébert (Lycée Livet, Nantes): "Common Sense and First Principles: Between Known Propositions and Powers of Knowledge"
Friday, May 9
    9.00-9.30 a.m.  Piotr Szalek (Catholic U Lublin, Poland): "Thomas Reid, Sensations and Intentionality"
    9.30-10.00 a.m.  Giovanni Grandi (British Columbia): "Colour and Extension: John Fearn's Critique of Reid"
    10.00-10.30 a.m.  Sebastiano Gino (Turin): "Reid's Account of Sensation in Light of Wyhtt's Physiology"
    11.00-11.30 a.m.  Esther Kroeker (Antwerp): "Reid on morality, common sense and theism"
    11.30 a.m.-12.00 p.m.  Benoît Gide (ENS Lyon): "Agnosticism and the 'Vulgar Error' about Efficient Powers in Material Phenomena"
    12.00-12.30 p.m.  Sibylle Schmidt (Freie U Berlin): "Taking on Trust: Testimony as a paradigm case for Common Sense Philosophy"
    1.30-2.30 p.m.  Claire Echegaray (Paris): "Thomas Reid and our Natural Constitution: Philosophical and Medical Issues"
    2.30-3.30 p.m.  Gordon Graham (Princeton Theo Sem): "Scottish Common Sense Abroad"
Website.
Contacts: Pauline Phemister or Brad Bow.


May 9, 2014
Conference: "Power, Pedagogy, and Philosophy's 'Woman Problem'"
New School for Social Research
New York, NY
Panel: "The Exclusion of Women from the Canon"
    Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton Coll): "Activity and Passivity in Mary Astell's Theory of Friendship"
    Jessica Gordon-Roth (CUNY Lehman College): "Catharine Trotter Cockburn's Defense of Locke"
    Gina Luria Walker (New School for Social Research): TBA
Website.
Contact: Jessica Gordon-Roth.


May 9-11, 2014
New England Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy
Brown University
Smith-Buonanno Hall (95 Cushing St.), Room 106
Providence, RI
Scheduled presentations:
    •  Author meets Critics: Michael Friedman's Kant's Construction of Nature (2013)
        Critics: George Smith (Tufts), Marius Stan (Boston C.); response: Michael Friedman (Stanford)
    •  Samuel Fleischacker (Illinois, Chicago): "A Moderate Humean Conventionalism on Justice"
    •  Andreea Mihali (Wilfred Laurier): "A Cartesian Ethical Narrative"
    •  Oded Schechter (Chicago) and Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins): "Spinoza's Anti-Cartesianism"
    •  Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard): "Leibniz and the Foundations of Physics: The Later Years"
    •  Elizabeth Robinson (Boston U) and John Grey (Boston U): "Tracing the Arc from Leibniz to Kant"
    •  Ruth Boeker (SUNY Albany): "Accountability and Personal Identity: Locke's Response to the Problems of his Predecessors"
    •  Joshua Wood (Amherst): "Locke on Action and Power"
    •  Jason Fisette (George Washington/New School Social Research): "Hume on the Passions as 'Original Existences'"
Questions about accommodation and registration should be directed to necemp2014@gmail.com.
Website.
Contacts: Justin Broackes or Paul Guyer.


May 12-13, 2014
Conference: 300 Years of Leibniz's Monadology
University of Edinburgh
Room 3.10/3.11, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street
Edinburgh, Scotland
Monday, May 12
    10:00-11:00  Delphine Kolesnik-Antoine (ENS de Lyon): "The use of the monadological argument in nineteenth-century French spiritualism: Examples and issues"
    11:05-12:35  Jeremy Dunham (Edinburgh): "Félix Ravaisson's Theory of Substance"
    14:00-15:00  Pierfrancesco Basile (Bern): "Learning from Leibniz: Whitehead and Russell on Mind, Matter and Monads"
    15:05-16:00  Emily Thomas (Groningen): "British Idealist Monadologies"
    16:30-17:30  Paul Lodge (Oxford): "Heidegger on the Being of Leibniz's Monads"
Tuesday, May 13
    9:30-10:30  Mogens Laerke (ENS de Lyon/Aberdeen): "Monads and worlds in Deleuze's Le Pli"
    10:35-11:35  Jo Edwards (Univ Coll London): "Perception, Physics and Metaphysics 1714-2014"
    12:00-13:00  Richard Fincham (American U Cairo): "Reconciling Leibnizian Monadology and Kantian Criticism: The Case of Maimon and Schelling"
For those interested in attending both events, please note that the Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy takes place on the two days immediately following the Leibniz Monadology conference (see below).
Website.
Contacts: Jeremy Dunham and Pauline Phemister.


May 14, 2014
Groupe de recherche sur Leibniz
l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
17 rue de la Sorbonne
Salle Halbwachs, escalier C, 1er étage droite
19h00 à 20h30
Paris, France
Marion Chottin (CHSPM/Paris 1): "Leibniz et le problème de Molyneux"
Contacts: Paul Rateau ou Anne-Lise Rey.


May 14, 2014
CUNY Graduate Center Colloquium
Jessica Gordon-Roth (CUNY, Lehman College): "Locke on the Identity of Persons and Substances: A Textual Puzzle"
More information to follow.


May 14-15, 2014
Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
University of Aberdeen
Sir Duncan Rice Library, Meeting Room 1 (room 706)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Wednesday, 14 May
    9.30-10.15  Olivia Bailey (Harvard): "Empathy, Care, and Understanding in Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments"
    10.15-11.00  Thomas D. Micklich and Roman Alexander Barton (Humboldt U Berlin): "Transformations of Sympathy: Shaftesbury and Adam Smith between Ancients and Moderns"
    14.00-15.00  Susan James (Birkbeck C London/Princeton Univ Ctr Human Values): "Spinoza on Political and Individual Freedom"
    15.30-16.15  Arnaud Milanese (ENS-Lyon): "Bacon's Uses of the History of Philosophy"
    16.15-17.00  Rodolfo Garau (Torino/Max Planck Inst Berlin): "The Sources and Strategies of Hobbes's Mechanical Doctrine of Self-Preservation"
Thursday, 15 May
    9.30-10.15  Noa Naaman-Zauderer (Tel Aviv): "Self-Experience and the Imago Dei in Descartes and Spinoza"
    10.15-11.00  Gregor Kroupa (Ljubljana, Slovenia): "Truth Through Fiction: History Written by Philosophers"
    11.15-12.00  Donald Ainslie (Toronto): "Hume's Essential Fictions"
    14.00-15.00  John Sellars (Birkbeck and Oxford): "Shaftesbury, Stoicism, and Philosophy as a Way of Life"
    15.30-16.15  Nausicaa Elena Milani (Parma): "Cartesianism and Anticartesianism in the Régis-Huet Debate"
    16.15-17.00  Balint Kekedi (Aberdeen): "The Role of Animal Passions in the Cognitive Economy of Humans and Higher Animals in Descartes"
For those interested in attending both events, please note that the Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy takes place on the two days immediately following the Leibniz Monadology conference (see above).
Contacts: Mogens Lærke and Beth Lord.


May 16-17, 2014
Oltenia Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy: "Leibniz's Controversies on Substantial Forms"
University of Craiova
Craiova, Romania
Keynote speaker: Marcelo Dascal (Tel Aviv)
The adoption of substantial forms in 1679 represents a very important moment in the metaphysical thinking of Leibniz. It seems to rehabilitate the scholastic doctrine even as Leibniz insists on his support for modern philosophy. Topics of the colloquium will include:
    •  controversies with scholastics
    •  controversies with Cartesians
    •  controversies on body, mind and consciousness
    •  theological controversies
    •  scientific controversies
Languages of the colloquium will be English and French. Please submit title, abstract, and CV to Adrian Nita no later than 10 April 2014.
Website.
Contact: Adrian Nita.


May 21, 2014
Séminaire "L'âme et le corps, le corps et l'esprit"
Centre Michelet, salle 311, 3ème étage
3 rue Michelet
Paris, France
18h30-20h
Sandrine Roux (Paris 1): "Le physicalisme à l’épreuve des qualia"
Website.
Contact: Sandrine Roux.


May 21-24, 2014
Colloque international: "Voltaire philosophe"
Le Palais du Luxembourg et Université Paris Ouest Nanterre
Paris, France
Mercredi 21 mai (Palais du Luxembourg, 15 ter, rue de Vaugirard, La salle Vaugirard)
    9h30. Accueil des participants. Mot de bienvenue de Stéphane Pujol (Paris Ouest Nanterre)
    10h00-10h50. Sarra Abrougui (Strasbourg): "Voltaire lecteur des philosophes de l’Antiquité"
    10h50-11h40. Renan Larue (Montréal): "Porphyre de Tyr, héros voltairien"
    11h40-12h30. Nicholas Cronk (Voltaire Found): "Voltaire, Cicéron et la religion naturelle"
    14h30-15h20. Marc-André Nadeau (Cégep de Sainte-Foy): "Défense et critique de Montaigne dans les Lettres philosophiques"
    15h20-16h10. Véronique Le Ru (Reims): "Voltaire lecteur de Descartes"
    16h30-17h20. Lorenzo Bianchi, (Naples, l’Orientale): "Voltaire lecteur et critique de Bayle"
    17h20-18h10. Gerhardt Stenger (Nantes): "Malebranche et Spinoza dans Tout en Dieu"
Jeudi 22 mai (Palais du Luxembourg, 15 ter, rue de Vaugirard, La salle Vaugirard)
    9h30-10h20. Debora Sicco (Turin): "Voltaire champion de Chastellux contre Montesquieu"
    10h20-11h10. Marie Leca-Tsiomis (Paris Ouest-Nanterre): "'Ah! mon cher maître, où est le philosophe?' Lettres de Diderot à Voltaire"
    11h30-12h20. Anton Matytsin (Stanford): "Les débats autour de l’esprit et du corps chez Voltaire"
    14h00-14h50. Alain Sandrier (Paris Ouest-Nanterre): "Lectures athées de Voltaire"
    14h50-15h40. Séverine Denieul (Paris Ouest-Nanterre): "Casanova lecteur et critique de Voltaire"
    16h10-17h00. Linda Gil (Rome III): "Condorcet éditeur de Voltaire: une lecture dialogique des Œuvres complètes"
    17h00-17h50. Rodrigo Brandão (U Féd Paraná): "Job, Voltaire et Kant"
Vendredi 23 mai (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, bâtiment B, salle des Conférences)
    9h30-10h20. Stéphanie Biquet (Liège): "La figure du philosophe dans la correspondance de Voltaire entre 1760 et 1765"
    10h20-11h10. Jean Goldzink (ENS Lyon): "Déisme, religion, fiction »     11h30-12h20. Vladimir de Oliva Mota (U Féd Sergipe): "Les fondements divins de la morale chez Voltaire"
    14h00-14h50. Maria das Graças (São Paulo): "Voltaire philosophe de l’histoire : autour de l’Essai sur les mœurs"
    14h50-15h40. Baldine Saint Girons (Paris Ouest Nanterre/Inst U France): "Autocritique de la philosophie"
    16h10-17h00. Maria Laura Lanzillo (Bologne): "Voltaire philosophe politique?"
    17h00-17h50. André Magnan (Paris Ouest-Nanterre): "Une philosophie de l’infâme était-elle donc possible?"
Samedi 24 mai (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, bâtiment B, salle des Conférences)
    9h30-10h20. Claire Fauvergue (Montpellier III): "Voltaire et l’idée d’automate"
    10h20-11h10. Miguel Benitez (Séville): "Les deux versions de la Lettre sur Locke"
    11h25-12h15. Christophe Paillard (Lycée Ferney-Voltaire/Lyon III): "Du 'Créateur' au 'Démiurge': les fondements métaphysiques de la philosophie du dernier Voltaire"
    14h00-14h50. Abderhaman Messaoudi (Paris Vincennes): "Voltaire philosophe. Les enjeux d’une réévaluation"
    14h50-15h40. Danilo Bilate (U Fédérale Rurale Rio de Janeiro): "L’attitude voltairienne chez Nietzsche"
    16h10-17h00. Guillaume Métayer (Cen Nat Recherche Sci): "Nietzsche, Schopenhauer et Voltaire: filiation pessimiste et philosophie"
    17h00-17h50. Alain Sager (Soc Voltaire): "Voltaire à la lumière du concept d’ironie chez Kierkegaard"
    17h50. Clôture du colloque et mot de la fin par Sébastien Charles (Québec, Trois-Rivières)
Contacts: Stéphane Pujol et Sébastien Charles.
Website.


May 22-23, 2014
Colloque international: "Kant et les empirismes"
ENS de Lyon
École normale supérieure de Lyon
15 parvis René Descartes
Lyon, France
Jeudi 22 mai
    14.00-14.15  Pierre-François Moreau (ENS de Lyon): Ouverture
    14.15-15.15  Antoine Grandjean (Nantes/CERPHI): "La politique empiriste de la raison: anarchisme ou despotisme?"
    15.15-16.15  Pascal Taranto (Nantes): "Kant, la causalité, quelques Écossais et un Anglais"
    16.30-17.30  Matthieu Haumesser (CPGE, Acad Versailles): "Le jeu du 'je pense' chez Kant et Locke: l'entrecroisement des facultés dans l'aperception empirique"
    17.30-18.30  François Calori (Rennes I): "Kant et la question de l'empirisme moral"
Vendredi 23 mai
    9:00-10.00  Günter Zöller (Ludwig Maximilians München): "Possibiliser l'expérience: Kant sur la relation entre le trancendantal et l'empirique"
    10.00-11.00  Mai Lequan (Lyon III): "Les apports de l'expérience empirique dans la pensée et la ratique scientifiques du jeune Kant"
    11.30-12.30  Michel Malherbe (Nantes): "Kant et la catégorie de qualité
    14.00-15.00  Michaël Foessel (École Polytechnique): " 'Un empirisme qui fait de la métaphysique'? Qu'est-ce que le transcendantal fait à l'expérience?"
    15.00-16.00  Olivier Tinland (Montpellier III): "Hegel lecteur de Kant: grandeur et misère d'un empirisme de la raison"
    16.30-17.30  Raphaël Ehrsam (Cambridge): "Approches génétiques vs. approches épistémiques des connaissances transcendantales: deux relectures empiristes de la philosophie kantienne"
    17.30-18.30  Claudia Serban (Fond Thiers): "La possibilité de l'expérience selon l'idéalisme transcendantal: Husserl critique de Kant"
Contact: Antoine Grandjean.


May 25-28, 2014
Hume Society Group Meeting
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario
Speakers:
    •  Donald Ainslie (Toronto): "What Exactly is an Impression of Reflection?"
    •  John Bricke (Kansas): "Hume: Morality, Motivation, and Truth"
    •  Amy Schmitter (Alberta): "Sentiments: Skeptical Cure or Skeptical Cause?"


May 26-28, 2014
Young Scholar Conference on Nicholas of Cusa: "Wissensformen bei Nicolaus Cusanus"
Kueser Akademie für Europäische Geistesgeschichte, Gestade 6
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Montag, 26. Mai
    10.45-11.15  Begrüßung (Bacher/Rusconi/Stahl/Vollet)
    11.15-12.00  Christian Ströbele: "Glaubenswissen und Glaubensvollzug in der negativen Theologie des Cusanus"
    12.00-12.45  Felix Resch: "Die Bedeutung des menschlichen Erkenntnisvermögens im Rahmen des mystischen Aufstiegs zu Gott bei Nicolaus Cusanus"
    15.00-15.45  Bogdana Paskaleva: "Sinnliche Erkenntnis als Modell überintellektueller Erkenntnis"
    15.45-16.30  Marc Bayard: "Esse est movere – Intelligere est movere"
    17.00-18.45  Besichtigung Cusanus-Stift mit Bibliothek des Nicolaus Cusanus"
    18:45-19:30  Witalij Morosow: "Die figura paradigmatica im Lichte der Alchemie"
Dienstag, 27. Mai
    9.00-9.45  Antonio Dall’Igna: "The problem of knowledge in the mystical Opuscula"
    9.45-10.30  Christian Kny: "Die Wahrheit sagen? Wissen kommunizieren mit Nicolaus Cusanus"
    11.00-11:45  Susann Kabisch: "De pace fidei: Inszenierung einer Vision"
    11.45-12.30  Pietro Omodeo und Rodolfo Garau: "Early Modern Conceptions of Nature between Contingency and Sufficient Reason"
    14:30-15.15  Andrea Fiamma: "Eine platonische Quelle des mensura, numerus und pondus Begriffe in De staticis experimentis des Nikolaus von Kues"
    15.15-16.00  Federica De Felice: "The meaning of Nicolaus Cusanus’s Scripta mathematica"
    16.30-17.15  Jean-Marie Nicolle: "Knowledge as assimilation"
    17.15-18.00  Maude Corrieras: "Can the method of beryl (which Cusanus claims is irrefutable because it is experienced through practice) suffice to reach the truth? The difficult practice of and to truth"
    18.00  Führung durch das Cusanusstift (Cusanusstraße 2)
Mittwoch, 28. Mai
    9.30-10.15  Arnild-Cosima Tappeiner: "Die docta ignorantia bei Nikolaus von Kues und Moses Maimonides"
    10.15-11:00  Damiano Roberi: "Quando iudex est venturus: the knowledge of time in Cusanus’ works"
    11.30-12:15  David Bartosch: "Explizites Wissen und implizite Weisheit bei Nikolaus von Kues"
    14.30-15.15  Winfried Rohr: "Der Wert und das Gute: eine Studie zur Frage nach den ontologischen Wurzeln des Wertbegriffs im 'valor'-Begriff des Nikolaus von Kues"
    15:15  Führung durch das Cusanus-Geburtshaus (Nikolausufer 49)
Für die weitere Organisation soll das neue Jungcusanerforum auf den Seiten der Kueser Akademie für europäische Geistesgeschichte genutzt werden. Wir bitten alle Interessenten und Teilnehmer, sich über August Herbst anzumelden. Herr Herbst wird auf Anfrage Passwort und Benutzernamen zum Login mitteilen. [For further information, please use the new discussion forum for young Cusanus scholars on the webpages of the Kueser Akademie für Europäische Geistesgeschichte. We ask anybody who is interested to register by contacting August Herbst, who will send you a password and a username.]
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Contacts: Christiane Bacher und Cecilia Rusconi.


May 28, 2014
Symposium: Classical Philosophers in Seventeenth Century English Thought
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Department of English and Related Literatures
University of York
York, UK
Keynote speakers: Jessica Wolfe (North Carolina) and Sarah Hutton (Aberystwyth)
    This symposium will look at the reception of classical philosophers in seventeenth century English thought and culture, in philosophy, religion, natural philosophy, poetry and literature, the university, or other areas of early modern intellectual life. The focus will be on England, but not on English, and we encourage papers on the Latin reception of classical philosophy. We will take the term "classical philosophy: broadly speaking, and with a generic latitude, so that Homer or Hesiod might be considered, as they certainly were in the early modern period, as contributors to the philosophical outlook of the ancients, and so that while Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Seneca or Cicero are central and protean in their seventeenth century reception, so too Virgil, Ovid and Lucretius were seen as containing an important philosophical core. Of interest also might be the collations and compendia of classical thought that served as a digest of ancient ideas, whether those of the ancients themselves, such as Diogenes Laertius, or of the early modern writers, such as Thomas Stanley's History of Philosophy. How did early modern writers accommodate, transpose or circumvent the pagan elements in ancient philosophy? How concerned were early modern thinkers with the systematic and with completeness in their use of classical philosophers? How was the pagan religion transposed to a Christian era?
    Abstracts (c. 250 words) should be sent to Kevin Killeen no later than 15 December 2013.
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Contact: Kevin Killeen.


May 29-30, 2014
Leuven Kant Conference
KU Leuven
Auditorium Wolfspoort (Huis Bethlehem), Schapenstraat 34
Leuven, Belgium
The KU Leuven Institute of Philosophy invites submissions for the second Leuven Kant Conference. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students. Presentation time will be 25 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion. Abstracts (about 500 words) should be sent in MSWord as attachment to leuvenkantconference@kuleuven.be no later than January 5, 2014. Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review by removing any identification details. The author’s name, paper title, institutional position and affiliation, as well as contact information, should be included in the body of the e-mail. Notification of acceptance by February 1, 2014. Please note that the Leuven Kant Conference will not be able to provide funding for travel or accommodation.
    Confirmed keynote speakers: Katrin Flikschuh (London School of Economics), Oliver Sensen (Tulane), Lisa Shabel (Ohio State).
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Contact: Karin de Boer.


May 30-31, 2014
Conference: Early Modern Medicine of the Mind
Warburg Institute
University of London
London, UK
    The idea of the cure and care of the soul, seen as parallel or complementary to the cure and care of the body, became increasingly popular in the early modern period, from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. It is certainly not by accident that such phrases as 'medicine of the soul' and 'medicine of the mind' were often used in a wide range of therapeutic contexts. The workshop intends to explore the extent to which early modern ways of curing and caring for one's soul can be seen as a bridging category that functioned across a number of interrelated disciplines (natural and moral philosophy, logic, medicine and theology). The following are some of the questions that will be at the centre of our discussions: Can such phrases as 'medicine of the mind' and 'medicine of the soul' be given firm conceptual and historical definitions? Can they be taken as evidence that patterns of medical thinking were being imported into the domain of moral and theological discourse, or that the opposite trend was in fact taking place? We propose to reconstruct the early modern project of the 'medicine of the mind' in its shifting, sometimes conflicting iterations: from Renaissance articulations of humoral medicine with philosophical or theological cures of the soul, through seventeenth-century attempts at rethinking the relationship between the two medicines, of the mind and of the body, to eighteenth-century medical-philosophical developments which adopt increasingly materialist positions.
    Speakers include: Fabrizio Baldassari (Bologna), Fabrizio Bigotti (Warburg, London), Davide Cellamare (Nijmegen), Annalisa Ceron (Piemonte Orientale), Sorana Corneanu (Bucharest), Guido Giglioni (Warburg, London), Angus Gowland (UCL, London), Rina Knoeff (Groningen), Lionel Laborie (Goldsmiths, London), Gideon Manning (CalTech), Avi Mendelson (Brandeis), Pieter Present (Ghent), Kathryn Tabb (Pittsburgh), Koen Vermeir (CNRS Paris), Catherine Wilson (York), Charles T. Wolfe (Ghent).
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Contact: Sorana Corneanu.


May 30-31, 2014
South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Texas A&M University
YMCA Building Room 401
College Station, TX
Scheduled speakers:
    •  Gary Hatfield (Penn): "Rethinking Descartes on the Senses"
    •  Roger Ariew (South Florida)
    •  Geoffrey Gorham (Macalester)
    •  Julie Walsh (Québec, Montréal): "Wants of Fancy and Wants of Nature: Locke on Uneasiness, Habit, and Animal Spirits"
    •  Kristin Primus (NYU): "Spinoza's Notion of Scientia Intuitiva"
    •  Patrick Connolly (Iowa State): "Space Before God: A Problem in Newton's Metaphysics"
    •  Daniel Schneider (Ghent/Wisconsin)
Others who would like to be considered for inclusion on the program should submit completed papers of 3000-5000 words (including notes) to Stephen H. Daniel no later than April 15, 2014. The Texas A&M Early Modern Philosophy Initiative will cover the costs for accommodations, meals, and up to $500 for travel costs and speaker fees of those selected for inclusion on the program.
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Contact: Steve Daniel.


June 2, 2014
Aristotelian Society Lecture: Alix Cohen (York): "Kant and the Ethics of Belief"
University of London
Senate House (South Block), Woburn Suite
Malet Street
London UK
Time: 17.30-19.30
Contact: mail@aristoteliansociety.org.uk


June 6, 2014
Conference: Mandeville's Fable of the Bees at 300 Years
Erasmus University
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Keynote Speakers: Harold Cook (Brown), Neil DeMarchi (Duke), Margaret Schabas (British Columbia)
    2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Bernard Mandeville's Fable of the Bees, or Private Vices, Publick Benefits and the centennial of Erasmus University. To celebrate both events and in honour of one of Rotterdam's most famous citizens, the Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University hosts an international conference on the work of Mandeville: its historical and intellectual context, and its contemporary relevance. The conference aims to bring together scholars from the history of science and medicine, social and political science, philosophy and economics to assess Mandeville's work and his lasting influence.
    We invite paper proposals on all aspects of Mandeville's work and life, with special attention to the following three themes that reflect the Erasmus University's areas of excellence: (1) Science and Medicine, (2) Political Economy, (3) Moral and Political Philosophy. Abstracts of no more than 500 words, prepared for blind review, should be submitted to mandevilleconference@fwb.eur.nl no later than 15 January 2014. Authors will be notified by 1 March 2014 of the programme committee's decision.
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Contact: Ceciel Meiborg.


June 22-July 5, 2014
Rotman Institute on Causal Powers in Science: Blending Historical and Conceptual Perspectives
University of Western Ontario
London, ON
    Each year the Rotman Summer Institute brings graduate students together with exceptional faculty from around the world to focus on a topic of special interest where philosophy and science meet and interact. This year’s Institute brings together philosophers of science and metaphysicians with historians of philosophy to discuss conceptual and historical issues concerning the nature and role of causal powers in science and the prospects of the debate between the neo-Aristotelian and neo-Humean approaches to causation and laws of nature. This is a unique event in blending historical and conceptual perspectives on a central philosophical issue and its relevance to the scientific image of the world. The goal for students is to come away from the course prepared to engage the philosophical and historical literature on causal powers and their place in science at a professional level. Students will attend lectures, participate in group discussions and present their own work. A special feature of the Institute will be specially designed ‘interactive’ sessions and round tables. Lecture topics include: powers and their place in mechanical philosophy; powers, causation and the problem of induction; causal structuralism and dispositional essentialism; causal powers and modern science.
    The institute will take place between Sunday, June 22 and Saturday, July 5, in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy (first week) and a charming beach resort on the shores of Lake Huron (second week). On Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 the Institute will conclude with a workshop. Faculty include: Deborah Brown (Queensland), Lisa Downing (Ohio State), Benjamin Hill (Western), Henrik Lagerlund (Western), Jennifer McKitrick (Nebraska-Lincoln), Calvin Normore (UCLA), Stathis Psillos (Western), Howard Sankey (Melbourne). Keynote speakers include: Brian Ellis (La Trobe),Daniel Garber (Princeton), Howard Sankey (Melbourne).
    Tuition, including meals, accommodations and local transportation, but excluding travel, is $800. On Saturday June 28, there will be an optional day trip to Niagara Falls (estimated cost $150). To apply for the Summer Institute, candidates should send a CV, cover letter describing current research interests relating to the Institute, and a letter of reference from a supervisor or faculty member, to Carol Suter. Bursaries may be available to students; if you wish to be considered for this, please indicate in cover letter. The deadline for applications is March 17, 2014.
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Contact: Benjamin Hill.


June 25-26, 2014
Conference: The Body in Modern Philosophy
University of York
The Treehouse, Humanities Research Centre UTC+1
York, UK
The conference begins on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and ends on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Speakers include:
    •  Rudolf Bernet (KU Leuven)
    •  James Clarke (York)
    •  Ken Gemes (Kirkbeck C, London)
    •  Owen Hulatt (York)
    •  Katherine Morris (Oxford)
    •  Mark Sinclair (Manchester Metropolitan)
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Contact: Dominic Shaw.


June 26-27, 2014
Conference: "The Origins of Fichte's Original Insight: Historical and Systematic Aspects of the Critique of Reflection Theory of Self-Awareness"
Finnish Institute
Passeggiata del Gianicolo, 10
Rome, Italy
Both historical and our contemporary philosophers of mind have attempted to explain self-awareness with the help of various relational or reflexive, same or higher-order, models. Notwithstanding the variety of this type of theories, they hinge on the idea that self-awareness is due to a cognitive relation between two mental states belonging to a single organism or to a reflexive relation of a single state to itself. An explicit formulation of the model can be found already in one of the foundational texts of Western psychology, De anima III.4, where Aristotle puts forth the influential idea that the intellect only becomes capable of understanding itself by taking itself as an object of reflection, if it has first been actualized by understanding something else.
    The model is not without its critics. Since the 1960's, the most prominent critical argument has been formulated by Dieter Henrich and Sidney Shoemaker, and subsequently maintained by the so-called Heidelberg school. The epistemic formulation of this critique is straightforward: if the subject of self-awareness is not already somehow familiar with itself, how can it recognize itself in the object of the reflective state? Since attempts to explain this familiarity by means of a further relation lead to infinite regress, we must postulate a primitive form of self-awareness that is conditional to and independent of all reflection. The critique also has a metaphysical aspect. If first-personality first comes to be through the relation that produces self-awareness, what can the state that functions as the subject of the relation possibly be directed at in its cognitive act? Unless the relation is taken to mysteriously produce one of its relata, some sort of self must be there prior to and independent of the relation.
    Henrich's first formulation of the critique took place in a historical article, in which he famously characterized the argument as an original insight by Johann Gottlieb Fichte. According to Henrich, Fichte's attempt to correct an unquestioned reflection theoretical presupposition characteristic of all early modern philosophy constitutes a major conceptual advance in the close scrutiny of human consciousness and subjectivity that is often taken to be singularly characteristic of modern philosophy.
    Thus, the argument has two interesting aspects. One is systematic. Does the argument work? Is it fatal for relational accounts of self-awareness? Does a conceptual argument of this kind really warrant the claim, explicitly made by many of the Heidelberg philosophers, that self-consciousness is in principle a primitive, unexplainable fact that we have to assume about the world? The other aspect is historical. Is the argument really an original insight of Fichte's? Is it exclusively characteristic of the early modern, or indeed, post-Kantian, philosophical context? How should we understand the strikingly similar arguments found at least in such medieval thinkers as Avicenna (d. 1037) or Peter John Olivi (d. 1298)? Is the similarity merely superficial, or do these thinkers really deal with the same question, perhaps even to the point that it is possible to trace a common line of reflection critical thought from the middle ages to the present?
    We invite abstracts for submissions that address questions related to either, or both, of the aspects of the reflection critical argument. Historical studies of Fichte's ancient, medieval, and early modern precedents as well as systematic appraisals of the argument from the point of view of different philosophical approaches are welcome. We will be able to accept up to 10 contributions of approx. 45 minutes (+ discussion). Abstracts of max. 500 words should be sent to Jari Kaukau and Vili Lähteenmäki by February 28, 2014. Presenters will be informed of possible acceptance by March 14th. The organizers will provide lunches and dinners for the accepted participants, but unfortunately cannot cover travel costs and accommodation.
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Contacts: Jari Kaukau or Vili Lähteenmäki.


June 30-July 1, 2014
Conference: Melanchthon's "Methodus et ars"
Herzog August Library
Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Call for papers for a conference that focuses on the influence of Melanchthon’s methodus et ars on the definition and meaning of the body--both real and metaphorical and across the disciplines. It builds on a symposium on the formation of scholarly disciplines and networks spun between Scotland and Northern Europe around the Scottish polymath Duncan Liddel (1561-1613) which was held at the University of Aberdeen 8-10 May 2013. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, it initiated a research project on Liddel’s library (held in Aberdeen) and his time at the University of Helmstedt from 1595-1607.
    Following Renaissance medicine's approach, we see ars medica penetrating all innermost parts of nature and combining all disciplines, from medicine to cosmography to ethics, and employing empirical observation. Triggered first by epidemics such as the Black Death and, in the sixteenth century, the "French Disease," trust in Aristotelian and Galenic medical traditions suffered a setback in favour of the rise of broadly Neo-Platonist occult concepts, reflected in the work of Paracelsus, Fracastoro, Fernel and other innovators. Alongside this shift, empirical approaches began to flourish, especially in relation to anatomy and the physical body, just as Aristotelianism began to give way to the new philosophy. In Liber de anima (1540), for example, Melanchthon insisted that knowledge of our bodies' anatomy gave us self-knowledge about our souls and revealed God's workmanship within us. Anatomy became a natural philosophical endeavour that could help to maintain doctrinal coherence in the church. As Humanist scholars of medicine and related disciplines explored the possibilities of new epistemologies and methodologies, a growing European republic of letters gained significance. With a particular interest in the role of polymathic networks and their discourses, particularly Lutheran and humanist networks, we need to ask how, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, new concepts of the human body contributed to the development and differentiation of scientific disciplines in the post-medieval world, right up to what was later labelled the "Scientific Revolution." Themes for exploration are:
    •  Bodies physical and metaphysical
    •  Knowledge of bodies and bodies of knowledge: the development of disciplines
    •  Teaching the Body: didactic scholarship
    •  Heavenly bodies and down to earth: From astronomy to astrology and alchemy
    •  The 'Body Politic' as an epistemological resource
    •  'Body of Proof': Medicine, Method and Humanist discourses
Proposals (not longer than 350 words, or one page A4, stating the address from which you will travel) for papers addressing the themes of the conference (papers are limited to 20 minutes) are accepted in German, English or French and should be sent by 7 March (preferably via email) to Karin Friedrich.
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Contact: Karin Friedrich.


July 3-6, 2014
International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science Conference
Ghent, Belgium
HOPOS, the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, invites proposals for individual presentations (approximately 25-30 minutes) and symposia (3-4 thematically related presentations). Proposals for individual papers should include the title and abstract of the paper (maximum 500 words) and the participant's address, e-mail, phone, and institution. Proposals for symposia should include the title of the symposium, symposium summary statement (maximum 500 words), titles and abstracts of papers (maximum 500 words for each paper), each participant's address, e-mail, phone, and institution, and identification of the symposium organizer, who will serve as the contact person. In order to foster scholarly exchange across the temporal reach of HOPOS, the program committee encourages submissions on philosophical themes that cross time periods. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2013 (with decisions by December 15, 2013). The conference language is English. To submit a proposal abstract (preferably in Word), please send an email attachment to HOPOS 2014 conference submissions.
    Keynote speakers: Dennis DesChene (Washington U, St. Louis) and Christina Chimisso (Open U).
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Contact: David J. Stump


July 7, 2014
Workshop: Early Eighteenth-century Experimental Philosophy in the Dutch Republic
Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, Rubenszaal
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium
    8.40-8.45  Steffen Ducheyne (Free U Brussels): Introduction
    8.45-9.30  Gerhard Wiesenfeldt (Melbourne): "Local traditions in the making of Dutch Newtonianism"
    9.30-10.15  F. J. Dijksterhuis (Twente): "German traces in Dutch experimental philosophy"
    10.45-11.30  Steffen Ducheyne (Free U Brussels) "Aspects of Petrus van Musschenbroek’s appropriation of Newton’s natural-philosophical methodology"
    11.30-12.00  Jip van Besouw (Free U Brussels): "In the footsteps of Isaac Newton? W. J. ’s Gravesande’s scientific methodology"
    13.45-14.30  Anne-Lise Rey (Lille I): "Probability, moral certainty and evidence in Willem ’s Gravesande’s natural philosophy"
    14.30-15.15  Tammy Nyden (Grinnell C.) "Experiment’s journey at Leiden: From compromise to justified scientific method"
    15.45-16.30  Ad Maas and Tiemen Cocquyt (Boerhaave Museum, Leiden): "The truth in a layer of clay: A replication of ’s Gravesande’s vis viva experiment"
    16.30-17.00  Eric Jorink (Huygens Inst. History Netherlands/Leiden U): Concluding remarks
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Contact: Jip van Besouw.


July 8-13, 2014
Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Bran, Romania
Invited speakers include: Daniel Garber (Princeton), Roger Ariew (South Florida), Igor Agostini (Salento), Peter Anstey (Sydney), Olivier Dubouclez (Liège), Justin E. H. Smith (Paris), Tamás Pavlovits (Szeged), Jennifer Rampling (Princeton), and Charles T. Wolfe (Ghent).
    This seminar is concerned with early-modern conceptions of nature in the broadest sense. We will inquire into definitions of the natural and of what lies beyond or goes against it within several quarters of early modern thought, from the late Renaissance up to the early eighteenth century. In line with the important influence that Lucretius’s great Epicurean poem, “De rerum natura,” had at the time, we will raise the issue of naturalism, and attempts in figures as diverse as Cardano, Telesio, Bacon, Hobbes, or Spinoza to explain everything or nearly everything in naturalistic terms. The Epicurean, as well as Stoic and Platonic, influences are also at work in the traditions of natural history, from Pliny to Bacon and beyond, as well as in the new trends of medicine, natural magic, astrology,and alchemy, where reflections on the scope of the natural went hand in hand with practical thinking about technological and experimental intervention into nature. Drawing the boundaries of the natural and exploring the territory of the un-natural, preter-natural or contra-natural (whether in the form of ghosts, demons, monsters, or diseases) was also a powerful early modern concern. There was also the key development of new definitions of nature articulated in terms of natural laws and of their relationship with God, as well as discussions of the infinite and the finite with reference to both the natural and the super-natural worlds, such as in Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, or Newton. Whether committed to vital(ist) or to mechanical frames of thought, and whether using the instruments of physics, metaphysics, or mathematics, of medicine, alchemy, or the interventionist arts, these early modern inquiries asked fundamental questions about the boundaries of the natural, the structure and potential of matter, the status of the mind and the status of the human being with respect to nature.
    The Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy is an international annual meeting of scholars interested in various aspects of early modern thought. The aim of the seminar is to create a stimulating environment for discussing papers and ideas. It includes workshops in the morning and presentations of papers in the afternoon, where participants can present work in progress. While the morning sessions will focus on the theme of “De rerum natura: Naturalism, Super-naturalism, Unnaturalism,” the afternoon sessions seek to give participants an opportunity to discuss their own special interests with an open and sympathetic audience of students and scholars with broad interests in early modern thought. Throughout we try to maintain a balance between the high scholarly level and the informal friendly spirit of a colloquium.
     The Seminar will take place in Bran, a small mountain resort near Brasov, in Transylvania. It will be hosted in a small, friendly bed and breakfast (single or double rooms). The participation fee is 150 EUR for faculty and 90 EUR for students (covering accommodation with breakfast). We invite applications for contributions (from researchers) and for attendance (from students). If you want to contribute a paper, please send a CV and a one-page abstract, and if you want to attend, a CV and a letter of intent no later than April 20 to the
contacts: Vlad Alexandrescu and Dana Jalobeanu.


July 9-12, 2014
Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Like similar seminars in other parts of the world, the Atlantic Canada Seminar is an informal group, formed to foster interaction among scholars of seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy. Papers on any subject in early modern philosophy (roughly, the period from Montaigne up to Kant) are welcome. Reading times are approximately 50 minutes with 30 minutes for discussion. There are no concurrent sessions. A few speakers are invited, though most will be vetted through a selection process that includes external refereeing. Reports will usually be available to authors. We make space for some graduate students. (If you are a graduate student, please indicate.) Non-presenters are also welcome to attend and will be included in all our activities and listed on the program. We sometimes have chairs for our sessions; if you are interested in chairing in lieu of presenting, please let us know. No funding is provided (this also applies to invited speakers) but inexpensive accommodations in university residence housing is available, in addition to a variety of hotel accommodation in the vicinity of the conference. The deadline for submitting abstracts (of approximately 750 words) is 7 March 2014. We will try to have the program available by May 8, 2014. Information on accommodations and travel will be available at that time.
Contact: Tom Vinci.


July 22-26, 2014
International Hume Society Conference
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
We invite papers in all areas of Hume studies but especially welcome submissions related to the conference themes: Hume and Language, Hume's Enlightenment Legacy, Hume and His Critics. Papers should be no more than thirty minutes reading length (4000 words) and should be submitted with an Abstract (200 words). All self-references should be deleted for anonymous review. Papers and abstracts must be submitted in English. Papers should not have been published by the date of the conference. Authors may submit their papers to the Hume Society Conference Manager website as either MS Word documents or in rich text format (RTF). Hume Society Young Scholar Awards are given to qualifying graduate students whose papers are accepted through the anonymous review process. Deadline for Submissions: November 10, 2013. Please email web@humesociety.org for questions regarding paper submissions.
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Contact: Angela Coventry.


August 4-8, 2014
Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas
Catholic University of Portugal
Porto, Portugal

Bilingual Symposium: "Necessity and Contingency in Early Modern Philosophy"
Contemporary discussions concerning the future of Europe, within a framework of necessity and contingency, might seem quite far and different from the debates in which early modern philosophers and theologians were engaging in, and which were at the meeting point between reflections on divine power and authority, on one side, and human liberty, on the other.
    Nevertheless, even if permeated with metaphysical considerations, these old debates share with contemporary ones a similar context of crisis, which has everything of a "change of era." Indeed, the early modern form of the question of necessity and contingency cannot be dissociated from the beginnings of the disenchantment of the world and of the questioning of the authority of theology on philosophy.
    Within this framework arise new interrogations. What becomes of necessity, once disconnected from divine power? How to think human liberty from without a divine perspective? How to have immanence arise uniquely out of contingency?
    These questions are at the heart of the debates that opposed proponents of necessity and contingency, preparing the way for new and original perspectives on both the state of man and of the divine, which occasionned conceptual mutations and redefinitions of traditional issues still relevant to our contemporary discussions (one being, for example, the Problem of Evil).
    Vous êtes cordialement invités à faire parvenir une proposition de communication pour le symposium bilingue sur le thème "Nécessité et contingence à l'âge classique," qui se tiendra dans le cadre de la 14e Conférence internationale de l'ISSEI, à l'Université catholique du Portugal (Porto).
    Participants are expected to be able to understand presentations in both languages, regardless of the one in which your abstract is submitted. Please submit a 500-750 word abstract (in English or in French) no later than March 1, 2014 to: Sébastien Charles and Benoît Côté.
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Bilingual Symposium: "Mind, Body, and Human Nature in Early-Modern Thought"
Debates about the nature of the human soul, the interaction between the mind and the body, and the origin of human ideas were at the heart of the transition from early-modern to modern philosophy. The period witnessed a set of fundamental changes in the understanding of human nature. It was an intellectual transformation that had dramatic social and political implications for Europe. Debates about the nature of mind and body and about the relationship between them were at the heart of a transition from theologically based philosophical systems to more rationalist and materialist explanations of physical phenomena.
    The Cartesian critique of the Aristotelian conception of the soul and the introduction of substance dualism produced a set of philosophical, theological, and physiological problems that stimulated heated debates for over one hundred years (if not to this very day). The diversity of conflicting theories of mind, the philosophical and theological implications that followed from those explanations, the bitter disputes among the defenders of each system, and the seemingly inexorable nature of these contests all led to a gradual decline in attempts to provide metaphysical accounts of human cognition. It also produced a final rupture between philosophy and theology, as thinkers increasingly attempted to explain human behaviours in purely physiological terms.
    In many ways, this intellectual transition simultaneously encompassed the past, the present, and the future. Thinkers attempted to transform inherited ideas about human understanding in order to offer what they believed to be more accurate representations of human nature that would, in turn, alter mankind’s relationship with the world. The changes in the perception of human nature and of human knowledge fundamentally redefined the notions of individuality and autonomy, leading to new ideas about toleration and about the individual’s relationship to society.
This roundtable seeks to explore this crucial transition through an interdisciplinary and chronologically broad perspective. It invites papers (in English or French) dealing with the early-modern theories of human nature, of epistemology, and of physiology, as well as with the implications of various physiological theories, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century.
Please submit a 300–500 word abstract (in English or in French) no later than March 15, 2014 to Anton Matytsin.
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August 12-14, 2014
International Congress: The History of Philosophy as the History of Anti-Aristotelianism
Universidad Diego Portales
Santiago, Chile
Confirmed speakers: Juan Arana (Sevilla), Francisco Bertelloni (Buenos Aires), William Connell (Seton Hall), Silvia Manzo (U Nac de la Plata), Luis Placencia (Andrés Bello, Santiago), Miguel Saralegui (Universidad Diego Portales), y Víctor Zorrilla (Monterrey).
    Through long and important periods in its history, philosophy has developed and been practiced under the dominant influence of only a few philosophers. Among these, there can be no doubt that Aristotle was the philosopher who was respected by the most disparate philosophical traditions during the most discrete historical periods. For this reason, philosophers have always rebelled against Aristotle’s authority. Criticism of Aristotle has materialized in the most divergent of ways. Some philosophers have regarded his influence as too spiritual and metaphyscical. Others, like Descartes, have considered his philosophy too materialistic. In this conference we intend to study the different anti-Aristotelian strategies adopted by various writers ranging from the fourteenth century down to German idealism. We are interested not only in those authors who were consciously anti-Aristotelian, but also in the anti-Aristotelian elements that can be found in the thought of authors regarded as Aristotelian, as well as in the Aristotelian elements of thought that was or is generally considered anti-Aristotelian.
    Call for papers: Proposals should be sent before 15 April 2014, and full texts should be sent by 1 August 2014, to both of the following e-mail addresses: miguel.saralegui@udp.cl and miguelsaralegui@gmail.com.
Contact: Andres Florit.


August 22-23, 2014
UK Kant Society Annual Conference: Kant on Logic and Metaphysics
Oxford University
Oxford, UK
Keynote speakers: Patricia Kitcher (Columbia) and Tobias Rosefeldt (Humboldt U Berlin).
Submissions are invited from academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students on any aspect of Kant's philosophy. We especially encourage submissions dealing with Kant's logic, metaphysics, or the relations between them. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please complete the conference submission form and email an abstract of 800-1200 words (including any footnotes and references) to Alberto Vanzo no later than May 5. The abstract should not contain any self-identifying information. Feel free to submit a full paper in addition to your abstract if you would like to. We aim to announce which papers have been accepted by 25th May.
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Contacts: Andrew Stephenson and Alberto Vanzo.


August 27-29, 2014
Colloquium: "Principles of Early Modern Thought"
University of Sydney
Darlington Centre H07, Boardroom
Sydney, Australia
Speakers:
    •  Peter Anstey (Sydney)
    •  Joe Campbell (Sydney)
    •  James Franklin (New South Wales)
    •  Daniel Garber (Princeton)
    •  Michael LeBuffe (Otago)
    •  Ian Maclean (Oxford)
    •  William R. Newman (Indiana)
    •  Sophie Roux (ENS, Paris)
    •  Kiyoshi Shimokawa (Gakushuin, Tokyo)
    •  Alberto Vanzo (Warwick)
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Contacts: Peter Anstey and Stephen Gaukroger.


September 19-20, 2014
Conference: Kant's Theory of the Unity of Consciousness
Meerscheinschlössl, Mozartgasse 3
Graz, Austria
Freitag, 19.09
    09:00-09:20  Udo Thiel und Giuseppe Motta (both Graz): Begrüßung und Eröffnung
    09:20-10:10  Dietmar Heidemann (Luxemburg): "Einheit des Bewusstseins und Identität der Person"
    10:10-11:00  Corey Dyck (Western Ontario): "Kant's Principles of Apperception"
    11:30-12:20  Falk Wunderlich (Mainz): "Kant on Consciousness of Objects and Consciousness of the Self"
    12:20-13:10  Thomas Sturm (Barcelona): "Das Selbstbewusstsein aus der Perspektive der Kantischen Anthropologie"
    14:10-15:00  Henny Blomme (Bruxelles): "'Das Wesen, welches in uns denkt und vermeint, sich selbst zu erkennen': Einheit und Zwiespalt des Selbstbewusstseins bei Kant"
    15:00-15:50  Stefano Bacin (Milano): "'Das bloße Selbstbewußtsein [...] ohne Stoff [...] macht einen wunderlichen eindruck auf den Leser': Kant über die Existenzweisen des Ichs"
    16:20-17:10  Claudio La Rocca (Genova): [Titel noch nicht vorhanden]
    17:10-18:00  Bernd Dörflinger (Trier): "Kants Idee eines intuitiven Verstandes im Kontext seiner Theorie der Organismen"
Samstag, 20.09
    09:00-09:50  Rudolf Mösenbacher (Graz): "Die objektive Einheit der Vorstellungen (§ 19) und die ursprüngliche Einheit des Bewusstseins"
    09:50-10:40  Giuseppe Motta (Graz): "Die notwendiege Einheit der Apperzeption: Über die modale Prägung der Deduktion der Kategorien"
    11:10-12:00  Dennis Schulting (München): "Representation, Consciousness, Object: Reinhold as Reader of the Transcendental Deduction"
    12:00-12:50  Thomas Höwing (Frankfurt A. M.): "Mendelsohn und Kant über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele"
    13:50-14:40  Toni Kannisto (Oslo): "Why There Can Be No Future Achilles: The Inherent Flaw in the Paralogistic Inferences"
    14:40-15:30  Camilla Serck-Hanssen (Oslo): "Fighting Achilles: Why the Unity of Apperception Does Not Imply Simplicity"
    16:00-16:50  Violetta Waibel (Wien): "Das reine Selbst, die Kausalität des Begriffs und die Zeit"
    16:50-17:40  Heiner F. Klemme (Mainz): "Kant oder Fichte? Der Begriff des Selbstbewusstseins in der zweiten Auflage der Kritik der reinen Vernunft     18:10-19:00  Udo Thiel (Graz): "Die Einheit des Bewusstseins und 'die Gefahr des Materialismus'"
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Contacts: Udo Thiel and Giuseppe Motta.


September 19-20, 2014
Garberfest: An Early Modern Philosophy Conference in Honor of Daniel Garber
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Friday, Sept. 19
    10:00-12:30: Descartes and the Cartesians
        Moderator: Jean-Robert Armogathe
        Presenters: Delphine Kolesnik, Dennis Des Chene, Denis Kambouchner, Giulia Belgioiso, Stephen Menn
    2:30-5:00: Leibniz
        Moderator: Bob Sleigh
        Presenters: Brandon Look, Paul Lodge, Ursula Goldenbaum, Lea Schweiz
Saturday, Sept. 20
    9:30-12:30: Spinoza and Hobbes
        Moderator: Ed Curley
        Presenters: Doug Jesseph, Yitzhak Melamed, Karolina Huebner, Pierre-François Moreau, Martin Lin, Martine Péchermann
    2:30-5:00: Historiography/Methodology
        Moderator: Roger Ariew
        Presenters: Eric Schliesser, Alan Gabbey, Gideon Manning, Vincent Carraud
Organizers: Steven Nadler, Don Rutherford, Tad Schmaltz, Roger Ariew, Christia Mercer, Des Hogan
Contact: Steven Nadler.


September 24, 2014
Leibniz Day
l'Université Lille 1
Lille, France
Dans la suite des travaux menés depuis 2010 au sein du séminaire de recherche sur Leibniz (Paris I-Lille I), nous organisons depuis l'année dernière une journée annuelle régulière autour des recherches récentes sur l'oeuvre de Leibniz. Michel Fichant nous fera le plaisir d'ouvrir la journée. Vous pouvez envoyer vos propositions à Paul Rateau et Anne-Lise Rey jusqu'au 1er juin 2014. Chaque exposé ne devra pas dépasser 40 minutes, 15 minutes étant réservées à la discussion.

Call for papers: following on the work carried out since 2010 within the research seminar on Leibniz (Paris I-Lille I), we are organizing an annual Leibniz day to present and discuss recent research on his work. This meeting will be held alternately in Lille and Paris I. Michel Fichant will be the keynote speaker for this second meeting. The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 June 2014. Please send them to Paul Rateau and Anne-Lise Rey. Each presentation should last no more than 40 minutes with 15 minutes for the discussion.
Contact: Anne-Lise Rey.


September 26-28, 2014
Midwest Early Modern Philosophy Conference
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Keynote speakers: Martha Bolton (Rutgers) and Edwin McCann (Southern California)
Submissions are invited on any topic in early modern philosophy (roughly the period from Descartes to Kant) and should be in the form of a 1-3 page abstract. The deadline for submission is June 26th, 2014. Submissions will be blind reviewed by the program committee. Completed papers should aim at a reading time of 45 minutes or less to allow time for discussion. Please send abstracts to Miren Boehm.


October 3-5, 2014
Conference: Kantian Freedom
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, British Columbia
Call for Abstracts on themes related to Kant's and Kantian conceptions of freedom. The aim of the conference is to bring together historical and contemporary approaches to Kant's theory of freedom. We encourage submissions, from both approaches, on any aspect of Kant's theory of freedom, including the metaphysics and epistemology of freedom and agency, the role of freedom in Kant's and Kantian ethical theory and moral psychology, the relation between the theoretical and practical roles and conceptions of freedom, and related topics. Confirmed participants include Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern), Patricia Kitcher (Columbia), Derk Pereboom (Cornell), and Eric Watkins (UC San Diego).
    Abstracts (between 500 and 1000 words, prepared for blind review) must be emailed to kantianfreedom@gmail.com no later than June 30, 2014. The body of the email should include the author's name and paper title. All authors will be notified of a decision no later than August 1, 2014.
    The organizers of the conference intend to propose a volume of essays on the basis of the conference papers. Submission of an abstract constitutes permission to include the author's paper in the proposed volume unless otherwise indicated. The organizers especially encourage submissions from members of groups underrepresented in academic philosophy. Furthermore, two $500 travel stipends are available for graduate students accepted for inclusion in the conference.
Contacts: Evan Tiffany and Dai Heide.


November 21-22, 2014
NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy: "Animals"
New York University
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914
New York, NY
    •  Jessica Gelber (Syracuse): Aristotle; commentator: Mariska Leunissen (North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    •  Deborah Brown (Queensland): Descartes; commentator: Dennis Des Chene (Washington U)
    •  Aaron Garrett (Boston U): Hume; commentator: Alan Nelson (North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    •  Sandra Shapshay (Indiana U): Schopenhauer; commentator: Julian Young (Wake Forest)
    •  Philip Kitcher (Columbia): Darwin; commentator: Colin Allen (Indiana)
    •  Peter Godfrey-Smith (CUNY Grad Center): Contemporary Philosophy; commentator: Kristin Andrews (York)
Website.
Contact: Don Garrett.


December 10-13, 2014
Conference: "Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long Eighteenth Century (Down Under)"
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University of Sydney invite you to the Fifteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar (DNS). Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the DNS conference is the leading forum for eighteenth-century studies in Australasia. It brings together scholars from across the region and internationally who work on the long eighteenth century (1688-1815) in a range of disciplines, including history, literature, art and architectural history, philosophy, the history of science, musicology, anthropology, archaeology and studies of material culture.
    We welcome proposals for papers or panels on the following topics, although please note that the conference organisers are open to proposals for subjects that fall outside of these broad themes:
    •  Making Ideas Visible
    •  Biography and the History of Individual Life
    •  Economic Ideas in Social and Political Contexts
    •  Global Sensibilities
    •  National Identity and Cosmopolitanism
    •  Antiquaries and Alternative Versions of the Classical Tradition
    •  Periodisation and the question of Period Styles
    •  ‘Enlightenment’ and the Pacific
    •  Spectacle, Sociability and Pleasure
    •  Genres of Enlightenment
    •  Science, Technology and Medicine
    •  Borders and Empire
    •  Historiography of the Enlightenment
    •  Post-Enlightenment trajectories in literature and art
We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers. Proposals consist of a 250-word abstract and 2-page cv, sent as a pdf attachment to the Organizing Committee no later than 15 June 2014.
Website.
Contact: Amelia Dale.


December 27-30, 2014
APA Eastern Division Meeting
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
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Program submission deadline: February 17, 2014

    •  International Berkeley Society Session
        Submit 500-word abstracts for 25-minute presentations to Seth Bordner no later than May 1.
    •  Descartes Society Session
        Submit 300-word abstracts (prepared for blind review) for 20-minute talks/papers to Roger Florka no later than April 25. Decisions by mid-May.


February 18-21, 2015
APA Central Division Meeting
Hilton St. Louis at The Ballpark
1 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO
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Program submission deadline: June 1, 2014


April 1-5, 2015
APA Pacific Division Meeting
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC
Website.
Program submission deadline: September 1, 2014


April 9-11, 2015
Conference: British Society for the History of Philosophy
York, UK
Call for Papers: the British Society for the History of Philosophy invites scholars to submit symposium and individual paper proposals for its 2015 conference. Symposia and individual papers are invited on any topic and any period of the history of philosophy. Keynote speakers include Gail Fine (Cornell and Oxford), Michael Forster (Chicago/Bonn), and Susan James (Birkbeck, London).
    Proposal submission deadline is 1 June 2014, with a decision by 31 July 2014. Proposals for either symposia (3-4 thematically related presentations) or individual presentations (approximately 25-30 minutes) are welcome. Symposium submissions are especially encouraged. Submissions should be sent as an email attachment (in Word) to Arts-BSHP2015@open.ac.uk. Proposals for symposia should include:
    •  title of symposium
    •  symposium summary statement (maximum 500 words)
    •  titles and abstracts of papers (maximum 500 words for each paper)
    •  address of each participant, including e-mail, phone, and institution
    •  name and email of symposium organizer, who will serve as contact person
Proposals for papers should include:
    •  name and address and email of the participant
    •  title and abstract of the paper (maximum 500 words)
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Contact: Cristina Chimisso.


July 20-24, 2015
International Hume Society Conference
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden
We invite papers in all areas of Hume studies but especially welcome submissions related to the conference themes: Hume's Life and Biography, Hume's Fictions and Fictionalism, and Character and Self in Hume's Moral Philosophy. Papers should be no more than thirty minutes reading length (4000 words) and should be submitted with an Abstract (200 words). All self-references should be deleted for anonymous review. Papers and abstracts must be submitted in English. Papers should not have been published by the date of the conference. Authors may submit their papers to the Hume Society Conference Manager website as either MS Word documents or in rich text format (RTF). Hume Society Young Scholar Awards are given to qualifying graduate students whose papers are accepted through the anonymous review process. Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2014. Please email web@humesociety.org for questions regarding paper submissions.
Website.
Contact: Rico Vitz.


January 6-9, 2016
APA Eastern Division Meeting
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC
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Program submission deadline: February 15, 2015


January 2016 (exact dates TBA)
International Berkeley Conference
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Meir Buzgalo.


March 2-5, 2016
APA Central Division Meeting
Palmer House
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL
Website.
Program submission deadline: June 1, 2015


March 30-April 3, 2016
APA Pacific Division Meeting
The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA
Website.
Program submission deadline: September 1, 2015


January 4-7, 2017
APA Eastern Division Meeting
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
Website.
Program submission deadline: February 15, 2016