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 and websites (e.g., philosop, philos, MWSeminar, Facebook Early Modern Philosophy Resources, Montreal EM Roundtable, philevents) are incorporated into this page. If no deadline is listed for calls for papers, that means either that the deadline has passed or presentations were by invitation only.

Announced and Revised Events (recent postings listed first)
Upcoming Submission Deadline Dates


June 27-29, 2016
Margaret Dauler Wilson Conference
Northern Arizona University
Liberal Arts Building Room 321
Flagstaff, Arizona
Tuesday, June 28
    2:30-3:30  Thomas Holden (UC Santa Barbara): "Berkeley's Modal Epistemology"
    3:30-4:30  Stefanie Rocknak (Hartwick C): "Hume and the External World"
    4:30-5:30  Ariane Nomikos (SUNY Buffalo): "Hume's Theory of Emotions and the Paradox of Tragic Art"
Wednesday, June 29
    9:00-10:00  Antonia LoLordo (Virginia): "'The Only Foundation for the Demonstration of...the Chymist': Natural Kinds in Mary Shepherd's Theory of Causation"
    10:00-11:00  Edwin Mccann (Southern California): "Locke's Non-Theory of Personal Identity"
    11:00-12:00  Ruth Mattern (SUNY Buffalo): "Descartes' Geometrical Optics: The Laws of Reflection and Refraction"
Website.
Contact: Ruth Mattern.


June 29, 2016
Workshop: Kant on Freedom
University of Groningen
Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Room Beta
9712 GL Groningen, Netherlands
    9:30-11:00  Jochen Bojanowski (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): "The Value of Freedom"
    11:30-13:00  Marijana Vujosevic (Groningen): "Autocracy"
    14:30-16:00  Andrews Reath (U California Riverside): "Autonomy and the Idea of Freedom"
    16:30-18:00  Katharina Bauer (Groningen/Bochum): "Under the idea of freedom – under the idea of necessity?"
Website.
Contact: Pauline Kleingeld.


July 1, 2016
Early Modern Philosophy Workshop: "From Love to the Infinite"
Humboldt University
TOPOI Building, Hannoversche Str. 6, seminar room 1.03
Berlin, Germany
    9:00-10:00  Ariane Schneck (HU Berlin): “What’s love got to do with it? Love and the Mind-Body Union in Descartes”
    10:15-11:15  Justin Broackes (Brown): “Locke’s Return to Aristotle: Substance in the Essay
    11:30-12:30  Hannes Ole Matthiessen (HU Berlin): “Berkeley and Reid on Projective versus Phenomenal Visible Figures”
    14:30-15:30  Donald Rutherford (UC San Diego): “Deciding What to Do: The Relation of Affect and Reason in Spinoza’s Ethics
    15:45-16:45  Sebastian Bender (HU Berlin/Rice): “Leibniz’s Rationalist Account of Persistence”
    17:00-18:00  Maria Rosa Antognazza (King’s C London): “The Infinite in Leibniz”
Website.
Contact: Christian Barth.


July 4, 2016
Brandon Look (Kentucky): "Understanding the Leibnizian Mind: On Kant's Misunderstanding of Leibniz's Epistemology"
Humboldt University
Main Bldg, Unter den Linden 6, room 3103
Berlin, Germany
Contact: Dominik Perler.


July 4-6, 2016
St Andrews Kant Reading Party: Kant and the Stoics (Practical Philosophy)
Burn House
Edzell, Scotland
Questions about Kant and the Stoics abound already if each is considered in its own right; and even if one grants a certain degree of diachronic coherence to Kant’s theory, and assume a simplified version of Stoicism, determining the philosophical relations between the two remains a multi-faceted and complex task. Kant’s own reception of Stoicism involves both acknowledgment of its merits and attempts at distancing himself from it. This is further complicated by the fact that Kant rarely discussed specific passages from Stoic texts, and that his knowledge of Stoicism is thought to have come mainly from reading Roman Stoics (Cicero and Seneca). This year, there will be up to five discussion sessions (all the relevant texts will be made available in English) and up to four paper sessions (see CFA below). In addition to these, we will also hold an informal 'Kant in Progress' workshop on the 7th of July at the St Andrews Philosophy department (a separate CFA will be circulated in due course).
    The participation fee is 120 GBP for staff members and 65 GBP for students. Students invited to give papers will be reimbursed the entire participation fee. The fee covers transportation from St Andrews to the Burn House and back, as well as accommodation and full board. The number of participants is limited to 25, and the deadline for registration is the 30th of May. To secure your place, please register here and e-mail a short, informal application to Stefano Lo Re. To be put on the waiting list, please only send the application. Members of the BSHP and of the UKKS are entitled to a 10% discount (if you are a member, please mention it in the e-mail to Stefano).
    Call for Abstracts: Students are invited to send anonymised abstracts of no longer than 750 words and a separate cover sheet including name, position, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address to Lucas Sierra by the 30th of May. Abstracts will be selected by blind review, and all applicants will be notified by the 13th of June 2016. Papers should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 40 minutes. Preference will be given to abstracts on both Kant’s and Stoic practical philosophy that have a historiographical and/or comparative approach (or at least makes substantial references to both practical philosophies), and strong preference will be given to abstracts addressing topics from the following list: the nature of moral value; living in accordance with nature (κατὰ φύσιν ζῆν) and the universal-law-of-nature formulation of the Categorical Imperative; virtue and virtues; the highest good and the sensuous side of human nature; teleological reasoning in ethics and meta-ethics; moral psychology and practical reasoning; free will, determinism and moral responsibility; moral expertise (the figure of the sage, ὀ σοϕός); sympathy and compassion; the moral status of suicide.
Website.
Contact: Stefano Lo Re.


July 5-6, 2016
Conference: "'Feeding on the nectar of the gods': Appropriations of Isaac Newton's Thought, ca. 1700-1750"
Vrije Universiteit
Brussels, Belgium
5 July
    08.15-08.50  Welcome and coffee
    08.50-8.55  Welcome: Patrick De Baetselier (Vrije U Brussel)
    08.55-9.00  Conference theme: Steffen Ducheyne
    09.00-10.00  Mordechai Feingold (Caltech): Newton as an Enlightenment emblem
    10.00-11.00  Rob Iliffe (Oxford): Newtonian methodology and the role of the imagination in the Enlightenment
    11.30-12.00  Andrea Reichenberger (Ruhr Bochum): Émilie du Châtelet’s interpretation of the laws of motion in the light of eighteenth-century mechanics
    12.00-12.30  Jip Van Besouw (VUB): Explaining the simple wedge: ‘Newtonians’ and Leibniz’s force in the eighteenth century
    14.00-15.00  Steffen Ducheyne (VUB): Appropriations of Newton in the Dutch Republic
    15.00-16.00  Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge): Newtonianism and religion in France
    15.00-16.00  Pieter Present (VUB): The role and development of the concept of ‘laws of nature’ in the work of Petrus Van Musschenbroek
    15.00-16.00  Marco Storni (ENS Paris): Newton in France: The controversy over the earth’s shape
    15.00-16.00  Jean-Olivier Richard (Johns Hopkins): Louis-Bertrand Castel, Anti-Newtonian Natural Philosopher?
6 July
    9.00-10.00  Niccolò Guicciardini (U Studi Bergamo): The reception of Newtonianism in eighteenth-century Geneva and Lausanne
    10.00-10.30  Dimitris Petakos (University of Athens): Under the Shadow of an English Apple Tree: diversified appropriations of Newtonian natural philosophy (1700–1720)
    10.30-11.00  Philipp Reisner (Heinrich Heine U Düsseldorf): Cotton Mather’s Reception of Isaac Newton’s Mechanics
    11.30-12.30  Stephen D. Snobelen (Univ King’s College, Halifax): Newton’s science and religion in the public sphere, 1687–1760
    14.00-15.00  Tamás Demeter (Hungarian Acad Sci): The development of Newtonian styles in Enlightenment Scotland
    15.00-15.30  Kirsten Walsh (Bucharest): Fitting Newton into the Philosophical Picture
    15.30-16.00  Rosalind Powell (Bristol): Newton’s Opticks and the Language of Light
    16.00  Reception and Farewell
Website.
Contact: Steffen Ducheyne.


July 5-8, 2016
Scientiae Oxford 2016
St Anne's College
Ruth Deech Bildg and Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre
Oxford, UK
Programme.
Registration closed on 15 June.
Website.
Contact: Jo Hedesan.


July 6-9, 2016
Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Wednesday, July 6
    9:30-11:00  Nick Nash (Western Ontario): “Anthony Collin’s Overlooked Contribution to the Early Modern Free Will Debate”
    11:00-12:30  Matt Leisinger (Yale): “Locke, Cudworth, and the Vulgar: What’s wrong with really distinct faculties?”
    12:30-1:30  Lunch provided
    1:30-3:00  Jeff Edwards (SUNY Stony Brook): “Butler and Reid on Immortality and Personal Identity”
    3:00-4:30  Joel Ballivian (Western Michigan): “Prior Probabilities and Plausibility Considerations in Butler’s Analogy of Religion”     6:00  Barbeque at Tom Vinci's (all welcome)
Thursday, July 7
    9:30-11:00  Tom Vinci (Dalhousie): “Max Planck on Leibniz, the Least Action Principle and Modern Physics”
    11:00-12:30  David Scott (Victoria): Leibniz on Evil
    12:30-1:30  Lunch provided
    1:30-3:00  Andrew Platt (SUNY Stony Brook): “Reexamining Malebranche’s Case for Occasionalism”
    3:00-4:30  Lex Newman (Utah): “Self-Knowledge in Descartes”
    3:00-4:30  Adi Efal (Köln): “Cartesian Orders”
Friday, July 8
    9:30-11:00  Francesca di Poppa (Texas Tech): “Discrimination and the body politics in Spinoza’s philosophy”
    11:00-12:30  Jacob Adler (Arkansas): “Christian Thought in Sandius and Spinoza”
    12:30-1:30  Lunch provided
    1:30-3:00  Anna Wilks (Acadia U): “How function changed science – Kant’s contribution”
    3:00-4:30  Sarah Kizuk (York): “The Importance of the Passions of the Soul in Understanding Cartesian Mind-body Dualism”
    4:30-6:00  Maité Cruz Tleagabulova (Boston U): “Hume on the Origin of the Idea of Time”
    7:30  Banquet
Saturday, July 9: Sightseeing in Nova Scotia
    Halifax is a beautiful port city, and early July is temperate with generally fair weather. For more information on Halifax, visit its website.
Website.
Contact: Thomas Vinci.


July 7, 2016
Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine
Oxford University
Theology Lecture Room, Gibson Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road
Oxford, UK
    9.30-10.10  Ignacio Silva (Oxford): "Pre-Cartesian Discussions on the Laws of Nature and the Real Presence"
    10.10-10.50  Nazif Muhtaroglu (Bogazici, Turkey): "The Islamic Background of Descartes’s Laws of Nature"
    11.00-11.40  Nathan Rockwood (Virginia Tech): "A Cartesian View of Natural Necessity"
    11.40-12.20  Marine Picon (ENS Lyon): "Potentia Absoluta, Potentia Ordinata and the Laws of Nature in Leibniz     12.20-13.30  Sophie Roux (ENS Paris): "Laws of Nature: Words, Concepts, Things"
    14.30-15.10  Sergio H. Orozco-Echeverri (Edinburgh): "Laws of Nature, Secondary Causation and Providence in Newton and Barrow"
    15.10-15.50  Jonathan Head (Keele): "Kant on God and the Laws of Nature in the 1750s"
    15.50-16.30  Andrea Sangiacomo (Groningen): "Sine Qua Non Causation: The Legacy of Occasionalism in Kant’s New Elucidation
    16.50-18.000  Eric Watkins (U California San Diego): "Kant on Laws"
This one-day workshop will examine the theological debates that influenced the birth and development of the notion of laws of nature from the sixteenth century until the critical Kant. The goal of this event will be to uncover the philosophical and theological concepts at stake both at the birth and later development of the laws of nature, seeking a greater understanding of the transition from being a theological notion to becoming a non-theological notion. A small number of travel bursaries (in particular to UK and Dutch scholars) are available for those who wish to attend the discussions. Participation at the workshop is free of charge, but prior registration is needed. To register, please contact Ignacio Silva by 23 June.
Website.
Contact: Ignacio Silva.


July 7-10, 2016
International Association of Women Philosophers: "Women and Philosophy: History, Values, Knowledge"
Monash University
Caulfield Campus, Bldg H, room 36
Melbourne, Australia
Friday, 8 July
    10:30-12:00  Joan Gibson (York): "Women in the history of philosophy"
    1:00-1:30  Karen Green (Melbourne): "Reconsidering Beauvoir’s Hegelianism"
    1:00-1:30  Kelly Beck (Queensland): "The possibility of uncovering a history of feminist philosophy"
    1:00-1:30  Helen Gramotnev (Queensland): "Gender interplay in the seventeenth century Dutch floral still life"
    1:30-2:00  Marguerite Deslauriers (McGill): "Lucrezia Marinella and Marguerite Buffet on the Sameness of Souls"
    2:00-2:30  Julie Walsh (Wellesley C) & Susanne Sreedhar (Boston U): "Duchesse de Montpensier and the Dystopia of Marriage"
    3:00-3:30  Sandra Field (Yale-NUS Coll): "Aristocracy and the logic of Spinoza"
    3:30-4:00  Ruth Boeker (Melbourne): "Catharine Trotter Cockburn on Personal Identity, Consciousness and Sleep"
    4:00-4:30  Sandrine Berges (Bilkent): "Sophie de Grouchy and Condorcet’s Sketch of Human Progress"
Saturday, 9 July
    10:30-11:00  Julie R. Klein (Villanova): "Freedom without Dualism" [Spinoza]
    11:00-11:30  Noa Naaman-Zauderer (Tel-Aviv): "Spinoza on Human Freedoms and the Eternity of the Mind"
    11:30-12:00  Ericka Tucker (Marquette): "Absolute Democracy: Freedom, Power and Reason" [Spinoza]
    1:30-2:15  Jacqueline Broad (Monash): "Mary Astell’s Concept of Self: A Malebranchean Feminist Principle?" Commentator Anik Waldow ()
    2:15-3:00  Karen Detlefsen (U Penn): "Mary Astell and the History of the Idea Self-Love" Commentator Lisa Shapiro ()
Website.
Contacts: Karen Green and Jacqueline Broad.


July 8-9, 2016
The Current Relevance of Kant's Method in Philosophy
Goethe University
Frankfurt, Germany
Friday, 8 July
    10.00-10.15  Registration and Coffee
    10.15-10.30  Gabriele Gava (Goethe U): Greetings and General Introduction to the Workshop
    10.30-11.30  Thomas Sturm (Barcelona): "Kant and the Disunity of Reason in Science"
    12.00-13.00  Dietmar Heidemann (Luxemburg): "Conceivability and the Finiteness of Cognition in Kant"
    15.00-16.00  Jessica Leech (Sheffield): "What is the Purpose of Modal Judgment? Or Suppositions and the Kantian Gap"
    16.30-17.30  Gabriele Gava (Goethe U): "Kant, Transcendental Arguments and Philosophical Antinomies"
Saturday, 9 July
    10.00-11.00  Lea Ypi (London Sch Econ): "Teleology, Preformism and the Speculative Role of Ideas in Kant’s Defence of the Systematic Unity of Knowledge"
    11.30-12.30  Tobias Rosefeldt (Humboldt U Berlin): "Kant on the Cognitive Role of the Imagination"
    14.00-15.00  Michela Massimi (Edinburg): "Science as Perspectival Knowledge"
    15.30-16.30   Eric Watkins (U California, San Diego): "Kantian Reflections on the Metaphysics of Grounding"
    17.00-18.00  Thomas Land (Ryerson): "Kant’s Epistemology and the Concept of a Self-Conscious Power"
Registration is free but required. The workshop is part of a two years project on “Kant, Transcendental Strategies, and Philosophical Antinomies” sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which Gabriele Gava is running at the University of Frankfurt.
Website.
Contact: Gabriel Gava.


July 12-16, 2016
Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy: "The Architecture of Reason: Laws, Axioms and Principles in early modern thought"
Catholic Institute/Batthyaneum Library
Alba-Iulia, Romania
Day 1 (Mathematics), Day 2 (Metaphysics & Theology), Day 3 (Logic & the Arts of Thinking), Day 4 (Physics & Moral Philosophy)
Invited speakers: Peter Anstey (IRH-ICUB & Sydney), Catalin Avramescu (Bucharest), Alexander Baumgarten (UBB Cluj), Delphine Bellis (Radboud, Nijmegen), Elodie Cassan (ENS-Lyon), Sorin Costreie (Bucharest), Daniel Garber (Princeton), Philippe Hamou (Paris Ouest), Niccolo Guicciardini (Bergamo), Rob Iliffe (Oxford), David Marshall Miller (Iowa State), Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge).
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 the seminar, 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. 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 – by May 12 to humanities@icub.unibuc.ro.
    Alba-Iulia is a town in the center of Transylvania, about 450 km from Bucharest. It is easily reachable by train from Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca. Cluj-Napoca is the nearest city with an international airport. Most of the seminar group will go to Alba-Iulia from Bucharest, on July 11 and will return to Bucharest on July 16, in the evening (by bus). More on the Batthyaneum here.
    Accommodation and transportation: Participants are expected to cover their costs of accommodation in Alba-Iulia (within the range of 20-60 Euro/night according to whether they want a single room or a room to share). There will be a small participation fee (60 Euro/senior, 30 Euro/student) to cover for the coffee breaks and some of our meals together. The organizers will cover transportation by bus to/from Alba Iulia and two common dinners. Information about hotels will be distributed directly to participants.
Website.
Contact: Dana Jalobeanu.


July 18-19, 2016
The Disunity of Reason: A Conference on Kant's Antinomies
Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin
Seminarzentrum L116, Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Berlin, Germany
July 18
    9:00-10:00  Tobias Rosefeldt (Humboldt U Berlin): “Antinomies in One World?”
    10:00-11:00  Marcus Willaschek (Goethe U Frankfurt): “Transcendental Realism in Kant’s Diagnosis of the Antinomies”
    11:15-12:15  Brigitte Falkenburg (TU Dortmund): “The Cosmological Antinomy: A Transcendental Argument in Favour of Transcendental Idealism”
    2:15-3:15  Eric Watkins (California San Diego): “Kant’s Resolution to the 1st and 2nd Antinomies”
    3:15-4:15  Rosalind Chaplin (California San Diego): “The First Antinomy and the Actual Infinity of Space and Time”
    4:45-5:45  Omri Boehm (New School Social Research/LMU München): “The Antinomies and Spinoza”
    5:45-6:45  James Kreines (Claremont McKenna): “Hegel on Antinomies”
July 19
    9:00-10:00  Paul Guyer (Brown): “Dynamical Antinomies from the Critique of Pure Reason to the Metaphysics of Morals”
    10:00-11:00  Dina Emundts (Konstanz): “The Transcendental Ideas in Kant’s 3rd Antinomy of the Critique of Pure Reason
    11:15-12:15  Heiner Klemme (Martin-Luther U Halle-Wittenberg): “Wie ist Verbindlichkeit möglich? Aktive und passive Obligation in Kants Tugendlehre (§§1-3)”
    2:15-3:15  Reed Winegar (Fordham/Freie U Berlin): “The Antinomy of Taste”
    3:15-4:15  Angela Breitenbach (Cambridge): “The Antinomy of Judgment and the Unity of Nature”
    4:30-5:30  Ido Geiger (Ben-Gurion Negev/Humboldt Berlin): “The Antinomy of Reflective Judgment: An Antinomy with No Conflict?”
Website.
Contact: Reed Winegar.


July 18-23, 2016
International Leibniz Congress
G. W. Leibniz University
Hanover, Germany
Monday, July 18; Royal Palace of Herrenhausen
    10:00-12:30;  Opening (Erich Barke, Pres. G. W. Leibniz Society)
    •  Welcome Notes: Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic, Science/Culture Lower Saxony; Stefan Schostok, Mayor Hanover; Volker Epping, Pres Leibniz U Hanover
    •  Catherine Wilson (York): "Theories of War and Peace: Leibniz’s Contribution to 18th Century Thought"
    •  Herbert Breger (Hannover): "Vom Sandkorn und der Unendlichkeit des Himmels"
After the opening event a shuttle bus takes the participants from the Royal Palace of Herrenhausen to the Welf Castle.
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session One, F 128
        Paolo Rubini (Berlin): The Diminishment of Motion: Leibniz on the Phenomenon of Friction
        Alberto Guillermo Ranea (Buenos Aires): Scientia Generalis and the General Art of Measurement: The Role of Mathematics in Leibniz’s Dynamics
        Naoum Daher (Besançon): D’une Esthétique Analytique vers une Ethique Architectonique au service des Fondements de la Physique
        Antonino Drago (Naples): Leibniz Vindicatus. His Central Role in the History of Western Philosophy
        Marco Santi (Berlin): On Leibniz’ Reappraisal of Material Atomism
        Arpita Roy (Göttingen): Particle Physics and Anthropology in Leibniz’s Problem of Orientation
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Two, F 107
        Juan A. Nicolás (Granada): Der Leibniz’sche Weg zur Geschichtlichkeit der Vernunft
        Marta de Mendonça (Lisboa): Leibniz et le miracle de la liberté
        Holger Gutschmidt (Göttingen)/Antonella Lang-Balestra (Zürich): Perspektivismus im Briefwechsel von Leibniz und Antoine Arnauld: Projekt eines neuen Kommentars
        Vivianne de Castilho Moreira (Curitiba): The Distinction Between Propositions of Essence and Propositions of Existence and Leibniz’s Perspectivism
        Maríá Ramon Cubells (Tarragona): Le rôle de la correspondance: Leibniz et les perspectives de ses correspondants
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Three, F 142
        Raphaële Andrault (Lyon): Passion, action et union de l’âme et du corps. Leibniz face à ses lecteurs cartésiens
        Marine Picon (Lyon): D’une querelle à l’autre: Leibniz et les critiques de Malebranche
        Paul Rateau (Paris): Malebranche dans le Discours de métaphysique
        Laurence Bouquiaux (Liège): La critique leibnizienne de la définition cartésienne du mouvement
        Michel Serfati (Paris): Leibniz contre Descartes: l’invention de la transcendance mathématique. Les aventures d’une exceptionnelle création
        Claire Schwartz (Nanterre): Leibniz et le „groupe malebranchiste“: la réception du calcul infinitésimal
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Four, B 302
        Luca Basso (Padua): Leibniz, Marx und der Marxismus. Theoretische Grundlagen und Beispiele einer komplexen Beziehungsgeschichte
        Hervé Touboul (Besançon): Leibniz dans Marx: la force et l’individu
        Tzuchien Tho (Milano): Leibniz’s Infinitesimals in Marx’s Mathematical Manuscripts of 1881
        Klaus E. Kaehler (Köln): Monade und gesellschaftliche Totalität in der Ästhetischen Theorie Theodor W. Adornos
        Rainer E. Zimmermann (München/Cambridge): Sartres und Leibnizens Sicht auf Freiheit und Faktizität
        Vittorio Morfino (Milano): Combinaison ou conjonction : Althusser entre Leibniz et Spinoza
        Mogens Lærke (Lyon): The End of Melancholy. Deleuze and Benjamin on Leibniz and the Baroque
        Francesco Piro (Salerno): Rereading Jon Elster’s Leibniz et la formation de l’esprit capitaliste (1975)
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Five, F 428
        Nina Gromyko (Moskau): Das Problem des Wissens und der Wissenschaft in der Philosophie von Leibniz und Fichte
        Sergiy Secundant (Odessa): Zum Begriff der praktischen Logik und der reinen Vernunft bei Leibniz
        Günter Arnold (Weimar): Leibniz im Pantheismusstreit
        Antonio Moretto (Verona): Knutzens Bemerkungen über die "Leibnitianische Dyadica"
        Idan Shimony (Tel Aviv): Leibniz, the Young Kant, and Boscovich on the Relationality of Space
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Six, F 442
        Susanne Edel (Frankfurt a. M.): Strafe zwischen Recht und Gerechtigkeit. Aspekte der praktischen Philosophie von Leibniz
        Jérémie Griard (Enghien-les-Bains): Modernity of Leibniz’ Economic Thought, or Antiquity of Our Contemporary Paradigms
        Celi Hirata (São Paulo): Universal Jurisprudence: Leibniz Against the Hobbesian Concept of Justice
        Shaobing Li (Oxford): The meaning of Leibniz’ Justice Theory from the Ethical and Educative Dimension
        Christoph-Eric Mecke (Hannover): Leibniz und seine Instrumentalisierung durch Juristen in der NS-Zeit
        Stephan Meder (Hannover): Leibniz’ politische Philosophie aus postnationaler Perspektive: Sein Souveränitätsverständnis zwischen neuzeitlicher Staatlichkeit und pluraler Reichsidee
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Seven, F305
        Alessandro Becchi (Firenze): Leibniz' Harlequin and the Theater of Organic Bodies
        Mengdan Dong (Beijing): On Leibniz’s View of Life
        James G. O’Hara (Hameln/Hannover): "ova vel semina … foecundare". Sexual Reproduction in Leibniz’s Scientific Correspondence
        Ronald Durán Allimant (Valparaíso): Spontaneity, Body and Organism in Leibniz
        Sebastian W. Stork (Berlin): The Pharmaceutical Receipts in Leibniz’s Manuscripts: Presentation and Comments
        Wei Sun (Hanover): Leibniz’s Organism and the Contemporary Bioethics
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Eight, A 310
        Tae-Yeoun Keum (Boston, MA): An Enlightenment Fable: Leibniz and the Boundaries of Reason
        Anthony J. DeSantis (Edinburg): The Counter-Enlightenment Leibniz
        Cristiano Bonneau (João Pessoa): The Relationship Between Love and Reason in Leibniz
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Nine, F 335
        Judith P. Zinsser (Miami U): Emilie du Châtelet: Past, Present and Future
        Michel Toulmonde (Observ Paris): Emilie du Châtelet et les Principes mathématiques
        Sarah Hutton (York): Emilie du Châtelet and Italy
        Karen Detlefsen (U Penn): Emilie du Châtelet and the history of vis visa
        Ulla Kölving (Cent inter d'étude du XVIIIe siècle)/Andrew Brown (Cent Int d'étude du XVIIIe siècle): Emilie du Châtelet: Archives et manuscripts
        Dieter Suisky (Humboldt): Du Châtelet’s Interpretation of Leibniz’s Concepts of Space and Time
    14:30-18:00, Concurrent Session Ten, Nebengebäude 1105–141
        Daniel J. Cook (Brooklyn, NY): Leibniz: From Ecumenism to Globalization
        Monika Meier (Hannover): Leibniz’ innerprotestantische Unionsbemühungen nach 1703
        Volodymyr Okesijovyc Abaschnik (Charkow): "Leibniz als Verteidiger des Christentums". Die Charkower Universitätstheologie (1804–1920) über Leibniz
        Peter Antes (Hannover): Leibnizens Stellung zu den nichtchristlichen Religionen und seine Lehre vom Heil
        Rita Widmaier (Essen): Leibniz’ natürliche Theologie und eine "gewisse" Philosophia perennis
        Ulrich Fritz Wodarzik (Lampertheim): Zur trinitarischen Sache Gottes – Felicitas zwischen Einheit und Vielheit
    18:30  Soc d’Etudes Leibniziennes de Langue française, F 142; Chair: Paul Rateau (Paris)
Tuesday, July 19
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Eleven, F 107
        Oscar M. Esquisabel (Buenos Aires): Perspectivism, Expression, and Logic in Leibniz. A Foundational Essay
        Edgar Marques (Rio de Janeiro): Inkompossibilität und Perspektivismus bei Leibniz
        Luis Camacho (Costa Rica): Leibniz’s Perspectives on Truth
        Alejandro Herrera (México): Leibniz from Héctor-Neri Castañeda’s Viewpoint: An interpretation
        Adelino Cardoso (Lisboa): The Viewpoint of Passivity in the Leibnizian Monadology
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Twelve, F 142
        Andrew Janiak (Duke): Émilie Du Châtelet and the Metaphysics Underlying the Gravitational Force
        Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn): Emilie du Châtelet: Renovator of Metaphysics
        Hartmut Hecht (Berlin-Brandenburg Acad/Humboldt): Emilie du Châtelets Institutions physiques, erklärt durch den Discours sur le bonheur
        Andrew Brown/Ulla Kölving (Cent Int d'étude du XVIIIe siècle): Workshop on the Archives of Emilie du Châtelet
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Thirteen, F 302
        Richard Arthur (Hamilton, OH): Leibniz’s Causal Theory of Time Revisited
        Michael J. Futch (Tulsa, OK): Leibniz on Compossibility and the Unity of Space and Time
        Geoffrey Gorham (St. Paul, MN): Leibniz on Time, Duration (and Eternity)
        Jean-Pascal Anfray (Paris): Duration and the Persistence of Substances: The Transcreation Model in the Pacidius Philalethi and Later Texts
        Stefano Di Bella (Milan): Time, Contradiction and Change in Leibniz: Some Reflections
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Fourteen, F 428
        John Whipple (Chicago, IL): Counterfactuals and Counterparts in the Essais de Théodicée
        Maria Rosa Antognazza (London): God, Creatures, and Neoplatonism in Leibniz
        Donald Rutherford (San Diego, CA): Leibniz and the "Religion of Reason"
        Edward W. Glowienka (Helena, MT): God as Monarch: On the Relationship between Natural Theology and Natural Law
        Ursula Goldenbaum (Atlanta, GA): Jacob Hermann and Leibniz’s Theodicy
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Fifteen, F 442
        Matthias Armgardt (Constance): Reconstructing Leibniz’s Theory of Legal Conditions
        Alberto Artosi (Bologna): Defeasibility and God’s Existence
        Shahid Rahman (Lille): Norms and Normative Propositions in the Context of Legal Systems
        Giovanni Sartor (Bologna/Firenze): Presumptive and Deductive Reasoning in Leibniz’s Legal Logic
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixteen, F 305
        Andreas Bähr (Berlin): "Tibi […] pro fausto nominis omine […] athanasian precor": Athanasius Kircher, Leibniz und die Macht der Eigennamen
        Claire Gantet (Fribourg): "Künste und wißenschafften […] vermehren und […] verbeßern": Journale und Wissen bei Leibniz
        Stefano Saracino (Wien): Wissen über Griechentum und Ostorthodoxie in Wilhelm Ernst Tentzels Monathlichen Unterredungen (1689–1698)
        Benjamin Steiner (Erfurt): Leibniz, Colbert und Wissen über Afrika
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Seventeen, F 310
        Mogens Lærke (Lyon): Materialism and the Political Invention of Religion. Leibniz, Hobbes and Erudite Libertines
        Shinji Ikeda (Toyama): Extension and Space in Leibniz’s Theory of Abstraction
        Hiroyuki Inaoka (Kobe): What Constitutes Space? The Development of Leibniz’s Theory of Constituting Space
        Paul Lodge (Oxford, UK): Leibniz’s Grounds for the Principle of Sufficient Reason
        Tsuyoshi Matsuda (Kobe): Actual Time in Later Leibniz
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Eighteen, F 128
        Roberto R. Aramayo (Madrid): Kant, lecteur et interprète de Leibniz: à propos de l’harmonie préétablie, la téléologie, Dieu et le destin
        Hartmut Rudolph (Hannover): Leibniz’ Akademiepläne als ein europäisches Projekt
        Jaime Juan de Salas Ortueta (Madrid): "Political Practice" in Leibniz and his Pamphlets in the War of the Spanish Succession
        Francesco Piro (Salerno): Rationality and War in Leibniz, Wolff and Vatel
        Gábor Gángó (Budapest): Der junge Leibniz als Osteuropa-Experte
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Nineteen, F 107
        Peter Nitschke (Vechta): Utopisches Denken bei Leibniz – ein Programm des Unendlichen
        Axel Rüdiger (Halle): Leibniz’ Chinainteresse zwischen Utopie und Realpolitik
        Saša Josifovic (Köln): Leibniz’ Logik der besten Welt: Die Utopie als Ausdrucksform praktischer Rationalität
        Karl Hahn (Münster): Die Freiheitsproblematik bei Leibniz und Fichte
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Twenty, F 335
        Holger Gutschmidt (Göttingen): Notio Dei. Descartes’ "Antwort" auf Leibniz’ Kritik am ontologischen Beweis
        Sacha Zilber Kontic (São Paolo): Vision en Dieu, Vision par Dieu: Leibniz and Malebranche’s Theory of Ideas
        Brigitte Saouma (Montrouge): Pierre Bayle critique de Lactance et de Basile de Césarée, dans sa réfutation du manichéisme
        Stefan Kratochwil (Jena): Die Auseinandersetzung von Leibniz mit dem Gottesbeweis von Erhard Weigel
        Ulrich Richter (Münster): Der gesetzte Gott und das setzende Individuum als Ich. G. W. Leibniz’ Prinzip des zureichenden Grundes im Horizont des Denkens Nikolaus von Kues', G. F. Hegels und I. Kants
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-One, F 242
        Wolfgang Künne (Hamburg): Bolzano und Leibniz. Ein Vergleich ihrer Monadologien
        Maximilian Holdt (Kiel): Gott und Physik – Zur Bedeutung des Théodicée-Kapitels in Emilie du Châtelets Institutions de physique
        Tinca Pruneat-Bretonnet (Bucarest): Emilie du Châtelet et la réception de la métaphysique leibnizienne de la fin des années 1730
        Evelyn Vargas (La Plata): Sophie’s Choice. Leibniz and Toland on "l’empire de la raison"
        Meng Chen (Xuzhou): Zhu Xis Kommentierte Vier Bücher, Noëls Sinensis Imperii libri classici sex und Wolffs Rede über die praktische Philosophie der Chinesen
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Two, F 107
        Roberto Casales-García (Mexico City): A Moral Approach to Leibniz’s Perspectivism and His Notion of Justice
        Agustín Echeverría (Pamplona): God’s Will and the Goodness of Possible Beings. A Scholastic Root of Leibnizian Essentialism
        Mariangela Priarolo (Venezia): "La place d’autruy": Le perspectivism de Leibniz et la notion de justice
        Luis A. Velasco Guzmán (Mexico City): On Possible Justice: Thoughts on Leibniz’s Portrait d’un Prince
        Josep Olesti Vila (Gérone): Vera politica et politique vulgaire chez Leibniz. Une affaire de perspective?
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Three, F 142
        Tahar Ben Guiza (Tunis): Leibniz et Louis XIV: le Consilium Aegyptiacum
        Frédéric de Buzon (Strasbourg): Le pur amour: Leibniz, Fénelon et Bossuet
        François Duchesneau (Montréal): Louis Bourguet et les machines de la nature selon Leibniz
        Arnaud Lalanne (Pessac): La correspondance de Leibniz avec le milieu janséniste français
        Alexandra Lewendoski (Berlin): Le „Sentire harmoniam“ dans les lettres et écrits de Leibniz lors de son séjour à Paris
        Davide Poggi (Vérone): Le dialogue épistolaire entre Leibniz et Pierre Coste: la discussion sur la liberté à l’occasion des corrections à la traduction française de l’Essai de Locke
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Four, F 302
        Larry M. Jorgensen (Saratoga Springs, NY): Sensation, Reason, and Instinct in the Nouveaux Essais
        Christian Barth (Berlin): Leibniz on Objects of Thought
        Evelyn Vargas (La Plata): Defeasible Reasoning in the Nouveaux Essais
        Julia Borcherding (New Haven, CT): Moral Knowledge in the Nouveaux Essais
        Lucia Oliveri (Münster): Leibniz on the Role of Innate Ideas in Human Cognition
        Andreas Blank (Paderborn): Metaphilosophy and the 'Système Commun' in the Nouveaux Essais
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Five, F 428
        Leibniz-Archiv der Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek Hannover/Arbeitsstelle der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (Michael Kempe)
        Leibniz-Forschungsstelle der Universität Münster/Arbeitsstelle der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (Stephan Meier-Oeser)
        Leibniz-Edition Potsdam der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Friedrich Beiderbeck, Stephan Waldhoff)
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Six, F 442
        Mattia Brancato (Milano): Leibniz’s Mathematical Concept of Situs and its Development in the Light of Erhard Weigel’s Metaphysics
        João Cortese (Paris): When Two Points Coincide, or Are at an Infinitely Small Distance: Some Aspects of the Relation Between the Works of Leibniz, Pascal (and Desargues)
        Godofredo Iommi Amúnategui (Curauma Valparaiso) / Alfondo Iommi Echeverría (Viña del Mar): Leibniz et l’origine des Nombres
        Siegmund Probst (Hannover): Leibniz und Roberval
        Elena Shukhman (Orenburg): Binary Fractions as a Tool for the Study of Transcendental Numbers in Leibniz’s Manuscripts
        Achim Trunk (Hannover): Sechs Systeme: Leibniz und seine signa ambigua
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Seven, F 305
        Sorin Costreie (Bucuresti): How Leibnizian was Leibniz, or the Reception of Leibniz Through Some Leibnizians like Christian Wolff
        Clemens Schwaiger (München): Der Streit zwischen Michael Gottlieb Hansch und Christian Wolff um die Aneignung des Leibniz’schen Erbes
        Constanze Peres (Dresden): A. G. Baumgartens Ästhetik – Aesthetica (2016): Eine Edition im Horizont der Philosophie von Leibniz
        Richard Lamborn (St. Petersburg, FL): The Use and Abuse of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in Accord Between Different Laws Which At First Seemed Incompatible
        Ferdinando Luigi Marcolungo (Verona): Christian Wolff et l’idéal leibnizien d’une perfectibilité sans limites
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Eight, E 242
        Lucio Mare (Tampa, FL): Leibniz’s More Fundamental Ontology: From Overshadowed Individuals to Metaphysical Atoms
        Norman Sieroka (Zurich): Retrospective Analogies: Contemporary Physics as a Means for Understanding Leibniz’s Metaphysics
        Marek Piwowarczyk (Lublin): A Leibnizian Inspiration: The Nomological Model of the Subject- Properties Structure
        Shohei Edamura (Kanazawa): Can We Unify Theories of the Origin of Finite Things in Leibniz’s De Summa Rerum?
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Twenty-Nine, F 128
        Rainer E. Zimmermann (Munich/Cambridge): Emergence of Organization. On the Co-Evolution of System and Structure
        Klaus Fuchs-Kittowski (Berlin): Zu Grundgedanken von Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz aus der Sicht der Informationsverarbeitung und Informationsentstehung
        José M. Díaz Nafría (León/Munich): From Lull’s Combinatoria to Leibniz’s Calculemus to Modern Simulation
        Francisco Salto Alemany (León): Perspectives for a Purely Relational Ontology
        Wolfgang Hofkirchner (Vienna): Relationality in Social Systems
        Tomáš Sigmund (Prague): Dual Character of Information – On the Relationship between Individual and General Aspect of Reality
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty, 1105–141; chair: Herma Kliege-Biller (Münster)
        Die Teilnehmer des Workshops werden in die Akademieausgabe eingeführt. Insbesondere wird der Apparat der Varianten erläutert, indem er den Handschriften gegenübergestellt wird.
        The participants of the workshop will be introduced to the Academy Edition. In particular, the apparatus of the variants will be explained by comparing it with the manuscripts.
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-One, F 335
        Carlos Portales (Edinburgh): Variety and Simplicity in Leibniz’s Aesthetics
        Lucia Procuranti (Verona): The Beauty of the Living Organism in the Philosophy of Leibniz
        Walter Bühler (Berlin): Rechnen mit musikalischen Intervallen – die harmonischen Gleichungen aus dem Briefwechsel von Leibniz mit Henfling (LBr 390)
        Stephan Meier (Hannover): Leibniz’ Harmonien
        Lorenzo Vitale (Verona): Music in Leibniz’s Metaphysics
        Arthur Dony (Liège): Leibniz et J. S. Bach
        Yuan Xu (Beijing): The Comparative Studies on Leibniz’s Esthetic Thought and Chinese Traditional Esthetic Thought
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Two
        Giovanna Varani (Porto): Menschliches Unglück und Technik. Leibniz’ Perspektiven im Schatten der frühmodernen Blütezeit der Technik
        Nicholas Rescher (Pittsburgh, PA)/Klaus Badur (Garbsen)/Erwin Stein (Hanover): Design and Construction of Leibniz’s Proposed Machina Deciphratoria
        Stefan Kirschner (Hamburg): "Der wind selbst fast allezeit drehn, wenn die hauptflugel nicht im winde stehn". Der "Leibniz-Regler", ein Mechanismus zur automatischen Ausrichtung von Windmühlenflügeln
        Tao Zhang (Beijing): Some Remarks on Leibniz’s Thoughts on Technology
        Baichun Zhang (Beijing): Analysis and Annotation of Leibniz’s Questions and Grimaldi’s Answers
    18:30, Reception given by the Mayor of Hanover, the State Capital
        Der Empfang findet im Neuen Rathaus, Trammplatz 2, Bürgersaal statt. 18:10 Uhr Bustransfer. Treffpunkt: Welfengarten 1.
        The reception will take place in the 'Bürgersaal' of 'Neues Rathaus' (the New Town Hall), Trammplatz 2. 6:10 p.m. Bus transfer. Meeting place: Welfengarten 1.
Wednesday, 20 July
    9:00-12:00, Plenary Session, E 001
        Robert Adams (Yale): Pragmatism and Idealism in Leibniz’s Ways of Distinguishing Real from Imaginary Phenomena
        Pauline Phemister (Edinburgh): Leibniz’s Mirrors: Reflecting the Past
        Michel Fichant (Paris): Les étapes de la dynamique leibnizienne: de la réforme à la fondation
        Nora Gädeke (Hannover): „...daß die Nachwelt von seinen Meriten und grossen Capazität nicht viel mehr als ein blosses Andencken von seiner Gelehrsamkeit aufweisen kan“: zur frühen Leibniz-Rezeption
    12:10, Photo Session with the Participants, Lichthof, Welfengarten 1
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Three, F 107
        Miguel Escribano Cabeza (Granada): Perspektivismus und Physiologie in Leibniz’ Vorstellung des Organismus
        Hugo Fraguito (Lisboa): Efficient and Final Causes: Two Perspectives on Nature
        Celso Vargas Elizondo (Granada): Is it Possible to Understand (Represent) Leibniz’s Physics from Perspectivism?
        Leonardo Ruiz Gómez (Mexico City): Spatial Expression: Leibniz’s Perspectivism and the Representation of Nature
        Federico Raffo Quintana (Buenos Aires): The Infinite in Leibniz’s Parisian Writings, Amongst Mathematics and Metaphysics
        Miguel Palomo (Sevilla): Paths of Reason: Descartes Between Leibniz and Huygens
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Four, F 142
        Arnaud Pelletier (Bruxelles): Metaphysics, Experience, and Demonstration: the A Priori and ,i>A Posteriori Ways of the Monadology
        Lucian Petrescu (Bruxelles): Degrés de perfection et hiérarchie monadique
        Martine de Gaudemar (Paris): Perspectivisme et Monadologie
        David Rabouin (Paris): A Fresh Look at Leibniz’s Mathesis Universalis
        Valérie Debuiche (Aix-en-Provence): L’optimisme dans la pensée de Leibniz à la lumière de sa géométrie
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Five, F 302
        Emese Egyed (Budapest): De la défense vers l’argument. Lecteurs protestants de Leibniz au XVIIIe siècle en Europe Orientale
        János Rathmann (Budapest): Zur Rezeption der Leibniz’schen Physik und Philosophie in der Donaumonarchie, dann in Österreich und Ungarn
        Cornelius Zehetner (Wien): Zukunft nach Leibniz
        László Molnár (Budapest): Leibniz-Rezeptionen in Ungarn in der ersten Hälfte des XIX. Jahrhunderts. Michael Petocz und seine Erneuerung der "Monadologie"
        Lajos András Kiss (Budapest): Leibniz-Rezeption in Russland 1914-1920
        Amelia-Maria ?oo? (Budapest): The Conception of Human Nature by Leibniz
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Six, F 442
        Nicolae Râmbu (Jassy): Schopenhauers Kritik an Leibniz
        Xiuhua Zhang (Beijing): On the Organic Cosmology of Leibniz and Whitehead
        Sandra Schaub (Hannover): Zeichen! – Von Leibniz’ Characteristica Universalis zu Wittgensteins' "Tractatus logico-philosophicus" und den "Philosophischen Untersuchungen"
        Günther Neumann (München): Martin Heideggers Gesamtinterpretation der Monadologie
        Jing Guo (Beijing): The Way to the Other: A Comparison Between Leibniz and Levinas
        Antonella Corradini (Mailand): Das Leibniz’sche Argument der Einheit des Bewusstseins in der gegenwärtigen Philosophie des Geistes
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Seven, F 305
        Shohei Edamura (Kanazawa): Leibnizian Philosophy and the Pluralism of Religion and Culture
        Kiyoshi Sakai (Tokio): Leibniz’ Begriff der Gerechtigkeit
        Keisuke Nagatsuna (Tokio): Das "andere" Beste: Leibniz und das allgemeine Wohl
        Claire Fauvergue (Montpellier): La réception de l’hypothèse leibnizienne de l’harmonie préétablie au siècle des Lumières
        Tsuyoshi Matsuda (Kobe): The Nature and Norms of Economy from the Leibnizian Point of View
        Paul Rateau (Paris): Ya-t-il un cosmopolitisme leibnizien?
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Eight, F 310
        Enrico Pasini (Torino): Leibniz and minutiae
        Stefano Di Bella (Milan): Leibniz on Nature, Concept and Change
        Camilo Silva (Aix-en-Provence): Ya-t-il vraiment une théorie causale du temps chez Leibniz?
        Pedro A. Viñuela (Logroño): Perception, Presumption and Perspectivism in Leibniz
        Alexandru ?tefanescu (Bucharest): From Monads to Men: Leibniz and „Social Metaphysics“
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Thirty-Nine, F 128
        Stephan Meder (Hannover): Bemerkungen zu Leibniz’ Konzept von ius strictum
        Matthias Armgardt (Constance): The Role of aequitas in the Legal Philosophy of Leibniz
        Gregory Brown (Houston, TX): Leibniz on Motivation and Obligation
        Holger Glinka (Bochum): Leibniz’ Naturrecht im Kontext der frühneuzeitlichen Autonomisierung der Ethik
        Stefanie Ertz (Potsdam): Praecepta Noachidarum – ein Topos im Naturrecht der Leibniz-Zeit
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Forty, 1105-141
        Sebastian Bender (Houston, TX): Interpreting Leibniz’s Modal Language
        Jeffrey K. McDonough (Harvard)/ Zeynep Soysal (Harvard): Leibniz’s Formal Theory of Contingency Extended
        Stephan Meier-Oeser (Münster): Leibniz’ Auseinandersetzung mit der Sprachtheorie von Henning Huthmann
        Lucia Oliveri (Münster): Leibniz on the Cognitive Conditions for the Origins of Natural Languages
        Qi Wang (Beijing): Rationalism in Leibniz’s Linguistic Philosophy
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Forty-One, F 335
        Alessandro Poli (Macerata): "Quod unicuique sit optimum, cunctis vero commune bonum": A Physical Proof of Leibniz’s Platonic Notion of Common Good
        Barbara Ventarola (Berlin): Polyperspektivismus und die Verteilung der Handlungsmacht. Leibniz’ Beitrag zur Ausbildung moderner Gesellschaftstheorien
        Qingyuan Wang (Shijiazhuang): The Chinese Rational Naturalism View – A Perspective of Leibniz
        Vladimir Lobovikov (Yekaterinburg): Leibniz’s Motto "Calculemus!" and Its Significance for Developing the Natural Law Theory as a Consistent System of Universal Values Uniting All Possible Rational Persons
        Aleksandra Horowska (Wroclaw): The Basic Assumptions and Characteristics of Jurisprudence in Leibniz’s Nova Methodus Discendae Docendaeque Jurisprudentiae
        Nikolaus Linder (Göttingen): Legal Science, Codification and Constituent Imagination According to G. W. Leibniz
    18:30, Public Evening Lecture, Lichthof, Welfengarten 1
        Musikalische Eröffnung durch Udo Grimm, Klarinette (Das Neue Ensemble): Unnatural Nature (2016), Preisträgerwerk des Internationalen Kompositionswettbewerbs 'Leibniz’ Harmonien'
        Musical opening by Udo Grimm, clarinet (Das Neue Ensemble) – Unnatural Nature (2016), award-winning work of the international composition competition 'Leibniz’ Harmonien'
        Volker Gerhardt (Berlin/Hamburg): Die Individualität bei Leibniz; moderator Wenchao Li (Potsdam/Hannover)
        Reception following sponsored by Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Thursday, July 21
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Two, F 107
        María Griselda Gaiada (Buenos Aires): Le bivium de Cudworth: l’ "intellectualisme" de Leibniz vs. Le "volontarisme" de Suárez: Deux supposita dans l’âme raisonnable?
        Hardy Neumann (Valparaíso): Leibniz’ ontologischer Perspektivismus: Un point de vue
        Laura Herrera Castillo (Hannover/Granada): Ausdruck, Funktion, Symbol. G. W. Leibniz’ Expressionsbegriff und seine Rezeption bei E. Cassirer
        Armando Isaac Quezada Medina (Guanajuato): Substances and Monads: Leibniz and Husserl
        Edith Velázquez Hernández (Guanajuato): Mode and Monad: The Discussion on Individuals in Leibniz’s and Spinoza’s Metaphysics
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Three, F 142
        Käthe Trettin (Frankfurt a. M.): Metaphysical Grounding and Leibniz’s Principle of Sufficient Reason
        Joseph Anderson (Mount Pleasant, MI): The Role of Contigency in Leibniz’s Theodicy
        Thibault De Meyer (Bruxelles): Une conception synergique de l’action. L’action, la perception et l’appétition dans la Monadologie
        Tianhui Li (Beijing): Remarks on Leibniz’s Philosophy of Mind
        Stefan Lorenz (Münster): Die Epistola ad Hanschium de Philosophia Platonica sive de Enthusiasmo Platonico (1707) als metaphysische Programmschrift und ihre kritische Edition
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Four, F 302
        Robert Heindl (Gotha): Antiquarianismus in einer Konstellation um Leibniz, Cuper und La Croze zwischen 1708/09 – Das Beispiel Persepolis
        Sebastian Kühn (Hannover): Streiten zu dritt. Über agonale Praktiken des Korrespondierens mit und ohne Leibniz
        Thomas Wallnig (Wien): Amicus, patronus und TEI – Überlegungen zum Modellieren von Beziehungen anhand von Grußformeln in Gelehrtenbriefen
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Five, F 428
        Maria Sol de Mora Charles (Leioa): Essais sur le nombre des hommes. Leibniz et Graunt
        Stascha Rohmer (Medellín): Leibniz’ Idee des Rechts. Ein europäisches Konzept
        Mauro Zonta (Roma): Leibniziana Hebraica: Texts About Leibniz and His Thought in Hebrew
        Alberto Guillermo Ranea (Buenos Aires): Plants, Pharmacy and Politics: Leibniz and the American Continent
        Peter Nitschke (Vechta): Die (föderale) Ordnungsvision von Leibniz für Europa
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Six, F 442
        Idan Shimony (Tel Aviv)/Yekutiel Shoham (Tel Aviv): Locke and Leibniz on Freedom and Necessity
        Przemyslaw Gut (Lublin): The Problem of Human Freedom in Leibniz’s Philosophy
        Anqing Deng (Shanghai): Die Erste Philosophie und die Ethik – Leibniz’ Monadologie im Lichte der praktischen Philosophie
        Jaime Derenne (Bruxelles): Sagesse et vertu aux sources de la science de la félicité chez Leibniz
        Hyun Höchsmann (Jersey City, NY): Leibniz and Confucius on the Common Good
        Zhijia Su (Beijing): The Love Concept of Leibniz and Confucius
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Seven, F 305
        Cristina Marras (Roma): Leibniz’s language Practices and Communication Strategies
        Michael Kempe (Hannover): Die Löcher im Netz
        Roberto Palaia (Rome): Über die Terminologie des späten Leibniz
        Stefano Gensini (Rome): Leibniz und/über die deutsche Sprache
        Annette Antoine (Hannover): Leibniz – Poet und literarischer Inspirator
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Eight, F 310
        Mark Kulstad (Houston, TX): The Soul of the World in the Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence
        Ohad Nachtomy (Ramat Gan): „The Organism of Animals is a Mechanism That Presupposes Divine Preformation“ (Fifth Letter to Clarke)
        Stephen Puryear (North Carolina St): Evil as Privation and Leibniz’s Rejection of Empty Space
        Gregory Brown (u Houston): Did Clarke Really Disavow Action at a Distance in the Correspondence With Leibniz?
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Forty-Nine, F 128
        Jie Fan (Beijing): A Logical Analysis of Leibniz’s 'Contingent Truths'
        Natascha Gruver (Wien): Calculus ratiocinator: Zu den Anfängen einer symbolischen Logik bei Leibniz
        Jingru Zhang (Beijing): The Essence and Characteristics of Leibniz’s Project for Universal Character
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Fifty, F 335
        Xiaoting Liu (Beijing): Leibniz and the Scientific and Technical Revolution
        Ariane Walsdorf (Hannover): Von der Idee der ‚Lebendigen Rechenbank‘ zur Konstruktion der Staffelwalze – Die erste Entwicklungsphase der Leibniz-Rechenmaschine
        Friedrich-Wilhelm Wellmer (Hannover)/Jürgen Gottschalk (Hamburg)/Wilfried Ließmann (Göttingen): Die Holzwirtschaft im hannoverschen Welfenterritorium – Leibniz’ blinder Fleck?!
        Shuang Cao (Beijing): Leibniz and artificial intelligence
        Jürgen Gottschalk (Hamburg): Leibniz als Systemdenker und Erfinder regeltechnischer Konstruktionen
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-One, E 242
        Alexandru Stefanescu (Bucharest): Monads and bodies: A Loose End?
        Adrian Nita (Bucharest): Leibniz’s Quasi-Monism
        Sorin Costreie (Bucharest): Late Leibniz on Harmony
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Two, F 107
        Manuel Higueras (Granada): The Material Perspective in Leibniz through the „Sympnoia panta“
        Jorge Alberto Molina (Santa Cruz do Sul): Leibniz et la Topique
        Ricardo Pérez (Mexíco): La perspective et le point de vue: une révision critique de la lecture heideggerienne sur la représentation chez Leibniz
        Ulysses Pinheiro (Rio de Janeiro): Leibniz on the Concepts of Archive, Memory and Sovereignty
        Ricardo Rodríguez Hurtado (Granada): From 1670 to 1680. The Concept of Perspective in Leibniz’s Thought
        Manuel Sánchez Rodríguez (Granada): Leibniz’ Perspektivismus in den Nouveaux Essais
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Three, F 142
        Claire Fauvergue (Montpellier): Leibniz et la définition de l’idée de point de vue de Fontenelle à Naigeon
        Cristiano Bonneau (João Pessoa): Leibniz entre Voltaire et Rousseau: un débat sur la conception du monde et du mal
        Christian Leduc (Montréal): Maupertuis entre moindre action et force vive
        Martine Pécharman (Paris): 'Il y a des composés, donc il y a des êtres simples' ou de la vertue selon Condillac d’un principe métaphysique de Leibniz
        Justin E. H. Smith (Paris): Leibniz et le Consilium Aegyptiacum
        Anne-Lise Rey (Lille): Les usages de principe de raison suffisante dans les Institutions de Physique
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Four, F 302
        Wolfgang Lenzen (Osnabrück): Leibniz’s Innovations in the Theory of Syllogism
        Hua Xu (Beijing): Research on Leibniz’s symbolic logic
        Heribert Vollmer (Hannover): Leibniz and the Development of Modal Logic in the 20th Century
        Ángel Garrido (Madrid)/Piedad Yuste (Madrid): Leibniz and Many-Valued Logics
        Vladimir Sotirov (Sofia): Leibniz’s 'Calculemus!': an Algebraic Scope
        Jesús Padilla Gálvez (Toledo): Zur Modaltheorie von Leibniz: Anmerkungen über kontrafaktische Bedingungssätze
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Five, F 428
        Mattia Geretto (Venezia): "I Think That in the Universe Nothing Is Truer Than Happiness, and Nothing Happier or Sweeter Than Truth". On the Relationships between Happiness, Truth and Generosity in Leibniz’s Philosophy
        Tessa Moura Lacerda (São Paolo): La place d’autrui: bonheur et amour chez Leibniz
        Gianfranco Mormino (Milano): The Role of Imitation in Leibniz’s Ethics
        Samuel Murray (Notre Dame): A Difficulty That Must Be Solved: Leibniz’s Moral Psychology
        Saja Parvizian (Chicago, IL): Leibniz on Pleasure
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Six, F 442
        Federico Silvestri (Milano): Erudition, Rhetoric and Scientific Hypothesis. Some Remarks on the Structure of Leibniz’ Protogaea
        Julia Jankowska (Warszawa): Gödel und Leibniz – Their Views on Time and Space in the Light of Their General Views of the Nature of Concepts and Mathematics
        Nabeel Hamid (Philadelphia): Leibniz and Wolff on Final Causes
        Laurynas Adomaitis (Vilnius): Leibniz’s Scientific Instrumentalism Hypothesis
        Andrea Costa (Paris): Le rêve de Nabuchodonosor et le rêve de Théodor: Scientia generalis et logica inveniendi dans Leibniz et Bernardus de Lavinheta
        Olga Fedorova (Moscow)/Dimitri Bayuk (Moscow): On Leibniz’s Classification of Science
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Seven, F 305
        Margherita Palumbo (Rom): Bianchini und die römische Kalenderkongregation
        Philip Beeley (Tübingen/Oxford): Zur Kalenderreform aus englischer Perspektive
        Katharina Habermann (Göttingen): Die Kalenderreform von 1700 in persönlichen Korrespondenzen und publizistischer Debatte
        Klaus-Dieter Herbst (Bremen): Gottfried Kirchs Himmels-Kalender als Vorschlag für eine Kalenderreform und seine Kritik an dem Verbesserten Calender
        Charlotte Wahl (Hannover): "ad harmoniam quae voluntaria et deliberate habeatur": Zu Leibniz' Bemühungen um eine interkonfessionelle Kalenderreform
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Eight, F 310
        Rita Fanari (San Gavino Monreale): Le rapport Leibniz-Fontenelle: examen de quelques lettres inédites
        Thomas Cook (Winter Park, FL): Leibniz and Spinoza on Chimaeras and Unthinkable Things
        Daniel Collette (Tampa, FL): Leibniz’s and Pascal’s Account of Double Infinity
        Yuling Yang (Qinhuangdao): Study on Comparison between Leibniz’s "Petites Perception" and Zhu Xi’s "Li"
        Ansgar Lyssy (Munich): ‚Theoria cum Praxi‘ Revisited – Leibniz on "Dangerous" Philosophers
        David Forman (Las Vegas, NV): The Apokatastasis Essays in Context: Leibniz and Thomas Burnet on the Kingdom of Grace and the Stoic/Platonic Revolutions
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Fifty-Nine, F 128
        Stephen Puryear (North Carolina St): Thought, Color, and Intelligibility in the New Essays
        Julia Weckend (Oxford, UK): Leibniz and the Limits of Certainty in the Human Sciences
        Noa Naaman-Zauderer (Tel Aviv): Leibniz’s Account of Freedom and Moral Therapy in the Nouveaux Essais
        Markku Roinila (Helsinki): The Battle of the Endeavors: Dynamics of the Mind and Deliberation in New Essays on Human Understanding, Book II, XX-XXI
        Martha Bolton (Rutgers): The Continuity of Species, Concepts of Species Determined by Nature, and Concepts with Indeterminate Boundaries in Nouveaux Essais
        Paul Lodge (Oxford): 'Whether any Material Being Thinks, or No': Leibniz’s Critique of Locke on Superaddition
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Sixty, F 335
        Boguslaw Paz (Wroclaw): Cogito und Intentionalität. Leibniz’ Umdeutung des Grundprinzips von Descartes
        Osvaldo Ottaviani (Pisa): Leibniz’s Argument against a Plurality of Worlds
        Takuya Hayashi (Paris): Le statut ontologique des possibles chez Leibniz
        Alfredo Gerardo Martínez Ojeda (Naucalpan de Juárez): The Independence of the Possibles Within the Mind of God
        Chun-yu Dong (Beijing): Leibniz’s View About the Optimal World
        Adrian Nita (Bucharest): Leibniz’s Quasi-Monism
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-One, 1105-141
        Stefan Luckscheiter (Potsdam): Leibniz über Kelten und Germanen
        Stephan Waldhoff (Potsdam): Die Historie im Kosmos des Wissens
        Lloyd Strickland (Manchester): How Sincere was Leibniz’s Religious Justification for War in the Justa Dissertatio?
        Regina Stuber (Hannover): Die Kontakte zwischen Leibniz und Urbich: ein Wechselspiel zwischen Diplomatie und wissenschaftlichen Projektplänen
        Annette von Boetticher (Hannover): Geschichte und Methode – Leibniz' Beitrag zur Geschichtswissenschaft
        Jens Thiel (Münster/Berlin): Versöhnung als "Vater aller Dinge". Benno Erdmann und das Leibniz- Jubiläum 1916 an der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    14:00-18:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Two, E 242
        Juan A. Nicolás (Granada): Präsentation der Biblioteca Hispánica
        Andreas Steinsieck (Hannover): Leibniz Goes Public. Transkribieren für alle?
        Xiaoting Liu (Beijing): The Current Situation and the Tendencies of the Study of Leibniz’s Scientific Thoughts in China
        Michel Fichant (Strasbourg) / Andrea Costa (Paris) / Enrico Pasini (Torino): L’édition critique de l’ensemble des manuscrits de la Dynamica
    18:00, VGH Prize for Outstanding Dissertations on Leibniz, Lichthof, Welfengarten 1
        Volker Epping (Pres Leibniz U Hannover), Erich Barke (Pres Leibniz Soc), Jochen Herdecke (Board VGH Ins Co), Wenchao Li (chr selec comm)
        Heinrich Schepers (Münster): Bemerkungen zu Leibniz’ Metaphysik
Friday, July 22
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Three, F 107
        Martin Hammer (Hannover): Leibnizens Umgang mit dem Negativen. Zum Verhältnis von Irrtum und Bosheit
        Giorgio Erle (Verona): Allgemeines Wohl und feste Frömmigkeit
        Anselm Model (Freiburg i. Br.): Von der „Cité de Dieu“ zum „weltbürgerlichen Ganzen“. Zu Glückseligkeit, Kulturarbeit und Moral bei Leibniz und Kant
        Wieslaw Sztumski (Kattowitz): Die Theorie des Gemeinwohls von Leibniz und das Konzept der nachhaltigen Entwicklung (zwei Utopien)
        Natascha Gruver (Wien): Ad felicitam publicam: Leibniz’ Wissenschaftskonzeption in der „scientia generalis“. Rekonstruktion und gegenwärtige Relevanz
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Four, F 142
        Enrico Pasini (Torino): Leibniz’s Correspondents and Acquaintances
        Heinrich Schepers (Münster): Filterprogramme zur aktuellen Konkordanz der Philosophischen und Politischen Reihen der Leibniz-Akademieausgabe
        Michael Kempe (Hannover)/Siegmund Probst (Hannover): Digitale Rekonstruktion von Textzusammenhängen in den Schriften von Leibniz Freitag
        Michael Kempe (Hannover): Vorstellung der Personen- und Korrespondenz-Datenbank der Leibniz-Edition Freitag
        Stefan Luckscheiter (Potsdam): Der Arbeitskatalog der Leibniz-Edition
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Five, F 302
        Charles Joshua Horn (Stevens Point, WI): Leibniz and Impossible Ideas in the Divine Intellect
        Chloe Armstrong (Appleton, WI): How Strong is Divine Moral Necessity?
        Joseph Anderson (Mount Pleasant, MI): The Limits of Divine Goodness
        Joseph Trullinger (Washington, DC): A Short History of Divine Blessedness: From Leibniz to Kant
        Aderemi Artis (Flint, MI): Leibniz and Mortalism
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Six, F 428
        Julia Jorati (Ohio State): Why Monads need Appetites
        Stephan Schmid (Hamburg): The Intrinsic Directedness of Leibnizian Forces
        Peter Myrdal (Turku): Appetite as Activity
        Marleen Rozemond (Toronto): Teleology and Activity in Leibniz and Cudworth
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Seven, F 442
        Julia Borcherding (Yale): Divine Minds? Leibniz and the Similiarity Thesis
        Corey W. Dyck (Western Ontario): Leibniz’s Wolffian Psychology
        Brandon Look (Kentucky): Leibniz on Mental Content
        Stephen Puryear (North Carolina St): Leibniz on the Nature of Phenomena
        Clinton Tolley (San Diego, CA): The Progression from Sensation to Consciousness from Leibniz to Kant
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Eight, F 305
        Vincenzo De Risi (Berlin): Leibniz on the Continuity of Space
        Douglas M. Jesseph (Tampa, FL): The Principle of Continuity: Origins, Applications, and Limitations
        Richard T. W. Arthur (Hamilton, ON): Monadic States, Continous Creation and Leibniz’s Law of Continuity
        Tzuchien Tho (Milano): Elasticity and Continuity in Leibniz’s Dynamics
        Peeter Müürsepp (Tallinn): Leibniz on Infinite Divisibility
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Sixty-Nine, F 310
        Philippe Séguin (Nancy): Das höchste wissenschaftliche Gut: die Einheit. Von A. Boeckh zu D. Hilbert, mit Leibniz’ Hilfe
        Ryoko Konno (Paris): The Problem of Scientific Demonstration in Early Writings of Leibniz (1667- 1672)
        Giridhari Lal Pandit (Delhi): Scenarios of Global Interconnectedness: Turning Leibniz’s Research Programme Around
        Jonathan C. W. Edwards (London): Leibniz and Telicity
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Seventy, F 128
        Concha Roldán (Madrid): Leibniz und die Idee Europas
        Roberto Palaia (Rom): Ein europäischer Denker: Leibniz in Rom
        Adelino Cardoso (Lisboa): L’Europe comme espace de reconnaissance réciproque. L’exemple de la citoyenneté littéraire
        Ricardo Gutiérrez Aguilar (Madrid): Smoke and Mirrors: Reflection, Mechanism and Imitation in Leibniz
        Antonio Pérez (Tenerife): Leibniz, Europa und die Moderne nach Heidegger
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Seventy-One, 1105-141
        Audrey Borowski (London): „Diversitas identitate compensata“ – Leibniz’s Art of Harmonic Variation
        Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero (Venice): Perfection as Harmony: Leibniz’s 1715 Doctrine and Wolff’s Teleological Reformulation
        Vitaly Ivanov (St. Petersburg): Das Individuationsproblem und die Verarmung der Idee einer "natura communis" bei Leibniz und den scholastici recentiores
        Adrianna Senczyszyn (Wroclaw): Epistemological Basics of Human Identity in G. W. Leibniz’s New Essays on Human Understanding
        Avery Goldman (Chicago, IL): Reading Leibniz After Kant: On a Leibnizean Amphiboly of the Concepts of Reflection
    9:00-12:00, Concurrent Session Seventy-Two, F 335
        Fritz Nagel (Basel): "Ingeniorum Phoenix". Leibniz’ wissenschaftshistorische Verortung in den akademischen Reden von Jakob Hermann (1678–1733)
        Walter Tydecks (Bensheim): Die kleinen Perzeptionen bei Leibniz und die Kontinuum-Hypothese nach Gödel – Entwurf für eine dynamische Logik nach Leibniz und Gödel
        Vincent Leroux (Paris): Sur les jeux chez Leibniz
        Oleg Guzeyev (Donetsk): Leibniz’ Binary Medallion and the Key Coin
    14:00-18:00, Plenary Meeting, Schloss Herrenhausen
        Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory): Why Leibniz Is No Eclectic?
        Massimo Mugnai (Pisa): Leibniz’s Mereology
        Daniel Garber (Princeton): Thinking in the Age of the Learned Journal: Leibniz’s Modular Philosophy
Website.
Contact: kongress@leibnizgesellschaft.de.


July 19-23, 2016
Hume Society Conference
University of Sydney
Veterinary Science Conference Centre (B22)
Sydney, Australia
Tuesday, 19 July
    12.30-1.00  Anik Waldow (Sydney), Stephen Gaukroger (Sydney), Duncan Ivison (Sydney): Welcome (Lecture Theatre 208)
    1.00-2.30  Alison Gopnik (Berkeley): “Hume, Buddhism and Moral Development: What can History and Psychology tell us about Hume’s Theory of the Self?” (Lecture Theatre 208)
    2.45-4.00  Wade Robison (Rochester Inst Tech): “Proofs and Hume’s Intellectual Development”; commentator: Stephen Gaukroger (Sydney)
    4.00-5.30  Sunset Reception (New Law Scholl Building, 5th Floor)
Wednesday, 20 July
    9.00-10.15  Concurrent session: Hsueh Qu (Singapore): “The Deontological Threshold and beyond THN 1.4.7”; commentator: David Macarthur (Sydney) (Sem Rm 115)
    9.00-10.15  Concurrent session: John McHugh (Denison): “Working out the Details of Hume and Smith on Sympathy”; commentator: Keith Hankins (Melbourne) (Sem Rm 218)
    10.30-11.45  Concurrent session: Adam Gjesdal (Arizona): “Hume: Utilitarian Pluralism”; commentator: Avital Hazoney (Tel Aviv) (Sem Rm 115)
    10.30-11.45  Concurrent session: Taro Okamura (Kyoto/Toronto): “Hume on Distinctions of Reason”; commentator: Nathan Sasser (South Carolina) (Sem Rm 218)
    1.30-2.45  Concurrent session: Byoungjae Kim (Durham): “Hume on the Problem of Other Minds”; commentator: Robert Miner (Baylor) (Sem Rm 115)
    1.30-2.45  Concurrent session: Jason Fisette (Nevada): “Analogies from Mathematics to Colours”; commentator: Karann Durland (Austin) (Sem Rm 218)
    3.00-4.15  Concurrent session: Ruth Boeker (Melbourne): “Shaftesbury and Hume on the Self, Character, and Humanity”; commentator: Margaret Watkins (Saint Vincent Coll) (Sem Rm 115)
    3.00-4.15  Concurrent session: Karen Green (Melbourne): “Was Hume the Woman's moral philosopher?”; commentator: Anne Jaap Jacobsen (Houston) (Sem Rm 218)
    4.15-5.45  Stephen Buckle: "The Evolution of Hume's Self-Understanding: Modern and Ancient Debts"; chair: Jennifer Smalligan Marušic (Brandeis) (Lecture Theatre 208)
    6.00-6.30  Carillon Tour through Sydney University’s Clock Tower (meeting point: in front of the clock tower of the Quadrangle Building)
Thursday, 21 July
    9.00-10.15  Concurrent session: Miren Boehm (Wisconsin, Milwaukee): “Hume and Newton's Empiricism and Conception of Science”; commentator: Tamas Demeter (Hungarian Acad Sci) (Sem Rm 115)
    9.00-10.15  Concurrent session: Hamdan Zahreddine (U Fed Minas Gerais): “Hume and the Question of Resistance”; commentator: Spiros Tegos (Crete) (Sem Rm 218)
    10.30-11.45  Concurrent session: Dominic Dimech (Sydney): “Hume on Causation: Projectivist and Sceptic”; commentator: Emily Kalahan (Illinois Wesleyan) (Sem Rm 115)
    10.30-11.45  Concurrent session: Krista Rodkey (Indiana): “Property and Necessity: the Scope of Hume's Justice”; commentator: John Thrasher (Monash) (Sem Rm 218)
    11.45-1.30  Lunch and Mentoring Session A (Lecture Theatre 208)
    1.30-2.45  Concurrent session: Debbie Stephan (Independent Scholar): “Reconstructing some English sources for Hume's History”; commentator: Max Grober (Austin) (Sem Rm 115)
    1.30-2.45  Concurrent session: Annette Pierdziwol (Notre Dame, Sydney): “The Cultivation of Sympathy in Hume’s Treatise”; commentator: Millicent Churcher (Sydney) (Sem Rm 218)
    3.00-4.30  Shaun Nichols (Arizona): “Rational Empiricism and Moral Distinctions”; chair: Michael Gill (Arizona) (Lecture Theatre 208)
    4.45-5.45  Mentoring Session B (Muniment Room, Quadrangle Building, first floor, near the clock tower)
    6.00-6.30  Reception in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney CBD
    6.30-7.30  Goetz Richter (Conservatorium of Music): Performance “Elective Affinities: Hume's Relevance to Music and Musicians”
Friday, 22 July
    9.00-10.15  Concurrent session: Hsueh Qu (Singapore): “The Deontological Threshold and beyond THN 1.4.7”; commentator: David Macarthur (Sydney) (Sem Rm 115)
    9.00-10.15  Concurrent session: John McHugh (Denison): “Working out the Details of Hume and Smith on Sympathy”; commentator: Keith Hankins (Melbourne) (Sem Rm 218)
    10.30-12.30  Panel Session: “Habit and Self-Formation: Hobbes and Malebranche as Influences on Hume” with Deborah Brown (Queensland) and Julie Walsh (Wellesley College); comment: Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser) (Lecture Theatre 208)
    12.30  Take-away lunch & transfer to Circular Quay (public transport)
    1.00  Ferry to Taronga Zoo; 1.30-4.00  Guided Tour “Australian Animals”, Taronga Zoo
Saturday, 23 July
    9.00-10.00  Author Meets Critics: Jacqueline Taylor, Reflecting Subjects (OUP 2015)
        Critics: Genevieve Lloyd (New South Wales), Willem Lemmens (Antwerp), Dario Perinetti (Montreal)
    10.00-11.00  Author Meets Critics: Stefanie Rocknak, Imagined Causes: Hume’s Conception of Objects (Springer 2013)
        Critics: Critics: Donald Baxter (Connecticut), Jennifer Smalligan Marušic (Brandeis), Don Garrett (New York U)
    11.15-12.30  Concurrent session: Kevin Busch (Oxford): “Hume's Lapse on the Causal Maxim”; commentator: Kazuhiro Watanabe (Kyoto) (Sem Rm 115)
    11.15-12.30  Concurrent session: Richard Fry (Southern Illinois, Edwardsville): “Montaigne and Hume on Animals”; commentator: Julie Klein (Villanova) (Sem Rm 218)
    1.15-2.15  Hume Society Business Meeting
    2.15-3.30  Concurrent session: Benjamin Nelson (Connecticut): “Mistaken Intuitions and Hume’s Degeneration Argument”; commentator: David Owen (Arizona) (Sem Rm 115)
    2.15-3.30  Concurrent session: Katie Paxman (BYU): “Hume and the Evolution of Appetite”; commentator: Asa Carlson (Stockholm) (Sem Rm 218)
    3.45-5.15  Christine Swanton (Auckland): "The Philosophical Power of Hume’s Notion of Love"; chair: Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam) (Lecture Theatre 208)
    7.00-10.00  Banquet at El Contrabando (21 Bent Street, Sydney CBD)
Registration closes 5th July 2016.
Website.
Contacts: Eric Schliesser (Ghent), Michael Gill (Arizona).


August 1-4, 2016
Conference: Reason, Difference, and Toleration in Early Modern Europe
Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan
Confirmed UK speakers: Sarah Hutton, Beth Lord, Tom Stoneham. This conference is organised by Prof Tom Stoneham (York) and Prof Takefumi Toda (Kyoto) as the first venture in building an Anglo-Japanese Research Network in Early Modern Philosophy, and as such has received financial support from charitable foundations promoting Anglo-Japanese relations. We have limited funds (£750 travel plus four nights accommodation) to support up to two further UK-based speakers to attend this conference. Those interested in this opportunity should email Tom Stoneham with a one-page CV and a 300 word abstract by the 16th May, putting the phrase 'Kyoto Conference' in the Subject line.
Contact: Tom Stoneham.


August 5-6, 2016
Personal Identity in the History of Philosophy
Newman College, 887 Swanston St
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC, Australia
Friday, 8 July
    9:15-9:30  Welcome
    9:30-11:00  Deborah Brown (Queensland): “Persons and Things”; commentator Allison Sherman (Monash)
    11:15-12:45  Matthew Leisinger (Yale): “Cudworth on Personality”; commentator Jacqueline Broad (Monash)
    2:30-4:00  Kathryn Tabb (Columbia): “Mad Persons: Personal Identity, Mental Hygiene, and the Association of Ideas in Locke”; commentator Bruce Langtry (Melbourne)
    4:15-5:45  Udo Thiel (Graz): “Between Locke and Leibniz: Charles Bonnet on Self-consciousness and Personal Identity”; commentator Peter Anstey (Sydney)
Saturday, 9 July
    9:30-11:00   Ruth Boeker (Melbourne): “Shaftesbury and Hume on the Self, Character and Humanity”; commentator: Karen Green (Melbourne)
    11:15-12:45  Howard Durcharme (Akron): “Personal Identity and Moral Identity of Persons in Samuel Clarke”; commentator: Michael Olson (Macquarie)
    2:30-4:00  Tamar Levanon (Bar Ilan): “The Neglected Impact of Thomas Reid’s Analysis of Self”; commentator: Patrick Stokes (Deakin)
    4:15-5:45  Simone Gubler (Texas): “A Case for Self-Decreation”; commentator Artem Bourov (Melbourne)
Registration is free, but essential. To register, please visit our registration page. Places for lunch are limited and require additional registration. Tickets for lunch will be allocated on a first come first served basis and on the basis of research interests (email organizer, if applicable). Please inform the organizer of dietary restrictions. Vegetarian options will be available. Early registration is recommended. Registration for lunch closes 25 July 2016.
Website.
Contact: Ruth Boeker.


August 7-9, 2016
Kant Multilateral Colloquium
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
The theme of the meeting is: Kant on Violence, Revolution, and Progress: Historical, Political, and Metaphysical Themes. “Revolution” and “progress” are interpreted broadly, in order to include not only their historical or political meaning, but also Kant’s “Copernican Revolution” in metaphysics, science, aesthetics, religion, etc. The Multilateral Colloquium is an annual conference involving approximately forty participants from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Germany. This is the first time the meeting will be hosted in a North American country, and in particular the first time it will be hosted in the USA. We welcome this development as part of the North American Kant Society’s efforts to build stronger relations with other Kant societies and scholars around the world. Participants from other countries may choose to present their work in their native language, provided an English version is available and circulated in advance. Each participating country will determine its own selection process.
    Instructions for US Participants: We welcome contributions from any aspect of Kantian scholarship, including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2016. Notices of acceptance will be issued by April 15th. Please send all papers electronically to Robert Louden. Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 4000 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Please prepare your file in PDF format, include an abstract of a maximum of 250 words, and a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word file. When pertinent, please indicate whether you are a graduate student in the body of the text. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend from NAKS. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit their work. Presentations cannot exceed 30-35 minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion. We encourage authors not to read their texts. All accepted papers will be avaliable in the members only section of the NAKS website, and participants in the conference are expected to read them in advance. Papers already presented at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing.
Website.
Contacts: Robert Louden and Terry Godlove.


August 18-19, 2016
Reconciling Ancient and Modern Philosophies of History and Historiography
Room 261, Senate House
London, UK
August 18
    10:00-10:30  Welcome/Registration/Tea & Coffee
    10:30-10:40  Aaron Turner (Royal Holloway, U London): Introduction
    10:40-11:25  Alexander Meeus (Mannheim): ‘Epistemic Virtues and the Philosophy of Science: A Performative Approach to the Methodology of Ancient Historians’
    11:25-12:10  Peter van Nuffelen (Ghent): ‘Language, Reality, Signs: A Late Antique Christian "Regime de Representation"’
    12:10-13:10  Katherine Clarke (Oxford); ‘Minding the Gap: Mimetic Imperfection and the Historiographical Enterprise’
    14:00-14:45  Salvatore Tufano (Sapienza U Rome): ‘Walter Benjamin as a Reader of Greek Historiography: The Closed Circle?’
    14:45-15:30  Lisa Hau (Glasgow): ‘Pathos with a Point: Reflections on ‘Sensationalist’ Narratives of Violence in Hellenistic Historiography in the Light of 21st Century Historiography and Journalism’
    15:30-16:15  Olivier Gengler (Heidelberg Acad Sci/U Tubingen): ‘Agathias’ Histories and Historiography: Ancient and Modern’
    16:35-17:35  Aviezer Tucker (Harvard): ‘The Arché of Historiography’
August 19
    09:30-10:00  Tea/Coffee
    10:00-10:45  Jacqueline Klooster & Inger Kuin (Groningen): ‘Writing a Crisis: The Meta-History of Narrating Political Events’
    10:45-11:30  Aaron Turner (Royal Holloway, U London): ‘Retrospective Determinism and Periclean Pronoia: Thucydides, Arthur Danto, and the Ideal Chronicler’
    11:30-12:30  Jonas Grethlein (Heidelberg): ‘The Universal in the Particular: A Core Dilemma of Historicism in Antiquity’
    13:30-14:15  Lydia Spielberg (Radboud): ‘Documentary Fantasies in Livy’s Trial of the Scipios’
    14:15-15:00  Hamutal Minkowich (UCL): ‘Mythistoria in 2016?’
    15:20-16:20  Neville Morley (Bristol): ‘Thucydides and the Historiography of the Future’
    16:20-16:40  Closing remarks
Conference Fee: £45 (includes lunches and refreshments)
Website.
Contact: Aaron Turner.


September 5-6, 2016
UK Kant Society Conference: Kant, Normativity, and Naturalism
University of Southampton
Southhampton, UK
How should we understand normativity and its relation to the natural world? Is it true that the scientific representation of nature ultimately has no room for normative phenomena? How, if at all, can such phenomena be ‘naturalized’? Do they need to be? The dominant terms in which these problems continue to be framed owe an enormous debt to Kant. This conference aims to explore the problem of normativity and naturalism in Kant’s own work, to probe Kant’s legacy in shaping current approaches to the problem, and to envision afresh the contribution his thought may yet make. The conference welcomes papers on all themes related to Kant’s philosophy, and in particular hopes to foster debate on the above.
Keynote Speakers: Hannah Ginsborg (U California, Berkeley), Marcus Willaschek (Goethe U), Kenneth Westphal (Bogaziçi)
Call for Papers: papers are invited from academics and postgraduate students on any aspect of Kant's philosophy, though submissions dealing specifically with the conference theme are encouraged. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please complete this form and send an abstract of 800-1,000 words, excluding any self-identifying information, to Rachel Jones. Submission deadline: 1st of June. We aim to announce which papers have been accepted by 21st of June.
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Contacts: Rachel Jones, the UKKS Local Conference Convenors, Sasha Mudd and Lucas Thorpe, or the UKKS Conference Convenor, Alberto Vanzo.


September 15-17, 2016
Symposium of the Swiss Philosophical Society: "Philosophy and Its History: A Contemporary Debate"
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
Since the end of the 1980s, the relation of philosophy to its own history features prominently in the discussions concerning the nature and method of philosophy. What can philosophy do with its history? as Gianni Vattimo asked in 1989 in his book bearing the same title. Influenced by continental philosophers like Foucault or Collingwood, a so-called “relativist” position emerged from the works of Alain de Libera and Kurt Flasch, in opposition to a ‘continuist’ position (Claude Panaccio, Pascal Engel) having its source in great figures from the analytic tradition like Peter Strawson, Donald Davidson, or Michael Dummett. These debates stimulated and renewed the interest of the philosophical community for metaphilosophical and methodological questions. The 2016 Symposium of the Swiss Philosophical Society will go further in this direction, bringing history back to the forefront of the philosophical scene. Attendants will be expected to discuss the relation of philosophy with its history from one of the following points of view: 1) in contemporary philosophy (20th and 21st century), in the continental and/or analytic tradition; 2) in ancient, medieval, and modern philosophies; 2) from a metaphilosophical perspective, offering thereby a contribution to what one might call after Brentano the “philosophy of the history of philosophy”. Questions like the following could be addressed: is philosophizing possible without doing history of philosophy at the same time? What are the methodological alternatives available to historians of philosophy? What are the different orientations in history of philosophy? Are there specific developments or breaks in the ways of doing history of philosophy? What impacts do have these different approaches to history of philosophy on the very concept of philosophy? Send abstracts (<600 words) to Janette Friedrich no later than January 31, 2016.
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Contacts: Janette Friedrich, Laurent Cesalli, or Hamid Taieb.


September 21-23, 2016
European Hobbes Society: Politics, Science, History: Dimensions of Hobbes’ Philosophy
University of Graz
Graz, Austria
21 September
    Johan Olsthoorn (KU Leuven): ‘Positivism and the Separation of Justice and Morals in Hobbes’s Legal Philosophy’
    Eva Odzuck (Erlangen): ‘Hobbes’ Leviathan: A guidebook for sovereigns?'
Patricia Springborg (HU Berlin/Bozen): 'Hobbes on War and Peace and the "Security Dilemma"’
Deborah Baumgold (Oregon): ‘Leviathan as Bricolage: Part I on Reason, Passions, and the Will’
22 September
Robin Douglass (King’s College, London): ‘Hobbes and Political Realism’
Luc Foisneau (EHESS, Paris): ’Hobbes on Majority Rule’
Peter Schröder (University College, London): ‘Trust and Fear in Hobbes and Locke’
Stephen Darwall (Yale): ‘Hobbes on the Good and the Right: Normative and Metaethical Considerations’
23 September
Dirk Brantl (Graz): ‘Matter, Mind, and Morality. How Hobbes’ Natural Philosophy Connects to his Moral Theory’
Alissa MacMillan (Antwerp): ‘Why, whence, and what will it do to me? On science, religion, and human psychology in Hobbes’
Agostino Lupoli (Pavia): ‘Hobbes and Kant on Science and Politics’
Martine Pécharman (Oxford): ‘Hobbes on Passions and Will: Does a Mechanistic Interpretation of Deliberation Suit His Explanation of Action?'
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Contact: Dirk Brantl.


September 24-25, 2016
Conference: Kant, Rights, and the State
Merton College, University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
Kant’s Doctrine of Right has been paid relatively little attention in philosophical literature. However, interest in Kant’s political thought has been growing in recent years, and numerous Kantian answers to problems in contemporary political philosophy have been offered. Nevertheless, literature is still in a nascent stage of development. This conference will contribute to the renewed interest in Kant’s political philosophy by turning scholarly attention to the Doctrine of Right. The papers presented will focus in particular on the themes of ‘rights’ and ‘the state.’ Both themes lie at the heart of Kant’s political thought and have special relevance to contemporary debates in political philosophy. The presentations and discussions will consider a variety of Kantian solutions to those contemporary debates. The conference will follow a read-ahead format. There will be short presentations followed by lengthy discussions. To register, please contact Luke Davies.
Speakers include:
     -   Ralf Bader (Oxford): ‘Kant and the Problem of Assurance’
     -   Louis-Phillippe Hodgson (York, Toronto): TBA
     -   Alice Pinheiro Walla (Bayreuth): ‘Kant on Territorial Rights’
     -   Andrea Sangiovanni (King’s, London): ‘Dignity, Second-Personal Authority and the Idea of Moral Equality’
     -   Thomas Sinclair (Oxford): ‘The Power of Public Positions: Official Roles in Kantian Legitimacy’
     -   Jacob Weinrib (Queen’s, Kingston): ‘The Right and Duty of Sovereignty: Kant’s Theory of Public Right’
     -   Ariel Zylberman (UCLA): ‘The Organic Unity of the State: Kant on Life, Rights and the State’
Commentators:
     -   Luke J. Davies (Oxford)
     -   Philipp-Alexander Hirsch (Göttingen)
     -   Jakob Huber (LSE)
     -   Stefano Lo Re (St Andrews)
     -   James Messina (UCSD)
     -   Irina Schumski (Warwick)
     -   Sandy Steel (Oxford)
Website.
Contact: Luke Davies.


October 1, 2016
Sanders Prize in Early Modern Philosophy
The Sanders Prize in the History of Early Modern Philosophy is a biennial essay competition open to scholars who are within 15 years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible, and should direct inquiries to Donald Rutherford, co-editor of Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy. The award for the prizewinning essay is $10,000. Winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy.
    Submitted essays must present original research in the history of early modern philosophy, interpreted broadly as the period that begins roughly with Descartes and his contemporaries and ends with Kant. The core of the subject matter is philosophy and its history, though philosophy in this period was much broader than today and included a great deal of what currently belongs to the natural sciences, theology, and politics. Essays should be between 7,500 and 15,000 words. Since winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, submissions must not be under review elsewhere. To be eligible for this year’s prize, submissions must be received, electronically, by October 1, 2016. Refereeing will be blind; authors should omit remarks and references that might disclose their identities. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The winner will be determined by a committee appointed by Donald Rutherford and Daniel Garber, the co-editors of Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy and will be announced by the end of November. (The editors reserve the right to extend the deadline, if no essay is chosen.) At the author’s request, the editors will simultaneously consider entries in the prize competition as submissions for publication in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy independently of the prize.
    Submissions and inquiries should be directed to Donald Rutherford, co-editor of Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy.
Website.


October 10-12, 2016
Conference on Berkeley's Querist
National University of Ireland
Galway, Ireland
Contacts: Daniel Carey and Bertil Belfrage.


October 13-15, 2016
7th Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy/7e Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Anglophone keynote speaker: Donald Rutherford (U California, San Diego); Francophone keynote speaker: Mogens Laerke (ENS Lyon - CNRS)
The Quebec seminar in early modern philosophy is a bilingual annual conference in the history of early modern philosophy (roughly, the period from Montaigne to Kant). Its specific aim is to foster the exchange of ideas among scholars of early modern philosophy from French and English language, particularly from Canada, the United States, and Europe. Papers on any topic in the history of early modern philosophy are welcome for presentation at the Quebec Seminar. The reading time should be approximately 45 minutes. In addition, those having presented a paper at the Seminar will be able to publish their contribution (or another) in a new online journal dedicated to EMP, the Working Papers of the Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. Please submit an abstract of 500 to 750 words (1 to 1.5 page, single-spaced) no later than August 15, 2016 to Syliane Malinowski-Charles and Rodolfo Garau. Travel expenses are at participant’s charge. NB: People submitting an abstract in English are expected to be able to follow the papers that will be presented in French (and conversely).
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Contacts: Rodolfo Garau and Syliane Malinowski-Charles.


October 14-15, 2016
Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy: "Affectivity"
Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University
Múzeum körút 4
Budapest, Hungary
Invited Speakers: Ursula Renz (Alpen-Adria U Klagenfurt) and Lin Hui (Fudan U Shanghai)
We are pleased to announce the first meeting of the Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy which is intended as the first edition of a yearly event that brings together established scholars, young researchers and advanced graduate students working on the field of early modern philosophy (ca. from 1600 to 1781). The aim is to foster collaboration among researchers working in different traditions and institutional contexts. We welcome abstracts for papers on any topic relevant to affectivity, broadly conceived, in early modern philosophy. Proposals are particularly welcome that draw on resources from multiple different traditions (e.g. French and Anglo-Saxon). Presentations should be in English and aim at approximately 40 minutes. Please send an abstract of maximum 400 words, prepared for blind review. The body of the email should include the author’s details (name, position affiliation, contact details, title of the abstract). The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 August 2016. Applicants will receive a response regarding their submission by 1 September 2016. There are no fees for registration. Attendance is free and most welcome. However, no financial support can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to Olivér István Tóth.


October 21-22, 2016
Workshop: Kant, Maria von Herbert, and Early Modern Women Philosophers
University of Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt, Austria
The Third Carinthian EMP-Kant Workshop will focus on the role of women philosophers in the early modern period until Kant, thereby drawing attention to a Woman philosopher from Klagenfurt, namely Maria von Herbert, who corresponded with Kant and who, together with her brother Franz Paul von Herbert, played an important role in Austrian Enlightenment. We also welcome submissions related to other women philosophers. Prospective participants are invited to send a note of interest and an abstract of 250 to 500 words to Ursula Renz no later than August 10. The selection will be made with respect to coherence with the topic of the workshop. Keynote Speakers: Rae Langton (Cambridge) & Martha Bolton (Rutgers); confirmed speaker: Bernhard Ritter (Klagenfurt)
Contact: Ursula Renz.


October 24-26, 2016
Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science
From Natural History to Science: the Emergence of Experimental Philosophy
Institute for Research in the Humanities, Seminar Room
University of Bucharest, 1 Dimitrie Brandza Street
Bucharest, Hungary
The sixth edition of the Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of historians and philosophers interested in the interplay between theory and experimental practices in the 16th–18th centuries, with a special focus on the emergence of experimental philosophy. We invite papers on the history of natural history, early modern experimental practices and forms of experimental methodology, as well as papers investigating the philosophical and methodological discussions surrounding the emergence of experimental philosophy.
Speakers:
    •  Iordan Avramov (Bulgarian Acad Sci)
    •  Andreas Blanck (Paderborn/Bard College-Berlin)
    •  Arianna Borrelli (Tech U Berlin)
    •  Florike Egmont (Leiden)
    •  Mordechai Feingold (California Inst Tech)
    •  Raphaele Garrod (Cambridge)
    •  Friedrich Steinle (Tech U Berlin)
The Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science is organized by Dana Jalobeanu and the team of the project From natural history to science: the emergence of experimental philosophy and will represent the final conference of this five-year project. Abstracts no longer than 500 words should be sent by 15 July to Doina-Cristina Rusu.
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Contact: Doina-Cristina Rusu.


November 3-5, 2016
Halle Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Martin-Luther-Universität
Halle, Germany
Keynote speakers: Stefanie Buchenau (Paris) and Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest)
The seminar aims at bringing together scholars working on topics in early modern philosophy, covering roughly the period from Bacon and Montaigne to Kant. There are no restrictions as to subject matters though we are particularly interested in papers on pre-Kantian philosophy. Papers can be read in English or German and should be prepared for around 40 minutes reading time. Please send abstracts of around 500 words to Falk Wunderlich. Deadline: 1 August 2016. There will also be a conference fee of 30 €.
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Contacts: Katerina Mihaylova and Falk Wunderlich.


November 4-6, 2016
Workshop: Early Modern Works by and about Women: Genre and Method
McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada
This interdisciplinary workshop aims to bring together scholars working on one or both of the following:
    •  questions concerned with the methods of women writing in the Renaissance and Early Modern period, and of men writing pro-woman works at the same time: the use of argument, evidence, literary, theological and philosophical authority, exempla, rhetorical devices, intellectual exchange, and methodological approaches (e.g. skeptical, on the basis of natural philosophy, fantastical)
    •  questions concerned with the genre that women chose for their work and that men chose for articulating pro-woman positions, whether poetry, polemical treatise, dialogue, or epistolary forms
We would like to build an exchange among scholars working in different traditions and different disciplines (e.g. philosophy, literature, history, religious studies) in order to enrich our contributions to our different disciplinary fields. Call for proposals: We are inviting proposals for scholarly papers (which may be works in progress), but also expressions of interest in participating in panel discussions on themes pertinent to the questions of the conference, in particular:
    •  source materials (manuscript sources, early editions, archival collections)--how to identify them, how to gain access to them, and how to interpret them
    •  transcription and translation
    •  the use of the digital humanities in generating research questions, responding to them, and disseminating results
    •  methods, genre and evidence in early modern literature, science, and philosophy
Proposals should be approximately 200 words and should be submitted no later than March 31, 2016. The languages of the conference will be French and English, but we encourage submissions from scholars working on figures who wrote in other languages as well.
Website.
Contact: Marguerite Deslauriers.


November 4-6, 2016
Leibniz Society of North America: The Leibniz-Caroline-Clarke (Newton) Correspondence
University of Houston
Houston, TX
This year marks the 300th anniversary of Leibniz’s death, which occurred on 14 November 1716. During the last year of his life, Leibniz was engaged in his famous correspondence with Samuel Clarke. Clarke had become the front man for the Newtonian cause after Leibniz’s erstwhile friend and follower in Hanover, the newly crowned Princes of Wales, Caroline of Ansbach, showed him a letter she had received from Leibniz in mid-November 1715, a letter in which Leibniz attacked English philosophy in general, and Newtonian philosophy in particular, for contributing to the decline of natural religion in England. When Caroline transmitted Clarke’s first response to Leibniz in her letter of 6 December 1715, the year-long debate, ending only with Leibniz’s death, was officially joined. It ranged over a myriad of issues, among others, the nature of space and time, God and God’s activity in the world and God’s relation to space, miracles, gravity and action at a distance, force, atomism and the possibility of a void, the principle of sufficient reason, the principle of the identity of indiscernibles. Many of these issues reflected methodological differences between Leibniz and the Newtonians in their approaches to natural philosophy; but in an effort to appeal to Caroline’s religious sensibilities, Leibniz strove to keep the debate focused on what he saw as the corrosive effects of Newtonian philosophy on natural religion and its tendency to detract, as Leibniz saw it, from the wisdom God.
    In light of the importance of Leibniz’s correspondence with Clarke during the last year of his life, the organizers of the 10th annual conference of the LSNA are particularly interested in papers dealing with some aspect of the personal, political, scientific, and philosophical dimensions of the correspondence, as well as with Leibniz’s responses to the Newtonians in general. Discussions of Clarke’s philosophical and theological works in relation to Leibniz and Newton would also be welcome. Please submit abstracts in Word format to Gregory Brown by 15 August 2016.
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Contact: Gregory Brown.


November 5, 2016
Conference on Leibniz: Legacy and Impact
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, UK
Keynote address: Nicholas Jolley (California, Irvine)
This conference aims to celebrate the legacy and impact of the universal genius Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Leibniz was a polymath who made significant contributions to many fields of learning, among them philosophy, science, mathematics, law, and the study of history and languages. But which of his innovations had the greatest impact in the years that followed? And how have his ideas shaped these disciplines today? These are the questions that will be the focus of this conference. The organizers invite papers that address these questions head on, and seek to show the extent and depth of Leibniz's legacy and impact.
    Abstracts for papers on these themes are welcomed. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length (those that exceed the word limit will not be considered) and prepared for blind review. Please include your name, affiliation and contact details in the body of your email. Abstracts in Microsoft Word or PDF format should be submitted to Lloyd Strickland by midnight on Sunday 28 February 2016. Decisions on submissions will be relayed no later than Sunday 13 March 2016. Papers selected for presentation at the conference should be of a length suitable for delivery in 40 minutes, i.e. 4500 - 5000 words.
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Contacts: Lloyd Strickland and Julia Weckend.


November 6-8, 2016
Spinoza Stories: Pantheists, Spinozists, Jews, and the Formation of German Idealism
Martin Buber Society
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
The Pantheism Controversy was composes of a series of discussions and polemics that took place in Germany towards the end of the 18th century, and whose common denominator was the relationship between philosophy and religion. These discussions generated wildly varying pictures of the thinker whose works sparked the dispute: Baruch Spinoza. These varied pictures-- pantheist, atheist, kabbalist, philosophical hero, and dead dog of philosophy--allowed the actors in the dispute to define and configure their own viewpoints.
    This conference will take these images of Spinoza as its point of departure. By disentangling and exploring them, we will open a neglected point of access to the controversy and its crucial significance for the development of German philosophy and Modern Judaism. The battle over Spinoza's dead body is less about what Spinoza "really said" than about thinkers trying to find their own voice in a time of intellectual effervescence. Whether loved or hated, rejected or appropriated, Spinoza appeared as a figure every major German thinker had to come to terms with. Their attempts generated images of Spinoza which continue to shape philosophy and religious thought.
    We hope to receive a wide variety of papers, but are particularly interested in those that treat one or more of the figures involved in the controversy, and the role Spinoza and Judaism played in their development. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes in length. We would discussions to be at the center of the conference, and papers should be written in a way that stimulates debate. Therefore, we request participants to refrain from delivering already concluded investigations and to instead present works in progress. In addition to conventional research papers, the conference will include reading sessions and learning groups. Topics could include:
    •  Studies of the dramatis personae. Mendelssohn, Jacobi, and Lessing's battle over Spinoza
    •  Spinoza and the overcoming of traditional religiosity through the religion of Reason
    •  Interpretation of pantheism and atheism in the Pantheist Controversy
    •  German readings of Spinozism and kabbalah
    •  Spinoza as the entry into philosophy; Judaism as the entry into religion
    •  Judaism and pantheism
    •  Perceptions of Spinoza: atheist, pantheist, Jew, philosophical hero
    •  Anti-Judaism and idealism
    •  Beyond German idealism: pre-1848 (Heine, Hess, Marx); Zionism, critical theory
Please submit abstracts (max. 300 words) and queries to spinozastories@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is June 20, 2016. Authors will be notified regardind acceptance of their contribution by August 1, 2016. Applicants are expected to arrange for their own funding for conference participation. Accepted submissions will be considered for publication in a conference volume.
Contacts: José María Sánchez de León and Dustin Atlas.


November 11-12, 2016
NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy: The Imagination
New York University
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
Friday, Nov. 11
    9:00-10:00  Check-in and Continental Breakfast
    10:00-12:00  Susan James (Birkbeck, U London): "Spinoza"; commentator: Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser)
    2:00-4:00  Donald Ainslie (Toronto): "Hume"; commentator: Tito Magri (U Rome, La Sapienza)
    4:30-6:30  Stefanie Grüne (Potsdam): "Kant"; commentator: Clinton Tolley (U California San Diego)
Saturday, Nov. 12
    9:00-10:00  Continental Breakfast
    10:00-12:00  Ulrich Schlösser (Tübingen): "Fichte"; commentator: Michelle Kosch (Cornell)
    2:00-4:00  Jonathan Lear (Chicago): "Freud"; commentator: Linda Brakel (Michigan)
    4:30-6:30  Michael Martin (U College, London/U California, Berkeley): "Contemporary Philosophy in Relation to History"; commentator: Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna Coll)
Registration not open yet. It will open in September.
Contact: Don Garrett.


November 24-25, 2016
Colloque International: "Fortune de la philosophie cartésienne au Brésil"
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus du Solbosch, avenue Paul Héger
1050 - Bruxelles, Belgique
La philosophie cartésienne dépasse largement les limites de la philosophie européenne. En tenant compte de la scène scientifique brésilienne, l'objectif de ce colloque est de stimuler le débat sur les interprétations philosophiques du cartésianisme dont l'influence dans la démarche philosophique est aujourd'hui indéniable, y compris au Brésil. Une attention toute particulière sera portée aux notions de méthode, de métaphysique et de principes cartésiens. Ces notions fondamentales et leurs interprétations influencent profondément la pensée philosophique occidentale. Il convient ainsi de savoir dans quelle mesure cette influence est présente dans le développement philosophique au Brésil afin de comprendre quels sont les "usages" brésiliens de Descartes. Quels sont donc les croisements, parallèles, points d'accord et de désaccord? La démarche du colloque se propose dès lors d'interroger et de questionner les éléments cartésiens qui donnent ou qui ne donnent pas lieu à une (ré) appropriation par les philosophes au Brésil.
    Cette investigation présente une conséquence inéluctable sur notre conception de la philosophie cartésienne de manière générale. Ce colloque invite à se réinterroger, à partir de la réception de la philosophie cartésienne au Brésil, sur le statut de l'interprétation cartésienne en Occident. C'est en conséquence ce regard philosophique croisé qui nous intéresse et que nous souhaitons aborder. Axes thématiques: À titre indicatif, et sans être exhaustifs, nous retenons quelques axes:
    1. Descartes et les fondements de la science
    2. La métaphysique de Descartes en débat
    3. Les passions et la morale cartésienne
    4. L'héritage cartésien au Brésil
Modalités de soumission: Les propositions de communications peuvent être présentées en français ou en anglais. Les propositions (d'environ 600 à 900 mots) seront anonymes et envoyées en fichier joint à descartesbresil@e-cartesiennes.be pour le 02 avril 2016. Le nom, l'affiliation et une brève présentation bio-bibliographie seront précisés dans le corps de l'e-mail. Les décisions du comité scientifique seront communiquées aux auteurs le 02 mai 2016. Les textes complets des communications seront à envoyer au plus tard le 30 octobre 2016 à l'adresse électronique descartesbresil@e-cartesiennes.be pour que tous les intéressés puissent y avoir accès avant les communications orales. Cette procédure permet d'alimenter les discussions et commentaires à la suite de chaque communication.
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Contacts: descartesbresil@e-cartesiennes.be, Jaime Derenne, or Mariana de Almeida Campos.


November 25-27, 2016
Pedro Hurtado de Mendoza (1578-1641): System, Sources and Influence
Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia
Kněžská 8, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
The Basque Jesuit thinker Pedro Hurtado de Mendoza (1578-1641), unlike his older contemporary Francisco Suárez, is today an almost unknown author of philosophical and theological works. Yet he stands at the beginning of a tradition of philosophical and theological textbook writing that provided educational background to philosophers and theologians throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Historians have so far neglected this tradition or gave it only a superficial look, perhaps assuming that the claim “if you see one of these textbooks, you have seen them all” is true. This assumption, however, needs to be reexamined. It has been shown, for instance, that Hurtado held, within the scholasticism of the time, original views on several topics such as universals and beings of reason. The question, then, remains whether Hurtado’s views were unusual in other areas as well, in logic, natural philosophy, psychology, ethics, political philosophy, and theology, and what the value of his innovations was, if any. In order to determine an answer to this question it is necessary to start with careful analyses of particular passages from his work. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for presentation of the results of such analyses. These results may then serve as the first step in establishing the proper place of Hurtado and his work in a broader historical and systematic context. The search for this context includes identification of Hurtado’s sources, comparison of his views to views of previous scholastic authors (Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham, Suarez, etc.), tracing of his influence or non-influence in later scholastic (Arriaga, Poinsot, Mastri, Izquierdo, etc.) and non-scholastic (Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, etc.) authors. The goal of this conference is to take an in-depth look at Hurtado, one of the first authors in the Baroque philosophy textbook tradition that provided the background not just for scholastic but also for non-scholastic thought of the time.
    Confirmed speakers: Ulrich Leinsle, Thomas Marschler, Sydney Penner, Jacob Schmutz, Daniel Schwartz, Bernd Roling
Conference language: English. Submissions are invited from researchers of all levels, including Ph.D. students, and on any aspect of the conference theme. To submit, please email an abstract (maximum 600 words) to Daniel Heider. In a separate file the email should contain the author’s brief CV including name, position, affiliation, selection of publications and contact details. The deadline for abstract submission is 20th July 2016. There is no conference fee. Moreover, the organizers will cover the speakers' accommodation costs. The scheduled length of lectures is 40 minutes including approx. 10 minutes for discussion.
Contacts: Daniel Heider (South Bohemia/Czech Acad Sci), Daniel Novotný (South Bohemia), or Lukáš Novák (South Bohemia/Charles University Prague).


November 30-December 2, 2016
Thomas More and Erasmus Conference
University of Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
In the year 1516, two crucial texts for the cultural history of the West saw the light: Thomas More’s Utopia and Desiderius Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum. Both of these works dealt freely with authoritative sources of western civilization and opened new pathways of thought on the eve of invasive religious and political changes. Lectio (Leuven Centre for the Study of the Transmission of Texts and Ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance) and the University of Leuven, in collaboration with its RefoRC-partners the Johannes a Lasco Library Emden and the Europäische Melanchthon Akademie Bretten as well as other partners, will mark the 500th birthday of both foundational texts by this conference. The university city of Leuven is a most appropriate place to have this conference organized, since it was intimately involved in the genesis and the history of both works.
    The conference will be devoted to studying not only the reception and influence of Utopia and the Novum Instrumentum in (early) modern times, but also their precursors in classical antiquity, the patristic period, and the middle ages. By bringing together international scholars working in philosophy, theology, intellectual history, art history, history of science and historical linguistics, the conference will thus lead to a better understanding of how More and Erasmus used their sources, and will address the more encompassing question of how these two authors, through their own ideas and their use of authoritative texts, have contributed to the rise of modern western thought.
    Papers may be given in English or French and the presentation should take 20 minutes. To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of approximately 300 words (along with your name, academic affiliation and contact information) to lectio@kuleuven.be by January 15, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be given by the end of March 2016.
Invited speakers are Gillian Clark (Bristol), Henk Jan De Jonge (Leiden), Günter Frank (Europäische Melanchthon Akad), Brad Gregory (Notre Dame) and Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, London).
Website.
Contact: Erik De Bom.


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


February 1-3, 2017
International Berkeley Conference on The Querist
University of Lyon
Lyon, France
George Berkeley (1685-1753) contributed to a wide range of academic disciplines; from philosophy and metaphysics to mathematics and empirical psychology; from theology to political economy and monetary policy. We are now inviting distinguished scholars to a conference focusing on The Querist. Anyone interested to participate in the conference should send an abstract to one of the organizers before August 31st 2016. The conference is organized by Roselyne Dégremont, Bertil Belfrage, and Daniel Carey. For further information, please contact one of the organizers. Scholars attending the conference are welcome to receive a copy of Belfrage’s new edition of The Querist, or of Roselyne Dégremont’s French translation.


February 18-19, 2017
Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands
This Seminar aims to bring together advanced students and established scholars working on early modern philosophy (broadly conceived, ranging from the later scholastics to Kant). The intention is to come to a workshop-type of collaboration in order to stimulate scholarly exchange in our field. The Dutch Seminar is part of the activities of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought based at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen, and of the OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy. The language of presentation and discussion is English. Please note that this year the Seminar takes place during the weekend (Saturday 18th February whole day, Sunday 19th February until 1pm).
    Invited speakers: Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard), Emily Thomas (Groningen/Durham)
    Please send the abstract of your proposed lecture (on any topic relevant to early modern philosophy) to Andrea Sangiacomo by October 15, 2016. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing and sent as a .docx file (please do not use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (name, affiliation, email and professional status – doctoral student; postdoc; lecturer; etc.) should also be specified in your e-mail message. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome of the review by December 20. We will do our best to send the reviewers’ reports to all participants in order to provide useful feedback on the abstracts. There are no registration fees. Attendance is free and all listeners are welcome. No financial help, however, can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.
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Contact: Andrea Sangiacomo.


February 18, 2017
Southwest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
Invited speaker: Jacqueline Taylor (U San Francisco). Papers on any subject in early modern (pre-Kantian) philosophy are welcome for presentation at the Southwest Seminar. Reading times should not exceed 40 minutes. Abstracts of no more than 750 words should be emailed to Mary Domski by Friday 15 July 2015. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and sent in either .doc or .rtf format. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your abstract within a week, please resubmit or contact Mary. The program for the Southwest Seminar will be announced by early October 2016.
    In conjunction with the Seminar, Helen Hattab (U Houston) will be presenting a colloquium talk to the UN-Reno Department of Philosophy on the afternoon of Friday 17 February 2017. This event is free and open to the public, and all those traveling to Reno for the Seminar are welcome to attend.
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Contacts: Jason Fisette or Mary Domski.


April 6-8, 2017
British Society for the History of Philosophy
University of Sheffield
Diamond Bldg
Sheffield, UK
Keynote speakers: Angie Hobbs (Sheffield), Luc Foisneau (EHESS, Paris), Dina Emundts (Konstanz)
The BSHP invites scholars to submit symposium and individual paper proposals for its general conference. Symposia and individual papers are invited on any topic and any period of the history of philosophy. Proposals for either symposia (3-4 thematically related presentations) or individual presentations (approximately 25-30 minutes) are welcome. Symposium submissions are especially encouraged. Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 October 2016; decision by 1 December 2016. Submissions should be sent as an email attachment (in Word) to: bshp@sheffield.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)
Contact: Jeremy Dunham.


April 28-30, 2017
Multilateral Kant Colloquium
Martin Luther University
Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
The theme of the colloquium is: Kant und seine Kritiker – Kant and his critics – Kant et ses critiques. Papers may include discussions of any aspect of Kant’s philosophy and its critique from Kant’s time to the present. The Multilateral Colloquium involves approximately fifty five participants, about 15 of them will be invited presentations. The official languagues are German, English, and French; however, participants can choose to present their papers in Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian, provided a version in one of the official languages is available, too. Due to the traditionally multilateral dimension of the Kant Colloquium and its origin, the selection committee is particularly interested in submissions from participants working in South America, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
    The selection committee is an international group of Kant-scholars and is chaired by Professor Heiner F. Klemme (MLU). The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. Notices of acceptance will be issued by December 1, 2016. Please send all papers electronically to Antonino Falduto. Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 4400 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Please send your file in PDF format, include an abstract of a maximum of 400 words, and a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word or RTF file. Presentations cannot exceed 50 minutes (30-35 minutes reading time, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion). There will be conference fee of € 30.
Website.
Contact: Falk Wunderlich.


30 May-1 June 2017
Int'l Soc for Intellectual History Conference: The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity
American University in Bulgaria
Balkanski Academic Center
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Keynotes: Wayne Hudson (Tasmania), Michael Hunter (Birkbeck, U London), Jonathan Israel (Inst Adv Study Princeton), & Lyndal Roper (Oxford)
The collapse of the communist bloc in 1989 put an end to processes of political identification based mainly, if not exclusively, on “strong” political ideologies. Accordingly, the past three decades have witnessed a rediscovery of the role of non-political factors (i.e. religion, culture, ethnicity, etc.) in shaping socio-political communities. These political and cultural phenomena also influenced academia, leading to a revaluation of “religion qua religion” as a legitimate and independent area of inquiry, as well as to a reassessment of its impact on socio-cultural, economic and political dynamics in the making of the modern world.
    The relationship between religious belief and modernity has been interpreted in different ways by intellectual historians. Some historiographical currents argue that modern secular societies developed thanks to the gradual emergence of such ideas as “reasonableness”, “natural religion” and “toleration” among certain religious movements of reform and renewal from the Late Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Other sections of historiography maintain that the making of modernity was produced by a process of secularization, which benefited from the spread of intellectual and cultural currents that, in the Age of Enlightenment, held essentially atheistic and materialistic ideas in philosophy and republican, democratic views in politics. Still others have seen modernity as emerging both from and against a religious, and specifically Christian, worldview, given that the rethinking of several religious concepts, texts and institutions since the Renaissance eventually had secularizing consequences.
    The relationship between ideas and political, economic and socio-cultural contexts also plays a significant role in the ongoing historiographical debate on religion and modernity. The twentieth century saw the opposition between the reductionist approach of social-scientific positivism, which considered ideas, including religious ideas, as mere epiphenomena produced by socio-economic factors, and a view of ideas as able to influence or even determine social and political dynamics. Nevertheless, in recent decades a growing number of historians have adopted a methodological approach that pays great attention to the historical conditions and intellectual contexts of philosophical and religious discourses. According to this approach, ideas play a prominent role as constitutive elements of historical periods, both in themselves and in interacting with social, economic, cultural and political factors.
    At present, when controversial political issues are bringing renewed attention to the significance of religion at a global level, a deeper understanding of how the rethinking of religion and religious belief contributed to the making of the modern world may help to elaborate new theoretical frameworks for addressing current issues. Thus, “The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity” aims to explore the historical, contextual, and methodological issues that intellectual history should take into account when examining the interactions between religious belief and philosophical, political and scientific concepts.
    Call for Papers: Proposals for 20-minute individual papers are welcome. Proposals for panels, consisting of three 20-minute papers, are also welcome. Both are due no later than 31 December 2016, using the online submission form. Paper and panel proposals are welcome both from ISIH members and scholars who are not members of the Society. The language of the conference is English: all speakers are supposed to deliver their papers in English. Papers and panels may concentrate on any period, region, tradition or discipline relevant to the conference theme. The range of potential subjects of investigation is extremely broad, and may include, but is not limited to:
    •  the contribution of the rediscovery and rethinking of ancient religious beliefs and traditions to the making of modernity
    •  innovations in religious belief and theological doctrine since the High Middle Ages, with a focus on their role in shaping the modern world
    •  the religious dimensions of Renaissance thought, culture and art
    •  the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation in intellectual history
    •  the religious dimensions of the Scientific Revolution
    •  modern biblical hermeneutics and its impact on the modern mind
    •  the relationship between the Enlightenment and religion
    •  reason and revelation in natural religion, rational theology, physico-theology, skepticism, fideism, etc.
    •  discussing and rethinking traditional religious beliefs (e.g. belief in providence, miracles, prophecy, Messianism, millenarianism, the devil, the hell, exorcism, magic, mystical experience, etc.)
    •  atheism, deism, skepticism and irreligion
    •  the role of religious belief in the Age of Revolution
    •  the impact of religious concerns and concepts on legal and political theory
    •  religious toleration and religious freedom
    •  rethinking the rights, position and role of religious minorities in the making of modernity
    •  the consideration of Judaism and Islam in modern western culture
    •  interactions between western civilization and Eastern cultures, with a focus on religious matters
    •  religion in philosophical, sociological and historiographical discourses on modernity and post-modernity
Website and detailed info sheet.
Contact: Diego Lucci.


July 17-21, 2017
International Hume Society Conference
Providence, RI
Submission deadline: Nov. 1, 2016
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August 21-24, 2017
Conference: “Berkeley’s philosophy after the Principles and the Three Dialogues
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Toruń, Poland
Contacts: Adam Grzelinski or Bertil Belfrage.