The Early Modern Philosophy Calendar

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

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

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


July 28-31, 2014
St Andrews/Stirling Kant Reading Party: Kant and Hobbes on the Justification and Limitation of State Power
The Burn, Edzell
Angus, Scotland
We will examine how Kant and Hobbes justify state power, its extent and limitations, and explore links between their treatments of the state of nature, the civil condition, and the illegitimacy of revolutions. We will read and discuss passages from both Kant and Hobbes. A reader with the relevant passages will be made available previous to the event. All texts will be made available in English. There will also be slots for student papers and discussion. Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of not more than 500 words for talks related to Hobbes and Kant. Priority will be given to papers that specifically address the topic of the Reading Party. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and sent to Martin Brecher no later than June 15. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of June.
    The participation fee will be 175 GBP for staff members, 100 GBP for students, and 50 GBP for students invited to give papers. The fee covers transportation from St Andrews to The Burn and back, as well as accommodation and full board for the Reading Party. (The fees may be reduced should we be able to acquire further funding.) The number of participants is limited to 25. To secure your place on the list of participants please send an email with an informal application to Martin Sticker as soon as possible. Please send an email even if you have been in touch with conference organizers before, and confirm your participation.
    The location of the Reading Party, The Burn, is approximately one hour from St Andrews and offers excellent opportunities for hiking and other pastimes.
Contact: Martin Sticker.


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

Bilingual Symposium: "Necessity and Contingency in Early Modern Philosophy"
Contemporary discussions concerning the future of Europe, within a framework of necessity and contingency, might seem quite far and different from the debates in which early modern philosophers and theologians were engaging in, and which were at the meeting point between reflections on divine power and authority, on one side, and human liberty, on the other.
    Nevertheless, even if permeated with metaphysical considerations, these old debates share with contemporary ones a similar context of crisis, which has everything of a "change of era." Indeed, the early modern form of the question of necessity and contingency cannot be dissociated from the beginnings of the disenchantment of the world and of the questioning of the authority of theology on philosophy.
    Within this framework arise new interrogations. What becomes of necessity, once disconnected from divine power? How to think human liberty from without a divine perspective? How to have immanence arise uniquely out of contingency?
    These questions are at the heart of the debates that opposed proponents of necessity and contingency, preparing the way for new and original perspectives on both the state of man and of the divine, which occasionned conceptual mutations and redefinitions of traditional issues still relevant to our contemporary discussions (one being, for example, the Problem of Evil).
    Vous êtes cordialement invités à faire parvenir une proposition de communication pour le symposium bilingue sur le thème "Nécessité et contingence à l'âge classique," qui se tiendra dans le cadre de la 14e Conférence internationale de l'ISSEI, à l'Université catholique du Portugal (Porto).
    Participants are expected to be able to understand presentations in both languages, regardless of the one in which your abstract is submitted. Please submit a 500-750 word abstract (in English or in French) no later than March 1, 2014 to: Sébastien Charles and Benoît Côté.
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Bilingual Symposium: "Mind, Body, and Human Nature in Early-Modern Thought"
Debates about the nature of the human soul, the interaction between the mind and the body, and the origin of human ideas were at the heart of the transition from early-modern to modern philosophy. The period witnessed a set of fundamental changes in the understanding of human nature. It was an intellectual transformation that had dramatic social and political implications for Europe. Debates about the nature of mind and body and about the relationship between them were at the heart of a transition from theologically based philosophical systems to more rationalist and materialist explanations of physical phenomena.
    The Cartesian critique of the Aristotelian conception of the soul and the introduction of substance dualism produced a set of philosophical, theological, and physiological problems that stimulated heated debates for over one hundred years (if not to this very day). The diversity of conflicting theories of mind, the philosophical and theological implications that followed from those explanations, the bitter disputes among the defenders of each system, and the seemingly inexorable nature of these contests all led to a gradual decline in attempts to provide metaphysical accounts of human cognition. It also produced a final rupture between philosophy and theology, as thinkers increasingly attempted to explain human behaviours in purely physiological terms.
    In many ways, this intellectual transition simultaneously encompassed the past, the present, and the future. Thinkers attempted to transform inherited ideas about human understanding in order to offer what they believed to be more accurate representations of human nature that would, in turn, alter mankind’s relationship with the world. The changes in the perception of human nature and of human knowledge fundamentally redefined the notions of individuality and autonomy, leading to new ideas about toleration and about the individual’s relationship to society.
This roundtable seeks to explore this crucial transition through an interdisciplinary and chronologically broad perspective. It invites papers (in English or French) dealing with the early-modern theories of human nature, of epistemology, and of physiology, as well as with the implications of various physiological theories, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century.
Please submit a 300–500 word abstract (in English or in French) no later than March 15, 2014 to Anton Matytsin.
Website.


August 12-14, 2014
International Congress: The History of Philosophy as the History of Anti-Aristotelianism
Universidad Diego Portales
Santiago, Chile
Confirmed speakers: Juan Arana (Sevilla), Francisco Bertelloni (Buenos Aires), William Connell (Seton Hall), Silvia Manzo (U Nac de la Plata), Luis Placencia (Andrés Bello, Santiago), Miguel Saralegui (Universidad Diego Portales), y Víctor Zorrilla (Monterrey).
    Through long and important periods in its history, philosophy has developed and been practiced under the dominant influence of only a few philosophers. Among these, there can be no doubt that Aristotle was the philosopher who was respected by the most disparate philosophical traditions during the most discrete historical periods. For this reason, philosophers have always rebelled against Aristotle’s authority. Criticism of Aristotle has materialized in the most divergent of ways. Some philosophers have regarded his influence as too spiritual and metaphyscical. Others, like Descartes, have considered his philosophy too materialistic. In this conference we intend to study the different anti-Aristotelian strategies adopted by various writers ranging from the fourteenth century down to German idealism. We are interested not only in those authors who were consciously anti-Aristotelian, but also in the anti-Aristotelian elements that can be found in the thought of authors regarded as Aristotelian, as well as in the Aristotelian elements of thought that was or is generally considered anti-Aristotelian.
    Call for papers: Proposals should be sent before 15 April 2014, and full texts should be sent by 1 August 2014, to both of the following e-mail addresses: miguel.saralegui@udp.cl and miguelsaralegui@gmail.com.
Contact: Andres Florit.


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


August 25, 2014
Sydney Ideas Presentation
Daniel Garber (Princeton): "Why the Scientific Revolution Wasn't a Scientific Revolution"
6:00-7:30 p.m., location TBA
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Website.
Contact: Anik Waldow.
**See also (below) Hobbes-Spinoza workshop (Aug. 26) and Early Modern Principles Colloquium (Aug. 27-29) at U. Sydney.**


August 25-29, 2014
Summer Schools: Epistemology and Cognition
University of Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands
From 25 to 29 August 2014, the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen will host two co-located summer schools with a common theme: Epistemology and Cognition. One of the summer schools will focus on contemporary philosophy and is co-organized with the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bristol. The other summer school will have a historical focus and is co-organized with the Department of Philosophy of the Radboud University Nijmegen. The summer schools are intended for graduate students (master’s and PhD), post-docs and early-career researchers in philosophy. The combination of systematic and historical focus makes these co-located summer schools particularly attractive for students and junior researchers who approach philosophical discussions in a global, non-fragmented way, and for whom contemporary debates and historical investigations can be fruitfully combined. Participants can follow exclusively one of the two tracks, or mix-and-match tutorials from both tracks according to their interests. Each of the two summer schools will consist of tutorials by 5 lecturers each, and a few slots for student presentations (in both cases, parallel sessions for the systematic and the historical tracks). In addition, we will have keynote speakers common to the two events. Application deadline: 1 May 2014; fee €100.
Speakers:
    Jeanne Peijnenburg (Groningen): "Fading Foundations"
    Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen): "Between Epistemic Logic and Social Cognition"
    Andrew Pyle (Bristol): "Locke and the Ethics of Belief"
    Igor Douven (Groningen): TBA
    Gary Hatfield (Pennsylvania): "Rethinking Descartes on Sense Perception"
Groningen-Bristol Summer School on Epistemology and Cognition – contemporary perspectives
    Finn Spicer (Bristol): TBA
    Richard Pettigrew (Bristol): “Aiming at the truth: from the goal of accuracy to rationality constraints”
    Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen): “Dialogical conceptions of reasoning"
    Jan-Willem Romeijn (Groningen): “Group rationality”
    Fred Keijzer (Groningen): “Cognition, embodied cognition, biocognition”
Groningen-Nijmegen Summer School on Epistemology and Cognition – historical perspectives
    Carla Rita Palmerino (Radboud U Nijmegen): "Impossible, possible and real: the role of thought experiments in early modern natural philosophy"
    Paul Bakker (Radboud Nijmegen): "The Soul's Cognitive Powers in Late-Medieval and Renaissance Psychology"
    Hein van den Berg (Free U Amsterdam/Groningen): "Instinct and animal cognition in Reimarus and Herder"
    Andrea Sangiacomo (Groningen): "Mind and Body: between union and identity"
    Sander de Boer and Han Thomas Adriaenssen (Groningen): "Medieval echoes in early-modern theories of cognition: empty slogans or hidden roots?"
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Contact for the historical track: Sander de Boer.


August 26, 2014
Workshop: "Human Nature and the Construction of the State: Hobbes and Spinoza"
University of Sydney
Muniment Room (S401), Main Quad A14
Sydney, Australia
    9:00-10:30  Duncan Ivison (Sydney): "Hobbesian Liberty"
    10:45-12:00  Daniel Garber (Princeton): "Hobbes vs. Spinoza on Human Nature"
    12:00-1:15  Moira Gatens (Sydney): "Spinoza on Human Nature ... As It Really Is ..."
    2:15-3:30  Michael LeBuffe (Otago): "Hobbes and Spinoza on the Individual and the State"
    3:45-5:00  Beth Lord (Aberdeen): "Debt, Charity, and Redistribution in Spinoza’s State"
Website.
Contact: Anik Waldow.
**See also (above) Daniel Garber presentation on the Scientific Revolution (Aug. 25) and (below) Early Modern Principles Colloquium (Aug. 27-29) at U. Sydney.**


August 27-29, 2014
Colloquium: "Principles of Early Modern Thought"
University of Sydney
Darlington Centre H07, Boardroom
Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, August 27
    9:00-10:30  Peter Anstey (Sydney): "Principles: the Contours of a Concept"
    11:00-12:30  James Franklin (New South Wales): "Early modern Mathematical Principles"
    1:30-3:00  Joe Campbell (Sydney): "Principles and the Development of English Equity Law"
    3:30-5:00  William R. Newman (Indiana): "Chymical Principles"
Thursday, August 28
    9:00-10:30  Sophie Roux (ENS, Paris): "Principles in French Philosophy"
    11:00-12:30  Kiyoshi Shimokawa (Gakushuin, Tokyo): "Principles of Natural Jurisprudence"
    1:30-3:00  Alberto Vanzo (Warwick): "Principles in Italian Natural Philosophy"
    3:30-5:00  Peter Anstey (Sydney): "Principles of Religion"
Friday, August 29
    9:30-10:30  Michael LeBuffe (Otago): "The Principles of Spinoza's Philosophy"
    11:00-12:30  Kirsten Walsh (Otago): "Principles in Newton's Natural Philosophy"
    1:30-3:00  Daniel Garber (Princeton): "Principles in Leibniz's Philosophy"
Website.
Contacts: Peter Anstey and Stephen Gaukroger.
**See also (above) Daniel Garber presentation on the Scientific Revolution (Aug. 25) and Hobbes-Spinoza workshop (Aug. 26) at U. Sydney.**


September 5-6, 2014
Conference: "Dignity, Respect, and Esteem in 17th- and 18th-Century Moral Philosophy before Kant"
Université de Lausanne
Amphimax, salle 412
Lausanne, Switzerland
Friday, September 5
    9:15-10:00  Simone Zurbuchen (Lausanne): Welcome and Introduction
    10:00-11:15  Knud Haakonssen (Max-Weber-Koll Erfurt): "Samuel Pufendorf’s concept of personhood"
    11:30-12:45  Michael J. Seidler (Western Kentucky): "Whose dignity, which esteem, what respect?"
    14:15-15:00  Lisa Broussois (Lausanne): "Francis Hutcheson and the politics of moral sense"
    15:00-16:15  James Moore (Concordia, Montreal): "The Pyrrhonian controversy and the passions in Crousaz, Hutcheson and Hume"
    16:30-17:15  James A. Harris (St Andrews): "Hume on self-esteem and esteem of the rich and powerful"
Saturday, September 6
    9:15-10:30  Jacqueline Taylor (U San Francisco): "Hume on love, esteem, respect and admiration"
    10:30-11:30  Remy Debes (Memphis): "Passionate Persons: enlightened conceptions of human dignity before Kant"
    10:30  Roundtable Discussion on methodologies (Christian Maurer, Fribourg)
Website.
Contact: Simone Zurbuchen.


September 6, 2014
Workshop on Spinoza and Relational Autonomy
University of Groningen
Faculty of Philosophy, Room Omega
Oude Boteringestraat 52
Groningen, The Netherlands
    10.00-10:30: Beth Lord (Aberdeen): “Spinoza’s ratios and relational autonomy”
        10.30-11.00: Discussant: Martin Lenz (RUG)
        11.00-11.30: general discussion
    11.45: Matt Kisner (South Carolina): “Spinoza’s Surprising Aristotelianism about Potentia
        12.15-12.45: Discussant: Andrea Sangiacomo (RUG)
        12.45-13.15: general discussion
    15.00-15:30: Keith Green (East Tennessee): “The Autonomy of Shattered Spirits”
        15.30-16.00: Discussant: Heidi Ravven (Hamilton C.)
        16.00-16.30: general discussion
    16.45-17:15: Ursula Renz (Klagenfurt): tba
        17.15-17.45: Discussant: tba
    17.45-18.15: general discussion
Website
Contact: Andrea Sangiacomo.


September 9-10, 2014
Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy
Collegio Ghislieri
Pavia, Italy
Invited speakers: Maria Rosa Antognazza (King's College London) and Emilio Mazza (IULM Milano)
Presentations (in English, approximately 30 minutes) are invited on any topic and period in the history of philosophy. Speakers must be postgraduates (Master or Ph.D students), or have defended their doctoral dissertation not earlier than 2012. Accepted presentations will be arranged in themed panels. The submission deadline is June 28th. Successful applicants will be notified by July 19th 2014. Speakers will be offered free accommodation and meals in the college. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee funding for travel expenses.
    Please send a cover letter (with author's name, institutional affiliation, contact information, paper title, and topic area) to Ghislieri Graduate Conference in .doc, .rtf or .pdf format. Also send the title and abstract of the paper (around 500 words) prepared for blind refereeing.
Website.
Contact: Graduate Conference Organizers.


September 12-13, 2014
Workshop on Henry More's Enchiridion Ethicum
Université de Fribourg
Miséricorde, Avenue de l'Europe 20
Room MIS04 4122 "Salle Jäggi"
Fribourg, Switzerland
The workshop aims at exploring More's rarely studied text by means of presentations and a roundtable discussion. Presentations will be in English and French. Contributors include:     •  Sarah Hutton (Aberystwyth)
    •  Laurent Jaffro (Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon)
    •  David Leech (Bristol)
    •  Christian Maurer (Fribourg)
    •  Alain Petit (U Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand 2)
    •  John Sellars (Birkbeck, U London)
    •  Tiziana Suarez-Nani (Fribourg)
Website.
Contact: Christian Maurer.


September 15-16, 2014
Conference: "The Dutch Legacy: Radical Thinkers of the 17th Century and the Enlightenment"
Philipps-Universität, Hörsaalgebäude
Biegenstrasse 14
Marburg, Germany
While Spinoza’s impact on the early Enlightenment has always found due attention of historians of philosophy, several 17-century Dutch thinkers who were active before Spinoza’s Tractatus theologico-politicus was published have been largely neglected: in particular Spinoza’s teacher Franciscus van den Enden (Vrye Politijke Stellingen, 1665), Pieter de la Court (Consideratien van Staet, 1660; Politike discoursen, 1662), Lodewijk Meyer (Philosophia S. Scripturae Interpres, 1666); the anonymous De Jure Ecclesiasticorum, 1665, also probably by Meyer), and Adriaan Koerbagh (Een Bloemhof van allerley lieflijkheyd, 1668; Een Ligt schynende in duystere plaatsen, 1668). The conference will focus on their political philosophy as well as their philosophy of religion in order to assess their contributions to the development of radical movements (republicanism/anti-monarchism, critique of religion, atheism) in the Enlightenment.
Monday, September 15
    10:00-10:30  Sonja Lavaert / Winfried Schröder: Introduction
    10:00-11:15  Jonathan Israel (Princeton): "Van den Enden, Koerbagh, and the Dutch 'Spinozists': A Dutch or a European Network?"
    11:15-12:00  Wiep van Bunge (Rotterdam): "17th-Century Radicalism in Its Dutch and European Context"
    14:00-14:45  Roberto Bordoli (Urbino): "Religion and Power in the Holy Scripture: The Theological-Political Compound around Spinoza
    14:45-15:30  Henri Krop (Rotterdam): "Humanist Philology as Weapon in Religion: Meyer's Philosophia S. Scripturae interpres"
    16:00-16:45  Sabine Funke (Karlsruhe): "'Even gelijke vryheit': Franciscus van den Enden and the Founding of a Commonwealth"
    16:45-17:30  Frank Mertens (Gent): "Franciscus van den Enden and Religion"
Tuesday, September 16
    9:00-9:45  Stefano Visentin (Urbino): "Between Machiavelli and Hobbes: Passion, Reason and Politics in Pieter de la Court's Thought
    9:45-10:30  Piet Steenbakkers (Utrecht): "De la Court on Religion
    11:00-11:45  Michiel Wielema (Rotterdam): "Van Berkel, Adriaan Koerbagh and the Elusive Treatise of the Three Impostors"
    11:45-12:30  Bart Leeuwenburgh (Rotterdam): "Dutch as a Weapon in Politics"
Contacts: Sonja Lavaert and Winfried Schröder.


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


September 19-20, 2014
Early Modern Philosophy Conference in Honor of Daniel Garber
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Friday, Sept. 19
    10:00-12:30: Descartes and the Cartesians
        Moderator: Jean-Robert Armogathe (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes-Sorbonne, Paris)
        Presenters: Delphine Kolesnik (ENS Lyons), Dennis Des Chene (Washington U St Louis), Denis Kambouchner (Paris 1-Panthéon/Sorbonne), Giulia Belgioiso (Salento), Stephen Menn (Humboldt Berlin)
    2:30-5:00: Leibniz
        Moderator: Bob Sleigh (Massachusetts, Amherst)
        Presenters: Brandon Look (Kentucky), Paul Lodge (Oxford), Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory), Lea Schweiz (Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago), Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins)
Saturday, Sept. 20
    9:30-12:30: Spinoza and Hobbes
        Moderator: Ed Curley (Michigan)
        Presenters: Doug Jesseph (South Florida), Karolina Huebner (Toronto), Pierre-François Moreau (ENS Lyons), Martine Péchermann (CNRS France), Martin Lin (Rutgers)
    2:30-5:00: Historiography/Methodology
        Moderator: Roger Ariew (South Florida)
        Presenters: Eric Schliesser (Ghent), Alan Gabbey (Barnard/Columbia), Gideon Manning (Cal Tech), Vincent Carraud (Paris IV-Sorbonne), Catherine Wilson (CUNY Grad/York), Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest)
Organizers: Steven Nadler, Don Rutherford, Tad Schmaltz, Christia Mercer, Roger Ariew, Des Hogan
Contact: Steven Nadler.


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

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


September 25, 2014
Conference: "The Bible or Experience: Two Sources of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe"
University of West Bohemia
Pilsen, Czech Republic
The conference for PhD students and young researchers is aimed at interrelationships of science, philosophy and religion in the Early Modern Age. It concentrates above all on convergences and divergences between religious and philosophical/scientific interpretation of nature in the 16th and 17th century. Yet in the 16th century there was a widespread belief that the Bible and natural philosophy are in concord. During the 17th century this strong belief was gradually losing its strength. The conference wants to express causes of not only refusal of the Bible as an epistemological authority in interpreting nature, but also efforts to preserve the authority of Bible (“mosaic physics” etc.). Papers should be thematically focused on the biblical hermeneutics in relation to investigation of nature; the theological conditions of natural philosophy; the religious consequences of the development of scientific knowledge; conflicts between religious and philosophical reflection of nature; efforts to harmonize or separate natural philosophy and religion; the problem of Adam’s knowledge etc. Papers focused on interpretation, criticism and support of contemporary interpretative strategies of the relation between the Bible and Nature in the Early Modern Age (for example, the hypotheses of Peter Harrison) are welcome. Proposals for 20-minute presentations (in English, using the registration form) should be submitted to the organising committee no later than August 20.
Website.
Contacts: Petra Klímová and Petr Pavlas


September 25-27, 2014
Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne/Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Anglophone keynote speaker: Thomas M. Lennon (Western Ontario); Francophone keynote speaker: Emanuela Scribano (U Ca' Foscari Venezia).
    Le séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne est un colloque annuel bilingue en histoire de la philosophie moderne (couvrant, approximativement, la période allant de Montaigne à Kant) qui vise à favoriser l'échange intellectuel entre spécialistes francophones et anglophones de la philosophie moderne, particulièrement ceux provenant du Canada, des États-Unis et d'Europe. Nous invitons des propositions de communication portant sur tous les aspects de l'histoire de la philosophie moderne. La durée des présentations sera d'environ 45 minutes. De plus, les personnes retenues pour le programme du Séminaire se verront offrir de publier en ligne leur contribution dans les Cahiers du Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne.
    Appel à contributions: Veuillez soumettre un résumé de votre proposition de présentation d’1 à 1,5 page à simple interligne (500-750 mots) avant le lundi 5 mai 2014 à Syliane Malinowski-Charles. Les propositions seront évaluées anonymement par un comité ad hoc. Toute personne qui soumet une proposition accepte par le fait même de prendre part au colloque même si tous les frais de voyage et de séjour s’avèrent être à sa charge. Néanmoins, une fois le programme établi, une demande de financement supplémentaire sera déposée qui permettra peut-être de couvrir une partie des frais des participants.
Site Web du colloque.

    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. The reading time should be approximately 45 minutes. In addition, an online publication of their contributions in the Working Papers of the Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy will be proposed to those having presented a paper at the Seminar.
    Call for Papers: please submit an abstract of 500 to 750 words (1 to 1.5 page, single-spaced) no later than May 5, 2014 to Syliane Malinowski-Charles. People submitting an abstract in English are expected to be able to follow the papers that will be presented in French. All persons submitting a paper agree to participate to the conference if they are accepted even if all expenses end up being at their charge. Once the program is established, additional funding will be applied for that may enable the organizing committee to cover part of the travel or accommodation fees of the participants.
Website.
Contacts: Syliane Malinowski-Charles.


September 26-28, 2014
Midwest Early Modern Philosophy Conference
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Curtin Hall, Room 175, 3243 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Friday, September 26
    3:30-5:30  Edwin McCann (Southern California): "Amphibolizing Leibniz: Kant’s Critical Discussion of Leibniz’s Unifying account of Unity"
Saturday, September 27
    9:00-10:00  Lewis Powell (SUNY Buffalo): "Reid vs. Hume on Predication and Belief"
    10:10-11:10  Timothy Yenter (Mississippi): "Hume’s Criteria for Successful Demonstrations"
    11:20-12:20  Antonia LoLordo (Virginia): "Jonathan Edwards’ Argument for Immaterialism"
    1:30-2:45  Martha Bolton (Rutgers): "Descartes on Extended Substances, Bodies and Motion"
    2:55-3:55  Melissa Frankel (Carleton): "Berkeley on Our Knowledge of External Objects"
    4:15-5:15  Geoffrey Gorham (Macalaster) & Edward Slowik (Winona St): "Locke on Space and Time: Combining Empiricism and Absolutism"
    5:20-6:20  Julia Jorati (Ohio St): "Leibnizian Contingency and the Precipice of Spinozism"
Sunday, September 28
    9:00-10:00  Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn C, CUNY): "Desire and Affect in Spinoza’s Account of Motivation"
    10:10-11:10  Raffaella De Rosa (Rutgers-Newark): "Descartes’ Arguments for the Innateness of Sensations"
    11:20-12:20  Scott Ragland & Everett Fulmer (Saint Louis U): "There is no Circle in the Fourth Meditation"
Contact: Miren Boehm.


September 30, 2014
U Penn Colloquium
University of Pennsylvania
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Gunner Hindrichs (Basel)
Philadelphia, PA


October 2-3, 2014
Conference: “Secondary qualities: the transition from quality to quantity”
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium
Thursday, Oct. 2
    9:00-10:15  Martin Lenz (Groningen): “The Teleological Role of Secondary Quantities”
    10:30-11:30  Magali Roques (Québec, Montréal): “Quantification and Measurement of Qualities at the Beginning of the 14th Century. The Case of William of Ockham”
    11:45-12:45  Albrecht Heeffer (Ghent): “The Earliest Quantifications of the Secondary Qualities, Heat and Cold”
    14:45-15:45  Christoph Durt (Heidelberg): “The Early Modern Concept of Secondary Qualities as a Result of the Mathematization of Nature”
    16:00-17:00  Madalina Giurgea (Ghent): “Quantifying Sound in Early Modern Period”
Friday, Oct. 3
    9:00-10:15  Lisa Downing (Ohio State): “Qualities, Powers, and Bare Powers in Locke”
    10:30-11:30  Mattia Mantovani (Humboldt) “Primary and Secondary Ideas: Descartes' Phenomenological Argument for the Distinction between Two Classes of Qualities of a Material Body”
    11:45-12:45  Boris Damarest (Ghent) “Photometric or Psychometric? Kant’s Anticipations of Sense-Perception and the Primary-Secondary Distinction”
    14:45-15:45  Silvia Parigi (Cassino) “General Laws and Customs of Nature: Berkeley and Boyle on Primary and Secondary Qualities”
    16:00-17:00  Ori Belkind (Tel Aviv) “Boyle’s Mechanistic Program, the Distinction between Primary and Secondary Qualities, and Texture”
Website.
Contact: Madalina Giurgea.


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


October 10-11, 2014
North Sea Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy: Political Thought in the Early Modern Period
University of St Andrews
St Andrews, Scotland
Invited keynote speakers: Hannah Dawson (New College of the Humanities) & Lena Haldenius (Lund).
Call for papers: Submissions (in the form of either a 500-word abstract or a full paper prepared for blind review) can be on any theme in early modern political thought, but abstracts/papers on natural rights will be especially welcome. Send submissions to James Harris no later than 1 August 2014. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit abstracts/papers. Two paper slots will be reserved for graduate students. The accommodation and subsistence of those two students will be covered, and a contribution will be made to their travel expenses.
Contact: James Harris.


October 11-12, 2014
Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
University of Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä, Finland
Keynote speaker: Alison Simmons (Harvard): “Mind-Body Union: Descartes and the Limits of Metaphysics”
In a joint effort by philosophers in Finland and Hungary, the Seminar was founded to promote international cooperation among scholars of seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy. We invite prospective participants to send an abstract of about 500 words on any topic in early modern philosophy to fhsemp2014@jyu.fi by 1 July 2014. Paper acceptance will be informed by 15 July 2014. Completed papers should aim at a reading time of 40 minutes or less. Please note that FHSEMP cannot provide funding for travel or accommodation.
Website.
Contact: Vili Lähteenmäki.


October 17-19, 2014
Conference: Kant and His German Contemporaries
Western University (a.k.a.,University of Western Ontario)
London, Ontario
On account of the breadth and sophistication of his thought, Immanuel Kant is rightly counted alongside Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes as one of the greatest philosophers of the Western tradition, and his arguments viewed as compelling responses to, for instance, Hume’s skepticism, Hobbes’ egoism, Leibniz’s intellectualism, Locke’s empiricism, and Berkeley’s idealism. Yet, in thus understanding Kant’s philosophy solely in relation to the leading lights of the philosophical tradition, scholars have often overlooked the sophisticated and influential thinkers of the 18th-century German tradition that constitute its most proximate context. This conference will bring together a group of established and emerging scholars from North America, Europe and the UK, with the primary aim of presenting Kant’s thought as it relates to the key figures and movements of this historical context. Reflecting the significance and complexity of Kant’s thought, the invitees will consider a diverse array of topics, including metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophical theology, logic and philosophy of mathematics, anthropology, and philosophy of science. Invited speakers include:
    •  Stefano Bacin (San Raffaele): Kant and Feder
    •  Angela Breitenbach (Cambridge): Kant and Baumgarten
    •  Corey W. Dyck (Western): Kant and Meier
    •  Paul Guyer (Brown): Kant and Mendelssohn
    •  Des Hogan (Princeton): Kant and Crusius
    •  Anja Jauernig (NYU): Kant and the Wolffians
    •  Brandon Look (Kentucky): Kant and Maimon
    •  Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown): Kant and Euler
    •  Heiner Klemme (Halle-Wittenberg): Kant and Garve
    •  Manfred Kuehn (Boston): Kant and Fichte
    •  Thomas Sturm (UAB Barcelona): Kant and Lambert
    •  Udo Thiel (Graz): Kant and Tetens
    •  Michael Walschots (Western): Kant and Pistorius
    •  Eric Watkins (California San Diego): Kant and Lambert
    •  Falk Wunderlich (Mainz): Kant and Platner
Website.
Contact: Corey Dyck.


October 18, 2014
Hume Workshop: Hume and History
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, UK
Keynote speaker: James Harris (St. Andrews): "The Vacant Post in the English Parnassus: Hume’s Intentions as a Historian"
Following from the success of the 2012 "Hume and the Virtues" and 2013 "Why Hume Matters," the annual Oxford Brookes Hume Workshop series continues this year with "Hume and History." Abstracts are invited on all aspects of Hume’s relation to the writing of history, and on the connections between his philosophical writings and his History of England. Various interpreters have seen the History as Hume moving away from philosophy--which, by his own assessment, was not as well received as he would have liked--in order to devote his time to achieving literary fame (his "Ruling Passion"). Recently, though, closer connections are drawn between his two careers, with the history illuminating his philosophical views on character, morality and religion, and providing a "just medium" through which to view human nature. The workshop will aim to explore such connections.
    Abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted to Dan O'Brien by August 15, 2014. Decisions will be made by August 22. Presentations along with discussion will be limited to one hour.


October 25-26, 2014
Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society
Washington University, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Invited speaker: Andrews Reath (UC Riverside)
Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Please send contact information in a separate document, indicating whether you are a graduate student. The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (both contemporary and historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. Reading time is limited to 30 minutes and submissions should not exceed 25 pages. Graduate student submissions are encouraged. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize awarded by NAKS. Papers already presented at other NAKS study groups or meetings are not eligible for submission. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing. Selected papers are eligible to be considered for inclusion in the book series Rethinking Kant, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers. Papers selected for presentation may be posted in the “members only” section of the NAKS website and circulated in advance among participants. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2014. Notification of acceptance is August 15, 2014. Papers should be submitted to Anne Margaret Baxley.
Website.
Contact: Anne Margaret Baxley.


October 31-November 2 , 2014
Leibniz Society of North America Conference: "The Last Leibniz"
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Keynote speakers: Daniel Garber (Princeton) and Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory)
Papers on any aspect of Leibniz’s philosophy will be considered and should have a reading time of approximately 45 minutes. Abstracts of 800 words or fewer should be sent to 2014lsna@gmail.com in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submission deadline is August 1, 2014. All submissions should be prepared for blind review.
Contacts: Daniel Collette or Aaron Spink.


November 7-8, 2014
Conference: Locke's Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mind
University of Neuchâtel
Institute of Philosophy, FLSH - R.E.48
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Speakers:
    •  Peter Anstey (Sydney)
    •  Margaret Atherton (Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
    •  Hannah Dawson (New College Humanities, London)
    •  Richard Glauser (Neuchâtel)
    •  Laurent Jaffro (Paris-I Sorbonne)
    •  Vili Lähteenmäki (Jyväskylä)
    •  Martin Lenz (Groningen)
    •  Jennifer Marusic (Brandeis)
    •  John Milton (King's College, London)
    •  M. A. Stewart (Lancaster)
    •  Udo Thiel (Graz)
Website
Contact: Richard Glauser


November 18-20, 2014
Modern Philosophy Conference
Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello
Santiago, Chile
Invited speakers: Rainer Enskat (Halle-Wittenberg) and Graciela De Pierris (Stanford).
Call for Abstracts on any area of the History of Modern Philosophy. Abstracts (written in Spanish or English and prepared for blind refereeing) should be of about 1,500 words (excluding references). A cover letter should contain the author's name, institutional affiliation, contact information (email, phone number, mailing address), title of paper, and topic area(s) (e.g. metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, etc.). The abstract itself, containing the title and a list of references at the end, free of identifying information, should be sent to Luis Placencia no later than July 30, 2014. Notification of acceptance will be no later than Aug. 30. In case of acceptance, a full paper should later be submitted for commentary at the Conference. Paper submissions are due on October 15, 2014.
Contact: Luis Placencia.

Tenemos el agrado de invitarle a participar en las Jornadas de Filosofía Moderna, que serán realizadas los días 18, 19 y 20 de Noviembre de 2014 por la Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello (Santiago, Chile). Para participar, se requiere enviar un resumen (escrito en español o inglés) de unas 1.500 palabras aproximadamente (excluidas las referencias), el cual puede versar sobre cualquier área de la Historia de la Filosofía Moderna, y debe estar escrito para ser sometido a arbitraje ciego. En caso de aceptación, deberá entregarse más tarde un ensayo completo, con el fin de que sea comentado en las Jornadas. La entrega del ensayo deberá hacerse a más tardar el 15 de Octubre de 2014. Plazo para Entrega de Resúmenes: 30 de Julio de 2014 (Se notificará de los resultados el 30 de Agosto de 2014). Instrucciones para Entrega de Resúmenes:
    •  I. Un documento que contenga la siguiente información: nombre del autor, institución a la que pertenece el autor, información de contacto (email, número telefónico, dirección postal), título del resumen, el o las áreas del tema tratado (p. ej. metafísica, epistemología, ética, etc.); y II. El resumen mismo, incluyendo el título y una lista bibliográfica al final, libre de toda información que pueda identificar al autor. Todas las preguntas relativas a las Jornadas, y los resúmenes deben dirigirse a:
Luis Placencia.


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


November 28, 2014
Call for Commentators/Chairpersons: Workshop on "Kantian Insights into the Relation between Law and Ethical Commitments"
Keele University
Keele, UK
The question concerning the relation between law and ethical commitments has been a perennial topic for political and legal philosophy. Two dominant approaches in contemporary legal philosophy, the natural law approach and legal positivism, seem to be far from developing persuasive accounts of this relation. In line with this, our workshop will consider the prospects that Kantian legal philosophy provides for philosophically more convincing accounts, which will be able to guide our practices in the face of contemporary forms of tensions between legal and ethical commitments. Within this framework, we are going to search for answers to some of the following questions:
    •  Does law need a justification from moral standpoint of justice?
    •  Does law need an ethical justification?
    •  Is it really possible to distinguish moral standpoint of justice from ethical standpoints?
    •  What is the significance or importance of such a distinction?
    •  Can ethical conceptions of good life have a role to play in the justification of law?
    •  Is it permissible to incorporate ethical commitments to law?
Speakers:
    9:30-10:45  Adrian Piper (Berlin): “Playing by the Rules III: Unequal and Conflicting Games”
    11:00-12:15  Herlinde Pauer-Studer (Vienna): “Ethical Commitments under Distorted Legal Conditions”
    13:30-14:45  Sari Kisilevsky: “Legal Rules and Legal Personality: Kant and the Notion of Legal Subjects”
    15:00-16:15  Thomas Mertens (Radboud): “On the unity of Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals”
    16:30-17:45  Sorin Baiasu (Vienna/Keele): “Kant on Law’s Complex Dependence on Ethics”
    17:45-18:00  Closing Comments: Sorin Baiasu (Vienna/Keele)& Ruhi Demiray (Keele/Kocaeli)
Each session will include a 30-min presentation, a 15-min comment, and a 30-min discussion.
Accommodation and workshop fee will be covered for commentators; workshop fee will be covered for chairpersons. Applications: please send an e-mail notifying the paper(s) you would like to comment on or chair no later than 31 August 2014.
Website.
Contact: Ruhi Demiray.


November 28-29, 2014
Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy
Center for Logic and History & Philosophy of Science
University of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Invited speakers: John Henry (Edinburgh), Arianna Borrelli (Tech U Berlin)
We cordially invite graduate students to submit abstracts on any topic related to early modern philosophy at bucharest.graduate.conference@gmail.com by August 20, 2014. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be prepared for blind review. Papers will be given 40 minutes (30 minutes talk, 10 minutes open discussion). The Program Committee will notify authors of its decision by September 10. Conference fee: € 40.
Website.
Contact: Claudia Dumitru.


November 28-29, 2014
Conference: The Idea of Purposiveness in Kant and German Idealism
University of Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
Invited speakers: Stefan Bird-Pollan (Kentucky), James Kreines (Claremont McKenna Coll), Gertrudis Van de Vijver (Ghent), Lea Ypi (London School Economics)
Whereas Descartes, Spinoza and their followers discarded the Aristotelian idea of purposiveness, Kant realized that a purely mechanistic account of the world failed to satisfy the demands of pure reason. Reintroducing the idea of purposiveness in modern philosophy, he again granted thought the capacity to conceive of a manifold as an organized whole, albeit not without qualifying the idea of purposiveness as merely subjective. Kant’s various discussions of purposiveness in the Critique of Judgment and other texts have been the subject of much debate. However, much less attention has been paid to the impact of the idea of purposiveness on the development of German Idealism. In this regard, three elements of Kant’s thought seem to be particularly relevant. First, the idea of purposiveness allowed Kant, in the Critique of Judgment, to conceive of the various parts of his critical philosophy as a unity. Second, this idea can be said to inform his conception of moral self-determination in the Critique of Practical Reason. Third, the idea of purposiveness seems to underlie the account of the human faculties in the Critique of Pure Reason as well as Kant’s conception of a system of pure reason in this work. There is no doubt that Fichte, Schelling and Hegel developed their philosophical systems by drawing on one or more of these elements. It is less clear, however, how exactly they appropriated and modified Kant’s views. Addressing Kant’s critical philosophy as a whole rather than the third Critique alone, the conference aims to investigate Kant’s multi-faceted conception of purposiveness and, on that basis, trace its further development and transformation in German Idealism.
    The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students. Presentation time will be 30 minutes + 15 minutes for discussion. Abstracts (about 500 words) should be sent in MSWord as attachment to purposiveness2014@kuleuven.be. Submission deadline: August 28, 2014. Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review by removing any identification details. Name, paper title, institutional position, affiliation and email address should be included in the body of the email. Notification of acceptance by September 10, 2014. Please note that the organizers will not be able to provide funding for travel or accommodation.
Contact: Karin de Boer.


December 2-3, 2014
Conference: Sade Today
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Invited speakers: William Edmiston (South Carolina), Rico Sneller (Leiden), Éric Marty (Paris VII), Judith Veega (Groningen)
200 years ago-–on December 2, 1814–-the libertine novelist Marquis de Sade died in an asylum. During that era in history, many ideas on sexuality have been formulated that still influence modern society: the gender dichotomy, sexuality as a natural and private issue, infantine innocence, explicit sexual imagery being taboo, the nuclear family as cornerstone of society, etc. Sade transgressed these beliefs in his work, and opposed such ideas that have become ingrained in Western societies. He made sexuality explicit in his work, put sodomy above coital sex, plural loves above monogamy, incest above marriage and family, spoiling sperm above sparing it, gender diversity above binary discipline, and instead of opposing reason to emotion, he gave them equal value. However, up until now, little attention has been paid to the relation between Sade’s transgressive ideas and contemporary views of sexuality that got their shape during the Enlightenment. A thorough investigation of this relation and of the actuality of Sade’s work is the general aim of this conference.
    Researchers from various areas (sociology, philosophy, critical studies, political and historical sciences, etc.) are invited to submit abstracts (300 words) for presentations of 30 minutes to Gert Hekma and Lode Lauwaert. Submission deadline: October 1, 2014.
Contact: Lode Lauwaert.


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


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

    •  Dec. 28, International Berkeley Society Session, 11:15-1:15; Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton C., MA), chair
        Stephen H. Daniel (Texas A&M): "Berkeley and Descartes on How Perception Is Active"; commentator Tom Lennon (Western Ontario)
        Geoffrey Gorham (Macalester C.): "Locke and Berkeley on Time and Succession"; commentator Martha Bolton (Rutgers)
    •  Descartes Society Session
        Submit 300-word abstracts (prepared for blind review) for 20-minute talks/papers to Roger Florka no later than April 25. Decisions by mid-May.


January 9-10, 2015
Spinoza-Leibniz Workshop
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
The workshop aims to bring together up to eight authors whose papers-in-progress will be shared in advance among participants to stimulate productive discussion and feedback. Abstracts of no more than 1,000 words, prepared for double-blind review, should be sent as MSWord attachments to Debra Nails by July 7, 2014. The author’s name, paper title, affiliation, and contact information should be included in the body of the email. Notification of acceptance by July 28, 2014. Participants should submit complete drafts for distribution by December 29, 2014. One night of lodging and all meals during the workshop will be provided.
Contact: John Grey.


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


February 23-24, 2015
Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Invited speakers: Pauline Phemister (Edinburgh) and Wiep van Bunge (Erasmus, Rotterdam)
This Seminar aims to bring together advanced students and scholars working on early modern philosophy (broadly conceived, ranging from the later scholastics to Kant). Like kindred workshops, the intention is to stimulate scholarly exchange and collaboration in this area. Please send the abstract of your proposed lecture (on any topic relevant to early modern philosophy) to Andrea Sangiacomo by November 1. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing and sent as a .docx file. 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. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and you will be notified of the review’s outcome by December 30. We will do our best to send the reviewers report to all participants in order to provide in any case a hopefully useful feedback on their abstract. The language of presentations and discussions is English. There are no fees for registration. Attendance is free and all listeners welcome. However, no financial help can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.
Website.
Contacts: Christoph Lüthy and Andrea Sangiacomo.


March 13-15, 2015
Conference: Common Sense and Enlightenment
Center of the Study of Scottish Philosophy
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ
A long term project of the CSSP comes to fruition in 2015 when the first two volumes of a multi-authored History of Scottish Philosophy will be published by Oxford University Press. Scottish Philosophy in the 18th Century, Volume One, edited by James Harris (St Andrews) and Aaron Garrett (Boston U) covers Scottish Enlightenment writers and topics in morality, politics, aesthetics and religion. Scottish Philosophy in the 19th and 20th centuries, edited by Gordon Graham, engages with the post-Enlightenment debates between once famous, but now much less well known, Scottish philosophers (e.g., Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J F Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray), with chapters on more wide ranging topics such as the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel, the rise of Idealism, and the influence of Scottish philosophy abroad.
    The CSSP Spring Conference 2015 will celebrate the appearance of these two volumes. Plenary sessions will take the form of “Author meets Critics”, and two panels are planned. Paper proposals for concurrent sessions are welcome. They may be on any topic falling within the general conference theme of "Common Sense and Enlightenment." Papers on Scottish philosophy in the 19th and 20th centuries are especially welcome. Abstracts of not more than 500 words should be sent to CSSP by November 1, 2014. Those making submissions will be notified by early December 2015.
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March 19-20, 2015
Conference: The Marginalization of Astrology
University of Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Descartes Centrum for history of science of the University of Utrecht, in collaboaration with the department of philosophy of the Radboud University at Nijmegen, will host an international conference on the problem of the marginalization of astrology in the early modern period.
    Astrology has been a well-established and respected part of scholarship for centuries, practiced in many cultural and geographical settings. However, in the modern world, astrology, though still very much present, has lost its scientific status and is relegated to the fringes of serious learning. In the history of the sciences, this must be regarded as a momentous shift. The definite step in the “marginalization” of astrology appears to have been taken in the seventeenth century and should therefore be regarded as an important element (rather than as a consequence) of the so-called Scientific Revolution.
    The reasons for this development are far from clear. Actually, even the development itself (when, where and by whom did astrology become disavowed) has so far been only poorly documented. The conference therefore aims at bringing together specialists from various fields to throw light on this intruiging question. It is the aim of the conference to study the subject from various different angles:

People who are interested to give a paper at this conference are invited to send a title and abstract (300 words maximum) by September 30 to the organizers listed below as contacts.
Website.
Contacts: Rienk Vermij and Hiro Hirai.


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


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


April 24-25, 2015
Meeting: Eastern Study Group of the North American Kant Society
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Invited speakers: Henry Allison (UCSD/Boston U) and Tamar Shapiro (Stanford)
Submissions for the program are welcome on all topics of Kantian scholarship (contemporary or historically oriented), including discussions of Kant's immediate predecessors and successors. Papers should be prepared for blind review and limited to 5,000 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Papers should be submitted in PDF format no later than Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Oliver Thorndike. Please include an abstract of a maximum of 300 words and a word count at the end of the paper. Abstracts without the accompanying submission will not be considered. When pertinent, please indicate whether you are a graduate student in the body of the text. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word file. Reading time is limited to 30 minutes. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit. Papers already read at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing. Selected papers are eligible to be considered for inclusion in the book series Rethinking Kant, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers. Papers will be posted in the "members only" section of the NAKS website and circulated in advance among participants, who are expected to have read them at the time of the conference.
Contact: Oliver Thorndike.


May 1-2, 2015
Chambers Conference: "Kant on Introspection, Self-Consciousness, and Self-Knowledge"
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Confirmed speakers include:
    •  Andrew Brook (Carleton)
    •  Andrew Chignell (Cornell)
    •  Anil Gomes (Oxford)
    •  Béatrice Longuenesse (NYU)
    •  Derk Pereboom (Cornell)
    •  Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego)
Call for papers on the conference topics (listed above) from both historical and contemporary approaches. Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Please include identifying information in a separate document. Reading time for papers is approximately 45 minutes. Submissions exceeding 25 pages are discouraged. Submission deadline: January 15th, 2015. Notification of acceptance by late February. Accepted submissions will receive a $500 stipend. Submissions should be sent to Colin McLear.
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Contact: Colin McLear.


May 27-29, 2015
Conference: "Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World:
Victoria College, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Invited speakers: Anthony Grafton (Princeton), Peter Dear (Cornell)
Paper, panel, and round-table proposals are invited for Scientiae 2015: the fourth annual international conference on the emergent knowledge practices of the early-modern period (1450-1750). The major premise of this conference is that knowledge during the period of the Scientific Revolution was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of practices and objects which had yet to be separated into their modern “scientific” hierarchies. Our approach, therefore, needs to be equally wide-ranging, involving Biblical exegesis, art theory, logic, and literary humanism; as well as natural philosophy, alchemy, occult practices, and trade knowledge. Attention is also given to mapping intellectual geographies through the tools of the digital humanities. Always, our focus must be on the subject-matter at hand, rather than on the disciplinary performances by which we access it. Although centred around the emergence of modern natural science, Scientiae is intended for scholars working in any area of early-modern intellectual culture.
    Topics may include, but are not limited to:
    •  intellectual geography: networks, intellectual history, and the digital humanities
    •  theological and religious origins and implications of the new sciences
    •  law, learned practices, and the sciences
    •  antiquarianism and the emergence of modern science
    •  the impact of images on the formation of early modern knowledge
    •  genealogies of “reason”, “utility”, and “knowledge”
    •  Humanism and the Scientific Revolution
    •  Paracelsianism, Neoplatonism, and alchemy more generally
    •  interactions between the new sciences, magic and demonology
    •  the history of health and medicine
    •  morality and the character of the natural world
    •  early modern conceptions of, and practices surrounding, intellectual property
    •  poetry, literature, and the natural sciences
    •  the development of novel approaches to cosmology and anthropology
    •  natural history, botany, and art
    •  music: between mathematics, religion, and medicine
    •  global history and nature in the early modern period
    •  information technology, media, and the study of early modernity
    Abstracts for individual papers of 20 minutes should be between 250 and 350 words in length. For panel sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes, a list of speakers and chair (with affiliations), a 500-word panel abstract, and individual abstracts from each speaker are required. Newly at Scientiae 2015, we also invite proposals for a limited number of topic-based roundtable sessions. These should feature brief presentations from two or three knowledgeable speakers on a defined but broad issue in early-modern intellectual history, with the intention of opening up multilateral discussion from the floor—the main business of the session.
    All submissions should be made using the online form. The submission deadline is 17 November 2014.
Website.
Contact: James A.T. Lancaster.


June 22-23, 2015
Conference: Religious Toleration in the Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800): Historical Perspectives on Current Debates
Institute for Culture and Society, Religion & Civil Society Project
Universidad de Navarra
Pamplona, Spain
Enlightenment is not something of the past; many of the prominent ideas that shape current Western culture were generated in the context of the Enlightenment. Moreover, the history of the Enlightenment is being continuously rewritten and constantly employed in contemporary political, intellectual and religious debates. In particular, the relationship between religious toleration and Enlightenment has been the subject of numerous historical accounts that carry a great deal of weight in contemporary discussion. Some portray the Enlightenment as a celebration of the vast diversity of religious beliefs and practices in the world; others, as the discovery of a universal reason that tends to dissolve into uniformity the old religious divisions. There are also those who insist that the rise of toleration was not a matter of philosophical ideas but rather of political and social developments of a more practical nature. Discrepancies are even stronger with respect to the role of religious belief. For some, it was the decline of religious belief that gave birth to the modern idea of tolerance. For others, on the contrary, many of the Enlightenment ideas on toleration have clear religious origins.
    For most scholars, toleration prior to the Enlightenment was no more than a practical measure taken by governments that could not enforce religious conformity. They argue that it was only during the Enlightenment that this limited view of toleration was transformed into freedom of religion understood as an inalienable human right. There are, however, several scholars who insist on the importance of ideas of religious freedom prior to the Enlightenment or consider that, far from being a right of individuals protected by the state, the religious tolerance advocated by Enlightenment thinkers was, in fact, a tool for the state to limit the freedom of churches.
    The Religion and Civil Society Project at the Institute for Culture and Society is organizing this international conference to engage this discussion along two main lines. The first is to trace the many legacies of the Enlightenment present in the prevailing discourses on religion and freedom. The second is to reconsider the existing narratives about the place of the Enlightenment in the history of toleration. This approach aims to examine more critically the underlying presuppositions in recent debates about religious freedom and will contribute to a more rigorous and honest dialogue on this vital subject.
    All scholars in fields related to these topics are cordially invited to participate in our conference. The Organizing Committee is happy to receive proposals from those interested in giving a lecture of 45 minutes, followed by approximately 30 minutes for Q & A. Lecture proposals of no more than one page in length should be submitted, along with a short CV, to Juan Pablo Dominguez by February 15, 2015. A selection of proposals will be made and the authors will be notified by the end of February.
Contacts: Rafael García Pérez and Juan Pablo Dominguez.


July 1-3, 2015
Conference on Leibniz: Scientist and Philosopher
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus
Lampeter, Wales, UK
Invited speakers: Maria Rosa Antognazza (Kings C London) and Michael Kempe (Leibniz Research Centre Hanover)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was one of the intellectual giants that helped shape the birth of the modern period. His influence across many branches of learning is inestimable: amongst other things, in mathematics he co-discovered the calculus and created the binary system; in the sciences he constructed a sophisticated dynamics, produced new theories about the natures of space and time, and made important observations about the age and structure of the Earth; and in philosophy he devised the system of pre-established harmony, developed the notion of possible worlds, and instigated the project of theodicy.
    This conference aims to celebrate Leibniz's work by exploring the depth of his philosophical vision in conjunction with his engagement with the sciences of his time. The organizers invite papers that offer new insights into Leibniz's metaphysics and epistemology, and those which explore the nexus between his metaphysics and physics, between his logic and his contributions in other fields such as mathematics, engineering and the nascent life- and earth-sciences. Contributions will be sought under four broad themes, namely:
    •  Metaphysics and epistemology
    •  Mathematics and dynamics
    •  Life sciences and earth sciences
    •  Ethics and theology
Abstracts for papers falling under any of the above themes, broadly construed, 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 submissions@leibniz-translations.com by midnight on 28 November 2014. Decisions on submissions will be relayed no later than 21 December 2014. Papers selected for presentation at the conference should be of a length suitable for delivery in 30 minutes, i.e. 3500 - 4000 words (max.). All conference papers will be made available online to delegates prior to the start of the conference; to facilitate this, the deadline for the submission of papers is 31 May 2015.
    Following the conference, the organizers aim to compile and publish a peer-reviewed volume, Leibniz - Scientist, Leibniz - Philosopher, consisting of selected conference papers. When submitting an abstract, please indicate in your email whether you would like your paper considered for publication as part of this volume.
Website.
Contacts: Lloyd Strickland, Erik Vynckier, and Julia Weckend.


July 20-22, 2015
Conference: Themes from Smith and Rousseau
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland
The conference aims to explore the ideas and shared concerns of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of Smith, Rousseau, or their shared intellectual interests including (but not limited to) pitié, sympathy, commerce, freedom, nature and science. Given the aim of the conference the organisers are particularly keen to invite papers that deal with both Smith and Rousseau.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Adam Smith (1723-1776) are two of the foremost thinkers of the European Enlightenment, thinkers who made seminal contributions to moral and political philosophy and who shaped some of the key concepts of modern political economy. Both Rousseau and Smith were the product of a shared Calvinist culture of existing intellectual connections between Geneva and Scotland. Though we have no solid evidence that they met in person, we do know that they shared many friends and interlocutors (particularly David Hume who was Smith's closest intellectual associate and who arranged for Rousseau's stay in England in 1766).
    The intellectual influence of Rousseau on Smith has become a matter of increasing scholarly interest. Smith's first published work was a letter to the Edinburgh Review (1756) where he discusses contemporary philosophy, the Encyclopédie and Rousseau's Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les hommes (1755). The discussion comes at a key point in Smith's intellectual development as he was engaged in writing the Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) which emerged to great acclaim and established his international reputation. Moreover Rousseau's essay deals with themes, perhaps most particularly self interest, freedom and the division of labour in a commercial society, that would come to dominate Smith's second great work An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). Smith also discusses Rousseau in some of his less well known writings such as the Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages (1761) and the essay On the Imitative Arts (1795). Part of what makes the intellectual connection between Rousseau and Smith so interesting is that both Smith and Rousseau were polymaths and Smith seems to both absorb some elements of Rousseau's views while simultaneously reacting against others. This complex blend of influence and reaction renders Smith and Rousseau a subject ripe for further exploration.
    More recently scholars have begun to explore the influence of Rousseau on Smith's thought. Ryan Hanley, Dennis C. Rasmussen and Charles Griswold have all produced recent work on the connection between Smith and Rousseau. The aim of this joint meeting of the International Adam Smith Society and the Rousseau Association is to foster further work on the intellectual connections between these two great thinkers. By bringing together members of both societies we hope to promote the discussion of this fascinating intellectual relationship in a workshop setting. Further details can be found on the websites of the two societies.
    Please submit a title and abstract to Craig Smith, University of Glasgow, no later than 1 January 2015.


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


September 21-25, 2015
International Kant Society Congress: Nature and Freedom
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
The 12th International Kant Congress in Vienna is dedicated to the antagonism of nature and freedom, which is as much an issue of great relevance in contemporary discussions as it was during the Enlightenment period. The question of to what extent human actions are guided by nature or free will seems even less clear in modern times than it was in the 18th century. Kant’s writings offer significant potential for contemporary interdisciplinary discussions, which connect philosophy with natural sciences, medicine, neurology and psychology, law and social sciences. While the Kant Congress 2015 will mainly focus on these issues, there will be also three key topics related to Vienna: Kant and the Vienna Circle, Kant and phenomenology and Kant and the poets. Furthermore, there will be various additional sections in order to account for the wide range of topics in Kant’s philosophy. The official languages of the congress are German, English and French. The schedule includes:
Monday, Sept. 21
    9:00  Opening
    10:00  Michael Wolff (Bielefeld): "Freiheit und Natur"
    11:40  Michael Friedman (Stanford): "The Science of Nature and the Demands of Freedom: Denying Knowledge to Make Room for Belief"
Tuesday, Sept. 22
    9:00  Steven Crowell (Rice): "Kant and the Phenomenology of Life"
    10:20  Dominique Pradelle (Paris): "Husserls Kritik an Kants praktischer Philosophie"
    12:00  Patricia Kitcher (Columbia): "Freedom in Thought and Action"
Wednesday, Sept. 23
    9:00  Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen): "Freedom and the Formula of Universal Law"
    10:20  Guido Almeida (Rio de Janeiro): "Kant’s Conception of Freedom"
    12:00  Rudolf Langthaler (Vienna): "'...um zum Glauben Platz zu bekommen': Verschiedene Gestalten des kantischen 'Vernunftglaubens'"
Thursday, Sept. 24
    9:00  Alexej Krouglov (Moscow): "Kants Lehre von Raum und Zeit und die Möglichkeit einer Freiheit in der russischen Poesie"
    10:20  Frederic Beiser (Syracuse): "Kant and the Poets"
    12:00  Hannah Ginsborg (UC Berkeley): "Kant's 'Young Poet' and the Normativity of Aesthetic Judgment"
Friday, Sept. 25
    9:00  Massimo Ferrari (Turin): "Natur versus Freiheit: Zum Kant-Verständnis des Wiener Kreises"
    10:20  Michela Massimi (Edinburgh): "Prescribing Laws to Nature"
    12:00  Tobias Rosefeldt (Humboldt, Berlin): "Freedom and Transcendental Idealism"
Sections:
    •  Kant's Precritical Philosophy
    •  Metaphysics
    •  Epistemology and Logics
    •  History of Science and Nature
    •  Teleology
    •  Ethics and Moral Philosophy
    •  Philosophy of Law and Justice
    •  Philosophy of Politics, History and Culture
    •  Anthropology and Psychology
    •  Religion and Theology
    •  Aesthetics
    •  Kant and the Precritical Rationalism and Empirism
    •  Kant and his Poets
    •  Kant and German Idealism
    •  Kant and the Vienna Circle
    •  Kant and Phenomenology
    •  Kant and Neo-Kantianism
    •  Kant and Eastern Europe
    •  Kant and the Traditional Asian Philosophy
    •  Kant in Schools
    •  Kant in the Present Time
To submit a paper, go to the conference website for submissions. Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2014. Please submit a full paper, consisting of max. 8 pages (= 20.000 characters, spaces included) as well as an abstract consisting of ½ page (= 1.000 characters, spaces included) and identify the section your paper refers to clearly. Presentations should not exceed 25 minutes. Papers must be suitable for anonymous review. Please refrain from making references to your own work or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. Authors will be notified of the review outcome not later than March 1, 2015. Participation in the congress is also possible without a paper.
Website.
Contacts: Violetta Waibel and Sophie Gerber.


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


January 11-14, 2016
International Berkeley Conference
Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel
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 give a diversified account of Berkeley's works with respect to his broad range of interest. Anyone interested in participating in the conference should send an abstract before 28 February 2015 to either:
Meir Buzgalo or Bertil Belfrage.


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


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


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