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Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

The 6th Annual Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy will be held at the Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford

There is no registration for the conference. Those wishing to attend should simply come along.

However, if it is possible to notify Paul Lodge beforehand (via the email address below) it would be much appreciated.

PLEASE NOTE: access to the building will only be possible during coffee breaks and before the beginning of sessions.

Please direct any questions via email to:

Schedule of Talks

Saturday October 17, 2009

9.00-9.45 Coffee
9.45-10.45 'Hume on the Importance of Humanity.'
  Jacqueline Taylor (University of San Francisco)
10.45-11.45 'Cartesian Heterogeneous Foundationalism.'
  Zvi Biener (Western Michigan University)
11.45-12.15 Break
12.15-1.15 'Dividing Reality: Kant and Leibniz on the Structure of Matter.'
  Anja Jauernig (University of Notre Dame)
1.15-2.30 Lunch
2.30-3.30 'Mary Astell on the Existence and Nature of God.'
  Marcy Lascano (California State University -Long Beach)
3.30-4.30 'Could Descartes' Body be a Straddling Mode?'
  Gideon Manning (California Institute of Technology)
4.30-5.00 Break
5.00-6.00 'Leibniz's View of the Distinction between Primary and Secondary Qualities.'
  Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutgers University)

Sunday October 18, 2009

9.00-9.30 Coffee
9.30-10.30 'Spinoza's Metaphysics of Thought: Parallelisms and the Multifaceted Structure of Ideas.'
  Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)
10.30-11.30 'The Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles, the Tabula Rasa and Unthinking Minds.'
  Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (University of Oxford)
11.30-12.00 Break
12.00-1.00 'Rethinking Hume's Second Thoughts about Personal Identity.'
  Don Garrett (New York University)

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