The Sixth Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

6–7 June 2019
University of Helsinki

Venue: The Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33
Lecture Hall 8

Thursday, 6 June

9.15 Opening words

9.30 Jack Stetter (University of Paris 8):
Spinoza on Stupidity: The Power of False Ideas and Persistent Ignorance

11.00 Ericka Tucker (Marquette University):
Hobbes and Spinoza on Conatus

12.00 Lunch

13.30 Jessica Tizzard (University of Connecticut):
Why Does Kant Think We Must Believe in the Immortal Soul?

15.00 Jen Nguyen (Harvard University):
Leibniz on Distance

16.15 Zachary Agoff (San Francisco State University):
A Metaphysical Method for Moral Development: Descartes and Elisabeth on Morally Relevant Knowledge

Friday, 7 June

9.30 Kevin R. Busch (Davidson College):
Hume on the Origin and Limits of Thought

11.00 Timo Kaitaro (University of Helsinki):
Hume and the Artificial Structures of the Human Mind

12.00 Lunch

13.30 Vili Lähteenmäki (University of Helsinki):
Locke on Memory

15.00 Matthew Leisinger (University of Cambridge):
Cudworth on Freewill

16.30–18.00 Invited Speaker Alison Simmons (Harvard University):
New Narratives in Early Modern Philosophy: The Road Ahead (NB Venue: Tiedekulma)

Participation to the conference is free of charge and everyone is warmly welcome. In the case you wish to attend, please write us so we can take your participation into consideration with practicalities:

The venue is the main building of University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33, 00100 Helsinki) except for Professor Simmons’s talk, which takes place at Tiedekulma (Think Corner) Yliopistonkatu 4 right next to the main building.

If you have any questions regarding the seminar, please address them here: