The Second Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

11–12 October 2014
University of Jyväskylä

Saturday, 11 October

9.15 Alison Simmons (Harvard):
Mind-Body Union: Descartes and the Limits of Metaphysics

10.45 Michael Griffin (CEU):
Descartes and Modal Creationism

11.45 Olivier Dubouclez (Liège/Paris IV-Sorbonne):
On the Importance of Being (More) Attentive. Another Look at Descartes’ Practice of Meditation

14.00 Han Thomas Adriaenssen and Sander de Boer (Groningen):
Disentangling the Blackloists: Sir Kenelm Digby and John Sergeant on Common Notions, Metaphysics, and the Soul

15.00 Jennifer Marušic (Brandeis/HU Berlin):
Locke’s Simple Account of Sensitive Knowledge

16.15 Jessica Gordon-Roth (CUNY):
Catharine Trotter Cockburn’s Defense of Locke

17.15 Aino Lahdenranta (Jyväskylä):
Francis Hutcheson on Selfish and Benevolent Desires

Sunday, 12 October

9.30 Daniel Schneider (Ghent):
Spinoza’s Epistemic Methodism

10.45 Oliver Istvan Toth (CEU):
Spinoza’s Theory of Consciousness – an Epistemic Interpretation

11.45 Adam Harmer (UC Riverside):
Leibniz and Descartes on Plurality and the Independence of Substances

14.00 Sarah Tropper (King’s College London):
Corporeal Substances in a World of Monads. To which Conception of Substantiality is Leibniz Committed?

15.00 Peter Myrdal (Turku/Uppsala):
Leibniz on Perception as Activity

16.15 Sebastian Bender (HU Berlin):
Localizing Violations of the Principle of Sufficient Reason in Leibniz