2005/6 Newsletter

APA Sessions

  • EASTERN APA: Hilton New York, New York, New York (27- 30 December 2005)
    • Wednesday, 28 December
    • Group Session VI-4, 7:30 – 10:30 PM, Concourse B
      • Chair: Mark Kulstad (Rice University)
      • Speaker: Samuel Levey (Dartmouth College)
      • Topic: “Leibniz on the Ends of Motion”
  • CENTRAL APA: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois (26 – 29 April 2006)
    • Thursday, 27 April
    • GIII-5, 7:30-1030 PM, Private Dining Room 5
    • Leibniz Society of North America: Presentation of the winning essay in the 2005 LSNA Essay Contest
      • Chair: Laurence Carlin (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
      • Speaker: Stefano Di Bella (Scuola Normal Superiore – Pisa, Italy)
      • Topic: “Leibniz’s Theory of Conditions: A Framework for Ontological Dependence”

LSNA Essay Contest

  • The winner of the 2005 Leibniz Society Essay Competition is Stefano Di Bella (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy), for his essay, “Leibniz’s Theory of Conditions: A Framework for Ontological Dependence.” The winning essay will be presented at the group meeting of the Leibniz Socieity of North America to be held in conjunction with the 2006 APA Central Division Meetings in Chicago.
  • Twenty-fourth annual competition (2006): In an effort to encourage the study of the philosophy of Leibniz in North America and to give recognition to deserving scholars, the Leibniz Society of North America is continuing its annual Essay Competition. Submitted essays should be on some aspect of the philosophy of Leibniz. They should be from twelve to twenty-five pages in length (double-spaced), and should be submitted by June 1, 2006, as determined by postmark. The winning essay (or essays) will be presented before the Society at the 2005-2006 A.P.A. Meetings, traditionally at the Central Division Meetings, with the Society retaining final discretion as to the specific site. In addition, the author of a winning essay will have the option of publishing it in the Leibniz Review. To facilitate anonymous judging, the author’s name should be given only on a separate title page or cover sheet and should not appear in the body or footnotes of the paper. Judges reserve the right not to name a winner in the event that none of the submissions is deemed to be of sufficient quality or suitability for the award. Suitability for oral presentation may play a role in the judging. Full scholarly apparatus is preferred but not required; sufficiently developed works-in-progress will, therefore, have a chance in the competition and may be submitted. Previous one-time winners are encouraged to re-enter, but a given person can win the competition at most twice. Essays in French or German may be submitted as well as those in English, but all applicants should keep in mind the condition of presentation and should not submit an essay unless they will be able to read their paper at the designated A.P.A. Meeting. Please send submissions to the Editor of the Leibniz Society Newsletter: Professor Mark Kulstad, Department of Philosophy, MS-14, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251-1892 // (713) 348-2724 // kulstad@ruf.rice.edu