Leibniz Conference at Emory University, Atlanta, May 17–19, 2019


Friday, May 17, 2019

1:30–2:00 pm Coffee & Welcome
Chair Brandon Look
2:00–3:30 pm Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard): “Space, Monads, and Incompossibility”
Comments: Sam Levey (Dartmouth College)
3:30–3:45pm Coffee Break
3:45–5:15pm Qiu Lin (Duke University): “Emilie du Chatelet on Space”
Comments: John Hanson (University of Notre Dame/Harvard University)
5:30–6:30pm EC Business Meeting
7:00pm Dinner in the lobby of the Math and Science Building (conference building)


Saturday, May 18, 2019

9:00–9:30am Continental breakfast
Chair Martha Bolton
9:30–11:00am Julia Jorati (Ohio State University) “Leibniz’s Argument Against Slavery”
Comments: Aleksandra Horowska (University Wrocław, Poland)
11:00–11:15am Coffee Break
11:15am–12:45pm Fiorenza Manzo (University of Salerno, Italy) “How sincere was Leibniz’s criticism of Hobbes’ political philosophy?”
Comments: Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University)
12:45–2:15pm Lunch break
Chair Julia Jorati
2:15–3:45pm Julian Waddell (University of Oxford): “Substance and Mechanism: Natural Philosophy Between Duns Scotus and Leibniz”
Comments: Brandon Look (University of Kentucky)
3:45–4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00–5:30pm Juan Garcia Torres (Loyola Marymount University, LA), “Leibniz on Contingency as a Condition for Freedom and Explanation of Rational Action”
Comments: Stephen Puryear (NCSU)
5:45–7:00pm Business meeting of the LSNA (open to all)
7pm Conference Dinner in the Lobby of PAIS (cross the street and walk down the hill to the Psychology Building to the right)


Sunday, May 19, 2019:

8:30–9:00am Continental breakfast
Chair Daniel Garber
9:00–10:30am Jan Levin Propach (LMU Munich, Germany): “Ideas are no Brute Facts”
CommentsTobias Flattery (Notre Dame)
10:30–10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am–12:15pm Seoyeong (Shauna) Kwag (Independent scholar), “The Deaf and the Other: Leibniz, Language, Paradigm Change”
Comments: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University)

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