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

Program

Friday, May 17, 2019:

1.30–2.00 pm Coffee & Welcome
2.00–3.30 pm Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard): “Space, Monads, and Incompossibility”
Comments: Sam Levey (Dartmouth College)
4.00–5.30 pm Qiu Lin (Duke University): “Emilie du Chatelet on Space”
Comments: Dan Garber (Princeton University)
6.00–7.00 pm EC Business Meeting
7:00pm Conference dinner at TBA

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019:

9.00–9.30 am Continental breakfast
9.30–11.00 am Jan Levin Propach (LMU Munich, Germany): “Ideas are no Brute Facts”
Comments: Tobias Flattery (Notre Dame)
11.15am–12.45 pm Seoyeong (Shauna) Kwag (Independent scholar), “The Deaf and the Other: Leibniz, Language, Paradigm Change”
Comments: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University)
12.45–2.00 pm  Lunch break
2.00–3.30 pm Julian Waddell (University of Oxford): “Substance and Mechanism: Natural Philosophy Between Duns Scotus and Leibniz”
Comments: Brandon Look (University of Kentucky)
4.00–5.30 pm Juan Garcia Torres (Loyola Marymount University, LA), “Leibniz on Contingency as a Condition for Freedom and Explanation of Rational Action”
Comments: Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State University)
5.30–6.30 pm Business meeting LSNA

 

Sunday, May 25, 2019:

9.00-9.30am Continental breakfast
9.30-11.00am Julia Jorati (OSU) “Leibniz’s Argument Against Slavery”
Comments: Aleksandra Horowska (University Wrocław, Poland)
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)

 

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