LSNA Sessions at APAs

  •  2017
    • EASTERN APA: Washington Marriott, Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. (4 January – 7 January 2017)
    • Friday, 6 January 2016
    • Leibniz Society of North America, 11:15 -13:15.
      • Chair: Daniel Garber (Princeton University)
      • Speaker: Samuel Levey (Dartmouth College)
      • Title:”A Quibble over Words? Revisiting the Dispute between Leibniz and Arnauld Concerning Substance”
      • Commentator: Julia Borcherding (Yale University)
  • 2016
    • EASTERN APA: Washington Marriott, Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. (6 January – 9 January 2016)
    • Thursday, 7 January 2016
    • Leibniz Society of North America, 17:15 – 19:15.
      • Chair: Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University)
      • Speaker: Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard Universtiy)
      • Title: “Leibniz on Infinite Analysis: Provable, Decidable, Contingent”
      • Commentator: Thomas Feeney (University of St. Thomas)
  •  2014
    • EASTERN APA: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA (27-30 December 2014)
    • Sunday, 28 December 2014
    • Group Session GVIII-7, Leibniz Society of North America, 11:15 – 13:15.
      • Chair:Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutgers University)
      • Speaker: Daniel Garber (Princeton University)
      • Title: “Monads on my Mind”
      • Commentator: Edward Glowienka (Carroll Collge)
  • 2013
    • EASTERN APA: Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD (27-30 December 2013)
    • Sunday, 29 December 2013
    • Group Session GVIII-6, Leibniz Society of North America, 11:15 – 13:15.
      • Chair: Ursula Goldenbaum
      • Speaker: Sukjae Lee (Seoul National University)
      • Title: “Towards a New Reading of Leibnizian Appetites as Uneasiness”
      • Commentator: Adam Harmer (University of Toronto)
  • 2012
    • EASTERN APA: Marriott Atlanta Marquis, Atlanta, GA (27-30 December 2012)
    • Wednesday, 28 December 2011
    • Group Session GVIII-911:15 – 13:15.
      • Chair: TBA
      • Speaker: Shane Duarte (Stanford University)
      • Title: “Leibniz and Prime Matter”
  • 2011
    • EASTERN APA: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC (27-30 December 2011)
    • Wednesday, 28 December 2011
    • Group Session 11:15 – 13:15.
      • Chair: Christia Mercer (Columbia University)
      • Speaker: Lea F. Schweitz (Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago)
      • Topic: “Human Uniqueness, the Species Problem and the Image of God”
      • Commentator: Ohad Nachtomy (Fordham University / Bar-Ilan University-Israel)
  • 2010
    • EASTERN APA: Marriott/Westin-Copley Connection, Boston, MA (27-30 December 2010)
    • Monday, 28 December 2010
    • Group Session 11:15 – 13:15
      • Chair: Martha Bolton (Rutgers)
      • Speaker: Jeffrey K. McDonough (Harvard University)
      • Topic: “Monadic Teleology and Optimal Form”
      • Commentators: Justin Smith (Concordia University); Catherine Wilson (University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • 2009
    • EASTERN APA: Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York (27-30 December 2009)
    • Monday, 28 December 2009
    • Group Session 11:15 – 13:15
      • Chair: Martha Bolton (Rutgers)
      • Speaker: Brandon Look (University of Kentucky, Lexington)
      • Topic: “Leibniz on Simple Substances: Speaking in Metaphysical Rigor of Mind and World”
      • Commentator: John Whipple (University of Illinois – Chicago)
  • 2008
    • EASTERN APA: Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA (27-30 December 2008)
      • Sunday, 28 December 2008
      • Group Session GIII – 5, 11:15AM – 1:15PM
        • Chair: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University)
        • Speaker:Alan Nelson (University of North Caroline – Chapel Hill)
        • Topic: “Monadology and the Cogito”
        • Commentator: Timothy Crockett (Marquette University
  • 2007
    • EASTERN APA: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Washington, DC (27-30 December 2007)
      • Saturday, 29 December 2007
      • Group Session X (GX-6), 8:00 – 11:00 PM, Dover C (Third Floor)
        • Chair: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University)
        • Speaker: Mark Kulstad (Rice University)
        • Topic: “Leibniz on the Relationship of God and the World”
  • 2006
    • EASTERN APA: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC (27-30 December 2006)
      • Friday, 29 December
      • Group Session X-6, 7:00 – 10:30 PM, Virginia Suite B (Lobby Level)
        • Chair: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University)
        • Speaker: Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University)
        • Topic: “Does Leibniz ask for Reason Light? Reflections on the Occasion of a New Interpretation of Leibniz”
  • 2005-2006
    • 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”
  • 2004-2005
    • Eastern Division: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA (27-30 December 2004)
      • Wednesday, 29 December
      • Group Session VII 7:00 – 10:00 PM
        • Leibniz Society of North America, Maine (Fifth Floor)
        • Chair: Mark Kulstad (Rice University)
        • Speaker: Michael Murray (Franklin and Marshall College), “God’s Choice of the Best”
    • CENTRAL APA: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois (April 27-30, 2005)
      • Friday, 29 April
      • Group Session ? 7:00 – 10:00 PM
        • Leibniz Society of North America: Presentation of the winning essay in the 2004 LSNA Essay Contest
        • Chair: Laurence Carlin (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
        • Speaker: Stephen Puryear (University of Pittsburgh). “Was Leibniz Confused about Confusion?”
  • 2003-2004
    • Eastern Division (Washingto, D. C.)
      • Chair: Mark Kulstad (Rice University)
      • Speaker: Patrick Riley (Harvard University and University of Wisconsin – Madison), “Leibniz’s Meditation on the Common Concept of Justice: 1703-2003)
    • Central (Chicago)
      • Chair: Jan Cover (Purdue University)
      • Speaker 1: Jack Davidson (Iowa State University), “Leibniz on Freedom and Sin: Two Early Texts” [winner of the 2003 Leibniz Society Essay Competition]
      • Speaker 2: Michael Murray (Franklin and Marshal College), “Moral Necessity”
      • Commentator: Robert C. Sleigh, Jr. (University of Massachusetts – Amherst)
  • 2002-2003
    • Eastern Division (Philadelphia)
      • Chair: Mark Kulstad (Rice University)
      • Speaker: Gregory Brown (University of Houston), “On Measuring the Perfection of Possible Worlds”
    • Pacific Division (San Francisco)
      • Chair: Timoth Crockett (University of California – Berkely)
      • Speaker: Dennis Plaisted (Rochester Institute of Technology), “On Leibniz’s Argument for Primitive Concepts” [winner of the 2002 Leibniz Society Essay Competition]
      • Commentator: Alan Nelson (University of California – Irvine)
    • Central Division (Cleveland)
      • Chair: Glenn Hartz (Ohio State University, – Mansfield)
      • Speaker: Justin Smith (Miami University – Ohio), “Leibniz on Being Embodied”
      • Commentator: Ohad Nachtomy (Bar-Ilan University)
  • 2001-2002
    • Eastern Division (Atlanta)
      • Chair: Jan A. Cover (Purdue University)
      • Speaker: Daniel Garber (University of Chicago), “Leibniz and Idealism”
    • Pacific Division (Seattle)
      • Chair:  Kenneth Clatterbaugh (University of Washington – Seattle
      • Speaker: Michael Futch (Augusta State University), “Leibniz on Plenitude, Infinity, and the Eternity of the World” [winner of the 2001 Leibniz Society Essay Competition]
      • Commentator: Gregory Brown (University of Houston)
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair: Michael Murray (Franklin and Marshal College)
      • Speaker: George Gale (University of Missouri – Kansas City), “The Best of All Possible Physics: Tracing Some Interactions among Metaphysical Perfection, Physical Optimality, and Method in Physics”
      • Commentator: Laurence Carlin (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh)
  • 2000-2001
    • Eastern Division (New York)
      • Chair: Daniel Garber (University of Chicago)
      • Speaker: Glenn Hartz (Ohio State University), “Why Leibniz Wouldn’t, Couldn’t, and Shouldn’t Endorse Phenomenalism”
    • Pacific Division (San Francisco)
      • Chair: Jan A. Cover (Purdue University)
      • Speaker: Maria Rosa Antognazza (University of Aberdeen), “Trinity and Incarnation: The Relationship between Philosophy and Revealed Theology in Leibniz’s Thought” [winner of the 2000 Leibniz Society Essay Competition]
      • Commentator: Michael Griffin (Wake Forest University)
    • Central Division (Minneapolis), Joint Session with the North American Kant Society
      • Chair: Samuel Levey (Dartmouth College)
      • Speaker 1: Donald Rutherford (University of California – San Diego), “Kant and Leibniz on the Principle of Succession”
      • Speaker 2: Rae Langton (University of Edinburgh), “Mirrors and Windows: Kant and Leibniz on the Limits of Perception”
  • 1999-2000
    • Eastern Division (Boston)
      • Chair: Daniel Garber (University of Chicago)
      • Speaker: Catherine Wilson (University of British Columbia), “Plentitude and Compossibility”
    • Pacific Division (Albuqerque)
      • Chair:  Donald Rutherford (University of California – San Diego)
      • Speaker 1: Marcelo Dascal (Tel Aviv University), “Leibniz: Polemics & Epistemological Pluralism”
      • Speaker 2: Franklin Perkins (Pennsylvania State University), “Ideas and Self-Reflection” [sinner of the 1999 Leibniz Society Essay Competition]
      • Commentator: Nicholas Jolley (Syracuse University)
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair: Jan A. Cover (Purdue University)
      • Speaker: “Robert C. Sleigh, Jr. (University of Massachusetts – Amherst), “Leibniz’s Theodicy”
  • 1998-1999
    • Eastern Division (Washington, D.C.):  Joint Session with the North American Spinoza Society
      • Chair: Paul J. Bagley
      • Speaker 1: Mark Kulstad (Rice University), “Leibniz, Spinoza, Tschirnhaus: Philosophical Relations 1675-1676”
      • Speaker 2: Christia Mercer (Columbia University), “Spinoza and Leibniz on Substance and Mode”
      • Commentator:  Daniel Garber (University of Chicago)
    • Pacific Division (Berkeley)
      • Chair: John Carriero (University of California – Los Angeles
      • Speaker: Paul Lodge (Tulane University), “The Failure of Leibniz’s Correspondence with De Volder” [winner of the 1998 Leibniz Society Essay Competition]
    • Central Division (New Orleans)
      • Chair: Jan A. Cover (Purdue University)
      • Speaker: Samuel Levey (Dartmouth College), “Structure and Reality in Leibniz’s Metaphysics”
  • 1997-1998
    • Eastern Division (Philadelphia)
      • Chair: Robert Adams (Yale University)
      • Speaker: Richard Arthur (Middlebury College), “Infinite Aggregates and Phenomenal Wholes”
    • Pacific Division (Los Angeles)
      • Chair: Alan Nelson (University of California – Irvine
      • Speaker: Allison Coudert (Arizona State University), “Leibniz and the Kabbalah”
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair: Daniel Garber (University of Chicago)
      • Speaker: Laurence Carlin (Rice University), “Infinite Accumulations and Pantheistic Implications: Leibniz and the Anima Mundi” [winner of the 1997 Leibniz Society Essay Competition]
      • Commentator: Gregory Brown (University of Houston)
  • 1996-1997
    • Eastern Division (Atlanta)
      • Chair:  Robert M. Adams (Yale University)
      • Speaker: Alison Simmons (Harvard University), “Descartes and Leibniz: Sensing Bodies”
    • Pacific Division
      • Chair: Donald Rutherford (Emory University)
      • Speaker:  Nicholas Jolley (University of California – San Diego), “Causality and Creation in Leibniz.
    • Central Division
      • Chair: Jan Cover (Purdue University)
      • Speaker: Paul Lodge (Rutgers University), “When Did Leibniz Adopt the Preestablished Harmony?”
      • Commentator: Christia Mercer (Columbia Unviersity)
  • 1995-1996
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University), “The Nominalist Argument of the New Essays”
    • Pacific Division (Seattle)
      • Chair: Kenneth Clatterbaugh
      • Alan Nelson, “Indiscernibility Arguments in the Clarke Correspondence”
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair: Daniel Garber (University of Chicago)
      • Speaker 1: E. M. Curley (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor), “Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus”
      • Speaker 2: Christia Mercer (Columbia University), “Leibniz, Spinoza and the Ethics”
  • 1994-1995
    • Easter Division (Boston)
      • Chair:  Robert M. Adams (Yale University)
      • Speaker: Gary Hatfield, “Was the Scientific Revolution a Revolution in Philosophy?”
    • Pacific Division (San Francisco)
      • Chair: Janet Broughton
      • Speaker 1: Paul Hoffman
      • Speaker 2: Michal Murray (Franklin and Marshall College), “Intellect, Will, and Freedom in Leibniz”
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair: Daniel Garber (University of Chicago)
      • Speaker 1: Fabrizio Mondadori
      • Speaker 2: Donald L.M. Baxter, “Corporeal Substand and True Unities”
  • 1993-1994
    • Easter Division (Atlanta)
      • Chair:  Robert Sleigh, Jr. (University of Massachussets – Amherst)
      • Speaker: John Carriero, “Physics, Theology and Contingency in Leibniz”
    • Pacific Division (Los Angeles)
      • Chair: Nicholas Jolley (Univeristy of California – San Diego)
      • Speaker 1: Michael Latzer, “Leibniz’s Conception of Metaphysical Evil”
      • Speaker 2: Marleen Rozemond, (Kansas State University) “Descartes and Leibniz on Composite Substances”
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair:  Martha Bolton (Rutgers University)
      • Speaker: Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin – Madison), “Choosing a Theodicy: The Leibniz-Malebrtanche-Arnauld Connection”
      • Commentator: Allison Laywine
  • 1992-1993
    • Eastern Division (Washington, D. C.)
      • Chair: Robert Sleigh, Jr. (University of Massachussets – Amherst)
      • Speaker: Donald Rutherford (Emory University), “The Status of Corporeal Substance in Leibniz’s Later Philosophy”
      • Commentator: Catherine Wilson
    • Pacific Division
      • Chair: Jill Buroker
      • Speaker: Donald Rutherford (Emory University), “Leibniz and the Problem of Soul-Body Union”
      • Commentator: Robert Sleigh, Jr. (University of Massachussets – Amherst)
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair: Michael Latzer
      • Speaker: Michael Murray, “Leibniz on Divine Foreknowledge of Future Contingents and Human Freedom”
      • Commentator: Fred Freddoso
  • 1990-1991
    • Eastern Division (Boston)
      • Chair: Robert Sleigh, Jr. (University of Massachussets – Amherst)
      • Speaker: Christia Mercer (University of California – Irvine), “Putting Mind to Matter: Leibniz’s Early Conception of Substance”
    • Central Division (Chicago)
      • Chair: Steven Voss
      • Speaker: Alex Byrne, “Leibniz on Personal Identity”
      • Commentator:  E. M. Curley (University of Illinois – Chicago)
  • 1989-1990
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Catherine Wilson, “Leibniz and the Animalcula”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Emily Grosholz, “Was Leibniz a Mathematical Revolutionary?”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Reginald Savage, “The Problem of Counterfactual Propositions in the Philosophy of Leibniz”
  • 1988-1989
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Robert M. Adams (University of California – Los Angeles), “Form and Matter in Leibniz”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Robert Sleigh, Jr. (Univesity of Massachussets – Amherst), “More Light on the Arnauld Correspondence; Texts and Commentary”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Reginald Savage, “Contingency, Incompossibility, and God’s Little Infinite Creatures: An Essay on Leibniz’s Doctrine of Freedom”
  • 1987-1988
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: François Duchesneau, “Leibniz on Architectonic Principles and Analysis”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Robert Sleigh, Jr. (Univesity of Massachussets – Amherst), “More Light on the Arnauld Correspondence: Texts and Commentary”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutgers Unviversity), “Knowledge of Necessary Truths in the New Essays
  • 1986-1987
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Hidé Ishiguro, “Did Leibniz believe in an Infinitesimal Magnitude?”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Gregory Brown (University of Houston), “Leibniz’s Theodicy and the Confluence of Worldly Goods”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Roger Ariew, “Leibniz’s Protogaea”
  • 1985-1986
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: E. M. Curley (University of Illinois – Chicago), “The Origins of Leibniz’s Theory of Truth”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Glenn Hartz (Ohilo State University – Mansfield) & Jan Cover (Purdue University), “Space and Time in the Leibnizian Metaphysic”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: John Earman (University of Minnesota), “Leibniz’s Theory of Time and Space”
  • 1984-1985
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Margaret Wilson (Princeton University), “The Phenomenalism of Leibniz and Berkeley”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Fabrizio Mondadori, “Plainly Essential and Individuating Essential Properties”
  • 1983-1984
    • Eastern Division
      • Robert Sleigh (University of Massachussets – Amherst), “Substance in the Discourse and the Correspondence with Arnauld”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: “Catherine Wilson, “Leibnizian Optimism
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Glen Hartz (Ohio State University – Mansfield), “Launching a Materialist Ontology: The Leibnizian Way”
  • 1981-1982
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Jonathan Bennett (Syracuse University), “The Remnant and Bennett Translation of the New Essays”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Kenneth Clatterbaugh, “Malebranche and Leibniz on Occasionalism”
      • Commentator: Craig Walton
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Daniel Garber (University of Chicago), “Mind, Body, and the Laws of Nature in Descartes and Leibniz”
      • Commetator: Peter Machamer
  • 1980-1981
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Fred Sommers, “Leibniz and Logical Syntax”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Mark Kulstad (Rice University), “Apperception and a Puzzle Concerning the Drafts of Section 4 of the Principles of Nature and of Grace”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Louis Loeb, “Leibniz and Rationalism”
  • 1979-1980
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Jeffrey Tlumak, “Leibniz on Contingency”
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Robert Adams (University of California – Los Angeles), “Leibniz on Corporeal Substance”
      • Commentator: Louis Loeb
  • 1978-1979
    • Eastern Division
      • Speaker: Robert McRae, “Time and the Monad”
    • Pacific Division
      • Speaker: Nicholas Jolley, “Monads, Minds and Memory”
      • Commentator: Peter Remnant
    • Central Division
      • Speaker: Ignazio Angelelli, “The Classical Ontology of Relations and Leibniz”
      • Commentator: Mark Kulstad (Rise University)
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