Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy IX

Contact : Mogens Lærke

Organisation :
Dr. Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen) ; Dr. Mogens Lærke (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS de Lyon)

Key note speakers :
Felicity Green (University of Edinburgh) ; Martin Lenz (University of Groningen)

Sponsors :
British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP), Scottish Philosophical Association (SPA), University of Aberdeen, IHRIM (CNRS, UMR 5317), ENS de Lyon

Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory.
Please sign up on Eventbrite : Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy IX :


Thursday 24 May

9.00-9.15 Coffee and Welcome
9.15-10.00 Brenda Basilico (University of Lille III), “Music, Mathematics, and Skepticism in Mersenne’s Writings.”
10.00-10.45 Margaret Matthews (Emory University, Atlanta), “The Place of Skepticism in Montaigne’s Essays.”
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-12.00 Key Note Speaker : Felicity Green (University of Edinburgh), “Freedom and Responsibility in Locke’s Account of Belief.”
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.15 Raphael Krut-Landau (University of Pennsylvania), “From History to Anagogy : Scriptural Modes of Reading in Spinoza’s Ethics.”
14.15-15.00 Sanja Särman (Hong Kong University), “Don’t Know Yourself - Spinoza and Leibniz on the Advantages of Having an Infinitely Unfamiliar Mind.”
15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.00 James A. Harris (University of St Andrews), “Hume on political obligation : between Locke and Filmer.”
16.00-17.45 SSEMP Essay Prize Winner : Jacob Hinze (University of St. Andrews), “Indeterminacies in Locke’s Concept of the State of Nature.”

Friday 25 May

9.00-9.15 Coffee
9.15-10.00 David Bartha (Central European University), “Two Routes to Idealism : Collier and Berkeley.”
10.00-10.45 Umrao Sethi (Lehman College, CUNY), “Mind-Dependence in Berkeley and the Problem of Perception.”
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-12.00 Key Note Speaker : Martin Lenz (University of Groningen), “What does it mean to share a view ? Hume on the Transmission of Mental States. “
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.15 Dino Jakusic (University of Warwick), “Christian Wolff and the Invention of Ontology.”
14.15-15.00 Gaston Robert (King’s College London), “God, Aggregation, and the Collective Unity of All Substances : General Pre-Established Harmony Revisited.”
15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.00 Keith Green (East Tennessee State University), “Hatred, Moral Motivation, and ‘Normativity’ in Spinoza and Hume”
16.00-16.45 Gabriel Watts (Oriel College, Oxford), “The Curious Place of Curiosity in Hume’s Theory of the Passions.”