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Eleventh Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America

Eleventh Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Oct 13th, 1:30 pm End: Oct 15th, 3:30 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), 2000-
Conference

The Department of Philosophy presents

Eleventh Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and McMaster University in Toronto on October 13–15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Department of Philosophy at 416-978-3311.

Program

Friday, October 13, 2017:

Location: all sessions to be held in JHB 100, that is, Jackman Humanities Building 100, at 170 St George. It's at the corner of Bloor and St George, the building where the dept is located.

1.30-2.00 pm

Coffee & Welcome

2.00-3.30 pm

Julia Jorati (Ohio State University), ‘Embodied and Disembodied Cognition in Leibniz'
Comments: François Duchesneau (Université de Montréal)

3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break

4.00-5.30 pm

Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State University), ‘The Trouble with Leibniz's Principle of Intelligibility'
Comments: Chloe Armstrong (Lawrence University)

5.30-7.00 pm

Reception: in honour of Robert Merrihew Adams (Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion) for his long and distinguished service to Leibniz studies in North America, on the heels of his 80th birthday. Bob will give an informal address at the reception about the history of philosophy; to be held in JHB 100A.

Dinner: reservations for attendees have been made at the Bodega restaurant on Baldwin (http://www.bodegarestaurant.com/).

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

9.00-9.30 am

Continental breakfast

9.30-11.00 am

Donald Rutherford (UCSD), ‘Sapientia est Scientia Felicitatis: The Foundations of Leibniz's Perfectionism'
Comments: Julia Borcherding (NYU)

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11.15 am -12.45 pm

Lucy Sheaf (King's College, London), ‘Leibniz's definition of love as delight in the happiness of another person'
Comments: Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University)

12.45-2.00 pm

Lunch break

LSNA Executive Meeting: L'Espresso Restaurant (diagonally across the street from the Jackman Humanities Building)

2.00-3.30 pm

Thomas Vinci (Dalhousie University), ‘Leibniz's Minimization Principles in Physics'
Comments: Christian Leduc (Université de Montréal)

3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break

4.00-5.30 pm

Keynote Address:

Martha Bolton (Rutgers University), ‘TBD'

5.30-6.30 pm

LSNA Business Meeting

7.00 pm

Conference dinner at the house of the Principal of University College (University of Toronto), Donald Ainslie.

Sunday, October 15, 2017:

9.00-9.30 am

Continental breakfast

9.30-11.00 am

Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval (Princeton University), ‘Saving Truth from Arbitrariness'
Comments: Richard TW Arthur (McMaster University)

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11.15 am -12.45 pm

Marko Malink (New York University) and Anubav Vasudevan (University of Chicago), ‘Leibniz on Proof by Reductio ad Absurdum : A New Reading of the Specimina Calculi Rationalis'

Comments: Samuel Levey (Dartmouth College)

12.45-2.00 pm

Lunch break

2.00-3.30 pm

Adam Harmer (University of California, Riverside), ‘Determinate Choices and Possible Worlds in Leibniz's Theodicy'
Comments: Ohad Nachtomy (Bar Ilan University)

 


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