Southwest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

16 – 17 February 2013

Cal Poly Pomona

Pomona, CA

 

 

 

Featuring Invited Speaker:

Thomas M. Lennon

University of Western Ontario

 

 

 

 

The seventh annual meeting of the Southwest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy will be held 16 – 17 February 2013 at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, CA.  Following the model of similar seminars around the U.S. and Canada, the Southwest Seminar was formed to foster interaction among scholars who work on various topics in the history of early modern philosophy (a period ranging, roughly, from Montaigne to Kant).

 

 

 

Program pdf version / Paper Abstracts pdf version

 

Saturday 16 February

 

9-9:30am

Continental Breakfast

 

9:30-10:40am

“Pure Love: The Impossible Supposition?”

Thomas M. Lennon, University of Western Ontario

 

10:50am-12pm

“Descartes on the Moral Guidance of the Passions”

Matt Kisner, University of South Carolina

 

12-1:30pm

Lunch

 

1:30-2:40pm

“The Susceptibility of Intuitive Knowledge to Akrasia in

Spinoza’s Ethical Thought”

Sanem Soyarslan, Boston University

 

2:50-4pm

“The Subsuming Consciousness: A Model for Reconciling

Personal Identity in Locke and Hume”

Louis Gularte, Northern Illinois University

 

4-4:30pm

Coffee Break

 

4:30-5:40pm

Converting Demea: Demea’s Role in Hume’s

Dialogues concerning Natural Religion

Tim Black and Robert Gressis, Cal State - Northridge

 

6:30-9pm

Conference Dinner (Location TBA)

 

Sunday 17 February

 

9-9:30am

Continental Breakfast

 

9:30-10:40am

“Leibniz on Infinite Numbers, Infinite Wholes, and Corporeal Substances”

Adam Harmer, University of Toronto

 

10:45-11:55am

“Rationalism and the Foundational Role of Empirical Knowledge

within Wolff’s German Metaphysics”

Veronica Muriel, University of Pennsylvania

 

Registration

Registration is not required but is highly encouraged.  Those planning to attend the Seminar should contact Kristen Irwin (kristen.irwin@biola.edu) no later than 1 February 2013.  Please indicate which days you plan to be in attendance.

 

 

Travel

Participants flying into Southern California for the Seminar can easily access the Cal Poly campus from Ontario Airport (ONT).  More details can be found here.

 

Participants driving to Cal Poly can find useful information here.  Parking is free for conference participants and attendees in the lot adjacent to Collins College.  No permit is needed.

 

 

Lodging

Information about lodging options for Seminar participants will be available soon.

 

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Seminar, feel free to contact the general organizer, Mary Domski (mdomski@unm.edu), or one of the local organizers, Ericka Tucker (eltucker@csupomona.edu) and Kristen Irwin (kristen.irwin@biola.edu).