The Early Modern Philosophy Calendar

This website is maintained by Stephen H. Daniel at Texas A&M University as a service to scholars working in the history of early modern philosophy. It brings together information about calls for papers, event schedules, and contacts about presentations, conferences, and seminars dealing with research in late 16th, 17th, and 18th century philosophy.

To have an event listed, send the appropriate information to Steve Daniel ( Events posted on various mailing lists and websites (e.g., philosop, philos, MWSeminar, Facebook Early Modern Philosophy Resources, Montreal EM Roundtable, philevents) are incorporated into this page. If no deadline is listed for calls for papers, that means either that the deadline has passed or presentations were by invitation only.

Announced and Revised Events (recent postings listed first)
Upcoming Submission Deadline Dates

March 22, 2018
London Spinoza Circle
Alexander Douglas (St Andrews): TBA
Birkbeck College, Room 101, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
30 Russell Square, London
Contacts: Clare Carlisle or John Heyderman.

March 24, 2018
Spinoza's Ethics of Joy: A Manuscript Workshop
University of Toronto
Jackman Humanities Building 418
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    10:00-10:05am Karolina Hübner (Toronto): Welcome
    10:05-10:30am Andrew Youpa (Southern Illinois): Overview of manuscript, Part I
    10:30-11:10am Justin Steinberg (CUNY Brooklyn): Emotions and Education
    11:25-12:05pm Matthew Kisner (South Carolina): Moral Realism and Freedom
    12:05pm-12:20pm: Andrew Youpa: Response I
    12:20-1:20pm General Discussion I
    2:50-3:20pm Andrew Youpa: Overview of manuscript, Part II
    3:20-4:00pm John Carriero (UCLA): Perfection, Goodness and Motivation
    4:15-4:55pm Sanem Soyarslan (North Carolina State): The Empowered Life
    4:55-5:10pm Andrew Youpa: Response II
    5:10-6:10pm General Discussion II
The workshop is free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information, please contact Karolina Hübner.

March 28-31, 2018
American Philosophical Association Meeting, Pacific Division
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA
Wednesday, March 28
    9:00-12:00 Book Symposium: Julia Joráti, Leibniz on Causation and Agency; chair: Kristopher Phillips (Southern Utah)
        Speakers: Chloe Armstrong (Lawrence U), Martin Lin (Rutgers), John Whipple (UC Irvine), Julia Joráti (Ohio State)
    6:00-8:00 p.m. Descartes Society, chair John Carriero (UC Los Angeles)
        Anik Waldow (Sydney): “Descartes on Experiencing and Knowing the Self”
        Frans Svensson (Umeå U): “Descartes on Living Well for Humans”
            Commentator Deborah J. Brown (Queensland)
    6:00-8:00 North American Spinoza Society, Contemporary Spinoza; chair Ericka Tucker (Marquette)
        Anat Schechtman (Wisconsin-Madison): “Spinoza’s Epistemology”
        Sandra Leonie Field (Yale-NUS College): “Spinoza’s Politics”
        Kristin Primus (UC Berkeley): “Spinoza's Metaphysics”
    8:00-10:00 p.m. North American Spinoza Society: Spinoza's Psychology; chair Ericka Tucker (Marquette)
        Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn C): “Seeing the Better Better: A Spinozistic Account of Belief Revision and Moral Reform”
        Valtteri Viljanen (Turku): “Spinoza on Activity and Passivity: The Problematic Definition Revisited”
        Karolina Hübner (Toronto): “Spinoza’s Metaphysical Psychology”
Thursday, March 29
    9:00-11:00 History of Epistemology
        9:00-10:00 chair Paul Tulipana (Stanford)
        Jessica Williams (South Florida): “Kant and the Science of Empirical Schemata”; commentator Thomas Land (Ryerson U)
        10:00-11:00 chair Melinda Campbell (National U)
        James Dominic Rooney (Saint Louis U): “When is the Self-evident Evident? Thomas Reid and the Evidence of First Principles”; commentator Lewis Powell (Buffalo)
    9:00-12:00 First Person Perspective
        10:00-11:00 chair Alan Goldman (William and Mary)
        Meghant Sudan (Colby C): “Kant’s Cogito Argument as the Principle of Transcendental Philosophy”; commentator Tim Jankowiak (Towson U)
    1:00-4:00 Skepticism
        1:00-2:00 chair Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser)
        Kristen Irwin (Loyola U Chicago): “The Role of Moral Knowledge in Pierre Bayle’s Skepticism”; commentator Kate Abramson (Indiana Bloomington)
        3:00-4:00 Chair Ian Duckles (San Diego Mesa C)
        Bowen Chan (Toronto): “Scepticism, Custom, and Hume: Philosophy’s Place in Common Life”; commentator Russell Wahl (Idaho State)
    4:00-6:00 Kant on Life; chair Rosalind Chaplin (UC San Diego)
        Nick Stang (Toronto), Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University), Sasha Newton (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    4:00-6:00 Memorial Session for Marilyn MCCord Adams
        5:15-5:40 Marleen Rozemond (Toronto): "Teleology in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy"
    8:00-10:00 Hong Kong Kant Society: Interpretive Themes in Kantian Philosophy
        Lau Chong-Fuk (Chinese U Hong Kong): “A Functionalist Interpretation of Kant”
        Julian von Will (Independent Scholar): “Adorno on Kant: The 'Unthinkability of Despair'"
        Jonathan Johnson (Hong Kong Baptist U): “Kant and the Scarcity of the Ugly”
        Jack Chun (Hong Kong Polytechnic U): “Two Types of Killing in Kant”
    8:00-10:00 North American Kant Soc: Kant on Freedom and Determinism; chair Dai Heide (Simon Fraser)
        Patricia Kitcher (Columbia): “Two Types of Killing in Kant”
        Lucy Allais (Witwatersrand/UC San Diego): “The Difference Between Contemporary Determinism and Kantian Determinism (And Why the Latter Is Compatible with Real Freedom Rather Than Just the Freedom of the Turnspit)”
Friday, March 30
    9:00-12:00 Meditations Workshop: Teaching; chair Russell Marcus (Hamilton C)
        Speakers: Ryan Johnson (Elon University), Susan Mills (MacEwan University)
    4:40-5:20 Philosophy of Money, chair Margaret Battin (Utah)
        Margaret Schabas (British Columbia): “The Nominalism/Realism Distinction in Hume’s Monetary Theory”
    7:00-9:00 p.m. Hume Society: Hume on Race and Slavery; chair Jason Fisette (Nevada, Reno)
        Margaret Watkins (St. Vincent C/U Edinburgh): “Binding Ourselves from Cruelty: Humean Weapons Against Slavery”
        Ann Levey (Calgary): “Locating Hume in the Science of Race”
Saturday, March 31
    9:00-12:00 Modern Metaphysics
        10:00-11:00 Juan Garcia (Ohio State): “Leibniz on Contingency and Individual Concepts”; commentator Sean Greenberg (UC Irvine); chair Vijay Mascarenhas (Metro St U Denver)
        11:00-12:00 Steven Dezort (Texas A&M): “Locke on Substance, Substances, and Superadded Powers”; commentator Shelley Weinberg (Illinois); chair James Crippen (Cal St Fullerton)
    6:00-8:00 p.m. North American Kant Society: Kant on Matters of Life and Death; chair Katherine Gasdaglis (Cal St Poly Pomona)
        Matthew C. Altman (Central Washington): “Kant and Advance Directives: The Problem of Consent”
        Jennifer K. Uleman (Purchase C SUNY): “Kant, Isolation, and the 'Contradiction' in Selbstmord
        Richard Dean (Cal St Los Angeles): “Direct and Indirect Duties, and Life and Death”
Contact: Mark Jensen.

March 31, 2018
Special Issue of Society and Politics: Consciousness in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy of Mind
Invited editors: Martin Klein, Naomi Osorio-Kupferblum, Oliver Istvan Toth
Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2018
In recent years, the relationship between Medieval and Early Modern philosophy has received greater attention. Scholars have characterized this relationship both as a continuity and as a break. This is certainly true of philosophy of mind, where many Aristotelian assumptions and questions persisted, while the framework of substantial forms and their inherent powers was questioned. Also, in both Medieval and Early Modern history of philosophy the notion of consciousness has been the topic of new research: different scholars have tried to investigate the question how our contemporary concern with consciousness maps onto Medieval and Early Modern philosophy, as well as what implications medieval and early modern positions in philosophy of mind and epistemology have for possible views on consciousness. While some scholars point to similarities, others have warned that it is not clear whether the problem of consciousness even existed for some of the authors in these periods.
    For this special issue of Society and Politics we therefore invite papers discussing one of the followings topics:
        •  Consciousness in Medieval philosophy
        •  Consciousness in Early Modern philosophy
        •  The influence of Medieval on Early Modern discussions of and debates on consciousness
        •  Influence and/or relevance of Medieval and/or Early Modern discussions of and debates on consciousness for the contemporary philosophy of mind
        •  Methodology of research on Medieval and/or Early Modern discussions of and debates on consciousness
        •  Historiography of Medieval and/or Early Modern discussions of and debates on consciousness
Papers no longer than 8000 words, or book reviews no longer than 800 words, should be submitted to by March 31, 2018. Submissions must be prepared for double-blind peer review. Publication is scheduled for November 30, 2018.
Authors guidelines
Contact: Oliver Istvan Toth.

April 5, 2018
University College Dublin Invited Speaker Series
Anik Waldow (Sydney): "Locke on Persons as Agents"
Agnes Cuming Seminar Room (D522), Newman Bldg; 5:00 p.m.
University College Dublin, Belfield Campus
Dublin, Ireland
Abstract available later at PhilEvents.
Contact: Ruth Boeker (UCD)

April 12, 2018
University College Dublin Invited Speaker Series
Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen): "Kant's 'republican' conception of freedom of the will"
Agnes Cuming Seminar Room (D522), Newman Bldg; 5:00 p.m.
University College Dublin, Belfield Campus
Dublin, Ireland
Abstract available later at PhilEvents.
Contact: Ruth Boeker (UCD)

April 12-14, 2018
British Society for the History of Philosophy 2018: Habit in the History of Philosophy
University of Durham
Durham, UK
Keynote Speakers:
    Clare Carlisle (KCL)
    Sara Heinämaa (Jyväskylä)
    Karen Margrethe Nielsen (Oxford)
    Mark Wrathall (Oxford)
    John Sellars (Royal Holloway)
    Mark Sinclair (Roehampton)
Throughout the history of the discipline, philosophers have turned to habits in order to understand a very broad range of issues including, to name a few, education and ethics (the inculcation of the right habits for living well); psychology and the philosophy of mind (how habits of mind enable us to cognize the world as regular and ordered and to ascribe meaning to the world); epistemology (the role of mental habits in belief); the philosophy of action (are we responsible for actions that occur due to habitual processes?); and even in the philosophy of biology (what role do habitual or epigenetic processes play in heredity?). We invite scholars to submit symposium and individual paper proposals on topics related to habit from any period of the history of philosophy. We would like to include a broad spectrum of views on habit, and welcome papers on philosophers and/or areas of philosophy not traditionally represented.
    If the author wishes, revised versions of accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in the volume Habit and the History of Philosophy to be published by Routledge. Proposal submission Deadline: December 31st 2017. Decision by January 31st 2018. Submissions should be sent as an email attachment (in Word) to: Jeremy Dunham.
Proposals for symposia should include:
     - Title of symposium
     - Symposium summary statement (maximum 500 words)
     - Titles and abstracts of papers (maximum 500 words for each paper)
     - Address of each participant, including e-mail, phone, and institution
     - Name and email of symposium organizer, who will serve as contact person
Proposals for papers should include:
     - name and address and email of the participant
     - title and abstract of the paper (maximum 500 words)
Contacts: Jeremy Dunham (Durham) and Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Sheffield)

April 13, 2018
Definitions in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, Logic and Mathematics
University of Sydney
SOPHI Common Room, Level 8, Brennan MacCallum Building, A18
Sydney, AU
10.00: Peter Anstey (Sydney): Definitions as principles in early modern natural philosophy
11.00: Laura Kotevska (Sydney): From Pascal to Arnauld and Nicole: definitions in Port Royalist works
13.30: James Franklin (UNSW): Logic in definitions and the search for the definition of continuity
14.30: Kirsten Walsh (Nottingham): Newton's definitions
15.30-16.00: Discussion
Contact: Peter Anstey.

April 13-14, 2018
History of Philosophy Society: Forms of Reason
St. Mary's University
Department of Philosophy
1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX
Keynote Speakers: Anne-Marie Schultz (Baylor) and Rocio Zambrana (Oregon)
    Reason has gone by many names (λóγος, ratio, raison, Vernunft, etc.) and has appeared in a variety of forms in the history of philosophy. Reason has been the determining ground of existence; the intelligibility of the world; the specific difference between humans and other animals; the ruling part of the soul; a cognitive faculty; an instrument of legitimation; and has played many other roles as well. The 4th annual meeting of the History of Philosophy Society will explore these roles by surveying the forms in which reason has appeared in the history of philosophy and the way its forms have been contested.
    Typically, HOPS submissions focus on a single author from a single period in the history of philosophy prior to the 20th century, but essays treating multiple authors will be considered. Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review with the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information on a separate title page. Papers should be no more than 40 minutes reading length. Please send submissions as an email attachment to no later than January 15, 2018.
Contact: Colin McQuillan.

April 13-14, 2018
The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Then and Now
Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University
515 W Hastings St, Vancouver
    Michael Della Rocca (Yale); commentator Eric Watkins (UC San Diego)
    Erica Shumener (Pittsburgh); commentator Kelly Trogdon (Virgian Tech)
    Sam Newlands (Notre Dame); commentator Dai Heide (Simon Fraser)
    Kristin Primus (UC Berkeley); commentator Julia Borcherding (NYU)
    Agustin Rayo (MIT); commentator Tom Donaldson (Simon Fraser)
    Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame); commentator Holly Anderson (Simon Fraser)
    Martin Glazier (U Nac Auto Mexico); commentator Michael Raven (Victoria)
    Fatema Amijee (Simon Fraser); commentator Jack Spencer (MIT)
Contact: Fatima Amijee.

April 20, 2018
Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable
Daniel Collette (St. Norbert College): "Hume's Pascalian Antidote: Skepticism and its Skeptican Solutions"
Loyola University, Chicago (room TBA)
3:45-5:00 p.m.
Chicago, IL
Contact: Kristen Irwin.

April 20-21, 2018
Early Modern--Saint Louis
Downtown St. Louis, MO
Submissions are welcome on any aspect of Modern philosophy, roughly understood as the period from Montaigne through Mill.Submissions on British philosophy after Hume are particularly encouraged. Keynote presentation by Annemarie Butler (Iowa State University), "Locke and Hume on the Demonstrability of God's Existence." Panel on teaching Early Modern philosophy led by Julie Walsh (Wellesley College). Please submit anonymized, 300-500 word abstracts prepared for blind review through Easychair. Papers should ultimately be suitable for a 25 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Deadline for submissions: January 25, 2018. Notifications of acceptance: February 18.
Contacts: Richard Fry and Krista Rodkey.

April 26, 2018
Oxford Hume Forum
Tomas Kunca (Prague): TBA
Hertford College
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, UK
Contact: Dan O'Brien.

April 26-28, 2018
Conference: Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics
Notre Dame University, McKenna Hall, Conference Center
South Bend, Indiana
In 2009, Isabelle Bour and Judith P. Zinsser published a partial translation of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics. Since 2014, faculty and students at the University of Notre Dame have worked to complete the translation (see This conference celebrates the completion of the project. Participants include Participants include: Katherine Brading, Karen Detlefsen, Lisa Downing, Jamee Elder, Ashton Green, Ruth Hagengruber, John Hanson, Sarah Hutton, Andrew Janiak, Marcy Lascano, Christia Mercer, Lauren Montes, Andrea Reichenberger, Annelise Rey, Anne Seul, Phil Sloan, George Smith, Monica Solomon, Marius Stan, Aaron Wells and Judith P. Zinsser.

April 27, 2018
Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable/Loyola History of Philosophy Roundtable
Matias Slavov (UCLA): "Universal Gravitation and Intelligibility in Hume"
Loyola University, Chicago (room TBA)
3:00-4:15 p.m.
Chicago, IL
Contact: Kristen Irwin.

April 30-May 4, 2018
Master Class on the Philosophy of Hasdai Crescas
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
In this class, we shall read together texts from The Light of the Lord (Hebrew: Or Adonai), the anti-Aristotelian book by the famed Catalan Jewish philosopher, Rabbi Hasdai Crescas (c. 1340-1410/11). The Light was completed in Saragossa in 1410 and first printed in Ferrara in 1555. Topics discussed will include space, time, the vacuum, infinity, many worlds, determinism and choice, and the knowledge and love of God. Attention will be given to Crescas' relation to earlier medieval philosophers, such as Maimonides, Averroes, and Gersonides, and to later medieval and modern philosophers, including Spinoza. Crescas' theories will also be analyzed with regard to other representatives of the revolutionary "new physics" in 14th-century Europe, particularly Nicole Oresme. Knowledge of Hebrew is not mandatory. The class’ instructor, Warren Zev Harvey (Hebrew U Jerusalem, emeritus) is the leading world scholar of medieval Jewish Philosophy. Professor Harvey has been preparing a critical edition of Crescas’ main work, the Light of the Lord, for almost 40 years, and he has also translated into English significant parts of the book. The class will meet for five days (4 hours daily). A small number of grants will be available to cover lodging. For further information and to reserve a spot in the workshop, please contact Yitzhak Melamed.

May 2, 2018
Oxford Hume Forum
Mikko Tolonen (Helsinki): TBA
Hertford College
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, UK
Contact: Dan O'Brien.

May 4-5, 2018
Eastern Study Group of the North American Kant Society
Columbia University
New York, NY
Keynote speakers: Stephen Engstrom (Pittsburgh) and Paul Guyer (Brown)
Papers already read or accepted at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing. Submissions of detailed abstracts (1,000 words) or papers (no more than 5,000 words, including notes and references) should be prepared for blind review as PDF files and sent to Kate Moran no later than January 15, 2018. Please include a word count at the end of your abstract or paper. Please supply contact information in a separate file. If you are a graduate student, please indicate this in your contact information.
    The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (contemporary or historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. Reading time is limited to 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit.
    Papers already read or accepted at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing. Papers will be posted in the “members only” section of the NAKS website and circulated in advance among participants, who are expected to have read them at the time of the conference. ENAKS receives support from NAKS and host universities. Earlier programs are available on our website.
Contact: Kate Moran.

May 7-8, 2018
George Berkeley Conference
National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Mexico City
Keynote speakers: Stephen H. Daniel (Texas A&M), Samuel C. Rickless (UC San Diego), Tom Stoneham (York)
    We invite you to submit a proposal on Berkeley’s immaterialism focusing on epistemological, metaphysical, and ontological issues, as well as on aspects related to philosophy of mind, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of religion. Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words in PDF format to Alberto Luis López by 10 February 2018. Prepare submissions for blind review. Abstracts should not contain identifying information. Personal information (author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information) must be sent on a separate file but in the same email. Proposals accepted will have a maximum reading time of 25 minutes.
Contact: Alberto Luis López.

May 12, 2018
Nouvelles recherches sur le cartésianisme et la philosophie moderne: Spinoza on Mind
Interventions de Daniel Garber (Princeton/IEA Paris), Denis Kambouchner (Paris 1), Olli Koistinen (Turku), Pierre-François Moreau (ENS Lyon). Réponses d’Ursula Renz (Klagenfurt). Modérateur: Mogens Lærke (ENS Lyons)
9h30 à 13h00, ENS, ENS de Lyon, 15 parvis René Descartes
Lyon, France
Contact: Martine Pécharman.

May 17-20, 2018
Conference: Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680): Life and Legacy. Philosophy, Politics and Religion in seventeenth Century Europe
Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Deutsche Gesellschaft Philosophie e.V., Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Paderborn, Germany
May 17, 2018
Proposals are invited from graduate students and early career scholars for short papers to be presented at a workshop being held on the day prior to the international conference on Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-1680) on May 18-20, 2018. The aim of the workshop is to promote communication and collaboration amongst younger scholars working on early modern women philosophers. We welcome submissions relating to Elisabeth’s of Bohemia’s letter exchanges and intellectual networks, and the conditions and challenges of women’s participation in the development of early modern philosophy. The workshop will be led by Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, Sarah Hutton and Ruth Hagengruber. Proposals should be sent to Jessica Harmening no later than 28th February 2018. Proposals should include the following: name, email address, institutional affiliation, presentation title, abstract (300 words max), a short biography, indicating the point you have reached in your studies and/or career (250 words max). Papers should be 20 minutes in length. A selection of the papers from the workshop will be included in the conference publication.
May 18-20, 2018
    •  Susanna Åkerman (Stockholm): “Queen Christina and Metaphysics: From Stiernhielm’s Creative Light in 1649 to Leibniz’ report of His visit to Her in 1689”
    •  Vlad Alexandrescu (Bucarest): “Elisabeth and her intellectual circle in The Hague”
    •  Lilli Alanen (Uppsala): “Mind-body-holism and the Therapy of Passions”
    •  Delphine Antoine-Mahut (ENS de Lyon): “What does 'to think of oneself' mean for Elizabeth?”
    •  Gabor Boros (Eötvös U Budapest): “Elisabeth in Heidelberg: Karl-Ludwig and Spinoza”
    •  Erik-Jan Bos (Radboud Nijmegen): "Elisabeth and Mathematics"
    •  Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Copenhagen): "Elisabeth on Astronomy"
    •  Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn): “Elisabeth of Bohemia as an example of critical historiography”
    •  Sarah Hutton (York): “Princess Elisabeth and Anne Conway”
    •  Denis Kambouchner (Paris 1): “What is Elisabeth’s Cartesianism?”
    •  Sonja Langkafel (Städtisches Museum, Herford): “Elisabeth of Bohemia and Herford”
    •  Gianni Paganini (U Studi Piemonte Orientale Vercelli): "How to Deal with Machiavelli"
    •  Carol Pal (Bennington C): “Elisabeth of Bohemia: Princess and Politico"
    •  Marie-Frédérique Pellegrin (Lyon III): “Medicine in Elisabeth’s letters to Descartes”
    •  Dominik Perler (Humboldt U Berlin): "Is Our Happiness Up to Us?"
    •  Martina Reuter (Jyväskylä): “Elisabeth’s Criticism of Descartes’ Notion of the Freedom”
    •  Lisa Shapiro (Simon Frazer): “Was Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia a Cartesian?”
Contact: Andrea Reichenberger.

May 24-25, 2018
Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
University of Aberdeen
Sir Duncan Rice Library, Room 224
Aberdeen, Scotland
Thursday 24 May
    9.00-9.15  Coffee and Welcome
    9.15-10.00  Brenda Basilico (Lille III): “Music, Mathematics, and Skepticism in Mersenne’s Writings”
    10.00-10.45  Margaret Matthews (Emory):  “The Place of Skepticism in Montaigne’s Essays
    11.00-12.00  Key Note Speaker: Felicity Green (Edinburgh): “Freedom and Responsibility in Locke’s Account of Belief”
    13.30-14.15  Raphael Krut-Landau (Pennsylvania): “From History to Anagogy: Scriptural Modes of Reading in Spinoza’s Ethics
    14.15-15.00  Sanja Särman (Hong Kong U): “Don’t Know Yourself: Spinoza and Leibniz on the Advantages of Having an Infinitely Unfamiliar Mind"
    15.15-16.00  James A. Harris (St Andrews): “Hume on political obligation: between Locke and Filmer”
    16.00-17.45  Jacob Hinze (St. Andrews): “Indeterminacies in Locke’s Concept of the State of Nature” (SSEMP winner)
Friday 25 May
    9.00-9.15  Coffee
    9.15-10.00  David Bartha (Central European U): “Two Routes to Idealism: Collier and Berkeley"
    10.00-10.45  Umrao Sethi (Lehman C CUNY): “Mind-Dependence in Berkeley and the Problem of Perception"
    11.00-12.00  Martin Lenz (Groningen): “What does it mean to share a view? Hume on the Transmission of Mental States"
    13.30-14.15  Dino Jakusic (Warwick): “Christian Wolff and the Invention of Ontology"
    14.15-15.00  Gaston Robert (King’s C London): “God, Aggregation, and the Collective Unity of All Substances: General Pre-Established Harmony Revisited”
    15.15-16.00  Keith Green (East Tennessee St): “Hatred, Moral Motivation, and ‘Normativity’ in Spinoza and Hume”
    16.00-16.45  Gabriel Watts (Oriel C Oxford): "The Curious Place of Curiosity in Hume’s Theory of the Passions"
Website. Registration mandatory.
Contact: Mogens Lærke.

May 28-29, 2018
Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Central European University, Budapest
In a joint effort by philosophers in Finland and Hungary, the Seminar was founded to promote international cooperation among scholars of seventeenth and eighteenth-century philosophy. We invite prospective participants to send an abstract of about 500 words on any topic in early modern philosophy to Mike Griffin at by 15 March 2018. Completed papers should aim at a reading time of 40 minutes or less. Please note that FHSEMP cannot provide funding for travel or accommodation.
    For more information, go to Organizing and program committee: Mike Griffin (CEU), Vili Lähteenmäki (Helsinki), Judit Szalai (ELTE), and Valtteri Viljanen (Turku).
Contact: Mike Griffin.

May 30-31, 2018
Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands
Invited speakers: Christia Mercer (Columbia) and Karin de Boer (KU Leuven)
The Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy brings together advanced students and established scholars to discuss the latest work in early modern philosophy, broadly conceived. Built on the success of the previous 2014–2017 editions, which gathered philosophers from all over the world, the Seminar offers workshop-style collaborations to stimulate scholarly exchange. The language of presentation and discussion is English. We welcome abstracts for talks on any topic related to early modern philosophy, broadly understood (roughly the period 1500–1800 CE). We are especially interested in presentations that discuss philosophical issues or works that have received less sustained scholarly attention, including, but not limited to: non canonical authors and traditions, anonymous texts, methodological reflections on doing Early Modern philosophy.
    Please submit abstracts (400 words max.) suitable for anonymous review in PDF to our EasyChair page. Deadline: 15 January 2018. Decisions will follow by early March. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. We will send reviewers’ reports with useful feedback on abstracts to all who wish to receive this. Attendance is free and all are welcome, especially students. No financial assistance can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.
Contacts: Chris Meyns and Andrea Sangiacomo.

May 31-June 1, 2018
Leuven Kant Conference
University of Leuven
Schapenstraat 34
Leuven, Belgium
    The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven invites submissions for the yearly Leuven Kant Conference. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students. Presentation time will be 25 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion. Abstracts (no more than 500 words) should be sent in word format no later than January 14, 2018, as an attachment, to Abstracts, including the title, should be prepared for double-blind review by removing any identification details. The author’s name, paper title, institutional position and affiliation, as well as contact information, should be included in the body of the email. Notification of acceptance by February 10, 2018.
    Keynote speakers: Mario Caimi (Buenos Aires), Alix Cohen (Edinburgh), Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern)
Contact: Karin de Boer.

May 31-June 2, 2018
Québec Seminar in Modern Philosophy
University of Québec, Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières, Québec
The Quebec seminar in early modern philosophy is a bilingual annual conference in the history of early modern philosophy (roughly, the period from Montaigne to Kant). Its specific aim is to foster the exchange of ideas among scholars of early modern philosophy from French and English language, particularly from Canada, the United States, and Europe. This year's keynote speaker is Martha Brandt Bolton from the Rutger School of Arts and Sciences.
    Please submit an abstract of 500 to 750 words (1 to 1.5 page, single-spaced) no later than March 19, 2018 to both Syliane Malinowski-Charles and Alexandre Rouette. Reading time should be approximately 45 minutes. In addition, those having presented a paper at the Seminar will be able to publish their contribution (or another) in a new online journal dedicated to EMP, the Studia de philosophia moderna (Working Papers of the Quebec Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy). People submitting an abstract in English are expected to be able to follow the papers that will be presented in French (and conversely).

Le Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne est un colloque annuel bilingue en histoire de la philosophie moderne (couvrant, approximativement, la période allant de Montaigne à Kant) qui vise à favoriser l'échange intellectuel entre spécialistes francophones et anglophones de la philosophie moderne, particulièrement ceux provenant du Canada, des États-Unis et d'Europe. Conférencière invitée : Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutger School of Arts and Sciences, New Jersey). La prochaine édition de l'événement se tiendra à Trois-Rivières, du 31 mai au 2 juin 2018.
    Nous invitons des propositions de communication portant sur tous les aspects de l'histoire de la philosophie moderne. La durée des présentations sera d'environ 45 minutes. De plus, les personnes retenues pour le programme du Séminaire pourront publier en ligne leur contribution ou une autre dans la revue électronique consacrée à la philosophie moderne, Studia de philosophia moderna (Cahiers du Séminaire québécois en philosophie moderne).
    Veuillez soumettre un résumé de votre proposition de présentation d’1 à 1,5 page à simple interligne (500-750 mots) avant le 19 mars 2018 à Syliane Malinowski-Charles et Alexandre Rouette. Les propositions seront évaluées par un comité ad hoc. Les frais de voyage ne sont pas pris en charge.
Contact: Alexandre Rouette.

June 1, 2018
Nouvelles recherches sur le cartésianisme et la philosophie moderne: Descartes' Metaphysics
Interventions de Igor Agostini (Lecce), Tamás Pavlovits (Szeged), Bruno Pinchard (Lyon 3). Réponses de Dan Arbib (ENS). Modérateur: Jean-Pascal Anfray.
14h00 à 17h30, U Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Paris, France
Contact: Martine Pécharman.

June 1-2, 2018
Francisco Suárez (1548–1617): Jesuits and Complexities of Modernity
Universidad Loyola Andalucía
Seville, Spain
    Francisco Suárez, S.J. (1548–1617) is recognized as a philosopher, theologian, and jurist who had a significant cultural impact in the development of modernity. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, our symposium will study the work of Suárez and other Jesuits of his time in the context of diverse traditions that came together in Europe between the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance and early modernity. Can the work of the Jesuits be seen not only as a forerunner of philosophical, political, or legal modernity, but also as an expression of an alternative modernity? What is the relationship between the Ignatian and Jesuit tradition and the development of the work of Suárez and his contemporaries? What elements of the work of Suárez and other Jesuits may today be relevant to face the crisis of modernity?
    Francisco Suárez, S.J. (1548–1617) es reconocido como un filósofo, teólogo y jurista que tuvo un alto impacto cultural en los inicios y desarrollos de la modernidad. Celebrando el 400 aniversario de su muerte, en nuestro symposium estudiaremos la obra de Suárez y de otros jesuitas de su época en el contexto de las diversas tradiciones que confluyeron en Europa entre el tardo medioevo y el Renacimiento y la primera modernidad. ¿La obra de los jesuitas puede ser vista no solo como precursora de la modernidad filosófica, política o jurídica, sino también como expresión de una modernidad alternativa? ¿Cuál es la relación entre la tradición ignaciana y jesuita y el desarrollo de la obra de Suárez y sus contemporáneos? ¿Qué elementos de la obra de Suárez y otros jesuitas pueden ser hoy relevantes para enfrentar la crisis de la modernidad?
    These are just a few of many issues we would like to discuss. To participate in this discussion, email a short (200–250 word) abstract of a proposed paper in Spanish or in English to both Professors Juan Antonio Senent de Frutos and Robert Aleksander Maryks before September 30, 2017, and if accepted, the full paper (8–10,000 words) before December 31, 2017. Selected papers will be published after the symposium either in a dedicated volume (Boston College Symposia on Jesuit Studies Series at Brill) or in the Journal of Jesuit Studies.

June 4-5, 2018
Substance in Earrly Modern Scholasticism
University of Groningen
Room Gamma
Groningen, Netherlands
Confirmed speakers: Sydney Penner (Asbury U), Dominik Perler (Humboldt), Marleen Rozemond (Toronto), Tad Schmaltz (Michigan)
Recent scholarship on Francisco Suárez and others has shown that the study of early modern scholasticism is illuminating vis-à-vis the philosophical background of “canonical” early modern philosophy as well as being philosophically rewarding in its own right. As is well known, disagreements about substance figure centrally in early modern thought. To come to a better understanding of early modern scholasticism, an important but neglected movement in the history of philosophy, we invite abstracts on the theme of substance in early modern scholasticism (roughly 1500-1750). The aim of the conference is to investigate the extent to which early modern scholastics departed from or developed Aristotelian conceptions of substance, to learn more about the philosophical problems associated with Aristotelian conceptions, and to uncover ways in which early modern scholastics might have influenced, directly or otherwise, “canonical” philosophers such as Descartes, Leibniz, and Locke. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
    •  The analysis of substance, accidents, and modes; Matter; Substantial and accidental form; Unity; The Origin of forms and preformation; Extension and Quanity; Individuation; The soul and its faculties
    •  Target philosophers (but not limited to the following), possibly in relation to other ancient, medieval, or early modern philosophers: Domingo de Soto, John Capreolus, Pedro da Fonseca, Luis de Molina, The Conimbricenses, Francisco Suárez, Gabriel Vázquez, Bartolomeo Mastri and Bonaventura Belluto, John Punch, Pedro Hurtado de Mendoza, Rodrigo de Arriaga, Sebastián Izquierdo, Francisco de Oviedo, Juan Caramuel Y Lobkowitz
    Please submit blinded abstracts of reasonable length to Brian Embry by February 1, 2018 with ‘CFP’ in the subject line. Final drafts should have a talk time of around 45 minutes.

June 4-7, 2018
Spinoza Society of Canada
Desiring and Knowing in Spinoza: Bodies, Cognition, and Power
In conjunction with the 2018 Annual Congress of the Canadian Philosophical Association
Université du Québec à Montréal
Montreal, Quebec
    The symposium will focus on intersections between Spinoza’s theory of human emotions and his theory of knowledge. We invite any and all submissions that fall under this banner. Abstracts must be no more than 500 words, in ODF/Word, RTF, or PDF format. Texts must be prepared for blind review, with all personal details removed. Paper title, author name and affiliation details should be sent separately (preferably in the body of the email). Submission email: Deadline: April 1, 2018.
Keynotes: Syliane Malinowski-Charles (UQTR), Hasana Sharp (McGill)
    Appel à propositions: La Société canadienne d’études sur Spinoza: Désir et connaissance chez Spinoza: corps, cognition et puissance
Le symposium sera consacré à l’analyse des points de jonction entre la théorie des affects et des passions humaines de Spinoza, et sa théorie de la connaissance. Nous vous invitons à soumettre vos propositions pour des communications liées à ce sujet. Les propositions ne doivent pas dépasser 500 mots et doivent être rédigées en format ODF/Word, RTF ou PDF. Les soumissions feront l’objet d’une évaluation en aveugle par les pairs. Veuillez donc, s’il vous plaît, soumettre vos textes sans aucun renseignement permettant de vous identifier, en envoyant votre nom, le titre de votre présentation et votre affiliation universitaire ou collégiale séparément (de préférence dans le corps du courriel). Adresse courriel pour les soumissions: Date limite de soumission: le 1 avril 2018.
Conférencières invitées: Syliane Malinowski-Charles (UQTR), Hasana Sharp (McGill)
Contact: Oberto Marrama.

June 11-12, 2018
21st Century Challenges to the History of 18th Century Musical Aesthetics
University of Turin
Turin, Italy
Keynote speakers: Vanessa Agnew, Suzanne Aspden, Philip Bohlman, Tomas McAuley
    The last forty years of scholarly research on the Eighteenth century and on the Enlightenment have deeply modified, enriched and maybe also confused our understanding of that century, softening the disciplinary boundaries and bringing social, gender, economic issues to the fore. The studies on the ‘radical Enlightenment’ (from M. C. Jacob to J. Israel), on the literary underground of the Eighteenth century and on the circulation of books and knowledge (from R. Darnton to R. B. Sher), studies on the ‘national Enlightenments’, on exploration, pre-colonialism, natural collections, the public, sensibility, the self, the ‘science of man’, have all broadened our perspective on that crucial century not only about European, but about Global History as well. What impact, if any, have these studies had (or could these studies have) on the history and study of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics? Is it still possible to pursue the study of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics as if it were a separate, independent, autonomous realm? This International conference wishes to tackle these issues, in order to build a more complex and varied picture of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics and to further a fruitful dialogue between musicologists and eighteenth century scholars coming from other disciplinary perspectives.
     We invite proposals for 20-minute papers. The official language of the Conference will be English and only proposals in English will be accepted. Please email abstracts of no more than 500 words to Maria Semi by the 30th of July 2017. The abstract (pdf. format) should not contain the name of or personal references to the name of the proponent, as the proposals will be blind reviewed. Please communicate all the personal details in the email. Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed by the 30th of September. We will not be able to provide financial support to intervening students and scholars, but there won’t be any conference fee.
Contact: Maria Semi.

June 13-16, 2018
Conference: Berkeley in Context
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Newport, RI
Wednesday, June 13
    09:00-9:30  Registration
    09:30-9:45  Opening of the Conference: Chair Bertil Belfrage; Welcome to Newport: Nancy Kendrick
Session One: Chair Stephen Daniel
    09:45-10:30  Bertil Belfrage (Lund): “Berkeley’s Analysis of ‘The Nominal Essence of the Soul’”
    10:30-11:15  Adam Grzelinski (Nicolaus Copernicus U): “The Conception of Knowledge in the Notebooks: Berkeley’s References to the Fourth Book of Locke’s Essay
    11:30-12:15  Artem Besedin (Moscow St): “To what is the Manuscript Introduction an Introduction?”
Session Two: Chair Martha Brandt Bolton
    14:00  Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton C): “Berkeley and Astell on Passive Obedience and Locke’s Social Contract”
    14:45  Marta Szymanska-Lewoszewska (Nicolaus Copernicus U): “Berkeley’s Early Concept of Toleration in the Irish Context”
    15:45  Daniel Carey (National U Ireland Galway): “Swift, Berkeley and Irish Currency”
    16:30  Manuel Fasko (Zurich): “The Hostile Bishops? Reassessing the Relationship between the Bishops of Cloyne and Cork”
    17:15  Wine Reception (Redwood Library)
Thursday, June 14
Session Three: Chair Melissa Frankel
    09:00  Jennifer Marušic (Brandeis): “Moral Motivation in Alciphron III and Berkeley’s Contemporaries”
    09:45  Pascal Taranto (Nantes): “Berkeley and Browne on Divine Analogy”
    10:45  Marc Hight (Hampden-Sydney C): “Moving Our Legs Ourselves: How Berkeley Does Not Differ From Malebranche”
Session Four: Chair Pascal Taranto
    13:30  Luc Peterschmitt (Paris Quest Nanterre): “How did Berkeley read Newton?”
    14:15  A. David Kline (U North Florida): “Berkeley, Newtonian Forces and Underdetermination of Theory by Data”
    15:15  Ofra Shefi (Hebrew U Jerusalem): “Berkeley’s Will: Power vs. Forces in Newton, Berkeley and Hume”
    16:00  Scott Harkema (Ohio St): “Berkeley on the Newtonian Concept of Matter”
    17:15  Wine Reception (Norman Bird Sanctuary)
Friday, June 15
Session Five: Chair Georges Dicker
    09:00  Stephen H. Daniel (Texas A&M): “The Role of the Mind in Determining Berkeley’s Un-Lockean Characterization of Ideas”
    09:45  Patrick Connolly (Lehigh U): “Locke, Berkeley, and the Nature of Ideas”
    10:45  Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutgers): “Berkeley and Shepherd on Sensible Objects”
Session Six: Chair Adam Grzelinski
    13:30  Keota Fields (U Massachusetts Dartmouth): “Berkeley and Shepherd on Visual Perception: Mental Atomism vs. Mental Holism”
    14:15  Genevieve Migely (Cornell C Iowa): “The Logic of Sense Perception for Berkeley and Shepherd”
    15:15  Melissa Frankel (Carlton U): “Materialism and Scepticism: Locke, Berkeley, and Shepherd on the External World”
    16:00nbsp; Wine Reception (Whitehall Museum House)
Saturday, June 16
Session Seven: Chair Genevieve Migely
    09:00  Jessica Gordon-Roth (U Minnesota): “What We Learn from Tracing Reid’s ‘Brave Officer Objection’ Back to Berkeley and Beyond”
    09:45  Peter West (Trinity C Dublin): “Berkeley, Reid and the ‘Way of Ideas’”
    10:45  Ville Paukkonen (Helsinki):“Berkeley’s Debt to Descartes: New Theory of Vision and the Critique of ‘geometric optics’”
Session Eight: Chair George Pappas
    13:30  Tim Quandt (Sacramento City C): “Berkeley, Johnson, and the Problem of Idealist Theodicy”
    14:15  Richard Brook (Bloomsburg U): “Berkeley, Samuel Johnson, and Divine Causality”
    15:00  Conference Farewell
Registration: $25, payable at the conference. Abstracts will be posted on the IBS website. To get from either Logan airport or Green airport to Newport, use Really Robin’s Transport shuttle service. A discounted rate is available for all the conference attendees: $125 from Logan to Newport; $85 from Green to Newport. This cost can be shared by two or more travelers. Robin will try to group people together who will be arriving at roughly the same time, so please make your reservation with her as soon as possible. From Logan, the drive to Newport is approximately 90 minutes; from Green, it is approximately 60 minutes. Be sure to indicate that you are attending the “Wheaton College conference in Newport.” Otherwise, you will not get the discounted rate. Be sure to include your phone number and email contact. There is no conference hotel, so you should book a room at a local inn or hotel.
Contacts: Bertil Belfrage, Keota Fields, or Nancy Kendrick.

June 13-16, 2018
International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
Panel: "Platonising Heresy in the Early Modern Period: The Case of Origen's Revival"
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
The panel welcomes abstracts on Origen’s theology and its relationship with Platonic philosophy; Platonic, Origenist, and Christian metaphysics or Origen’s influence on the relationship between Platonism and Christianity. We also would like to restrict the analysis to the Early Modern period, broadly conceived (roughly 1500-1700). Abstracts should be max 1 page long and are due by 21st of February. Accepted papers will be notified by 26th of February. Papers may be presented in English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, or Italian. It is recommended that those delivering papers in languages other than English provide printed copies to their audience at the conference. Please send your abstracts to both panel coordinators, Giovanni Tortoriello and Andrea Bianchi. Website.
Contact: Andrea Bianchi.

June 14-15, 2018
Berlin-Hamburg Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy
Humboldt University Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Keynote speakers: Martin Lin (Rutgers), Catherine Wilson (York/CUNY).
We invite abstracts of no more than 350 words on any topic in early modern philosophy (construed, roughly, as the period from Montaigne to Reid) for a newly established workshop co-organized by the philosophy departments of Humboldt University Berlin and Hamburg University (HU-UHH). The workshop aims to bring together established scholars, junior faculty, and advanced graduate students. The language of presentation and discussion is English. The reading time of the final papers should be 35-40 minutes, followed by 30-35 minutes of discussion. Deadline for abstract submissions is February 1, 2018; decisions will be made by March 15, 2018. Please submit documents in PDF format to The abstract should be prepared for blind review (please provide your name, contact details, and institutional affiliation in a separate document). We will be able to provide some financial assistance to support travel expenses and accommodation (up to approximately 300 EUR). Details of the program will be available in April. Attendance is free and all are welcome. Any questions may be directed to
Contacts: Sebastien Bender and Ariane Schneck.

June 20, 2018
CFP: Kant and Racism: Munich Workshop with Lucy Allais
LMU Munich, Munich Centre for Ethics
Munich, Germany
Kant is considered to be one of the paradigmatic philosophers of enlightenment, moral rationalism and human dignity. However, in some of his lesser known works, he also develops a theory of race, according to which the white race comes out on top and "[t]he yellow Indians do have a meager talent. The Negroes are far below them, and at the lowest point are a part of the American people". Many of his lecture notes are abundant with racist remarks and in his Groundwork he complains about South Sea Islanders who supposedly all let their talents rust (IV:423.9-10).
     Kant was not simply a child of his time who could not have known any better. His views on race were challenged by alternative and at least less racist approaches, but Kant saw it necessary (and thought it was possible) to stick to his own theory of race. In his 1788 article On the use of teleological principles in philosophy, Kant reacted critically to Georg Forster's non-hierarchical account of race. Moreover, while people like Forster became active in fighting racism and slavery, Kant until very late in his life, failed to even condemn the practice of slavery in his writings. There is now a lively scholarly debate on Kant's racism and on how Kant contributed to specifically modern and (pseudo-)scientistic forms of racism. Whilst some scholars point out that there is evidence that Kant renounced his earlier views on race in the 1790s, others argue that Kant did not change his racist views even in the light of his developed conception of moral equality and autonomy. Most recently, Lucy Allais has proposed that Kant's views on race are instructive objects of study for a deeper understanding of the structure of racism. We invite anonymized abstracts of 500 words for presentation at a one-day workshop with Lucy Allais on Kant and racism. The presentations can address exegetical questions, discuss systematic implications of Kant's views on race for his philosophy as well as discuss whether and how Kant's philosophy can help us understand racism. Deadline is April 15th.
    Additional confirmed speakers: Alice Pinheiro Walla (Bayreuth), Ansgar Lyssy (LMU Munich). We are unfortunately unable to cover travel or accommodation for speakers. For further inquiries, please contact André Grahle. Please use the same address for the submission of abstracts. Organizers: André Grahle, Martin Sticker (, and Rebecca Gutwald.

June 25-29, 2018
Intensive Seminar on Teaching New Narratives in Early Modern Philosophy
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    In this intensive weeklong seminar, we will work through a range of primary source materials by non-canonical authors, both women and men, to be included in a new teaching anthology (edited by Shapiro and Lascano) with an eye to interpreting texts, identifying philosophical themes within those texts, and devising creative ways to incorporate those texts into courses that can serve a range of purposes within the philosophical curriculum. A familiarity with the standard early modern canon will be presupposed.
The intensive seminar responds to at least two issues facing the teaching of early modern philosophy. First, the familiar canon of seven philosophers (Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant) has become a bit ossified. While the integration of the history of science has helped to revitalize and introduce some new figures into early modern philosophy, it has not helped us address a second issue: the need to do a better job of incorporating women philosophers into the history of philosophy, and in particular into the history of early modern philosophy. To address these issues, and especially the second one, it helps to attend to an array of lesser known, yet still quite influential, philosophers of the period, both men and women.
    Over the past several years, interest in European women philosophers of the early modern period has intensified rapidly. Yet while there is a lot of interest, there are also many challenges. For one, it is often challenging to delve into texts with which one is unfamiliar without a body of philosophical secondary literature to serve as a guide. Equally, women of the period often write in an array of genres, further complicating the interpretive work. Furthermore, even if one has found one's way with these texts, women philosophers often take familiar themes in unfamiliar directions, and it can be a challenge to rethink the standard early modern philosophy course so as to include women thinkers as philosophers in their own right. Looking in detail not only at women thinkers but also at a range of non-canonical men is helpful because the themes that often engaged women thinkers were of interest not only to other (male) non-canonical philosophers as well, but also to the more familiar canonical figures. In addition, it is worth noting that most of the philosophers of the period wrote in a variety of genres, not just the women.
    Directors: Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser U) and Marcy Lascano (Cal St Long Beach). Marguerite Deslauriers (McGill) will provide additional instructional support. Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2018. Applications should be sent to new_" and include the following:
    Current CV
    Contact information for two references
    Letter of application (preferably 2-3 pages, and no longer than 4 pages) explaining your own background and research interests, your interest in the seminar, and your prior teaching experience and approaches to teaching early modern philosophy
Eligibility Criteria: We invite applications from philosophers at various stages of their career from advanced ABD PhD candidates to mid-career faculty. We expect that the majority of selected participants will have prior experience teaching a course in early modern philosophy. Thus, while not required, such experience is desirable. Stipend: Individuals selected to participate in this intensive seminar will receive shared housing (a private room in a townhouse, with linens provided and a shared modestly equipped kitchen) at Simon Fraser University from 24-30 June, as well as reimbursement for other expenses up to approximately CAD 1700, consistent with SFU policy (to include economy class airfare, transportation to/from airports and a per diem at the official rate). Notification Date: March 1, 2018. We expect to be able to accept up to 16 applicants for this intensive seminar. Accept or decline Offer by March 8, 2018.
Contact: Haley Brennan (Simon Fraser U).

July 2-7, 2018
Summer School on The Foundations of Geometry in Historical Perspective
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leibniz Hall (1st floor)
Inselstrasse 22
Leipzig, Germany
The School deals with a selection of topics in the history of geometry, philosophy of geometry, and the history and contemporary perspectives on the foundations of geometry. The school is open to PhD students writing a dissertation in any of the related fields, as well as to Master students in their final years who have a strong interest in the discipline, and post-doctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD no more than five years ago and whose main field of research are the history and the foundations of geometry. The six days of the School are dedicated to an intensive series of lectures and discussions on various aspects of the history of the foundations of geometry given by leading experts in the field.
    A trip to Dresden will be arranged for all participants on Thursday, July 5, to visit the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments) in the Zwinger Palace. The organizers of the School will take care of the accommodation of all the participants in Leipzig, of the morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks as well as lunches during the days of the School. Applications must be submitted electronically no later than April 2, 2018. The outcome of hte evaluation process will be communicated no later than April 25, 2018.
    Speakers: Andrew Arana (Paris Sorbonne), Vincenzo De Risi (CNRS), Jeremy Gray (Open U), Gerhard Heinzmann (Archives Poincaré), Jürgen Jost (MPI for Math in Sci), Victory Panbuccian (Arizona St)

July 9-12, 2018
History of Philosophy of Science 2018
University of Groningnen, The Netherlands
Keynote speakers: Karen Detlefsen (U Penn) and Martin Kusch (Vienna)
HOPOS is devoted to promoting serious, scholarly research on the history of the philosophy of science. We construe this subject broadly, to include topics in the history of related disciplines and in all historical periods, studied through diverse methodologies. We aim to promote historical work in a variety of ways, but especially through encouraging exchange among scholars through meetings, publications, and electronic media. The conference language is English.
Contact: Carla Rita Palmerino.

July 11-14, 2018
Atlantic Canada Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Like similar seminars in other parts of the world, the Atlantic Canada Seminar is an informal group, formed to foster interaction among scholars of seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy. Papers on any subject in early modern philosophy (roughly, the period from Montaigne up to Kant) are welcome. Reading times are approximately 50 minutes with 30 minutes for discussion. There are no concurrent sessions. A few speakers are invited, though most will be vetted through a selection process that includes external refereeing. Reports will usually be available to authors. We make space for some graduate students. (If you are a graduate student, please indicate.) Non-presenters are also welcome to attend and will be included in all our activities and listed on the program. No funding is provided (this also applies to invited speakers) but breakfasts, lunches and snacks are provided, and inexpensive accommodations in university-residence housing is available, in addition to a variety of hotel accommodations in the vicinity of the conference.
    The final day of the seminar is for sightseeing. Halifax is a beautiful port city, and July-August is temperate with generally fair weather. For more information on Halifax, visit Destination Halifax. The deadline for submitting abstracts (of approximately 750 words) is 1 March 2018. We will try to have the program available by May 1 2018. Information on accommodations and travel will be available at that time.
Contact: Tom Vinci.

July 16-18, 2018
John Locke Workshop
Mansfield College
Oxford University
Oxford, UK
Monday, July 16
    9:00-10:15  Sean Silver (Michigan): “What is John Locke’s Idea of Complexity?”; commentator Kathryn Tabb (Columbia)
    10:15-11:30  Shigeyuki Aoki (U Aizu), “The Development of Analogy in Locke’s Philosophy”; commentator Matt Priselac (Oklahoma)
    12:00-1:15  Anat Schechtman (Wisconsin, Madison): “Locke on Infinity as Quantity”; commentator Benjamin Hill (Western)
    2:15-3:30  Martin Lenz (Groningen): “Locke’s Life-World: The Teleological Role of Secondary Qualities”; commentator Vili Lähteenmäki (Helsinki)
    3:30-5:15  Lisa Downing (Ohio State): “Qualities, Powers, and Bare Powers in Locke”
Tuesday, July 17
    9:00-10:15  James Harris (St. Andrews): “The title of King William made good: Two Treatises of Government and the Glorious Revolution”: commentator Patrick Connolly (Lehigh)
    10:15-11:30  Hina Nazar (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): “Locke and Rousseau on Educating for Freedom”; commentator Shelley Weinberg (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    12:00-1:15  Giuliana Di Biase (U “G. d’Annunzio”): “Locke’s Coercive Morality”; commentator Daniel Layman (Davidson C)
    2:15-3:30  Kiyoshi Shimokawa (Gakushuin U): “Locke on Toleration and the Harm Principle”; commentator Luisa Simonutti (Inst Hist Modern Philos Scientific Thought)
    3:30-4:45  Ed Curley (Michigan): “Locke on Religious Toleration”; commentator Doug Casson (St. Olaf)
Wednesday, July 18
    9:00-10:15  Emily Kelahan (Illinois Wesleyan): “Locke and Hume on Miracles, Testimony, and Probability”; commentator David Owen (Arizona)
    10:15-11:30  Elisabeth Thorsson (York): “Revisiting Locke’s Thinking Matter: A Third Way?”; commentator Matt Leisinger (Yale)
    12:00-1:15  Diego Lucci (American U Bulgaria/U Hamburg): “Consciousness, Personal Identity, and Repentance in John Locke’s Views on Salvation”; commentator Ruth Boeker (U College Dublin)
    2:45-4:30  Edwin McCann (Southern California): TBA
Workshop website.
Contact: Jessica Gordon-Roth.

July 23-27, 2018
International Hume Society Conference
Budapest, Hungary
Themes: Hume on the Continent (Reception and Influence), Hume Historian and Economist, Hume's "Projects" (Aims and Motivations)
    Papers should be no more than thirty minutes reading length (4000 words) and should be submitted with an Abstract (200 words). All self-references should be deleted for anonymous review. Papers and Abstracts must be submitted in English. Papers should not have been published by the date of the conference. Authors may submit their papers as either MS Word documents or in rich text format (RTF). Submissions should be sent to Hume Society Young Scholar Awards are given to qualifying graduate students whose papers are accepted through the normal anonymous review process. Deadline for paper submissions: Nov. 1, 2017

August 22-25, 2018
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference
University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
The proposal for a section on “Kant on Political Change: Global Challenges” submitted by the Kantian Political Thought Standing Group (convenors: Howard Williams and Sorin Baiasu) was accepted and the section was provisionally allocated 8 panels. We invite paper and panel proposals on the theme of the Section and on the various topics suggested for the Panels. The deadline for the submission of paper and panel proposals is 15 February 2018. Paper proposals (title, a 500-word abstract and 3-8 keywords) can be submitted here. Panel proposals (title, 3-8 keywords, 500-word abstract and 4-5 paper proposals) can be submitted here. Please note: To submit a paper or panel proposal, you need to be a member of the ECPR. Joining is free and easy: complete the online form here and click "Submit." Also: once a member, please join the Kantian Standing Group: again, it is free and easy: after you login, click on MyECPR (top right) and select 'My Groups'; click on the 'Renew Membership' button corresponding to the Kantian Standing Group.
    Section Abstract: Change plays a significant role in Kant’s thinking, particularly in his political writings. Written in a context in which important political and, more generally, social changes took place, Kant’s work approaches the issue of political change both directly (for instance, by advocating reform and rejecting revolution or by examining the process of historical change) and indirectly (e.g., by considerations on the relation between theory and practice in politics, or on peace and conflict). What critics usually point to is not the lack of an account of change in Kant’s thought, but the lack of significance that change seems to be given from the perspective of Kant’s account of the a priori, necessary and unchangeable structures through which he thinks we are in interaction with the world. These structures appear as unchanging, since they are conditions which make possible for us the perception of change and, more generally, the experience of the world.
    We organised a very successful Section on “Kant on Political Change” for the 2017 ECPR General Conference in Oslo. The Section attracted considerable interest and included 10 Panels. These examined some of the difficulties which seemed to follow from Kant’s view of change. For instance, Kant’s account of the a priori structures of interaction with the world or, in short, his account of pure reason (whether theoretical or practical, moral-political) seems in contradiction with his attempt to discuss the “The History of Pure Reason”; if pure reason consists of a priori structures which make possible our cognition of the world and of its natural and moral laws, then there can be no history of pure reason. Moreover, in his account of political revolution, Kant acknowledges it as a historical phenomenon, but dismisses it as not legitimate from a normative point of view. As a radical change in a society, a revolution is a focal point for a discussion of political change and, yet, Kant seems to reject it not only as unable to achieve what it sets out to do, but also as clearly detrimental to that aim. Furthermore, Kant’s account of the transition from the state of nature to a juridical condition acknowledges the provisional character of rights in the state of nature, but also enjoins us to leave the state of nature and move towards a juridical condition. And, yet, the provisional character of many of our rights can be easily observed as an enduring feature of our social and political existence. What is more, Kant’s comments on cosmopolitanism and the closed commercial state indicate that a similar tension can be found at work in Kant’s discussion of the relations between states. More generally perhaps, Kant offers priority to ideal theory and then seems to find it difficult to account for the clear significance of non-ideal theorising. As a result, in many instances in the literature, the debate between ideal and non-ideal theory has worked with a shared assumption that Kant’s and other Kantian theories are idealised and focus on the necessity of the laws they consider, to the detriment of the contingent, and non-ideal circumstances in which we actually live our lives. (* The current debate between ideal and non-ideal theory has its origins in the work of Rawls, who draws the distinction in A Theory of Justice (1971); a particularly strong emphasis in the debate is on contingency and the way in which Kant’s account fails to consider seriously the particularity, provisionality and circumstantial nature of our situations and condition. For recent discussions as part of this debate, see papers by Sorin Baiasu, John Horton, Rainer Forst, Peter Jones, Susan Mendus, Glen Newey and Albert Weale (2016).
    The overall aim of the 2017 section, which was precisely to demonstrate, against some of the objections mentioned above, the significance of political change in Kant’s corpus, was fully achieved. For the 2018 General Conference in Hamburg we would like to make a step forward and examine the way in which Kant’s account of political change and in particular of the standards of political change is mobilised in his work in order to deal with some of today’s global challenges. We anticipate each Panel will focus on one such global challenge. Topics may include: ethics and cosmopolitanism; environment and duties regarding nature; democratisation; welfare and the gap between rich and poor; education and learning; peace and conflict; the status of women; science and technology. Several Kantians have already expressed interest in organising Panels: Sorin Baiasu (Keele, UK), Avery Goldman (De Paul, USA), Christoph Hanisch (Ohio, USA), Jakub Szczepanski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland), Alice Pinheiro Walla (Bayreuth, Germany), Howard Williams (Cardiff, UK), Rafal Wonicki (Warsaw University, Poland).
Contact: Sorin Baiasu.

September 6-7, 2018
United Kingdom Kant Society Conference: The Nature of Freedom and the Freedom of Nature
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales
Call for Papers
The conference will bring together contemporary research into the various aspects of freedom and nature in Kant’s philosophy including: its significance for contemporary philosophy; the context and/or reception of Kant’s account of freedom and/or nature; the importance of freedom and/or nature for other aspects of Kant’s philosophy. The separation of freedom and nature is one of the most distinctive elements of Kant’s mature philosophy. In the 3rd Critique Kant describes freedom and nature as belonging to different domains, any connection between them is limited to the power of judgment that cannot produce constitutive knowledge of its objects. The relation between freedom and nature is essential for understanding Kant’s broader philosophical projects including (but not limited to): aesthetic and teleological judgments, political philosophy, philosophy of science, metaphysics, and anthropology. Moreover, the differences between the structure and orientation of critical idealism and contemporary philosophy has produced a variety of interpretations. On the one hand, a sympathetic interpretation of Kant’s philosophy might argue for the need to return to Kantian foundations as a way of clarifying issues in contemporary philosophy. Alternatively, these different foundations could be considered as justification for insurmountable differences between critical idealism and contemporary philosophy.
    Invited/keynote Speakers: Angela Breitenbach (Cambridge), Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex), Desmond Hogan (Princeton) & Clive Cazeaux (Cardiff Metropolitan)
    We welcome submissions from any topic relating to Kant’s philosophy, but here are some suggested topics:
        The relationship between freedom and nature in Kant’s philosophy:
            The compatibility or incompatibility of Kant’s account of freedom and nature, the role of judgment for freedom and nature, the significance of freedom and nature for other aspects of Kant’s philosophy
        The relationship between freedom and nature in Kant’s philosophy:
            The compatibility or incompatibility of Kant’s account of freedom and nature, the role of judgment for freedom and nature, the significance of freedom and nature for other aspects of Kant’s philosophy
        The emergence of Kant’s conception of freedom and nature:
            The relation between Kant’s critical and pre-critical philosophy; the influence of Kant’s predecessors on his philosophy; the scientific, historical, and political context of Kant’s philosophy
        The impact of Kant’s account of freedom and nature:
            Kant’s and Post-Kantian/Neo-Kantian philosophy, Romanticism and Enlightenment philosophy, the reception of transcendental idealism.
        Kant and contemporary philosophy:
            The compatibility of Kant’s account of freedom and nature in contemporary philosophy, Kant and the philosophy of science, Kant and political philosophy
    Submissions: Please submit proposals of no more than 800 words by April 1st, 2018. Please upload submissions as a pdf attachment and ensure submissions are anonymous. In addition, please complete this form (submissions will not be considered unless this is completed). We aim to notify applicants of reviewer’s decisions by May 31st, 2018.
Contact: Andrew Jones.

September 17-18, 2018
Conference: Humans and Nature
Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium
Pavia, Italy
Submissions are invited that engage with the philosophical question of naturalism, in particular with the attempts, and refusals of a naturalistic explanation of the human realm from antiquity to the mid 19th-Century. Both the metaphysical and the methodological meaning of naturalism will be taken into account; special attention will be paid to its materialistic developments, to the criticisms of supernaturalistic issues, and of teleological investigations. The invited presenters include Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (Copenhagen), Ann Thomson (European U Inst Florence), and Stéphane Toussaint (CNRS-LEM-PSL, Paris). Invited speakers will give plenary lectures and discuss the presentations of the PhD students in their section. Papers can be in English or French, and should not exceed 30 minutes presentation time (and followed by approximately 20 minutes of discussion).
    Graduate students (Master, PhD students and those who have defended their doctoral thesis not earlier than 2016) can submit proposals for papers of approximately 30 minutes. The submission deadline is June 15th, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by July 1st, 2016. Please send the following to Paula Rumore in .doc(x), .rtf, or .pdf format:
    a cover letter containing the following information: (a) author’s name (b) institutional affiliation (c) contact information, (d) title of the paper
    title and a detailed abstract (in English or French, one page in length) of the paper. This should be prepared for blind refereeing, i.e. showing no information identifying the author or the author’s institutional affiliation
Participants will be offered accommodation in the Collegio Giasone del Maino in Pavia (via Luino, 4). Travel expenses cannot be covered. No registration fees are required. Conference organizers: Carla Casagrande (Pavia), Gianni Paganini (Piemonte orientale), Paola Rumore (Torino).

September 27-30, 2018
Vocalising the Ineffable: Language and Creativity in Nicholas of Cusa
Hildesheim, Germany
    Thinking language with Nicholas of Cusa means being confronted with a tension: On the one hand, constantly addressing the limitations of language, he holds that more than just the absolute is ineffable. On the other hand, language is the mode of human articulation and communication-- despite its limitations, humans need to employ language if they want to communicate with other humans. According to Cusanus, humans deal with this situation creatively: in their attempts of approaching the ineffable by means of language, they employ creativity. For Cusanus, language is thus an object of investigation, an epistemological instrument of approaching God, the world, and humans, an interface of human interaction accessible through the senses, in short: a multi-faceted core area of human activity and creativity. This has consequences for research on Cusanus. Questions concerning language in a narrower sense and epistemological questions in a broader sense, questions regarding the approximation to god, questions regarding the structure and composition of texts, questions targeting the function of metaphors and images—satisfying answers to all these questions are barely possible without considering Cusanus’ notion of language. For that reason, we offer a roof for research on Cusanus from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.
     We want to give room to experiment not only regarding the content, but also regarding the form of contributions. “Conventional” talks followed by a discussion, panel or group discussions, joint text work, or something entirely different—we leave it up to you to decide about the appropriate form of contribution. Depending on the suggestions received, we will work out the program of the conference and, in case of it being useful, establish contact between contributors before the conference. If you are interested in contributing, please send an abstract (no more than 500 words), the desired format, and a short biography (name, academic status, research project(s)/interests) to: Deadline is December 31, 2017. The conference will be held in English and German. We will try to cover expenditures on traveling and accommodation. However, we cannot give any guarantees in this regard yet. We are looking forward to receiving a thematically and formally wide range of suggestions. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Contacts: Christian Kny, Johanna Hueck.

October 12-14, 2018
Leibniz Society of North America/Société d’études leibniziennes de langue française Congress
Université de Montréal
Montréal, QC
    With this joint meeting, both Societies wish to gather scholars from their distinct linguistic communities for a better sharing of research. The Congress will be bilingual, so that half of all the papers will be in French, the other half in English. The Congress will begin early on Friday and end on Sunday at the latest at 3pm. Participants will be strongly encouraged to use Power Point presentations or printed manuscripts for their presentation to facilitate the discussion. Papers on any aspect of Leibniz’s philosophy will be considered and should have a reading time of approximately 45 minutes. Submissions should take the form of abstracts of 500 words or less, prepared for blind refereeing. They should be submitted, as attachments to emails in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, to The deadline for the receipt of submissions is December 31st, 2017. Authors will be notified by mid-January of the program committee’s decision.
    Avec ce congrès commun, les deux Sociétés souhaitent rassembler des chercheurs des deux communautés linguistiques pour un meilleur partage de la recherche. Le congrès sera bilingue, de sorte que la moitié de toutes les communications seront en français, l’autre en anglais. Le congrès débutera le vendredi en matinée et se terminera le dimanche au plus tard à 15h. Les participants seront fortement encouragés à utiliser un support textuel (Power Point, long exemplier, etc.) afin de faciliter la discussion. Les propositions de communication portant sur tout aspect de la philosophie de Leibniz seront considérées et devront être prévues pour une durée de présentation d’environ 45 minutes. Les personnes intéressées doivent soumettre un résumé de 500 mots ou moins, préparé pour une évaluation anonyme et envoyé en pièce jointe (Word ou PDF) à La date limite de soumission des propositions est le 31 decembre 2017. Les auteurs seront avisés de la décision du comité d’évaluation d’ici la mi-janvier.
Contacts: François Duchesneau and Christian Leduc.

October 19-21, 2018
Workshop on the Work of George Berkeley
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Papers for a workshop on Berkeley should be submitted to Margaret Atherton no later than July 15. I would also like to hear from anyone interested in serving as a commentator, whether or not you submit a paper.

October 25-26, 2018
Galen and the Early Moderns
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy
Along with Hippocrates, Galen was the most celebrated physician of antiquity. Among ancient physicians, he was also the one who exerted the most persisting influence not only on western medical thought and practice but also on western culture and philosophy in general. In spite of their early medieval oblivion caused mainly by linguistic barriers, in the eleventh century Galen’s works began to circulate again in Europe through Arabic mediation. As soon as Latin translations made in Italy and Spain became available, Galen entered the canon of natural philosophy, medicine, and anatomy. This medieval and late-medieval revival of the Galenic tradition lasted throughout the early modern era up to the eighteenth century at least.
    However, Galen’s influence was not limited to the medical field. Although his theories and practices certainly represented a mandatory reference for early modern anatomy, physiology, and therapeutics, Galen also contributed to orient the interpretation of Aristotle’s natural philosophy. In particular, his De usu partium was a reference work for any confrontation with the Aristotelian biological treatises. The famous "Epode" inserted as an appendix to this work strongly supported the theologically-oriented reading of Aristotle’s physics. Furthermore, the finalistic account of organic structures offered by De usu partium was an inspiring source for the eighteenth-century development of Teleology as an autonomous philosophical discipline.
    So far, studies on Galen’s modern revival have focused mainly on the post-medieval period and the Renaissance. Frequent attention was paid especially to Galen’s presence in the medicine and physiology of the sixteenth century. The reasons for this emphasis are perfectly understandable, since the sixteenth-century edition of the Opera had the indeniable effect of reviving the interest in this author among both the medical and the philosophical communities.
    On the other hand, this privileged focus on the sixteenth century may easily result in overlooking the long-term effect of Galen’s rediscovery, which in fact did not cease to exert its powerful influence both on medicine and philosophy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Galen’s theories appear to be mentioned, endorsed, discussed or even fought in the works of first-rank scientists and philosophers such as Boyle, Cudworth, Malebranche, and Leibniz-–just to name the best known ones. A still open question, for instance, concerns the extent to which Descartes’ physiology and especially his sketch of embriology might contain some implicit reference to Galen’s work as their polemical target.
    In light of these considerations, the Venice conference aims to broaden the study of Galen’s reception in the early modern philosophy of nature, teleology, physiology, medicine, and philosophy of medicine by investigating his presence from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. We therefore invite submissions on all aspects of the early modern reception of Galen’s scientific and philosophical works. Proposals on iconographical or iconological issues related to the early modern Galenic tradition will also be considered.
    Keynote speakers: Raphaële Andrault (ENS Lyon), Dennis DesChene (Washington U St Louis), Guido Giglioni (Warburg Inst), Hiro Hirai (Radboud U).
Call for abstracts: Please submit your proposal (max. 1,000 words) as a Word or PDF attachment to Matteo Favaretti . Submission deadline:
15 March 2018
. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the end of April. We will cover both accommodation and travel costs for speakers, provided that they travel in economy class and buy their tickets at least one month before the conference. Conference attendance is free. There are no registration fees.
    Contact: Matteo Favaretti.

October 26-27, 2018
Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
Keynote: Desmond Hogan (Princeton)
Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Please send contact information in a separate document, indicating whether you are a graduate student. Presentation time is limited to 25 minutes and submissions that exceed 20 pages (double-spaced, regular margins) will not be considered. The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (both contemporary and historically-oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. We especially encourage submissions from individuals of groups underrepresented in philosophy and Kant scholarship in particular. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize awarded by NAKS. Papers already presented at other NAKS study groups or meetings are not eligible for submission. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing (though this is not required in order to submit a paper). The deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2018. Papers should be submitted electronically (in .pdf or .docx format) to the Program Committee Chair, Corey W. Dyck.
Contact: Corey W. Dyck.