South Central Seminar in the History of Early Modern Philosophy

Eighteenth Annual Meeting
Hendrix College
Bertie Wilson Murphy Bldg Seminar Room
Conway, AR
November 17-18, 2017


Click on paper title for abstract.

Friday, November 17

3:00-4:00   Tarek Dika, Notre Dame University
           “Descartes' Early Dualism in Regulae ad directionem ingenii

4:05-5:05   Gideon Manning, Claremont Graduate University
           “Descartesís Human Body Problem”

5:10-6:10   Steven Dezort, Texas A&M University
           “Lockeís Aesop Fables as a Primer for Moral Demonstration”

7:00  Conference Dinner

Saturday, November 18

9:00-10:00   Galen Barry, Iona College
           “A Puzzle about Inference in Spinoza”

10:05-11:05   Andrew Youpa, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
           “Spinozaís Friendship Ethics”

11:10-12:10   Matthew Wurst, University of Toronto
           “Leibniz on the Asymmetries Between Divine and Human Freedom”

2:00-3:00   Tobias Flattery, Notre Dame University
           “Worlds-Apart, Causal Independence, and Existential Independence in Leibnizís Metaphysics: A Partial Defense of the Lawful Approach”

3:05-4:05   Timothy Yenter, University of Mississippi
           “Ether/Orb: Scottish Newtonians on Causes and Gravity”

4:10-5:10   Daniel Collette, St Norbert College
           “Humeís Pascalian Antidote: Skepticism and its Skeptical Solutions”

5:15-6:15   Rudmer Biljsma, University of Lausanne
           “Alienation in Commercial Society: The Republican Perspective of Rousseau and Ferguson”


All sessions will be held in the Bertie Wilson Murphy Building (#8 on map) Seminar Room (click for campus map). Gideon Manning will also be speaking on “Death: A History” on Thursday night (Nov. 16), 7:00 p.m., at the Mills Center (#10). Questions should be directed to the conference organizer:

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Fred Ablondi
Department of Philosophy
Hendrix College
Conway, Arkansas

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