Philosophy at St Andrews

Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy X

Wed 8th May 2019 to Fri 10th May 2019

Senate Room, St. Mary's, South Street

Organiser: James Harris (jah15@st-and.ac.uk)


Wednesday 8 May

11.00-11.15 Welcome

11.15-12.15 Key Note Speaker: Udo Thiel (University of Graz), “Christian Wolff on Animal Souls, Human Souls, and Personhood.”

12.15-1.00 Peter D. Larsen (Trinity College Dublin), “Berkeley, Plato, and the primary-secondary quality distinction”

1.00-2.15 Lunch

2.15-3.00 Adi Efal (University of Lille III, Charles De Gaulle), “The place of synthesis in methodical proceedings: Ramus and Zabarella’s Criticisms of Galen”

3.00-3.45 Lauren Slater (Birkbeck College, London), “Signs established by nature: Representation in Cartesian sensory ideas and the language analogy”

3.45-4.15 Coffee

4.15-5.00 Pedro Faria (Cambridge University), “Hume and the Académie des Inscriptions: the nature of historical evidence in the early eighteenth-century.” Winner of the 2019 SSEMP Essay Prize, sponsored by the BSHP

Thursday 9 May

10.00-10.45 Jonathan Shaheen (Ghent University), “Notions of substance in Cavendish’s metaphysics”

10.45-11.30 Sebastian Bender (Humboldt University, Berlin), “Conway on species and essences”

11.30-12.15 Qiu Lin (Duke University, Durham, NC), “Émilie du Châtelet’s views on space”

12.15-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.15 Stefan Leicht (University of Tübingen), “Grotius and Locke on the political effectiveness of Christianity”

2.15-3.00 Adrián Canal (Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome): “The soul and mortalism in the writings of Faustus Socinus and its influence on Locke”

3.00-3.30 Coffee

3.30-4.15 Nabeel Hamid (Concordia University, Montreal), “Machine and mechanistic explanation in Wolff’s cosmology”

4.15-5.15 Key Note Speaker: Teresa Bejan (Oxford University), "Equality before egalitarianism"

Friday 10 May

10.00-10.45 Jonathan Cottrell (Wayne State University), “What is Humean reasoning?”

10.45-11.30 Brian Ball (Oxford University), “Reid on the nature of judgment”

11.30-12.30 Key Note Speaker: Craig Smith (University of Glasgow), “Re-evaluating Adam Ferguson on Commercial Society: from republican outlier to consummate Moderate”

12.30-1.45 Lunch

1.45-2.30 Adrian Guyot (IHRIM-ENS de Lyon), “The Machiavellian challenge: The reason of state debate in the Spanish Golden Age and the ubiquitous yet problematic presence of Machiavelli in baroque political literature”

2.30-3.15 Sarah Meier (Xavier University of Louisiana), “The political psychology of the Hobbesian Subject”

3.15-4.00 Akos Sivado (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest), “Numbers made certain by the sovereign power: Rhetoric and arithmetic in Sir William Petty’s science of the state”

 

Organisation:

James Harris (University of St. Andrews)

Mogens Lærke (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS de Lyon)

 

Sponsors:

Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews

Scottish Philosophical Association

British Society for the History of Philosophy

IHRIM (CNRS-UMR 5317), ENS de Lyon


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