The Fifth Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

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Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:00am
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Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:00am to Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Fifth Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

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. The previous meeting was held in 2017 in Turku, Finland. This will be the fifth meeting in a continuous series of seminars. For more information, please see the website of the seminar series.

Organizing and program committee: Mike Griffin (CEU), Vili Lähteenmäki (Helsinki), Judit Szalai (ELTE), and Valtteri Viljanen (Turku).


Monday, 28 May


Anna Ortín Nadal (Edinburgh):
Descartes’ Criterion for the Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Qualities

11.15 Saja Parvizian (UIC):
Descartes on the Problem of Knowledge Preservation
12.30 Lunch break
14.00 Robert Matyasi (Toronto):
Spinoza on Objective Being and Modality
15.15 Barnaby R. Hutchins (Ghent/Alpen-Adria):
Spinoza and the Attributes: The Standpoint Interpretation
16.30 Banafsheh Beizaei (NYU):
Conception and the Role of the Insofar in Spinoza’s Ethics

Tuesday, 29 May

10.00 Thomas Feeney (University of Saint Thomas (MN)):
Leibniz’s Ideal Monism, or What It Takes to be a Substance
11.15 Julia Borcherding (NYU):
Nothing Is Simply One Thing: Re-Examining Anne Conway’s Metaphysics of Substance
12:30 Lunch break
14.00 Charles T. Wolfe (IAS CEU/Ghent):
Locke and Projects for Naturalizing the Mind in the 18th Century
15.15 Umrao Sethi (Lehman College, CUNY):
Mind-Dependence in Berkeley and the Problem of Perception
16.30 Andrew Ward (York):
How Sceptical is Hume’s Theory of Personal Identity?