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History of Metaphysics Conference: Infinity
Saturday May 5, 2018 - Sunday May 6, 2018
One of five departmental Research Interest Groups, the History of Philosophy Group is home to the History of Modern Philosophy Research Group, which focuses on the period, roughly, from Descartes to Kant.
Saturday May 5
10am-11:30am Jacob Rosen (Harvard): “Aristotle’s Actual Infinities”
11:45pm-1:15pm Jon McGinnis (Missouri St. Louis): “Mind the Gap: Avicenna’s New Argument against an Actually Infinite Space and Its Reception in Post-Classical Islamic World”
3pm-4:30pm Anat Schechtman (Wisconsin-Madison): “Ontic infinity”
4:45pm-6:15pm Kristin Primus (Berkeley): “Infinite Modes in Spinoza”
Sunday May 6
9:30am-11:00am Emily Carson (McGill): “Infinity in the Critique of Pure Reason”
11:15pm-12:45pm Jim Kreines (Claremont McKenna): “The Metaphysical Infinite as Self-determining Thought: Hegel’s Idealism”
2:30pm-4pm Roy Cook (Minnesota): “The Logic of Potential Infinity”
4:15pm-5:45pm Michael Hallett (McGill): “Reflections on Paradoxes of Infinity”
All events are free and open to the public.
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