The History of Modern Philosophy Group is pleased to present the 2017 History of Metaphysics Conference: Infinity. The conference is organized by professors Karolina Hübner and Nick Stang.
Prof. Hickson’s recent research has focused on the history of 17-century philosophy, especially Descartes, Bayle, skepticism, and the problem of evil. Increasingly, his research includes both historical and contemporary issues related to conscience and toleration.
Prof. Atherton’s research interests include English philosophers of the early modern period, the work of women philosophers in the history of philosophy, and historical issues in the philosophy of psychology.
Prof. Fleischaker’s research is primarily in moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and aesthetics. His talk is titled “Empathy and Perspective: A Smithian Conception of Humanity.”
Prof. Lascano’s research interests lie primarily in the history of early modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. She will deliver a talk on “Reconsidering Astell’s relation to Locke: Mary Astell’s account of God’s existence and human freedom.”
Speakers include Andrew Youpa (Southern Illinois University), John Carriero (UCLA), Matthew Kisner (University of South Carolina), Sanem Soyarslan (North Carolina State University), and Justin Steinberg (CUNY Brooklyn).
Robert Mason is a PhD student in U of T’s Department of Philosophy whose research is in early modern philosophy and ethics. Robert’s talk is titled “Leibniz on the Determination of Substances in Possible Worlds”.
Owen Pikkert, PhD candidate at U of T, works primarily in early modern philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.
John Carriero is Professor in the UCLA Department of Philosophy. His areas of interest include early modern philosophy (esp. Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz). Among his publications is Between Two Worlds: A Reading of Descartes’s Meditations (Princeton University Press, 2008).
Wurst’s research interests are in early modern philosophy. The title and abstract of Wurst’s talk will be posted shortly.
The Society’s 11th Annual Conference will be co-hosted by the University of Toronto and McMaster University in 2017. Speakers at this two-day conference will include Julia Jorati (Ohio State University), Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State University), Martha Bolton (Rutgers University), and more.