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History of Metaphysics Conference: Infinity

Saturday May 5, 2018 - Sunday May 6, 2018

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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.

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.


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.

For more information please contact karolina.hubner@utoronto.ca



Saturday May 5, 2018
Sunday May 6, 2018
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Karolina Hübner
Nick Stang


Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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