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Québec-Ontario Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy

Friday October 28, 2022 - Saturday October 29, 2022

Join us for the two-day 2022 Québec-Ontario Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy.

All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held in Room 100 of the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St. George Street).

The colloquium is sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Departments of Philosophy of the University of Toronto (A&S), the University of Toronto Mississauga, and the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Contact Marleen Rozemond or Michaela Manson for any inquiries.



Friday, October 28

9-9:30 Coffee and pastries


9:30-11:00 Chair: Donald Ainslie

Marguérite Deslauriers (McGill University)

“Paradox, Doubt, Skepticism:  Forms of Uncertainty in Early Modern Pro-Woman Arguments”

Comments: Manuel Vasquez Villavicencio (University of Toronto)


11:15-12:45. Chair: Dario Perinetti

Matthew Leisinger (York University)

Cudworth’s Response to More on Immaterial Extension

Comments: Helena Bensimon IHRIM, ENS de Lyons/ Université de Montréal/EPHE PSL)


12:45-2:15 Lunch


2:15-3:45 Chair: Michael Rosenthal

Michaela Manson (University of Toronto)

“Descartes on rational self-confidence”

Comments: Jeronimo Narvaez-Cano (University du Québec à Montréal)


4:00-6:00 Chair: Martin Pickavé

Denis Kambouchner (Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne)

“Descartes’s Objective Reality: a Reconsideration”

Comments: Tarek Dika (University of Toronto)


Saturday, October 29

9:30-10:00 Coffee and pastries


10:00–11:30. Chair: Marleen Rozemond

Syliane Malinovski-Charles (Université du Québec à Trois Rivières)

“Spinoza on Knowing that I know”

Comments, Vincent Lee (University of Toronto)


11:45-1:15. Chair: Christian Leduc

Michael Rosenthal (University of Toronto)

Beings of Reason (Entia Rationis) in the Development, Structure, and Role of Spinoza’s

Theory of the Imagination

Comments: Hamed Movahedi Pour (Université de Montréal)




Friday October 28, 2022
Saturday October 29, 2022
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Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall)
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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