New England Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy

Annual Conference
Yale University, May 18-20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18

1:30 pm Opening reception, Connecticut Hall

3 pm John Grey (Boston University), “A Contradiction in Spinoza’s Ethics”

5 pm Invited paper: Calvin Normore (McGill and UCLA), “Cartesian Unions”

Wednesday, May 19

9 am Lewis Powell (University of Southern California), “What David Hume Should, Can, and Does Say About Denial”

11 am Colin Marshall (New York University) “Spinoza on the Power of Reason over the Passions” 

2:30 pm Jennifer Kirchmyer Dobe (Grinnell College),   “Confronting Contingency in Kant’s Antinomy of Taste”

4:30 pm Donald Baxter (University of Connecticut), “Assent, Reason, and Hume’s Pyrrhonian Skepticism”

7 pm Banquet at the Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street, with remarks by Robert J. Fogelin (Dartmouth College)

Thursday, May 20

9 am Jennifer Smalligan Marusic (Brandeis University), “Propositions and Judgments in Locke and Arnauld: A Monstrous and Unholy Union?”

11 am Invited paper: Martha Bolton (Rutgers University), ”Locke and Leibniz on Powers, Substance, and Moral Subjects”

2:30 pm Visit to the Beinecke Library

Tuesday’s sessions will be in the Faculty Room in Connecticut Hall. All remaining events, other than the banquet and the Beinecke Library visit, will be held at 202 Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue. For free conference registration and additional information, including directions and a map of conference locations, please use links above. For further details contact Ken Winkler.