SEMPY promotes the study and discussion of the works of European philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Relevant works include, but are not limited to, those of Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid and Kant. Papers are made available for participants to read beforehand whenever possible; our sessions usually begin with a brief summary of the author’s work followed by open discussion.

All are welcome!

*Note: linked papers require Yale network access or a valid Yale account.

2016-2017 Schedule

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4:00-6:00 pm
LC 209
Jason Yonover (John Hopkins/Yale)

“Hegel’s Critique of Spinoza” co-authored with Daniel Burnfin (University of Chicago)

4:00-6:00 pm
LC 206
Piotr Szalek (Harvard/CU Lublin)

“Early Modern Non-Cognitivism”

4:00-6:00 pm
York 220, Room 002
Dan Kaufman (University of Colorado, Boulder)

“The Real Distinction”

4:00-6:00 pm
LC 203
Lauren Kopajtic (Columbia)

“Keeping Secrets: Jane Austen and Adam Smith on the Virtues of Self-Command and Openness”

3:45-5:30 pm
York 220, Room 100
Rory Phillips (Yale/UCL)

“The Continuity of Fichte’s Philosophy of Religion”

6:00-7:30 pm
LC 209
Elhanan Yakira (Hebrew University)

Title TBD

4:00-6:00 pm
York 220, Room 100
Marleen Rozemond (Toronto)

Title TBD