Midwest Conference in Early Modern Philosophy
September 26-28, 2014


Friday, September 26

Time Curtin Hall, Room 175
3:30pm Edwin McCann, University of Southern California
Amphibolizing Leibniz: Kant's Critical Discussion of Leibniz's Unifying Account of Unity

Saturday, September 27

Time Curtin Hall, Room 175
8:00-9:00am Continental Breakfast Buffet
9:00-10:00am Lewis Powell, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Reid v Hume on Predication and Belief
10:10-11:10am Timothy Yenter, University of Mississippi
Hume's Criteria for Successful Demonstrations
11:20am-12:20pm Antonia LoLordo, University of Virginia
Jonathan Edwards' Argument for Immaterialism
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Buffet
1:30-2:45pm Martha Bolton, Rutgers University
Descartes on Extended Substances, Bodies and Motion
2:55-3:55pm Melissa Frankel, Carleton University
Berkeley on Our Knowledge of External Objects
3:55-4:15pm Coffee Break
4:15-5:15pm Geoffrey Gorham, Macalaster College and Edward Slowik, Winona State University
Locke on Space and Time: Combining Empiricism and Absolutism
5:20-6:20pm Julia Jorati, The Ohio State University
Leibnizian Contingency and the Precipice of Spinozism

Sunday, September 28

Time Curtin Hall, Room 175
8:00-9:00am Continental Breakfast Buffet
9:00-10:00am Justin Steinberg, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Desire and Affect in Spinoza's Account of Motivation
10:10-11:10am Raffaella De Rosa, Rutgers-Newark
Descartes' Arguments for the Innateness of Sensations
11:20am-12:20pm Scott Ragland and Everett Fulmer, St Louis University
There is no Circle in the Fourth Meditation

All events will take place in Curtin Hall, 3243 N. Downer Ave, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Astor Hotel, 924 E. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, 1-800-558-0200, at a rate of $80/night UNTIL AUGUST 25. The hotel will provide a shuttle to the conference.

The conference is co-sponsored with the UWM College of Letters and Science and the UWM Graduate School.