6th Annual
Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

Weekend of October 17-18, 2009

Faculty of Philosophy 10 Merton St., Oxford

A list of the papers that will be presented follows below

Please direct any questions via email to:

There is no registration for the conference. Those wishing to attend should simply come along.

However, if it is possible to notify Paul Lodge beforehand (via the email address above) it would appreciated so that we can get a rough idea of the numbers for refreshments.

PLEASE NOTE: access to the building will be restricted and will only be possible during coffee breaks and before the beginning of sessions.

Schedule of Talks
Saturday October 17

9.00-9.45 - Coffee


'Hume on the Importance of Humanity
Jacqueline Taylor (University of San Francisco)

'Cartesian Heterogeneous Foundationalism.'
Zvi Biener (Western Michigan University)

11.45-12.15 - Break


'Kant on Leibniz on the Difference between Sensible and Intellectual Representations.'

Anja Jauernig (University of Notre Dame)

1.15-2.30 - LUNCH

'Mary Astell on the Existence and Nature of God.'
Marcy Lascano (California State University -Long Beach)

'Could Descartes' Body be a Straddling Mode?'
Gideon Manning (California Institute of Technology)

4.30-5.00 - Break

'Leibniz's View of the Distinction between Primary and Secondary Qualities.' Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutgers University)

Sunday October 18

9.00-9.30 -- Coffee


'Spinoza's Metaphysics of Thought: Parallelisms and the Multifaceted Structure of Ideas.'

Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)

'The Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles, the Tabula Rasa and Unthinking Minds.'
Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (University of Oxford)

11.30-12.00 - Break


'Rethinking Hume's Second Thoughts about Personal Identity.'

Don Garrett (New York University)

For details of previous years' programmes see:
Oxford Seminar 2004
Oxford Seminar 2005
Oxford Seminar 2006
Oxford Seminar 2007
Oxford Seminar 2008


Please note: there will be no accommodation arranged for the conference.

Those wishing to attend may find the following websites useful


(Virutal Tour of Oxford - click here)


The seminar is made possible by the generous support of the
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.