300 Years of Leibniz’s Monadology (Edinburgh, 12-13 May 2014)

Leibniz’s enigmatic Monadology, written in 1714, is rightfully recognised as one of the most important and interesting texts in the history of philosophy. It is Leibniz’s most succinct and systematic outline of his metaphysics of monads and it includes highly influential discussions pertaining to mereology, modality, theology, and the philosophy of mind. This conference will be dedicated to celebrating the 300-year anniversary of this crucial work by exploring its legacy and reception through an examination of several philosophers who have attempted to develop his system. Continue reading

CFP: Brussels Seminar in Modern Philosophy (Brussels, 7 may 2014)

The first meeting of the Brussels Seminar in Modern Philosophy will be held Wednesday 7 May 2014 at the Université libre de Bruxelles. The seminar aims at fostering interaction among junior and established scholars working in the history of modern philosophy (roughly from late scholasticism up to Kant). The languages of the seminar are English and French.  Continue reading

CFP: “Ars Effectiva et Methodus: The Body in Early Modern Science and Thought” (Germany, 30 June – 1 July 2014)

Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, 30 June – 1 July 2014. Organised by Karin Friedrich (Aberdeen) with the support of the Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, the Aberdeen Humanities Fund/Hunter Caldwell Awards and the Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Aberdeen (Scotland). Continue reading