Program

 

Friday, October 23:

1.30–2.00 pm Coffee & Welcome
2.00–3.30 pm John Whipple (University of Illinois at Chicago), ‘Leibniz on Fundamental Ontology: Conciliatory or Exoteric?’
Comments: Brandon C. Look (University of Kentucky)
4.00–5.30 pm Martha Bolton (Rutgers), ‘Leibniz on Primary Force, the ‘Law of the Series’ and the Transtemporal Identity of a Substance’
Comments: Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State University)
6.00–7.00 pm Reception in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Leibniz Review and of Glenn Hartz’s editorship; speech by Mark Kulstad (Rice); held in the University Museum, off the lobby of University Hall

 

Saturday, October 24:

9.00–9.30 am Continental breakfast
9.30–11.00 am Elizabeth A. Robinson (Nazareth College) and John Grey (Michigan State University), ‘Tracing Reason’s Arc:
 The Principle of Sufficient Reason from Leibniz to Kant’
Comments: Anja Jauernig (NYU)
11.15 am –12.45 pm Sebastian Bender (Rice), ‘Localizing Violations of the Principle of Sufficient Reason—Leibniz on the Modal Status of the PSR’
Comments: Sam Newlands (Notre Dame)
12.45–2.00 pm Lunch break
2.00–3.30 pm Thomas Feeney (University of St. Thomas), ‘Leibniz, Acosmism, and Incompossibility’
Comments: Donald Rutherford (UCSD)
4.00–5.30 pm Sukjae Lee (Seoul National University), ‘Leibniz on Formal Causation’
Comments: Tad M. Schmaltz (University of Michigan)
5.30–6.30 pm Business meeting
7.00 pm Conference dinner at Mughal Darbar Indian and Mughlai Cuisine

 

Sunday, October 25:

9.00–9.30 am Continental breakfast
9.30–11.00 am Kristen Irwin (Loyola University Chicago), ‘Heretics, Indifference, and Universalism: Leibniz on Religious Toleration’
Comments: Juan Garcia (Ohio State)
11.15 am –12.45 pm Adam Harmer (University of California, Riverside), ‘Leibniz Against the World Soul: Three Versions’
Comments: Jeffrey K. McDonough (Harvard)