May 17-19: New England Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy

April 29, 2016

The Annual Conference for the New England Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy will meet at Yale from May 17-19, 2016.


The Beinecke viewing will take place in the International Room of the Sterling Memorial Library.  All other sessions will be held in the Faculty Room on the second floor of Connecticut Hall.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

1:30 pm   Viewing of early modern philosophical books and manuscripts from the Beinecke Library

3 pm   Brian Embry, University of Toronto, “Descartes on Free Will and Moral Possibility”

5 pm   Invited paper: Lucy Allais, University of California, San Diego, “Kant’s Racism”

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

9 am   Sanem Soyarslan, North Carolina State University, “Spinoza’s Critique of Humility in the Ethics

11 am   Scott Harkema, University of Mississippi, “Berkeley on Self-Awareness: Introspection and the Causal


2:30 pm   Julia Jorati, The Ohio State University, “Leibniz’s Dispositions”

4:30 pm   Alison McIntyre, Wellesley College, “Hume’s Opponents at Treatise are Malebranche

              and Hutcheson: Passions Could not Misrepresent their Objects”

7 pm   Banquet at the Omni Hotel

Thursday, May 19, 2016

9 am   Nicholas Vallone, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Lambert’s Gendered Epistemology”

11 am   Invited paper: Louis Loeb, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, “Causal Inference, the External World,

           and Religious Belief in the Treatise and First Enquiry—How Hume’s Anti-Cartesianism Leads him

           to Make Concessions to Reid and Rationalism”

For free conference registration (which includes the banquet) and additional information, contact