Program

Friday, October 13, 2017: 

Location: all sessions to be held in JHB 100, that is, Jackman Humanities Building 100, at 170 St George. It’s at the corner of Bloor and St George, the building where the dept is located. 

Rough guide to each session: 45 minutes for the talk, 15 for comments, 30 for questions.

1.30–2.00 pm: Coffee & Welcome

2.00–3.30 pm

Julia Jorati (The Ohio State University), ‘Embodied and Disembodied Cognition in Leibniz’  
Comments:  François Duchesneau (Université de Montréal); Chair: Robbie Matyasi (University of Toronto).

3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break

4.00–5.30 pm

Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State University), ‘The Trouble with Leibniz’s Principle of Intelligibility’
CommentsChloe Armstrong (Lawrence University); Chair: Martin Pickavé (University of Toronto).

5.30–7.00 pm

Reception: in honour of Robert Merrihew Adams (Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion) for his long and distinguished service to Leibniz studies in North America, on the heels of his 80th birthday. Bob will give an informal address at the reception about the history of philosophy; to be held in JHB 100A; Introduction: Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto).

Dinner: reservations for attendees have been made at the Bodega restaurant on Baldwin (http://www.bodegarestaurant.com/).

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

9.00–9.30 am: Continental breakfast

9.30–11.00 am

Donald Rutherford (University of California, San Diego), ‘Sapientia est Scientia Felicitatis: The Foundations of Leibniz’s Perfectionism’
CommentsJulia Borcherding (New York University); Chair: Karolina Hübner (University of Toronto).

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11.15 am –12.45 pm

Lucy Sheaf (King’s College, London), ‘Leibniz’s definition of love as delight in the happiness of another person’
Comments: Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University); Chair: Owen Pikkert (University of Toronto).

12.45–2.00 pm

Lunch break

LSNA Executive Meeting: L’Espresso Restaurant (diagonally across the street from the Jackman Humanities Building) 

2.00–3.30 pm

Thomas  Vinci  (Dalhousie University), ‘Max Planck on Leibniz, the Principle of Least Action and the Case for Divine Reason in Physics’
Comments:  Christian Leduc (Université de Montréal); Chair: Nicholas Stang (University of Toronto).

3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break

4.00–5.30 pm 

Keynote Address: 

Martha Bolton (Rutgers University), ‘Leibniz's 'real or physical' argument for the natural indestructibility of the human soul’; Introduction: Donald Ainslie (University of Toronto).

5.30–6.30 pm

LSNA Business Meeting

7.00 pm

Conference dinner at the house of the Principal of University College (University of Toronto), Donald Ainslie.

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017:

9.00–9.30 am

Continental breakfast

9.30–11.00 am

Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval (Princeton University), ‘Saving Truth from Arbitrariness’
CommentsRichard TW Arthur (McMaster University); Chair: Robert Mason (University of Toronto).

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11.15 am –12.45 pm

Marko Malink (New York Universityand Anubav Vasudevan (University of Chicago), ‘Leibniz on Proof by Reductio ad Absurdum : A New Reading of the Specimina Calculi Rationalis

CommentsSamuel Levey (Dartmouth College); Chair: Matthew Wurst (University of Toronto).

12.45–2.00 pm

Lunch break

2.00–3.30 pm

Adam Harmer (University of California, Riverside), ‘Determinate Choices and Possible Worlds in Leibniz’s Theodicy’
Comments
Nicholas Stang (University of Toronto); Chair: Damian Melamedoff (University of Toronto).

© Richard T. W. Arthur 2017