Early Modern—Saint Louis
 
 

Early Modern—Saint Louis (EM-STL) is a yearly conference on Modern philosophy in Saint Louis, MO. Programs from past conferences can be found below.

 
2018 Program
 

Friday, April 20, 2018

12:00-12:30
Coffee and conference info available

Morgan Stanley Event Space

 

Holekamp Classroom

Chair: Eugene Marshall
(Florida International University)

 
  Chair: Krista Rodkey
(Hope College)

 

12:30-1:30
"Hume's Dual-Aspectism"
Tim Black (CSU Northridge)

 

12:30-1:30
"Malebranche's General Laws Theodicy in Hutcheson's Inquiry"
Todd Ryan (Trinity College)

1:40-2:40
"Hume on Substance (as a Theoretical-Explanatory Posit)"
David Landy (San Francisco State University)

 

1:40-2:40
"Descartes on Will and Suspension of Judgment"
Jan Forsman (University of Tampere)

2:50-3:50
"Kant on the Pure Category of Substance"
James Messina (Universit of Wisconsin - Madison)

 

2:50-3:50
"A Deflationary Account of Newton's Rule 3"
Zvi Biener (University of Cincinnati)

4:00-6:00
Panel on Teaching Modern Philosophy
Julie Walsh (Wellesley College)

 

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

9:00-10:00
"Mill's Presponse to Frege"
Lewis Powell (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

10:10-11:10
"Astell On Living Up to One's Rational Nature"
Michaela Manson (University of Toronto)

11:20-12:20
"Hume's Content Empiricism"
Kevin Busch (University of Oxford)

Break for Lunch

1:40-2:40
"'On External Existence': Mary Shepherd on our Knowledge of a Mind-Independent World"
Louise Daoust (Eckerd College)

2:50-3:50
"Leibniz on Place"
Jen Nguyen (Harvard University)

4:00-6:00
Keynote Address
"Locke and Hume on the Demonstrability of God's Existence"
Annemarie Butler (Iowa State University)

2017 Program
 

Friday, 21 Apr, 2017

12:00-12:30: Coffee and conference info available

12:30-1:30
"Locke's Epistemic Humility"
Julie Walsh (Wellesley College)

1:40-2:40
"Spinoza and Gender Inequality"
Francesca di Poppa (Texas Tech University)

2:50-3:50
"The Contingent Necessity of Descartes' Eternal Truths"
Jeremy Skrzypek (Saint Louis University)

4:00-6:00
Panel on Teaching Modern Philosophy
Eugene Marshall (Florida International University),
Judith Crane (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

 

Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017

9:00-10:00
"Locke and Hume on Eternity and Immensity"
Annemarie Butler (Iowa State University)

10:10-11:10
"Descartes on the Animal Within, and the Animals Without"
Evan Thomas (The Ohio State University)

11:20-12:20
"Mary Shepherd and the Abstract Self"
Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston)

Break for Lunch

1:40-2:40
"Knowledge and Assent in Kant"
Everett Fulmer (Saint Louis University)

2:50-3:50
"Causal Inference and Perception in the Treatise and first Enquiry; Hume's Anticipation of Modularity"
Louis Loeb (University of Michigan)

4:00-6:00
Keynote Address
"The Role of Motivation in Cartesian Freedom"
Scott Ragland (Saint Louis University)