Event: First Irish Early-Modern Philosophy Conference, UCC, 21-22 Feb 2014

First Irish Early-Modern Philosophy Conference,
University College Cork,
February 21st – 22nd, 2014.


Friday, February 21st

Brookfield Health Science Complex Room 102, College Road, Cork
(Note change of location for afternoon session.)

9:45-10:15 Coffee

10.15-10.25 Welcome

10.25-11.10: Laura Papish (George Washington University): Does Hume’s critique of moral rationalism apply to Kant?

11.10 – 11.55: Alissa Macmillan (IAS Toulouse): Hobbes and Hume on “true religion”

11.55-12.00 Short break


12.00-12.45: Amos Edelheit (Maynooth): The status of philosophy as a discipline in the Renaissance

12.45-1.00 Coffee break


1.00 – 1.45: *KEYNOTE SPEAKER*

Des Clarke (Cork): Equality of the sexes in Early Modern philosophy


1.45-2.45 Lunch (in Brookfield Building)

Please note change of location for afternoon sessions

Cavanagh Building LG52, College Road

2.45-3.30: Michael Jaworzyn (Leuven): The sources of error in Descartes and Geulincx

3.30-4.15: Jason Dockstader (Cork): The Day in which All Cows are White: Spinoza’s acosmism in another light

4.15-4.30 Coffee break


4.30-5.15: Orla Slattery (Mary Immaculate College / Limerick ) – Berkeley’s critique of visual theory and campaign for scientific reform

5.15-6.00: Stefan Storrie (Trinity, Dublin): Berkeley on idealism and absolute space: 1710-1734


Saturday, February 22nd

Cavanagh Building LG52, College Road

8.30-8.50: Coffee

8.50-9.35: Bartholomew Begley (Cork) – What is a free man?

9.35-10.20: Ian Leask (Dublin City Univ.): John Toland’s Origines Judaicae: Speaking for Spinoza?

10.20-10.30 Coffee break


10.30- 11.15: Michael Dunne (Maynooth): Hugo Cavellus / Aodh mac Aingil (1571 – 1626) on certitude

11.15-12.00: Laura Kennedy (Trinity, Dublin) – Monistic psychology in Spinoza and William James

12.00-12.15 Coffee break


12.15-1.00: Jonas Olson (Stockholm): Hume’s Objection to Smith’s Account of Sympathy

1.00-1.45: Thomas Curtin (Trinity, Dublin): Analogy in divine predication in Irish 18th-century philosophy

 Attendance is free and all are welcome.

For details, people can contact Bartholomew Begley  at bartybegley@gmail.com



1 Comment


One response to “Event: First Irish Early-Modern Philosophy Conference, UCC, 21-22 Feb 2014

  1. Reblogged this on Back to the Beginning and commented:
    UCC are offering a range of interesting conferences this month, one of which being the First Irish Early-Modern Philosophy Conference.

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