Lehigh University

“Women in Early Modern Philosophy”

Lehigh University 5th Annual Philosophy Conference

Bethlehem PA 18015

Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017

Keynote speakers:

Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania

Marcy Lascano, California State University, Long Beach


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Thanks to the generous gift of an anonymous alumnus, the Lehigh University Philosophy Department is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Philosophy Conference. This year there will be a feast of philosophical presentations by philosophers from around the United States, as well as from England, Germany, Lebanon, Romania, and Canada.

The philosophical essays to be presented will include discussions of Sor Juana, Cavendish, Du Chatelet, Wolstonecraft, Conway, Cockburn, Jacqueline Pascal, Mary Astell, Susanna Newcome, Mary Shepherd, Margueritte de Navarre, and others. Amongst other topics, there will be discussions of virtue, motion, fire, substance, perception, knowledge, matter, dignity, mind-brain, happiness, parthood, and friendship. These presentations represent an enormous area of philosophical research that should be exciting to those intrigued by any aspect of philosophical inquiry or its history. 

Lehigh students, faculty, and the general public are welcome to attend.