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The Fifth Annual Lehigh University Philosophy Conference

Thursday, October 19—Friday, October 20, 2017

“Women in Early Modern Philosophy”

PROGRAM

Regular session talks are 30 minutes plus 10 minutes of discussion; keynote talks are 50 minutes plus 30 minutes of discussion.

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Morning

WELCOME

8:40 – 8:55 A.M.
Gordon Bearn, Lehigh Philosophy, Linderman Library 200

SESSION I-A
Friendship

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Chad Kautzer, Lehigh Philosophy
9:00 – 9:40 A.M.

Mary Astell’s Theory of Spiritual Friendship

Nancy Kendrick, Wheaton
9:40 – 10:20 A.M.

Female Friendship and the Virtue of Conversation

Allauren Forbes, U Penn

SESSION I-B
Conway

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: Ben Wright, Lehigh Religion Studies
9:00 – 9:40 A.M.

What is Conway Arguing For? Re-Examining Anne Conway’s Metaphysics of Substance

Julia Borcherding, New York University
9:40 – 10:20 A.M.

The “Spirit of Man” From Above: The Problem of Human Distinctiveness in Anne Conway’s Thought

Parker Cotton, Toronto

COFFEE BREAK

10:20 – 10:30 A.M.

SESSION II-A
Alternative Philosophical Genres

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Gordon Bearn, Lehigh Philosophy
10:30 – 11:10 A.M.

Friendship as Philosophy, Philosophy for Friendship: Catherine Trotter Cockburn’s Epistolary Practices

Simone Webb, University College London
11:10 – 11:50 A.M.

Artistic Representation and the Cultivation of Moral Virtues in Sor Juana’s Neptuno Alegórico

Sergio Gallegos, MSU-Denver
Adriana Clavel, Sheffield

SESSION II-B
Shepherd

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: Mark Bickhard, Lehigh Philosophy & Cognitive Robotics
10:30 – 11:10 A.M.

Mary Shepherd on the Mind-Brain Relationship

Deborah Boyle, Charleston
11:10 – 11:50 A.M.

“On External Existence”: Mary Shepherd on our Knowledge of a Mind-Independent World

Louise Daoust, U Penn/Eckerd

LUNCH

12:00 – 1:20 P.M.
Room: University Center 303

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Afternoon

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

1:30 – 2:40 P.M.
Room: Linderman 200
Introduction: Roslyn Weiss, Lehigh Philosophy
Émilie Du Châtelet on Methodology in Natural Philosophy
Karen Detlefsen, U Penn

SESSION III-A

Du Châtelet

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Gordon Bearn, Lehigh Philosophy
2:50 – 3:30 P.M.

Du Châtelet on Divisibility

John Hanson, Notre Dame
3:30 – 4:10 P.M.

Newtonianism with a Twist: Attraction in Émilie

du Châtelet’s Essai sur l’optique
Bryce Gessell, Duke

SESSION III-B

Expanding the Canon

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: Michael Raposa, Lehigh Religion Studies
2:50 – 3:30 P.M.

Marguerite de Navarre as Philosopher

Francesca Bruno, Cornell
3:30 – 4:10 P.M.

Susanna Newcome’s Cosmological Argument

Patrick Connolly, Lehigh

COFFEE BREAK

4:10 – 4:20 P.M.

SESSION IV-A

Du Châtelet, Lambert, and Unzer

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Greg Reihman, Lehigh Philosophy
4:20 – 5:00 P.M.

A Woman’s Ally: Madame de Lambert and Émilie

du Châtelet’s Invocations of Nature
Netta Green, Princeton
5:00 – 5:40 P.M.

The First Introduction to Philosophy for Women by a Woman?

Johanne Charlotte Unzer: Philosopher, Educator, Poet
Karin Kuchler, Vienna

SESSION IV-B

Wollstonecraft

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: John Martin Gillroy, Lehigh Philosophy
4:20 – 5:00 P.M.

Elisabeth and Wollstonecraft: Processes of Exclusion

Matthew LaVine, SUNY-Potsdam
5:00 – 5:40 P.M.

Wollstonecraft on Equality of Dignity without Equality of Capability

Adam Rosenfeld, UNC-Greensboro

RECEPTION

5:50 – 6:30 P.M.
Room: University Center 308

DINNER

6:30 P.M.
Room: University Center 303

Friday, October 20, 2017

Morning

SESSION V-A

Motion in Cavendish

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Ricki Bliss, Lehigh Philosophy
9:00 – 9:40 A.M.

Materialist Accidents: Margaret Cavendish and Thomas Hobbes

Marcus Adams, SUNY-Albany
9:40 – 10:20 A.M.

Margaret Cavendish on Parthood Relations

Alison Peterman, Rochester

SESSION V-B

Elisabeth of Bohemia

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: Roslyn Weiss, Lehigh Philosophy
9:00 – 9:40 A.M.

Vita Activa versus Vita Contemplativa: Elisabeth of Bohemia on Dependence, Independence, and Happiness

Ariane Schneck, Humboldt University of Berlin
9:40 – 10:20 A.M.

Moral Therapy in Elisabeth’s Correspondence with Descartes

Chris Johns, American University of Beirut

COFFEE BREAK

10:20 – 10:30 A.M.

SESSION VI-A

Motion in Cavendish (cont.)

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Sarita Mizin, Lehigh English
10:30 – 11:10 A.M.

Cavendish on Descartes’ Conception of Motion

Brooke W. Sharp, Temple
11:10 – 11:50 A.M.

Cavendish on Inanimate Matter and Motion Transfer

John Komdat, Rochester

SESSION VI-B

Authority and Morality

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: Patrick Connolly, Lehigh Philosophy
10:30 – 11:10 A.M.

Early Modern Authority: Jacqueline Pascal on the Preservation of Women’s Autonomy

Dwight Lewis, South Florida
Daniel Collette, St. Norbert
11:10 – 11:50 A.M.

Moral Authority and Philosophical Knowledge: A Puzzle for Macaulay’s Appeal

Jill Hernandez, Texas-San Antonio

LUNCH

12:00 – 1:20 P.M.
Room: University Center 303

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Afternoon

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

1:30 – 2:40 P.M.
Linderman 200
Introduction: John Martin Gillroy, Lehigh University

Cavendish’s System of Nature

Marcy Lascano, Cal State-Long Beach

SESSION VII-A

Cavendish on Vision and Perception

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Patrick Connolly, Lehigh Philosophy
2:50 – 3:30 P.M.

Cavendish and Lucretius on the Motes of the Sun

Justin Humphreys, Pittsburgh
3:30 – 4:10 P.M.

Margaret Cavendish on Color: Against the Dioptrical Writers

Colin Chamberlain, Temple

SESSION VII-B

Cockburn

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: Chad Kautzer, Lehigh Philosophy
2:50 – 3:30 P.M.

Self-Love and Love of Others in Catherine Trotter

Cockburn’s Moral Theory
Patricia Sheridan, Guelph
3:30 – 4:10 P.M.

Catherine Trotter Cockburn’s Democratization of Moral Virtue

Getty Lustila, Boston U

COFFEE BREAK

4:10 – 4:20 P.M.

SESSION VIII-A

Astell

Room: Linderman 200
Chair: Gordon Bearn, Lehigh Philosophy
4:20 – 5:00 P.M.

Reconsidering the Consistency of Mary Astell’s Theory of Mind

Melissa Frankel, Carleton

SESSION VIII-B

Du Châtelet’s Methodology

Room: Linderman 342
Chair: Mark Bickhard, Lehigh Philosophy & Cognitive Robotics
4:20 – 5:00 P.M.

Émilie du Châtelet on the Connection Between Physics and Metaphysics

Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet, Bucharest

RECEPTION

5:00 P.M.
Philosophy Building, 15 University Drive