CFP: TEMPO (Traveling Early Modern Philosophy Organization)

Submission deadline: January 27, 2023

Conference date(s):
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, United States

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The Traveling Early Modern Philosophy Organization (TEMPO) is now accepting paper abstracts for our May 5th-6th, 2023 conference to be held at Washington University in St. Louis. Details, programs from past iterations, and other information can be found at

We welcome papers on any aspect of Modern philosophy, roughly understood as the period from Montaigne through Mill.

Submissions on British philosophy after Hume are particularly encouraged.

Keynote Presentation:

“Sympathetic Curiosity: Joanna Baillie, Elizabeth Hamilton, and the Bechdel Test in the History of Philosophy” by Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston)

Plenary Talk:

"Descartes on the Perception of Aesthetic Properties” by Domenica Romagni (Colorado State University)


“Newtonian Themes in Du Châtelet” with presentations by Qiu Lin, Organizer (Cornell University), Aaron Wells (Paderborn University) and Andrew Janiak (Duke University)

“Catherine Macauley and Mary Wollstonecraft” with presentations by Elena Gordon, Organizer (McGill / New Narratives) and Allauren Forbes (McMaster University)

Please prepare 300-500 word abstracts for anonymous review. Papers should be suitable for a 25 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

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The deadline for submissions is January 27th, 2023. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 17th.

The TEMPO Board remains committed to increasing the representation of diverse voices across Modern philosophy scholarship. Please see

Please direct questions to our chief organizer for 2023, Richard Fry, at [email protected]

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