TEMPO (Traveling Early Modern Philosophy Organization) 2024

April 26, 2024 - April 27, 2024
Metropolitan State University of Denver

890 Auraria Pkwy
Denver 80204
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Emory University


San Francisco State University

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The Traveling Early Modern Philosophy Organization (TEMPO) is now accepting paper abstracts for our April 26-27th, 2024 conference to be held at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. Details, programs from past iterations, and other information can be found at http://tempo-conference.net

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: "Why Read Philosophy by Immoral Philosophers?" by Keota Fields (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)

Plenary Talk by Aminah Hasan-Birdwell (Emory University)


“Causation in Mental Representation, a Conversation Betwixt Philosophers: Hume, Kant, and Shepherd,” featuring

Annemarie Butler (Iowa State University)
David Landy (San Francisco State University)
Louise Daoust (Eckerd College)

“Explanation and Gravitation: Boyle, Newton and Early Modern Science in Dialogue,” featuring

Patrick Connolly (Johns Hopkins University)
James Mattingly (Georgetown University)
Dana Matthiessen (Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science)


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.

Submit paper abstracts through http://tempo-conference.net/submit

The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2024. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 18th.

The TEMPO Board remains committed to increasing the representation of diverse voices across Modern philosophy scholarship. Please see http://tempo-conference.net/diversity.html

Please direct questions, including any queries about accessibility, to our program committee chair for 2024, David Landy, at [email protected].

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