Leibniz on Mind and Metaphysics

June 16, 2017
Humboldt University, Berlin

TOPOI building
Hannoversche Straße 6, room 1.03

Main speakers:

Jean-Pascal Anfray
École Normale Supérieure
Christian Barth
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Sebastian Bender
Humboldt University, Berlin
Paul Lodge
Oxford University
Chris Meyns
Utrecht University
Peter Myrdal
University of Turku

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9:00-9:10 Introduction (Dominik Perler, HU Berlin)

9:10-10:20 Leibniz on Ideas (Christian Barth, HU Berlin)

10:30-11:40 The role and nature of force in Leibniz’s metaphysics (Peter Myrdal, University of Turku)

11:50-13:00 The Modal Status of Leibniz’s Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles (Sebastian Bender, HU Berlin)

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break (Cavallino Rosso)

14:30-15:40 Leibniz and Information (Chris Meyns, Utrecht University)

15:50-17:00 Leibniz and the Ontological Commitment of Aggregates (Jean-Pascal Anfray, Paris—ENS)

17:10-18:20 “Why the Why?”: Leibniz on the ‘Grounds’ for the Principle of Sufficient Reason (Paul Lodge, Oxford—Mansfield College)

19:00 Dinner (Boccondivino)

Organized by Christian Barth, Sebastian Bender, and Dominik Perler (Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

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