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JohnFest: Conference in Honor of John Carriero

Oct 6, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Royce Hall 306 and Kaplan Hall 193,
October 6-8, 2023
Royce 306 & Kaplan 193
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Please join us October 6-8, 2023 for JohnFest, a conference celebrating the work and contributions of our valued colleague John Carriero on the occasion of his retirement.


Dates & Locations:

Friday, October 6th @ Royce Hall 306
Saturday, October 7th @ Royce Hall 306
Sunday, October 8th @ Kaplan Hall 193*

*Please note the different location on Oct 8th.


Don’t miss the welcome reception/light dinner at the end of Day 1 of JohnFest! We’ll have lots of food, drinks, mingling, and a few words in honor of John. All are welcome to attend! Details below:

When: Friday, Oct 6th at 5:30pm (right after the first talk at 4pm)

Where: Royce Hall 3rd Floor Balcony (between rooms 340 and 334).


Speakers & Talk Titles:

Joseph Almog (University of Turku): “Sum Ergo Cogito” (via Zoom)

Talia Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles): “Locke, Personhood and Slavery” – Abstract

Katherine Dunlop (University of Texas at Austin): “Émilie Du Châtelet on the Ideality of Space and Time”

Karolina Hübner (Cornell University): “Spinoza on thought

Olli Koistinen (University of Turku): “Under the idea of infinity: Descartes and Spinoza” – Abstract

Ed McCann (University of Southern California): “Early Modern Substance(s): Branded, Generic, One-offs, ONE” – Abstract

Peter Myrdal (University of Turku): “Leibniz on Final Causes”

Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center): “That Intelligible Object of Desire: Spinoza on Motivation” – Abstract


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