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JohnFest: Conference in Honor of John Carriero

Oct 6 - Oct 8
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.


Speakers & Talk Titles:

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

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

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 Koistenen (University of Turku): “Under the idea of infinity: Descartes and Spinoza”

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

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”


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Royce Hall 306 and Kaplan Hall 193


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