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NEW LOCATION DSB-B107 … “Monads as Constituents of Bodies in Leibniz’s Metaphysics” Abstract: One of the enduring puzzles about Leibniz’s metaphysics is how Leibniz could claim that monads, understood as immaterial, could constitute the material bodies of experience.

BTS … Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2017

The 2017 Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership Philosophy of Law Conference “BEYOND THE STATE – Governance, Legality, and Political Morality” takes place Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Burlington, Ontario).

“Muses, Fluffers, and the Curse of Satisfaction” Abstract: Plato was perhaps the first but certainly not the last philosopher to take a dim view of desire. Lust, in particular, offers a model of desire reducible, in Shakespeare’s famous phrase, to ‘expense of spirit in a waste of shame’

“Does moral thought and language have representational purport?” June 23–25, 2017, Vancouver, BC. Jointly sponsored by the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, the philosophy departments at UBC & McMaster University, and SSHRC.

March 31: Carolyn Korsmeyer “Relics, Remnants, and Scrap: In Pursuit of the Genuine” Abstract: Many people testify to the thrill of encounters with ancient sites or with artifacts that have survived from the past….