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Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics Research Unit
Department of Systematic Theology
P.O. Box 4 (Vuorikatu 3)
00014 University of Helsinki
phone +358-(0)9-1911
fax +358-(0)9-191 22106

History of Philosophy Research Seminar

Research seminar on Ancient to Early Modern philosophy arranged by the members of the ”Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics” Centre of Excellence Research Programme. It is open for researchers and students interested in the area, but does not give students credits.

If not mentioned otherwise our sessions are on Tuesdays 14-16 in University Main Building, lecture room 11.
The participants are expected to read the papers in advance. The papers are distributed through HPRS mailing list. If you wish to present or join the mailing list, please contact

27.8.2013 Keota Fields (University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth): The Normativity of Meaning and Berkeley's Externalism

10.9.2013 Peter Myrdal (University of Uppsala): Political Community, Nature, and Conflict: Leibniz vs. Hobbes

17.9.2013 Vili Lähteenmäki (University of Jyväskylä): Locke and Active Perception

1.10.2013 Julie Klein (Villanova University): Human Freedom and Intellection in Descartes and Spinoza

14.10.2013 (NB: MONDAY) Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton College): Rules for the Dissolution of a Friendship: Aristotle and Wollstonecraft on Marriage and Virtue Friendship

29.10.2013 Juhana Toivanen (University of Jyväskylä): Flying Men and the Man before the Creation: Some Medieval Thought Experiments in Context

12.11.2013 Dominic O’Meara (Universität Freiburg): Idealism's Politics: Berkeley and Ancient Platonism

19.11.2013 Tzuchien Tho (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften): Potentia, Actio, Vis: the Problem of Causality in Leibniz's Dynamics

3.12.2013 Aino Lahdenranta (University of Jyväskylä): Adam Smith on the Spontaneous Judgement of Propriety





Past seminars and events