29–30 May 2017, University of Turku

29–30 May 2017, University of Turku

Artium, Seminar Hall Hovi V105 (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)


Monday, 29 May

9.30 Lloyd Strickland (Manchester Metropolitan): The Fourth Hypothesis on the Union of Soul and Body

10.30 Martin Benson (Stony Brook): The Power of Affectivity: The Ground of the Good in Spinoza’s Ethics

11.30 Daniel Fogal (Uppsala): Descartes and the Possibility of Enlightened Freedom

13.30 Laetitia Ramelet (Lausanne): Pufendorf’s Solution to the Puzzle of Consent and Natural Law

15.00 Martin Pickup (Oxford): The Infinity of Analysis and Leibniz’s Problems of Proof

16.00 Mike Griffin (CEU): Leibniz on Infinite Analysis


Tuesday, 30 May

9.30 Ville Paukkonen (Helsinki): Berkeley’s Theory of Agent Causation: Finite and Infinite Agents and the Question of Necessary Connections

10.30 Julia Jorati (Ohio State): Emilie du Châtelet’s Agent-Causal Compatibilist Theory of Freedom

11.30 Ramona Winter (HU Berlin/Yale): Hume’s Concept of an (Embodied) Self

13.30 Jani Hakkarainen (Tampere) & Todd Ryan (Trinity College): Hume on Possible Duration without Possible Temporal Parts

15.00 Sebastian Bender (HU Berlin) & Till Hoeppner (Potsdam): Leibniz and Kant on Representations and Minds

16.00 Dai Heide (Simon Fraser): A Mereological Argument for the Non-Spatiotemporality of Things in Themselves

The Organizing Committee members are Valtteri Viljanen (Turku), Mike Griffin (CEU), Vili Lähteenmäki (Helsinki), and Judit Szalai (ELTE)


FHSEMP was founded by philosophers based in Finland and Hungary to promote international cooperation among scholars of seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy. The  previous meeting was held in 2015 in Budapest. This will be the fourth meeting in a continuous series of seminars; for more information, please see the website.