New Narratives in Philosophy: Rediscovering Neglected Works by Early Modern Women


New Narratives in Philosophy:
Rediscovering neglected works by early modern women

Co-Directed by Andrew Janiak and Marcy Lascano

Hosted at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
April 14 – 17, 2016

The New Narratives in Philosophy conference will be held at the Ahamdieh FamilyLecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute (Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Duke University.) The four day conference will focus on the early modern philosophers Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Emilie Du Châtelet and will explore the various aspects of each figure’s primary philosophical works, investigate the relationships between her works and those of her contemporaries, and examine her works in relation to the political, social, ethical, theological, and scientific works of the period. In addition, the final, fourth day of the conference will be devoted to methodological questions that are important for transforming the teaching and study of early modern philosophy. All conference proceedings and materials – video clips, sample syllabi, papers, bibliographies and translated texts – will be disseminated on the Project Vox website, so that philosophers will have everything required to alter the teaching and research of early modern philosophy. The conference is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional funding and support provided by Duke University.

For more information about Project Vox, visit our webpage


FYI: Berkeley, Plato & Plotinus @ Trinity College, Dublin

The Trinity Plato Centre in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin and with support from the Mind Association is pleased to announce an upcoming conference on Berkeley, Plato and Plotinus. The details of this event can be found below. Any queries should be directed to Peter D. Larsen (larsenp(at)

Topic: Berkeley Plato & Plotinus: Three Pillars of Idealism?

Date: 11–13 March 2016

Venue: IIIS Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin


Friday 11 March

12.30–13.45 John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin)
Opening Remarks

13.45–15.00 Radek Chlup (Charles University, Prague)
“Body and Matter in Siris”

15.30–16.45 Stefan Storrie (Trinity College Dublin)
“On the Aptly Named Cratylus: Berkeley’s moral Platonism in Alciphron III”

16.45–18.00 Peter D. Larsen (Trinity College Dublin)
“Plato and Berkeley on Secondary Qualities”

Saturday 12 March

9.30–10.45 Rebecca Copenhaver (Lewis & Clark College, Oregon)
“Seeing things: Berkeley on mature human perceptual experience”

10.45–12.00 James Hill (Charles University, Prague)
“Berkeley on the Simplicity of the Soul

14.00–15.15 Sarah Magrin (University of California, Berkeley)
“Plotinus and Berkeley: Two different readings of Plato”

15.15–16.30 James Levine (Trinity College Dublin)
“Berkeley’s Idealism, Abstract Ideas and Notions”

16.30–17.45 Vasilis Politis (Trinity College Dublin)
“How to Match Berkeley and Plato: three contentious points of compatibility”

Sunday 13 March

10.00–11.15 David Berman/Brian Barrington (Trinity College Dublin)
“The Question of the One in Plato, Plotinus and Berkeley”

11.15–12.30 John Roberts (Florida State University)
“Berkeley’s Neoplatonism”

14.00–15.15 Eyjólfur Emilsson (University of Oslo)
“Idealism, Dualism or something else? Plotinus on mind-body”

15.15–16.30 David Horan (Trinity College Dublin)
“Plotinus Ennead VI.6.16: determinacy, and its cause, in the physical world with reference also to Plato’s Parmenides and Berkeley’s Siris”