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Descartes and Leibniz - two books on early modern philosophy by Hanoch Ben-Yami and Michael V. Griffin

Book Launch
The CEU Campus
Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This workshop introduces two recently published books by members of the Department of Philosophy at CEU: Hanoch Ben-Yami's Descartes's Philosophical Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and Mike Griffin's Leibniz, God and Necessity (Cambridge University Press, 2012, Paperback 2015). A short summary of each of the books by the authors will be followed by comments and discussions.


13:00-13:15 Michael V. Griffin: Précis of the book
13:15-13:30 Katalin Farkas: The problem of God's foreknowledge
13:30-13:50 Discussion

14:00-14:15 Daniel Schmal: Leibniz's Striving Doctrine and the problem of necessitarianism (cancelled)
14:15-14:30 Ferenc Huoranszki: Necessitarianisms
14:30-14:50 Discussion

15:00-15:15 Hanoch Ben-Yami: Précis of the book
15:15-15:30 Philip Goff: Why did Descartes believe what he believed?
15:30-15:50 Discussion

16:00-16:15 Nenad Miscevic: Descartes on colour
16:15-16:30 Judit Szalai: The role of the mind in Cartesian perception
16:30-16:50 Discussion