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Pacific Northwest - Western Canada

Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

September 30-October 2, 2005

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby and Vancouver, BC Canada

This conference is part of SFU's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 30 SFU 40th Anniversary Lecture
3:30 pm Donald Rutherford (UCSD) "Spinoza on the Dictates of Reason"
Talk will be held at the Burnaby Mountain Campus of SFU. The campus can be reached directly from downtown Vancouver on the 135 bus (consult translink for schedule details). Carpooling may be arranged.

Saturday and Sunday talks will be held at the Harbour Centre Campus of SFU downtown.
Saturday, October 1
9:30-10:50:Charles Huenemann (Utah State) "Spinoza on Epistemic Autonomy"
11-12:20: Justin Steinberg (Boston University) "On Being Sui Iuris: Spinoza and the Republican Tradition"

2-3:20:Martina Reuter (Helsinki) "Mary Wollstonecraft's Conception of Moral Motivation"
3:30-4:50: Corey Dyck (Boston College) "Ramus, Leibniz and Kant on Dialectic as an ars inveniendi"
5-6:20: Eric Schliesser (Syracuse and Leiden) "Hume Attack on Newton's Philosophy"

Conference Dinner

Sunday, October 2
:William Uzgalis (Oregon State) "Locke and Collins, Clarke and Butler on Successive Persons"
10:30-11:50:Jennifer Stewart (UC Berkeley) "Condillac's Critique of the Role of 'reflection' in Locke's Essay"
12-1:20:Rebecca Copenhaver (Lewis & Clark) "Reid on Consciousness"


Accomodation Information
A block of 20 rooms has been set aside at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel at the conference rate of CAD 115/night + taxes for the nights of Sept 30-Oct 2,2005 (Friday-Sunday nights). To receive this rate you must book before August 30, 2005. To reserve a room phone either 604.691.1991 or 800.257.7544 and ask for a room at the SFU Early Modern Philosophy conference rate. The hotel is a five minute walk from SFU Harbour Centre.

It is strongly recommended that you book by the deadline, as the conference happens to fall right in the middle of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Once the VIFF program is announced in early September it may well prove hard to book at room anywhere in the city at such a reasonable rate.

Some other lower cost options for lodging include:
The Sylvia Hotel (about a 45 min walk (a pleasant walk) to SFU Harbour Centre, with a great view of English Bay and near Stanley Park)
YWCA Hotel (about a 10 minute walk to SFU Harbour Centre, at the edge of downtown near the stadiums)

Transportation from the airport is very easy. A taxi to downtown should cost CAD 25-30 and takes about 20 minutes. There is also an airport bus (Airporter) that stops at downtown hotels.

For questions regarding transport and accommodations in Vancouver, contact Lisa Shapiro (you will need to edit the email address) at lshapiro at sfu dot ca

Map of SFU Burnaby Campus with directions
Map of SFU Harbour Centre (with part of downtown including Fairmont)
Map of Downtown Vancouver (pdf download)
Map of Greater Vancouver

Support for the PNW/WC Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy has been provided by the SFU Philosophy Department, the UBC Philosophy Department and the SFU President's 40th Anniversary Fund.

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