SUMMER HIATUS & Fall 2018

The Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable is on hiatus for the summer!

If you are a graduate student or faculty member working in modern philosophy (any figure from the 16th-18th centuries), and would like to try out something with our group during the 2018-2019 academic year, please contact Kristen Irwin or John Whipple.

Please also save the date for our first meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year!  Jessica Gordon-Roth (Minnesota) will be here on Friday, September 28 from 3:45-5pm — more details forthcoming soon!

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**NEW LOCATION** THIS FRIDAY (4/20): Daniel Collette (St. Norbert) on Pascal, Hume, and probability

One last reminder of our meeting this Friday (4/20/18) at Loyola University Chicago! We’ll be discussing Daniel Collette’s paper on Pascal, Hume, probability, and skepticism.  Our meeting starts at 3:45pm in Crown Center for the Humanities, 200 East (NOT Damen Student Center #214).  We hope to see you there!

Updated Spring 2018 Schedule

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our February meeting at the University of Chicago.  The updated Spring 2018 schedule is now as follows:

16 March 2018 — Kristen Irwin (Loyola Chicago), on Pierre Bayle (location: University of Illinois, Chicago)

20 April 2018 — Daniel Collette (St. Norbert College), on TBD (location: Loyola Chicago)

27 April 2018 (joint event with Loyola History of Philosophy Roundtable) — Matias Slavov (UCLA), on Hume (location: Loyola Chicago)

We hope to see you in March at UIC!

Spring 2018 Meeting Schedule

Please mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 meetings of the Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable!

9 February 2018 — Jerilyn Tinio (Ohio State), on Descartes (location: University of Chicago)

16 March 2018 — Kristen Irwin (Loyola Chicago), on Pierre Bayle (location: University of Illinois, Chicago)

20 April 2018 — Daniel Collette (St. Norbert College), on TBD (location: Loyola Chicago)

27 April 2018 (joint event with Loyola History of Philosophy Roundtable) — Matias Slavov (UCLA), on Hume (location: Loyola Chicago)

To receive a precirculated draft of the papers, subscribe to the (very low-traffic!) CMPR listserv at this website.

We hope to see you at one (or more) of our meetings!

Final 2017 Meeting of CMPR THIS FRIDAY (12/8)!

The final 2017 meeting of CMPR will be THIS FRIDAY, December 8, from 3:45-5pm at Roosevelt University, Auditorium Building Room 720.  We’ll finally get to discuss Miren Boehm (UW-Milwaukee)’s paper “Hume and the ‘New Creations of Nature’ ” (which we had to postpone in March — thanks for being so patient, Miren!).  If you need a copy of the paper, please email Kristen Irwin.

The address of the Auditorium Building is 430 South Michigan Avenue. There is parking on Congress Parkway between Michigan and Wabash, on the south side of the street. This lot can also be accessed on the east side of Wabash between Congress Parkway and Balbo. There are two other lots on Wabash between Congress Parkway and Van Buren. One can get a discounted rate by having the ticket stamped at the desk as one enters the building. Unless one has a Roosevelt ID, one needs a photo ID (preferably a driver’s license) to get in the building.

Roosevelt University is also easily accessible via public transit using the CTA Red Line (exit at the Jackson stop & walk southeast), the CTA Green Line (exit at the Adams-Wabash stop & walk south), or the CTA Brown/Pink/Orange/Purple lines (exit at the Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop & walk east-southeast).

NEW DATE for next meeting of CMPR: Friday, November 3!!!

The second meeting of the Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable has been pushed up a week, from November 10 to November 3!  We’ll be meeting from 3:45-5pm at Roosevelt University, Auditorium Building Room 720, to discuss new work by Shelley Weinberg (UIUC) — please join us!

To receive a copy of Shelley’s draft, please join the CMPR listserv by following the directions at this site.

The address of the Auditorium Building is 430 South Michigan Avenue. There is parking on Congress Parkway between Michigan and Wabash, on the south side of the street. This lot can also be accessed on the east side of Wabash between Congress Parkway and Balbo. There are two other lots on Wabash between Congress Parkway and Van Buren. One can get a discounted rate by having the ticket stamped at the desk as one enters the building. Unless one has a Roosevelt ID, one needs a photo ID (preferably a driver’s license) to get in the building.

Roosevelt University is also easily accessible via public transit using the CTA Red Line (exit at the Jackson stop & walk southeast), the CTA Green Line (exit at the Adams-Wabash stop & walk south), or the CTA Brown/Pink/Orange/Purple lines (exit at the Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop & walk east-southeast).