Next Meeting: Friday 31 March 2017, 3:45-5pm — Miren Boehm (UW-Milwaukee)

The next meeting of the Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable will be Friday March 31, 2017 from 3:45-5pm at the University of Illinois, Chicago (room: 1430 University Hall).  We’ll be discussing Miren Boehm (UW-Milwaukee)’s paper “Hume and the ‘new creations’ of nature”, which will be distributed via our email listserv.  (Please use this link to sign up for our listserv if you’d like a copy.)

We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting: Friday 20 January 2017, 3:45-5pm — Alex Silverman (U of C)

The next meeting of the Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable will be Friday January 20, 2017 from 3:45-5pm at Roosevelt University (downtown).  We’ll be discussing Alex Silverman (U of C)’s paper on Spinoza, which will be distributed via our email listserv.  (Please use the aforementioned link to sign up for our listserv if you’d like a copy.)

The meeting will take place in room 720 of the Auditorium Building, at 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).

We hope to see you there!

Spring 2017 Dates for Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable!

The Spring 2017 dates for the Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable are now set!  Mark your calendars now for the following meetings, which take place on Friday from 3:45-5pm:

January 20, 2017: Alex Silverman (University of Chicago) on Spinoza

Location: Roosevelt University (Host: Stuart Warner)

 

March 31, 2017: Miren Boehm (UW-Milwaukee) on Hume

Location: University of Illinois – Chicago (Host: John Whipple)

 

April 21, 2017: Molly Sturdevant (St. Xavier U) on Spinoza(?)

Location: University of Chicago (Host: Alex Silverman)

 

We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting: Friday 11/18, 3:45-5pm — Stuart Warner

The next meeting of the Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable will be Friday November 18, 2016 from 3:45-5pm at Roosevelt University (downtown).  We’ll be discussing Stuart Warner (Roosevelt)’s paper “Devising Nature: An Essay on Descartes’ Discourse on Method”, which has been distributed via our email listserv.  (Email Kristen Irwin if you’d like a copy.)

The meeting will take place in room 720 of the Auditorium Building, at 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).

We hope to see you there!

Next CMPR Meeting: September 30!

Please join us for the first CMPR meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year!  On Friday, September 30, from 3:45-5pm, we’ll be discussing a paper by Chris Martin (UW-Green Bay) defending an acosmist reading of Spinoza (there are no particulars) and drawing upon Spinoza’s platonism to explain why this isn’t such a bad thing 🙂 To receive a precirculated copy of the paper, please add yourself to the CMPR email list before September 22.

The meeting will take place in Room 530 of the Crown Center for the Humanities at Loyola University Chicago.  Official parking information is here, and there is limited street parking along W Loyola Ave and neighboring streets, though public transit is the best option (CTA Red Line: Loyola).

We hope to see you there!

Fall 2016 Dates for Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable!

The Fall 2016 dates for the Chicago Modern Philosophy Roundtable are now set!  Mark your calendars now for the following meetings, which take place on Friday from 3:45-5pm:

September 30, 2016: Chris Martin (UW – Green Bay) on Spinoza

Location: Loyola University Chicago (Host: Kristen Irwin)

 

November 18, 2016: Stuart Warner (Roosevelt) on Descartes’ Discourse on Method

Location: Roosevelt University (Host: Stuart Warner)

 

We hope to see you there!

Final CMPR Meeting of Spring 2016: Friday, May 13!

Mark your calendars for the final CMPR meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year!  We’ll be discussing a recent paper of Saja Parvizian & Joe Gottlieb (UIC) on Friday, May 13 from 3:45-5pm at the University of Chicago.

The meeting will take place in Gates-Blake Hall, Room 324.  The address for Gates-Blake Hall is 5845 S Ellis Ave, although the building is entered from within the quad; you then walk up the stairs to the third floor.

Public Transportation: The only train line that connects directly to Hyde Park is the Metra Electric. You can take this to the 59th St. stop. You’ll then have to walk west on 59th St. for about 10-15 minutes to get to the quad that Gates-Blake resides on. As far as buses go, you can take the CTA 6 to 59th St. and Stony Island Ave., which is just a couple of blocks east of the Metra Electric stop. On the return trip, you could pick up the CTA 2 at the southeast corner of 60th St. and Ellis, which will take you into the loop; the last bus leaves a little after 6:00. But the Metra Electric and the CTA 6 would be options as well and run much later.

Parking: Street parking is available on Ellis Ave. and surrounding streets. Ellis, which is directly west of the quad, is metered parking. But parking along the Midway Plaisance, which is directly south of the quad (e.g., 59th St.), is free. There is a parking garage at 5525 S Ellis Ave., or a few blocks north. But it is somewhat expensive (0-2 hours = $8; 2-3 hours = $16; 3-4 hours = $20; 4+ hours = $25).

As always, to receive the paper for discussion in advance, and to stay abreast of other CMPR events, please subscribe to our email list at http://lists.luc.edu/listinfo/chicagomodernphilosophyroundtable.