Early Modern Interest Group

Meeting time: EMIG will be taking a break through the fall semester

The early modern interest group (EMIG) reads and discusses primary and secondary literature focused on natural philosophy from the early modern period, especially in the work of key philosophers such as Descartes, Leibniz, and Kant. Our basis for selecting readings is to study works that are routinely ignored in the philosophy curriculum. Natural philosophical discoveries and debates are often pertinent to understanding why these philosophers adopted particular positions or rejected others, and our goal is to become familiar with a wide range of these neglected works. For more information, please contact Jessica Gordon-Roth (gordo216@umn.edu) or Kylie Shahar (shaha032@umn.edu).

Our meetings are informal, and some participants need to arrive late or leave early because of scheduling conflicts. All faculty and graduate students from the University of Minnesota and area colleges and universities are welcome to attend whenever they would like (without invitation), and without giving advanced notice. Undergraduates can be included by invitation. If you know of an undergraduate who is well suited and possibly interested, please contact Jessica Gordon-Roth (gordo216@umn.edu) so an invitation can be extended.

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Fall 2023

Please join our mailing list for the zoom invitation or email mcps@umn.edu

SoBIG will be taking a break for the fall semester

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