The Princeton-Bucharest Virtual Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy is very pleased to announce its program for Spring 2021.

Seminars are generally on Tuesday, 1PM Princeton time and 8PM Bucharest time, and last two hours. (The exception is on March 2.) The Zoom link is the same one used for the series in Fall 2020. If you need the Zoom link, please write us at:

Abstracts will be available on our website in the week before each program.







Feb 2nd: Delphine Antoine-Mahut (IHRIM, ENS de Lyon), Leo Catana (Copenhagen), Mogens Lærke (CNRS, Maison Française d’Oxford): Studies in the History of the History of Philosophy. A discussion on occasion of the BJHP special issue Historiographies of Philosophy 1800-1950 (vol. 28:3, 2020).

Feb 9th: Alessandro Becchi (University of Florence), Osvaldo Ottaviani (University of Milan): Leibniz on Corporeal Substance and Organism: Between A Priori Reasoning and Empirical Evidence

Feb 16th: Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania), Daria Drozdova (HSE University, Moscow), Chike Jeffers (Dalhousie University), Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University): Exclusion and Inclusion in the History of Philosophy

Feb 23rd: Paul Richard Blum (Loyola University Maryland), Elisabeth Blum (Palacký University Olomouc), Tomáš Nejeschleba (Palacký University Olomouc), Martin Žemla (Charles University, Prague): Panpsychism in the Renaissance

March 2nd: Laura Kotevska (University of Sydney) and Raffi Krut-Landau (University of Pennsylvania): Parallel Influences: Ancient Greek Geometry in the Port-Royal Logic and Spinoza’s Ethics [This seminar is 1:30 Princeton time, 8:30 Bucharest time]

March 9th: Julie Walsh (Wellesley College) and Eric Stencil (Utah Valley University): “‘Say not that you are a light unto yourself’: Seventeenth Century Conceptions of Humility in Epistemology and Politics

March 16th: Anna Corrias (University of Toronto), Matthew Leisinger (York University), Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto): panel on Ralph Cudworth

March 23rd: Mihnea Dobre (University of Bucharest), Andreas Hüttemann (Köln University), Nicholas Westberg (Boston College): panel on Descartes and Cartesianism

March 30th: Luis Ramos-Alarcón (UACM), Jack Stetter (Loyola University New Orleans), Jacob Zellmer (University of California, San Diego): panel on Spinoza

April 6th: Stephanie Koerner (Liverpool University), Susanna Cecilia Berger (USC), Glenn W. Most (University of Chicago), Edward Wouk (University of Manchester):  Picturing Wonder – Rendering the Counter-Intuitive Visible in Early Modern Philosophy

April 13th: Jonathan Egid (King’s College London), Dwight Lewis (University of Central Florida: panel on Anton Wilhelm Amo and Zera Yacob

April 20th: Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest), Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Paul Lodge (University of Oxford): Hadot, Spiritual Exercises, and Philosophy as a Way of Life

April 27th: J. Brian Pitts (University of Cambridge) & Andrew Chignell (Princeton University): panel on Leibniz

May 4th: Oana Matei (Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad) and Fabrizio Baldassarri (University of Bucharest): Plants in Early Modern Natural Philosophy: Mechanico/Chymical Investigations