2019 John Locke Conference

The 2019 John Locke Conference

University of Helsinki, Finland

July 29-31, 2019 

Keynote Speakers

Hannah Dawson (King’s College London)

Philippe Hamou (Université Paris Nanterre)

Tentative Schedule

Monday, July 29 conference begins at 9 AM

Qiu Lin (Duke University) Locke’s Simple Idea of Space: Three Problems and Three Proposed Solutions
commentator Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin)

Geoffrey Gorham (Macalester College) Locke and Presentism
commentator Justin Broackes (Brown University)

Hannah Carnegy (Stanford University) Self-Ownership and the Right to Exclude: A Lockean Problem for Contemporary Libertarians
commentator Douglas Casson (St. Olaf College)

Masanori Kashiwazaki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Locke on Citizenship: Participation, Law of Nature and Political Membership
commentator Punsara Amarasinghe (Scuola Superiore Universitaria Sant’Anna di Pisa)

Keynote: Hannah Dawson (King’s College) Locke on Natural Law


Tuesday July 30 conference begins at 9 AM

David Wörner (University of Zurich) Monsters, Changelings, and Real Essences
commentator Arto Repo (University of Turku)

Simon Beck (University of the Western Cape) ‘Let any one reflect upon himself’: Locke’s Personal Identity Thought-Experiments
commentator Tito Magri (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma)

Ákos Tussay (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)  Locke’s Filmer Critique Revisited: The Literary Device of the First Treatise
commentator Mónica García-Salmones Rovira (University of Helsinki)

Matthew Priselac (The University of Oklahoma) Language and Ideas of Modes and Substances
commentator Nathan Rockwood (Brigham Young University)

Valentina Zaffino (Pontifical Lateran University) The Innate Ideas and the Foundation of Religion. The Correspondence of John Locke and Damaris Masham
commentator Benjamin Hill (Western University)

Wednesday, July 31 conference begins at 9 AM

John P. Wright (Central Michigan University) John Locke and His Successors on Voluntary and Involuntary Habits
commentator Kathryn Tabb (Bard College)

Brian Ventura (University of the Philippine Visayas) Checking Locke’s Prerogative Power: Bringing the Public Back in
commentator Kiyoshi Shimokawa (Gakushuin University)

Canpu Chen (University of Paris 8) The Liberation of Labor: Money in Locke’s Political Philosophy
commentator Heikki Haara (University of Helsinki)

Keynote: Philippe Hamou (Université Paris Nanterre) Ideas as Pictures

Conference ends around 4 PM


If you plan to attend the conference, please use the following link to register no later than June 10https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/The_John_Locke_Conference_3889  


The conference is organized in Metsätalo building (address: Fabianinkatu 39). You can see the location through this link: https://www.google.fi/maps?f=q&q=Fabianinkatu+39&hl=en  


If you are looking for a reasonably priced accommodation very close to the conference site, consider Hotel Arthur. Other options within walking distance are, among others, Scandic Hotel Kaisaniemi, Hotel Cumulus Kaisaniemi, Radisson Blu Plaza, Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, GLO Hotel Kluuvi. High-end options include e.g. Hilton Helsinki Strand and Hotel Kämp.

However, there are a lot of other accommodation possibilities available for different preferences. The best way to find all the available options and prices is to use the normal search engines, such as booking.comhotels.cometc. Airbnb is also a good option.

If you prefer to limit your expenses, there are plenty of hostels in Helsinki. Accommodation a bit further from the city center might also be an option as the public transportation in Helsinki is frequent and reliable. There are no neighborhoods one should look out for in this regard. Since July is high season, it’s advised to book your stay early. 



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