Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy for Early Career Women

  • Fordham University Law School, Room 2-01A 150 West 62nd Street New York, NY, 10023 United States

A one-day workshop at Fordham University, intended  to provide academic and networking opportunities for early career women working in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

Keynote speakers: Susan Brower-Toland and Therese Scarpelli Cory.

The workshop is pre-read. To receive the papers, please register at


9:00 Breakfast
9:20 Opening remarks
9:30 Keynote: Representation,Reality,and a MedievalTradition of Mind-World Identity, Therese Scarpelli Cory (Notre Dame)
11:15 I Can’t Be Without You: The Role of Essential Causal Series in Avicenna’s Proof for the Necessary Existent, Celia Byrne (Toronto)
Comments: Kate Bresee (Fordham)

12:00 Lunch

2:00 Aquinas on the Subsistence of the Rational Soul, Kendall Fisher (Syracuse)
Comments: Natalie Hejduk (Columbia)
3:00 Aquinas on Singular Cognition, Machessa Samz (Fordham)
Comments: Francesca Bruno (Cornell)
4:00 On Sine Qua Non Causes, Simona Vucu (Toronto)
Comments: Zita Toth (Fordham)
5:00 Keynote: Causation and Mental Content: Against the Externalist Interpretation of Ockham, Susan Brower-Toland (SLU)

7:00 Conference Dinner