Current and Upcoming Events
[2010] April 29- April 30: UWO Descartes Days

Past Events
[2009]November 24 - December 8: Material Falsity
[2009]November 11 - November 14: Tad Schmalt's visit
[2009]September15 - November 10: Descarte on Causation

November 11 - November 14, 2009

Tad Schmalt’s Visit
The UWO Descartes Research Group and the Rotman Institute for Science and Value’s Mechanism Project are pleased to host Tad Schmaltz (Duke) as a Western Visiting University Scholar from November 11th through the 14th, 2009. Prof. Schmaltz is one of this generation’s leading scholars of Descartes and Cartesianism. He has written over 30 articles and papers and published five books on Descartes and Cartesianism. In addition he is the current editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy, the leading scholarly journal in the history of philosophy and one of the biggest honors bestowed by the profession.

Prof. Schmaltz will be leading a critical, round-table discussion of his most recent book, Descartes on Causation, on Nov. 12th. On Nov. 13th he will present a paper entitled “Causa sui and Created Truth in Descartes.”

Also present at the roundtable will be Prof. Des Chene, Prof. Dea, Prof. Abbott, Prof. Fraser, Prof. Zunic and Prof. Holmes.

Schmaltz UVSP Schedule [Nov 11-14, 2009] ~ download


  • April 29-30
    Workshop [Descartes' Philosopy of Mind]