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Social Minds

Workshop on Early Modern Philosophy of Language

Some of the papers are distributed in advance. For registration, papers and further information please contact: Martin Lenz (


09:00-09:30 Welcome and Introduction

09:30-11:00 Hannah Dawson (King’s College London): Locke on Language and Society

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Willem Verhoeven (University of Groningen): Locke and Condillac on Language: Fundamental Disagreement or Difference in Emphasis? (paper circulated in advance)

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 Lucia Oliveri (University of Münster): Leibniz on the Origins of Language: Innate Ideas, Tropic Expressions and the Place of the Other (paper circulated in advance)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Avi Lifschitz (University College London): How to Do Things with Signs: Rousseau’s Ancient Performative Idiom (paper circulated in advance)

18:00- Drinks and Dinner


Meike Hennekam (Groningen), Martin Lenz (Groningen), Stephan Meier-Oeser (Münster), Lodi Nauta (Groningen)

When & where?

26 May , 9:00 - 18:00
Faculty of Law, Turftorenstraat 21, room T11, Groningen

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