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CALL FOR PAPERS

7-8 May 2015

University of St Andrews

Key Note Speakers:

Dr. Thomas Ahnert (University of Edinburgh)

Prof. Moira Gatens (University of Sydney)

The SSEMP IV is the sixth edition of a yearly event that brings together established scholars, young researchers and advanced graduate students working in the field of Early Modern Philosophy. The aim is to foster scholarly exchange among the different generations of academics in the UK and to strengthen international collaboration. We welcome abstracts on any topic in pre-Kantian early modern philosophy (broadly defined, ranging from late Renaissance philosophy to the Enlightenment.) We particularly encourage proposals that consider early modern philosophy in relation to other related disciplines, such as theology, intellectual history and/or the history of science. Presentations should be in English and approximately 45 minutes in reading length. We make an effort to assure a reasonable gender balance.

The SSEMP awards a Graduate Student Essay Prize which this year, like last year, is funded by the British Society for the History of Philosophy. The prize includes an invitation to present the essay at the SSEMP and a bursary of £200 towards travel and accommodation. The bursary cannot be used for any other purpose. Submissions to the essay competition should include: (1) Name, affiliation, name and email of supervisor, and personal contact information; (2) the complete essay (max. 6000 words, including notes). Everything should be gathered in a single pdf or word file. Deadline for submissions is 1 February 2015. They should be sent by email to Mogens Lærke on mogenslaerke@hotmail.com. Those who wish to submit a proposal both as a complete text for the essay competition and as a short abstract for the regular program are free to do so.

Abstracts for the regular program (approx. 150 words) should be sent by email to Mogens Lærke on mogenslaerke@hotmail.com as a single word or pdf file, including name and contact information. Graduate students submitting to the regular program should include contact information for one referee (typically the supervisor.) Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 February 2015.

Please note that the SSEMP cannot provide funding for travel or accommodation for speakers.

Organizers:

Dr. James Harris (University of St Andrews) and Dr. Mogens Lærke (CNRS, UMR 5037, ENS-Lyon)

May 5-6, 2015

2ND BRUSSELS SEMINAR IN MODERN PHILOSOPHY: “LIFE AND LIVING BEINGS IN EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY”

Université libre de Bruxelles

Département de Philosophie

Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles (Belgium)

 

Keynote speakers:

Mogens Laerke (CNRS-ENS Lyon)

Justin Smith (Paris VII-Diderot)

Charles Wolfe (Ghent University)

Delphine Bellis (Radboud University Nijmegen)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Brussels Seminar in Modern Philosophy aims at fostering interaction among junior and established scholars working in the history of modern philosophy (roughly from late scholasticism up to Kant). The languages of the seminar are English and French.

Papers may be submitted on any issue regarding life and living beings in early modern philosophy. On the one hand, on should address the challenges that the phenomena of generation, vital organization or organic individuality have posed to philosophy – and how they have contributed to the slow scientific revolution concerning the explanation of living beings. On the other hand, one should also address the question of the ontological specificity of life – that is to be understood both as zoe and bios.

Reading time will be 60 minutes (including discussion). Please send an abstract as attachment (about 500 words), prepared for a multiple blind review, to Arnaud.Pelletier@ulb.ac.be by January 15, 2015. The author’s name and affiliation should be included in the body of the e-mail.

Notification of acceptance will be given by February 5, 2015.

Please note that no financial support can be provided for travel expenses and accommodation. Attendance is free.

Contact: Arnaud.Pelletier@ulb.ac.be

Website: http://phi.ulb.ac.be/

Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy II
Radboud University Nijmegen (NL), 23-24 February 2015.

Keynote speakers:

Pauline Phemister (University of Edinburgh)
Wiep van Bunge (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

Please send the abstract of your proposed lecture (on any topic relevant to early modern philosophy) to Dr. Andrea Sangiacomo (A.Sangiacomo@rug.nl) by November 1. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing and sent as a .docx or .doc file (please do not use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (name, affiliation, email and professional status – doctoral student; postdoc; lecturer; etc.) should also be specified in your e-mail message.

The abstracts will be peer-reviewed and you will be notified of the review’s outcome by December 30. We will do our best to send the reviewers report to all participants in order to provide in any case a hopefully useful feedback on their abstract.

There are no fees for registration. Attendance is free and all listeners welcome. However, no financial help can be provided to support travel expenses and accommodation.

The Dutch Seminar is organized jointly by the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen. The language of presentations and discussions alike is English. The seminar is part of the activities of the OZSW Study Group in Early Modern Philosophy (http://www.ozsw.nl/event/dutch-seminar-in-early-modern-philosophy/)

For updates, full program and suggestions for accommodation and stay in Nijmegen, please check the website (http://www.philos.rug.nl/Dutch%20Seminar/), and join the facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/DutchSeminarInEarlyModernPhilosophy).

Contacts:
Christoph Lüthy (c.luethy@ftr.ru.nl)
Andrea Sangiacomo (A.Sangiacomo@rug.nl)

Please see attached the programme for an upcoming seminar series on Spinoza at Universite de Paris 8.

Spinoza Paris8

Please note that the dates of the Spinoza and Proportion conference  have changed to 5-6 May 2015.

Spinoza and Proportion is the major academic conference of the AHRC Equalities of Wellbeing project. In this project we are investigating how a concept of equality based on geometrical proportion – a concept we take to be present in Spinoza’s philosophy and in architecture – can help us to understand individual and community wellbeing and to develop models for improving the equal distribution of wellbeing through housing design. For more information about the project, see http://www.equalitiesofwellbeing.co.uk

Call for Papers: Spinoza and Proportion conference.

 

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Please note: this conference will now be held 5-6 May 2015 (two days earlier than previously stated date).

Spinoza and Proportion is the major academic conference of the AHRC Equalities of Wellbeing project. In this project we are investigating how a concept of equality based on geometrical proportion – a concept we take to be present in Spinoza’s philosophy and in architecture – can help us to understand individual and community wellbeing and to develop models for improving the equal distribution of wellbeing through housing design. For more information about the project, see http://www.equalitiesofwellbeing.co.uk

Originally posted on Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture:

Spinoza and Proportion

A conference of the AHRC Equalities of Wellbeing project

7-8 May 2015, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline 1 December 2014

This conference will explore proportion in Spinoza’s philosophy. We are interested in papers that treat any aspect of this topic both within and outside of philosophy; interdisciplinary papers, and papers from people at any career stage (including PhD students) are welcome. Papers should fit broadly into one of three thematic areas:

  • Geometrical proportion. For example, papers could address the geometrical method, Spinoza’s use of mathematical and geometrical examples, ratio and analogy, or connections between Spinoza’s philosophy and music, drawing, building, or design.
  • Proportions of individuals. For example, papers could address proportions of motion and rest, proportions of reason and imagination, relational properties, adequacy, parallelism, or part-whole relations.
  • Proportion in communities. For example, papers could address proportions of power in political systems, proportional…

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Hosted by the Institute of Intellectual History, University of St Andrews

10-11 October, 2014

THEMES FROM THE POLITICAL THOUGHT OF THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD

Hannah Dawson (New College of the Humanities): ‘Locke on Natural Law’

Lena Halldenius (Lund): ‘Wollstonecraft and Republicanism’

Adamas Fiucci (Chieti): ‘Natural Law in Montaigne’s Political Thought’

Johan Olsthoorn (LSE): ‘Rights, Justice and Injury in Grotius and Hobbes’

Veronika Szanto (Eotvos Lorand University): ‘Vitalism and Political Radicalism in C17th England’

Steph Marston (Birkbeck): ‘Spinoza as Debunker of Natural Rights Theories’

Alfonso Vergaray (California University of Pennsylvania): ‘Normative Uncertainty in Spinoza’s Tractatus’

Martin Otero-Knott (Cambridge): ‘Cocceji and the Critique of Sociality’

Annelien De Dijn (Amsterdam): ‘Rousseau and Republicanism’

Jan Kvetina (Charles University): ‘Rousseau and Poland’

For the full programme, see:

http://www.intellectualhistory.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/North-Sea-programme.pdf

For further information, and to register, contact James Harris at jah15@st-and.ac.uk

This event is supported by the Scots Philosophical Association.

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