The annual joint conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy takes place at the University of Utrecht, Sept. 3-5 2014.
The conference programme is now available and registration is open. Papers cover the whole range of European philosophy, including two panels (= 8 papers) on Spinoza.
Programme and registration information available here: http://philosophyafternature.org/
The SEP/FEP conference is the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers and others, from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy. This year’s theme will be Philosophy After Nature, with speakers engaging with notions of critique, science, ecology, technology and subjectivity as bound up with conceptions of nature, while experimenting with various positions in contemporary thought.
Keynote speakers: Michel Serres, Rahel Jaeggi, Mark B.N. Hansen, Francoise Balibar
Beth Lord – ‘Spinoza’s Ratios and Relational Autonomy’
Peg Rawes – Spinoza’s Geometric Thinking and Housing Rights’
Christopher Thomas – ‘Spinoza’s Problem of Indeterminacy and Melville’s Bartleby’
Caroline Williams – ‘Thinking Nature After Spinoza: Towards a Morphology of Subjectivity’
Matthew J. Kisner – ‘Spinoza’s Activities’
Keith Green – ‘Suicide and Self-Hatred in Light of Spinoza’s Account of Activity’
Andrea Sangiacomo – ‘Paternalism and Autonomy in Light of Spinoza’s Account of Action’
Keren Mock – ‘Baruch Spinoza’s Hebrew “Naturae Nominis”: Modification, Conservation and Generation’
This conference is closely followed by the Spinoza and Relational Autonomy Workshop in nearby Groningen on Sept. 6.
Information on the SEP-FEP conference: http://philosophyafternature.org/