CFP: Spinoza on Virtue and Vice

The North American Spinoza Society is sponsoring a session at the 2018 Central meeting of the American Philosophical Association on the topic “Spinoza on Virtue and Vice.” Papers on any aspect of Spinoza’s views on virtues and (or) vices are welcome. The 2018 Central APA meeting will be held in Chicago from February 21 to February 24.

For consideration to participate, please submit an abstract. An abstract should be prepared for blind review and no more than 750 words. Include contact information and the title of the paper in the email with the abstract attached as a word, pdf, or rtf document. With the subject heading NASS Central 2018, please send submissions to: *adyoupa@gmail.com <adyoupa@gmail.com>*.

Deadline for submission: *September 1, 2017*.

 

Spinoza’s Artes Conference

Registration is free but essential

 

SPINOZA’S ARTES

An International One Day Conference that will explore the influence of Spinoza on literature, music, poetry, and theatre along with the role that these arts play in the art of living well.

 

Friday August 11, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm

CCANESA Boardroom, Madsen Building F09

Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

 

Program

9:00am Welcome

9:10-10:10am Jonathan Israel (IAS, Princeton): The theatre and the Cercle Spinoziste: the significance of the society ‘Nil volentibus arduum’ for Spinoza and the Arts

10:10-11:10am  Anthony Uhlmann (Western Sydney University): Percy Shelley, Queen Mab, Spinoza

11:10-11:30am Morning Tea

11:30am-12:30pm Susan James (Birkbeck, University of London): On Self Transformation: Ovid’s Warning to Spinoza

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:30pm Marie Thompson (University of Lincoln): Power over/Power to: Spinoza, musical politics and contestations of social space

2:30-3:30pm Moira Gatens (The University of Sydney): Mary Shelley, Spinoza, and the Exemplar

3:30-4:00pm Afternoon Tea

4:00-5:00pm Panel discussion

 

Enquiries

inja.stracenski@sydney.edu.au<mailto:inja.stracenski@sydney.edu.au>

 

Registration

Only those who have registered will be admitted.

To register please go to: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy/research/conferences.shtml

This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant [DP 170102206]

 

Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

First Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy – Personal identity, self-interpretation

26–27 October, 2017

Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary

 

Keynote Speaker:  Udo THIEL (Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz)

 

We are pleased to announce the second meeting of the Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy which is intended as the second edition of a yearly event that brings together established scholars, young researchers and advanced graduate students working on the field of early modern philosophy (ca. from 1600 to 1781). The aim is to foster collaboration among researchers working in different traditions and institutional contexts. We welcome abstracts for papers on any topic relevant to personal identity and self-interpretation, broadly conceived, in early modern philosophy. Proposals are particularly welcome that draw on resources from multiple different traditions (e.g. French, German, Italian and Anglo-Saxon).

Presentations should be in English and aim at approximately 40 minutes. Please send an abstract of maximum 400 words, prepared for blind review. The body of the email should include the author’s details (name, position, affiliation, contact details, title of the abstract). The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 August 2017. Applicants will receive a response regarding their submission by 1 September 2017.

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

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to Olivér István Tóth (bsemp2017@gmail.com)

 

Spinoza Colloquium Leipzig

Spinoza Colloquium Leipzig, Friday, August 11th, 2017, 11 am to 8 pm

Whoever happens to be in the area: At Leipzig University there will be a sixth session of the Spinoza Colloquium. This activity is a cooperative project between the political science department at Leipzig and the philosophy department at Halle-Wittenberg (and with support from the German Spinoza Society).

This event will again take place at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig, room 4.1.16.

There will be four talks (three in German and one in English):

Dr. Timon Boehm (Zürich):„Ethik als Ausdruck von Metaphysik. Eine Explikation anhand der Problemkreise Autonomie und Normativität”

Dr. Beate Ulrike La Sala (Berlin): „Imaginationstheoreme in der arabischen Philosophie und in Spinozas Ansatz“

Dr. Johannes-Georg Schülein (Bochum): „Metaphysik und Staat bei Schelling und Spinoza“

Prof. Filippo Del Lucchese (London): „Normativity and Teleology in Spinoza“

 

For more info go to: http://www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/powi/martin-saar/

Contact: Martin Saar martin.saar@uni-leipzig.de

 

Spinoza’s Artes Conference

SPINOZA’S ARTES

An International One Day Conference

Spinoza has long exerted a profound influence on the arts. Goethe, the Shelleys, and George Eliot acknowledged the inspirational force of Spinoza’s philosophy. On the other hand, philosophers have all but dismissed Spinoza’s views on art. Why does Spinoza fascinate artists at the same time as his view of art is neglected by philosophy? This Conference will explore the influence of Spinoza on literature, music, poetry, and theatre along with the role these arts play in the art of living well.

 

Friday August 11, 2017

9 am – 5 pm

CCANESA Boardroom, Madsen Building F09

Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Sydney NSW Australia

 

Speakers:

*   AMY CIMINI University of California, San Diego

*   MOIRA GATENS University of Sydney

*   JONATHAN ISRAEL Princeton University

*   SUSAN JAMES Birkbeck College London

*   ANTHONY UHLMANN Western Sydney University

 

Enquiries: inja.stracenski@sydney.edu.au

 

Registration: This conference is free but registration is essential. Only those who have registered will be admitted.

To register please go to: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy/research/conferences.shtml

This project is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant [DP 170102206] <http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/aphil-l>

Spinoza and Contemprorary Political Philosophy

June  20th 2017

Thessaloniki Concert Hall
M2 Building Maurice Saltiel Hall

Simultaneous translation will be provided

School of Political Sciences, AUTH

Baruch Spinoza is acknowledged to be a key figure in the development of modern philosophy and political reflection. Yet, to limit ourselves to a narrow historical evaluation of his contribution would amount to missing out on a major source of insight for rethinking today’s moral and political issues. While some recent established scholars of Spinoza have utilized his methods and ideas to illuminate contemporary problems, this discussion deserves both greater attention and continued development.

To this end, our symposium, which marks the retirement of Professor Gerasimos Vokos, will facilitate this dialogue in order to promote a reflexive reappraisal of Spinoza’s ideas and of their relevance for contemporary moral and political inquiry. Moreover, it aims to re-examine the role of philosophy and the humanities in the (occidental as well as global) university today as well as to discuss the past, the present and the future of critical thought and education in crisis-ridden Greece.

Programme

9.30-10.00 Symposium Opening: Chairs: Professor Yannis Stavrakakis (AUTH) & Dr Aris Stylianou (AUTH)

10.00-11.00  Professor Etienne Balibar (Paris X), Spinoza, Marx, Freud, theoriciens du transindividuel
Discussant: Dr Michalis Bartsidis (Hellenic Open University)

11.00-12.00  Professor Pierre Francois Moreau (ENS de Lyon), Spinoza et la Gréce
Discussant: Dr Yannis Prelorentzos (University of Ioannina)

14.30-15.30  Professor Kiarina Kordela (Macalester College), Spinozas Biopower
Discussant: Dr Spyros Tegos (University of Crete)

15.30-16.30 Professor Gerasimos Vokos (AUTH), Spinoza à l’université grecque
Discussant: Dr Spyros Moschonas (University of Athens)

17.00-18.30 Closing Round Table: Political philosophy today

Source: Spinoza and Contemprorary Political Philosophy

Fourth Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

29–30 May 2017

University of Turku

Artium, Seminar Hall Hovi V105 (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

 

Monday, 29 May

9.30 Lloyd Strickland (Manchester Metropolitan): The Fourth Hypothesis on the Union of Soul and Body

10.30 Martin Benson (Stony Brook): The Power of Affectivity: The Ground of the Good in Spinoza’s Ethics

11.30 Daniel Fogal (Uppsala): Descartes and the Possibility of Enlightened Freedom

13.30 Laetitia Ramelet (Lausanne): Pufendorf’s Solution to the Puzzle of Consent and Natural Law

15.00 Martin Pickup (Oxford): The Infinity of Analysis and Leibniz’s Problems of Proof

16.00 Mike Griffin (CEU): Leibniz on Infinite Analysis

 

Tuesday, 30 May

9.30 Ville Paukkonen (Helsinki): Berkeley’s Theory of Agent Causation: Finite and Infinite Agents and the Question of Necessary Connections

10.30 Julia Jorati (Ohio State): Emilie du Châtelet’s Agent-Causal Compatibilist Theory of Freedom

11.30 Ramona Winter (HU Berlin/Yale): Hume’s Concept of an (Embodied) Self

13.30 Jani Hakkarainen (Tampere) & Todd Ryan (Trinity College): Hume on Possible Duration without Possible Temporal Parts

15.00 Sebastian Bender (HU Berlin) & Till Hoeppner (Potsdam): Leibniz and Kant on Representations and Minds

16.00 Dai Heide (Simon Fraser): A Mereological Argument for the Non-Spatiotemporality of Things in Themselves

 

The Organizing Committee

Valtteri Viljanen<http://users.utu.fi/valvil/> (Turku) Mike Griffin<http://philosophy.ceu.edu/node/17> (CEU) Vili Lähteenmäki<http://helsinki.academia.edu/ViliLahteenmaki> (Helsinki) Judit Szalai<http://www.btk.elte.hu/dynpage6.exe?f=btke&p1=m%3AFomenuH%2CEntryF2&p3=x%3AFomenuV2%2CEntry2S2&p4=p%3A8210&per=CMPER-1081> (ELTE)

 

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Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy conference

Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy

University of Washington (Seattle)

May 21-22, 2017

 

Sunday, May 21st

UW Hillel, 4745 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

 

12:45pm Welcome and Opening Remarks Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington)

1-3pm — Panel 1 (UW Hillel): Spinoza in the 17th Century

Spinoza on the Divinity of Scripture: Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Spinoza, His Family, and the Revolts against Philip II and the Inquisition: Jonathan Israel (Institute for Advanced Studies)

3:15-5:15pm –Panel 2 (UW Hillel): Spinoza, the Jewish Enlightenment, and German Radicals Session

Activity and Suspension: German-Jewish Spinozists Respond to Hegel: Tracie Matysik (University of Texas)

The Study of Scripture and the Study of Nature: Michah Gottlieb (New York University)

Solomon Maimon on Spinoza, Mendelssohn, and the Maskilim: Abraham Socher (Oberlin College)

7:00pm — Stroum Lecture featuring Prof. Jonathan Israel (Kane Hall, room 220): In What Sense Was Spinoza a Revolutionary Thinker?

 

Monday, May 22nd

Husky Union Building, 4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

 

9am-11am — Panel 3 (HUB, room 334): Spinoza and Jewish Politics

The Prophets at War:  Hermann Cohen on Spinoza and the Moral Basis of Citizenship:  Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington)

Particularism and Universalism Revisited: Spinoza, Leon Roth, and the Category of “Jewish Philosophy”: Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University)

The Zionist Critique of Spinoza’s Politics: Julie E. Cooper (Tel Aviv University)

LUNCH BREAK

1-3pm – Panel 4 (HUB, room 334): Spinoza, the Emotions, and Kabbalah

Spinoza and Freud on Bodies, Images, and Affects: Julie R. Klein (Villanova University)

The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn: Debating Spinoza over Loving God and Being Loved in Return: Benjamin Pollock (Hebrew University)

Spinoza, Platonism, and Some Jewish Thinkers: Michael Morgan (University of Toronto and Indiana University)

3:30-5:30pm – Panel 5 (HUB, room 334): Spinoza and Modernity

Spinoza on the Election of the Hebrews: Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)

The Hyphen in the Theological-Political:  Spinoza to Mendelssohn, Heine and Derrida: Willi Goetschel (University of Toronto)

Toward a History of Jewish Anti-Spinozism: Daniel Schwartz (George Washington University)

 

Tuesday, May 23rd

7:00pm — Stroum Lecture featuring Prof. Jonathan Israel (Kane Hall, room 220): Jewish Emancipation and the Radical Enlightenment

 

For registration for both the conference and the Stroum Lectures, see the webpage: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/spinoza-modern-jewish-philosophy/.

 

For further information on the schedule, see the webpage: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/spinoza-modern-jewish-philosophy/conference-schedule/

 

For further information on the participants, see the webpage: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/spinoza-modern-jewish-philosophy/speakers/

 

If you have any other questions regarding logistics, please contact the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/

The Conference has been supported by The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, The Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Departments of Philosophy and Germanics at the University of Washington.

Spinoza and Aesthetics conference

SPINOZA & AESTHETICS/SPACE
Friday April 21, 2017

INTRODUCTION | JB Shank | University of Minnesota 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WORKSHOP I | Arun Saldanha | University of Minnesota: Spinoza’s Geography of Bodies: Global Capitalism and the Responsibility to Revolt
Respondents| Harshit Rathi + Joseph Bermas-Dawes  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP II | Peg Rawes| University College London: Dissimilarity: Spinoza’s Ethical Ratios and Housing Welfare. Respondents| Anjali Ganapathy + Austin Young  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

COFFEE BREAK 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP III | Susan Ruddick| University of Toronto: A/Synchronic Earth: Spinoza and the Spatial Aesthetic of the Anthropocene. Respondents| Kai Bosworth + Lindsey Weber   4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

135 Nicholson Hall | University of Minnesota

For information: Cesare Casarino: casarino@umn.edu, Anjali Ganapathy: ganap002@umn.edu
Co-sponsored by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World; the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature; the Department of Architecture