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Spinoza Colloquium Leipzig, Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Whoever happens to be in the area: At Leipzig University there will be a second session of a newly founded 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 take place on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 from 1 to 7 pm, at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ, ) Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig, room 4.1.16.

There will be three talks:

Dr. Oliver Lembcke (Jena): „Spinozas Theorie politischer Souveränität“

Dr. Dorothy H. B. Kwek (Konstanz): “The Outsider(s) in Spinoza’s Political Philosophy”

Rainer Mühlhoff (Berlin): „Affektive Resonanz und Ontogenese“

For more info go to: http://www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/powi/files/2014/04/Spinoza-Kolloquium-18.7.2015.pdf Contact: Martin Saar martin.saar@uni-leipzig.de

ETHICA. Work Without Obstacles.

A video presentation of ETHICA is now online in French and English on Vimeo at the following address :

in english  : https://vimeo.com/127819088
in french : https://vimeo.com/127819090

ETHICA is a web application for the Ethics, by Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)

Author : Patrick Fontana www.grenze.org

Scientific director: Lorenzo Vinciguerra (directeur du CRAE, EA 4291, UPJV, Amiens)

ETHICA, Work without obstacles, is an internet application which is a digital and augmented edition of a major philosophical book, the Ethics by Spinoza (1632-1677). This web application is free. It has been developed with freeware.

Using a digital application, ETHICA makes visible the structure of Spinoza’s text, thanks to a graphic that allows a dynamic visualisation of the work in 3D.

Using digital tools, ETHICA users can visualise the text, read it, explore it in a free, innovative and intuitive way, with the support of a digital archive that contains original video and audio commentaries by 100 philosophers from more than 40 universities around the world.

The user will be able to build her own reading patterns, record them and share them with other members of the network, thus contributing to the construction of an open community that is engaged in creating an active knowledge of our historical and philosophical past.

It is a broad-scope project, bridging the gap between artistic creation and international scientific research, hence the noticeable transdiscipinarity of the project.

Patrick Fontana, artist and the author of ETHICA, liaised with Professor Lorenzo Vinciguerra, the director of the Centre de Recherche en Arts et Esthétique (art and aesthetics research centre, CRAE, EA 4291, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens).

ETHICA by now brings together the Spinozist community: 40 universities, 20 nationalities with 12 languages, and 90 philosophers (we aim at 100).

ETHICA is produced by Patrick Fontana and TYGRYZ COMPAGNIE.

Originally posted on Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture:

Podcasts are now available for all the papers from the recent Spinoza and Proportion conference at the University of Aberdeen. The links below enable you to hear the papers and to see corresponding visuals of the speakers’ on-screen presentations.

Simon Duffy (Yale-NUS College, Singapore), “Proportion as a barometer of the affective life in Spinoza”

Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku), “Spinoza’s ontology geometrically illustrated: a reading of Ethics 2P8S”

Anthony Uhlmann (University of Western Sydney), “‘The eyes of the mind': ratio and art in Spinoza and Swift”

Timothy Yenter (University of Mississippi), “Harmony in Spinoza and his critics”

Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen), “Spinoza’s ratios and relational autonomy”

Heidi Ravven (Hamilton College), “Ratio and activity: Spinoza’s biologizing of the mind in an Aristotelian key”

Mike LeBuffe (University of Otago ), “The place of body in Spinoza’s metaphysics”

Helene Frichot (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), “Slownesses and Speeds, Latitudes and Longitudes: In the…

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SPINOZA: THE METAPHYSICAL AND THE POLITICAL (2)

Ghent University June 23-24

PROGRAMME:
– Olivier Surel (Université Paris Ouest), “Immanent Critique in Spinoza’s Theory of Affects”
– Kristen Primus (NYU), “The Limits of Ratio”
– Wiep Van Bunge (University of Rotterdam), “Spinoza and his Circle: Metaphysics as Politics”
– Daniel Schneider & Jo Van Cauter (Ghent University), “Spinoza and Bacon on Scripture and Nature”
– Ursula Renz (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), “Spinoza on the Problem of the Human Life Form”
– Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku), “The Young Spinoza on Skepticism, Truth, and Method

LOCATION: KANTL, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Gent

REGISTRATION:
The workshop is free, but please contact Daniel Schneider (dcschneidercaute@gmail.com) by 16 June to register.

WEBSITE: http://www.philosophy.ugent.be/workshops/spinozapoliticalmetaphysical

Originally posted on Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture:

The Equalities of Wellbeing conference on Spinoza and Proportion is coming up next week (5-6 May) at the University of Aberdeen. The final programme, with all information, is available here:

Spinoza and Proportion programme FINAL

Registration is open until 5 May at this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spinoza-and-proportion-conference-tickets-15501670915?aff=eac2

Contact: Beth Lord s.b.lord@abdn.ac.uk

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Spinoza Colloquium, Leipzig, Thursday, April 9th, 2015

 

Whoever happens to be in the area: At Leipzig University there will be a first session of a newly founded Spinoza Colloquium this Thursday that is meant to create a space for the discussion of Spinoza-related research interests and projects. 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 kick-off event will take place on Thursday, April 9th, 2015, from

3 to 6 pm 15-18h, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ) Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig, room 4.1.16.

There will be two talks by Prof. Robert Schnepf (Halle), „Spinoza und die Ökonomie. Spurensuche und Probleme“, and by Prof. Martin Saar (Leipzig), „Radikale Aufklärung. Spinoza und die politische Theorie“.

 

For more info see:

http://www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/powi/files/2014/04/Spinoza-Kolloquium-Lpzg.-9.4.2015.pdf

Sally Haslanger currently holds the Spinoza Chair at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Amsterdam and will deliver the accompanying two Spinoza Lectures on ‘Critical Theory and Practice’ on April 9 + May 21.

Haslanger’s first Spinoza Lecture is entitled ‘Ideology and Materiality’.

Abstract: Social life is ideologically governed. Our actions and interactions are both constrained and enabled by cultural schemas. It is tempting to conclude that the social world is, therefore, mind-dependent and, perhaps, less than fully objective. However, ideology works through social practices that engage, produce, and reproduce the material world. As a result, our schemas are reflected in and reinforced by the world around us. The lecture examines ways in which ideology is, instead, dependent on the objectivity and the materiality of the social world, and the implications of this for social change.

Sally Haslanger is Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her most recent book, Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique (Oxford 2012) received the Joseph B. Gittler Award for outstanding scholarly work in the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences. Haslanger earned her PhD at the University of California-Berkeley (1985) after receiving an MA at the University of Virginia (1979) and a BA at Reed College (1977).

Date and time: Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 20:15.

The Aula will open at 19:30.

Location: Aula of the University of Amsterdam, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel

411

Admission is free (no reservation required).

 

On Thursday, May 21, Haslanger will give the second Spinoza Lecture entitled ‘Ideology and Morality’.

See also: http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/events/lectures-and-debates/item/spinoza-lecture-ideology-and-materiality.html

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