Bloomsbury Publishing is looking for someone to translate Ivan Segre’s Le Manteau de Spinoza from French into English. The publisher has secured English-language rights to the book, and is ready to start straight away. If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Frankie Mace, Assistant Editor for Philosophy at Bloomsbury, at frankie.mace@bloomsbury.com


Please note there are several papers on Spinoza at this conference:
“The Creative Act: Towards a Spinozian Aesthetics” (Christopher Thomas)
“Modal and Attribute Parallelism in Spinoza’s Ethics” (Davide Monaco)
“Spinoza and an Indeterminate Power of Thought” (Beth Lord)

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The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Joint Conference 2015

3-5 September 2015

University of Dundee

The SEP-FEP Joint Conference is the UK’s major annual event in continental philosophy, featuring 3 keynote speakers and around 100 papers across all areas of the field.

Keynote speakers:

Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), “Affirmation as Relational Ethical Praxis”

Veronique Mottier (Cambridge University), “Thinking at the Edge: Sexuality, Transgression, and Limit-Experiences”

Lars Iyer (Newcastle University), “The Ark and the Flood: Literature after Literature”

Provisional programme: 2015 SEP DRAFT Programme

Register now! Please follow this link for information about accommodation, airport transfers, and registration options:


Registration is free for staff and students at Scottish universities (but you must register by email: see site for details)

For all others, registration is £80 (waged) or £50 (students/unwaged).

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The North American Spinoza society will be sponsoring a session at the 2016 meeting of the Central APA on the topic of “Spinoza’s Political Philosophy”. The Central APA meeting will be in Chicago, from 3/2/2016 to 3/5/2016.

To participate, please prepare an abstract (between 500 and 750 words) for blind review. Include contact information and the title of paper in the email with the submission attached as a word/pdf/rtf document. Send all submissions to: Ericka.Tucker@marquette.edu with the subject heading: NASS Central 2016.

Deadline for submission: September 15, 2015

First Carinthian Workshop on Topics from Early Modern Philosophy to Kant
Klagenfurt, Austria, September 18 and 19


There are a few slots open for the First Carinthian Workshop on Topics from Early Modern Philosophy to Kant taking place in Klagenfurt, Austria, on September 18-19. The special theme is Cognition, Self-Knowledge and the Self.

Keynote Speakers:

 Eric Watkins, UCSD: Knowledge and Cognition in Kant
Christian Barth, HU Berlin:
Inner Sentiment and Self-Knowledge in Leibniz

Confirmed Speakers:

 Bernhard Ritter, University of Klagenfurt: The Subject in Kant’s Transcendental Idealism
Istvan Oliver Toth, Eotvos-Lorand-University Budapest & Ernst-Mach-Fellow in Klagenfurt:
Spinoza on Consciousness

Prospective participants are invited to send a note of interest and an abstract of 250 to 500 words to
Ursula.renz@aau.at by August 10. The selection will be made with respect to coherence with the workshop topic.

Conference of the European Society for Early Modern Philosophy and the British Society for the History of Philosophy.

When: Thursday 14th April to Saturday 16th April, 2016.

Where:  Birkbeck College London and Kings College London

Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy

During the early modern period, upheavals in science, theology and politics prompted philosophers to grapple with two highly-charged questions.  What are the limits of life? What are the possibilities of life?  Pursuing the first, they probed the relation between life and death. What is it to be a living thing?  What distinguishes life from death?  In what sense, if any, do living things survive death?  Exploring the second question, they turned their attention to the character of a truly human life.  What is it for human beings (or particular kinds of human beings) to live well? What role does philosophy play in this process?  Is living well an individual project, a political one, or both?

Each of these themes has recently attracted renewed interest among historians of early modern philosophy, and the conference aims to explore them as broadly as possible.  The program will be comprised of invited speakers and speakers drawn from an open call for papers.  Please see below for details

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Michael Moriarty, University of Cambridge, UK

Ursula Renz, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria

Lisa Shapiro, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Mariafranca Spallanzani, University of Bologna, Italy

Charles Wolfe, University of Gent, Belgium

Call for Papers:

Submissions are invited from researchers of all levels, including Ph.D. students, and on any aspect of the conference theme.

To submit, please email an abstract – maximum 800 words and  anonymised for blind review – to Susan James (s.james@bbk.ac.uk).  The heading of the email should be ‘ESEMP/BSHP abstract’ and the email should contain the author’s details (name, position, affiliation, contact details).  The deadline for abstract submission is 20th October 2015.

Scholars who plan to attend the conference should register by emailing  the organizer, Susan James (s.james@bbk.ac.uk) by 7th March 2016 to give us an accurate idea of numbers.

Further details about registration and funding will be posted in October.

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.


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