Spinoza and Proportion Conference
5-6 May 2015, University of Aberdeen
This conference will explore themes of proportion, ratio, equality, and harmony in Spinoza’s philosophy. On Day 2 there is a special emphasis on Spinoza in relation to architecture and housing (papers by Frichot, Rawes, Kodalak, and White).
A provisional programme is now available below, and for download here: Spinoza and Proportion programme
All are welcome to attend. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.
Tuesday 5 May
9:30 Welcome and introduction
9:35-10:45 Simon Duffy (Yale-NUS College, Singapore), “Proportion as a barometer of the affective life in Spinoza”
10:45-11:55 Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku), “Spinoza’s ontology geometrically illustrated: a reading of Ethics 2P8S”
12:00-1:00 Lunch: the Hub (Not provided)
1:00-2:10 Anthony Uhlmann (University of Western Sydney), “‘The eyes of the mind’: ratio and art in Spinoza and Swift”
2:10-3:20 Timothy Yenter (University of Mississippi), “Harmony in Spinoza and…
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