Events Apr 2016

Symposium: Spinoza’s Translations (Minneapolis)

Spinoza Scholarship Group Symposium

Spinoza’s Translations: New Directions in Spinoza Scholarship

April 15-16, 2016, Minneapolis


Friday, April 15

WORKSHOP I  |  Kiarina Kordela  |  Macalester College

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Spinoza’s Sovereignty: Fantasy and the Immanent Decision of Interpretation


 Saturday, April 16

WORKSHOP II  |  Warren Montag  |  Occidental College

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 The Place of Hatred in the Theologico-Political Apparatus


WORKSHOP III  |  Hasana Sharp  |  McGill University

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Spinoza in the Anthropocene



5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Do Not Add to His Words: The Problem of Translation in Chapter Seven of Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise



Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

 135 Nicholson Hall

Cesare Casarino:, Anjali Ganapathy:

Pre-circulated workshop papers  | RSVP:


Workshop: A Day with Spinoza, Groningen

The Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought ( is pleased to announce the workshop:

A day with Spinoza: Bodies, Cognition and Society

Faculty of Philosophy, Room Gamma

Oude Boteringestraat 52 – 9712 SC Groningen (NL)

20th April 2016


The workshop aims to bring together scholars at different stages of their career. Participants will present their own works in progress by stimulating discussion on Spinoza’s complex and multifaceted understanding of bodies, cognition and society.



9.00-10.00 Christopher Thomas (University of Aberdeen): From Complex Bodies to a Theory of Art: Spinoza on Beauty and Artistic Bodies.

10.00-11.00 Oliver Istvan Toth (Eotvos Lorand University Budapest): Revisiting the ‘pancreas problem’ in Spinoza from a historical perspective – the case of memories

– Break –

11.15-12.15 Martin Lenz (Groningen): Intersubjectivity in Early Modern Philosophy: Spinoza on the Division of Cognitive Labour

12.15-13.15 Michael A. Rosenthal (University of Washington, Seattle, USA): Spinoza on ‘Beings of Reason’ (Entia Rationis) and the Analogical Imagination

– Lunch Break –

14.45-15.45 Matthew Homan (Christopher Newport University, VA – USA): True Beings of Reason in Spinoza

15.45- 16.45 Liba Kaucky (London University): On the Role of True Worship for True Religion and Political Stability

– Break –

17.00-18.00 Andrea Sangiacomo (Groningen): How to make a State more rational? Spinoza and minorities.

Attendance is free, but registration is appreciated. To register please send a message to

Full Programme: Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy

“Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy” coming up in London in April. Registration is open and available at

Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy

Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy

14th – 16th April 2016

Conference of the European Society for Early Modern Philosophy and the British Society for the History of Philosophy in association with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, KCL and the Wellcome Trust


Thursday 14th April 2016

The Great Hall, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

2.30-4.0: Tea and Registration in the Foyer of the Great Hall.

4.0 – 4.30: Susan James, Welcome and Introduction.

4.30- 6.0: Plenary Lecture: Michael Moriarty, The thought of death changes all our ideas and condemns our plans.


Friday 15th April 2016

Birkbeck College, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL.

9.30am – 11am: Plenary Lecture:  Ursula Renz, Our Consciousness of Being Alive as a Source of Knowledge.

11.15am – 12.45pm:

Session 1: 

Meghan Robison, But a Movement of Limbs:  On the Movement of life…

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