Events Dec 2018

Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts: Sydney

Final reminder that Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney are hosting a one-day conference on Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts on Friday 7th December 2018.

Date: Friday 7th December 2018

Venue: Female Orphan School, Cnr James Ruse Dr and Victoria Rd.

Parramatta South Campus

Western Sydney University

 

9:30am                Conference convenes

9.45am                Introduction: Peter Hutchings.

10.00 – 11.00am Opening keynote – Genevieve Lloyd, Spinoza: A Philosopher of the Sublime?

11.00 – 11.30am  Morning tea

11.30 – 12.30pm  Moira Gatens and Anthony Uhlmann, To Be Done with Hatred: Art as a Plan for Living

12.30 – 1.30pm    Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm      Christopher Thomas, Spinoza on Music and Melancholy

2.30 – 3.30pm      Aurelia Armstrong, Spinoza’s therapeutic aesthetics

3.30 – 4.00pm      Afternoon Tea

4.00 – 5.00pm      Closing keynote – Warren Montag, The Power of Imagining Nonexistent Things as Being Present: Spinoza’s Fictions

Conference website: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/writing_and_society/research/current_research_projects/spinoza_and_literature_for_life_a_practical_theory_of_art/spinoza_and_aesthetic_concepts_conference

All welcome.

This conference is a free event.

Information about the Female Orphan School, including travel, is available here: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/femaleorphanschool/home/visitor_information

Please forward inquiries to: j.tuckwell@westernsydney.edu.au<mailto:j.tuckwell@westernsydney.edu.au>

The conference is a part of the ARC Discovery project Spinoza and Literature for Life: A Practical Theory of Art.

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London Spinoza Circle: Clare Carlisle on 6th December 2018

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At the next meeting of the London Spinoza Circle on Thursday 6th December, 3:00 – 5:00pm, we are pleased to have Dr. Clare Carlisle (King’s College London) who will speak on

George Eliot’s Spinoza

Gordon Room (G34), Ground Floor, South Block, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU

Abstract

In 1856, Marian Evans — the writer who would shortly become known as George Eliot — completed the first English translation of Spinoza’s Ethics.  This paper will explore the circumstances of George Eliot’s translation, discussing the reception of Spinoza’s philosophy in 19th-century England and identifying key areas of affinity between Spinozism and George Eliot’s own thinking.  It will also suggest how George Eliot’s close engagement with the Ethics influenced her fiction writing, giving particular attention to her emphasis on human interdependence, and her views on the formation of characters and relationships.

All welcome and no registration is required.

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Spinoza and Aesthetic Concepts conference

Western Sydney University, Australia

Friday, 7th December 2018

 

9:30am                        Conference convenes

9.45am                        Introduction: Peter Hutchings.

10.00 – 11.00am         Opening keynote – Genevieve Lloyd

Spinoza: A Philosopher of the Sublime?

11.00 – 11.30am         Morning tea

11.30 – 12.30pm         Moira Gatens and Anthony Uhlmann

To Be Done with Hatred: Art as a Plan for Living

12.30 – 1.30pm           Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm             Christopher Thomas

Spinoza on Music and Melancholy

2.30 – 3.30pm             Aurelia Armstrong

Spinoza’s therapeutic aesthetics

3.30 – 4.00pm             Afternoon Tea

4.00 – 5.00pm             Closing keynote – Warren Montag

The Power of Imagining Nonexistent Things as Being Present: Spinoza’s Fictions