Events in Germany

Spinoza Colloquium, Leipzig

Spinoza Colloquium Leipzig

Friday February 17th, 2017, 2 to 8 pm

Whoever happens to be in the area: At Leipzig University there will be a fifth session of the 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 again take place at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig, room 4.1.16.

There will be three talks:

Dr. Kerstin Andermann (Lüneburg): „Spinozas Theorie der Gemeinbegriffe“
Marion Blancher (Lyon): “Individual Freedom and Common Freedom in the Political Theory of Spinoza”
Prof. Katja Diefenbach (Stuttgart/Berlin): „Spinoza oder Descartes? Die Kontroverse zwischen Ferdinand Alquié und Martial Gueroult und ihre Nachwirkungen in der poststrukturalistischen Philosophie“

For more info go to: http://www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/powi/martin-saar/

Contact: Martin Saar martin.saar@uni-leipzig.de

CFP: Halle seminar in early modern philosophy

We welcome abstracts for the Halle Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy / Hallenser Seminar zur Philosophie der Neuzeit, to be held from 3 to 5 November, 2016. The seminar aims at bringing together scholars working on topics in early modern philosophy, covering roughly the period from Bacon and Montaigne to Kant. There are no restrictions as to subject matters though we are particularly interested in papers on pre-Kantian philosophy.

Keynote speakers: Stefanie Buchenau (Paris) and Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest).

Papers can be read in English or German and should be prepared for around 40 minutes reading time. Please send abstracts of around 500 words to Falk Wunderlich (falk.wunderlich@phil.uni-halle.de). Deadline: 1 August 2016.

The seminar is organized by Katerina Mihaylova (katerina.mihaylova@phil.uni-halle.de) and Falk Wunderlich (falk.wunderlich@phil.uni-halle.de). It is hosted and supported by Seminar für Philosophie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle, Immanuel-Kant-Forum, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA) and Landesforschungsschwerpunkt Aufklärung – Religion – Wissen (ARW). Please note that we are unable to provide funding for travels and accomodation. There will also be a conference fee of 30 €.

Spinoza Colloquium Leipzig

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Whoever happens to be in the area: At Leipzig University there will be a third session of the Spinoza Colloquium. This activity is a cooperative project between the political science department at Leipzig and the philosophy department at Halle-Wittenberg (with support from the German Spinoza Society).

This event will take place on Thursday, February 11th, 2016, from 1 to 7 pm, at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ) Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig, room 4.1.16. (first floor)

There will be three talks:

Roland Braun (Düsseldorf): “Die Substanz als imaginärer Wert. Spinoza im Licht von Luhmann und Whitehead” [in German]

Prof. Dr. Martin Lenz (Groningen): “Spinoza on Intentionality” [in English]

Prof. Omri Boehm, PhD (New York/Berlin): “Prophet and Genius: The Critique of Judgment vs. the Tractatus theologico-politicus” [in English]

For more info go to: http://www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/powi/files/2014/04/Spinoza-Kolloquium-III-Lpzg.-11.2.2016.pdf
Contact: Martin Saar martin.saar@uni-leipzig.de