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Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy: Philosophy of/and Education

Mon 13-Tues 14 March, 2017

Mansfield College

Oxford, OX1 3TF

 

Attendance is free and all are welcome, but we ask that you register by emailing: paul.lodge@mansfield.ox.ac.uk

In addition, there is a conference dinner (£25) on Mon 13th, for which registration and prepayment is required.

 

Monday March 13

9.00-9.30 – Registration and coffee

9.30-10.30 ‘Spinozan Pedagogy.’  Julie Klein (Villanova University)

10.30-11.30  ‘Locke on Habit and Experience in the Formation of the Self.’ Anik Waldow (University of Sydney)

11.30-12.00 – Break

12.00-1.00 ‘Domesticating Descartes: Johann Clauberg’s Scholasticization of the New Science.’  Nabeel Hamid (University of Pennsylvania)

1.00-2.30 – LUNCH

2.30-3.30  ‘Adam Smith’s Remarks on Education.’  Anna Markwart (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

3.30-4.30 ‘Music as Moral Authenticity: Reinstating the Role of Music in Rousseau’s Philosophy of Education.’ Valerie Kuzmina (University of Ottawa)

4.30-5.00 – Break

5.00-6.00 ‘Emilie Du Châtelet on Education and Women’s Minds.’ Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Tuesday March 14

9.00-9.30 — Coffee

9.30-10.30 ‘Going to School with Luther: 18th–Century German Philosophical Conceptions of the Modern University and Their Lutheran Heritage.’ Lim Lung Chieh (University of Ottawa)

10.30-11.30 ‘The Socratic Pedagogy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.’ Sergio A. Gallegos (Metropolitan St. University of Denver) & Adriana Clavel (University of Sheffield)

11.30-12.00 – Break

12.00-1.00 ‘”For the Want Whereof This Nation Perishes”: John Milton on Education.’ Teresa Bejan (University of Oxford)

Lunch – 1.00-2.30

2.30-3.30 ‘Shifting Epistemic Authority and the Role of Education.’ Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)

Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy VIII (SSEMP VIII)

University of Edinburgh 10-11 April 2017

Project Room, room 1.06, William Robertson Building
University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

Key note speakers:
Beth Lord
(University of Aberdeen)
Peter Millican (Oxford University)

Full programme available here

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Contact: Mogens Lærke: mogenslaerke@hotmail.com

Organisation: Pauline Phemister (Edinburgh), Mogens Lærke (IHRIM, CNRS, ENS de Lyon)

Funding: Scottish Philosophical Association (SPA) / British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP)/ Edinburgh University / IHRIM (CNRS, UMR 5317), ENS de Lyon.

Spinoza Circle meeting (London)

For the next meeting of the London Spinoza Circle, we are pleased to have Eric Schliesser (University of Amsterdam) who will speak on “Spinoza and 18th Century Anti-mathematicism.”

3pm – 5pm, Wednesday 25th January 2017 at

Birkbeck, University of London, School of Arts, Room B02, 43 Gordon Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0PD.

In this presentation, I identify and articulate three different kinds of critical attitudes toward the epistemic status and application of mathematics that were developed in the eighteenth century. Somewhat surprisingly, I suggest that all three of these can be found in the works of Spinoza and, paradoxically, were further developed in light of Spinoza’s own reliance on a geometric mode of presentation. In addition to the writings of Spinoza, I pay particular attention to works by Mandeville, Hume, and Buffon.

 The following meeting of the London Spinoza Circle will be on Friday 10th March, 3pm – 5pm when Julie Klein (Villanova University) will speak on “Language, Reason, and Intellect in Spinoza” (location to be confirmed).

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Beth Lord at the Aristotelian Society

Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen) is presenting a paper at the Aristotelian Society on “Disagreement in the Political Philosophy of Spinoza and Ranciere”, Monday 14 November, 5:30 PM at Senate House in London.

Full details, and a draft of the paper, are available on the Aristotelian Society website.

Podcast of this paper available here: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2016/11/beth-lord-disagreement-in-the-political-philosophy-of-spinoza-and-ranciere/

Spinoza Circle event – today

With apologies for late posting:

We are pleased to have Adam Sutcliffe of King’s College London coming to give a paper entitled:

Spinoza on the Left: Moses Hess, German Jewish Historical Thought, and Early Nineteenth-Century Radical Politics

3pm, Thursday 3rd November 2016.

Venue: Room B01, Birkbeck College, 30 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DT

https://londonspinozacircle.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/adam-sutcliffe-thursday-3rd-november-2016/

 

Book and event on Uriel da Costa

On Tuesday 26 Julyat 5 pm, at the Warburg Institute, London, there will be the presentation of a new book on Uriel Da Costa, edited by Omero Proietti and Giovanni Licata. It is part of a series on the history of Spinozism, published by the University of Macerata (Italy), under the direction of Filippo Mignini. More information available here: http://eum.unimc.it/it/catalogo/506-tradizione-e-illuminismo-in-uriel-da-costa

The presentation is organized by Guido Giglioni and Giovanni Licata. Prof. Jill Kraye and Prof. Stephen Clucas will also be there.

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Equal by Design: London screening June 15

A film about Spinoza, equality, and the UK housing crisis. London screening just announced. All welcome. Free but ticketed via link below.

Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture

Please join us for a screening of Equal by Design, the project film of the Equalities of Wellbeing project, followed by a Q&A and reception.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM

UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre – Wilkins Building UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, London

This event is open to all. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite

Equal By Design is a 25-minute documentary film about equality, wellbeing and the UK housing crisis. Made with Lone Star Productions, it examines economic and housing inequality in the UK housing crisis, with contributors from the architectural profession, national charities, journalism and academia.

The film shows how Spinoza’s theory of wellbeing and equality can be used to analyse housing and income inequalities, and how his ideas relate to post-war and current-day social housing design.

Screening supported by Urban Lab Films.

Authors: Peg Rawes and Beth Lord

Contributors:
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Equal by Design: Scottish premiere

Equal by Design, a documentary film about Spinoza, equality, wellbeing, and housing. Tickets available now for the Scottish premiere on 28 May, 2016 at the University of Aberdeen.

Information about a London screening is coming soon!

Equalities of Wellbeing in Philosophy and Architecture

Equal by Design, project film of the Equalities of Wellbeing project, will have its Scottish premiere at the University of Aberdeen May Festival on Saturday 28 May at 4:00 PM.

Equal by Design, by Peg Rawes and Beth Lord, directed by Adam Low and produced by Lone Star Productions, is a 25-minute documentary exploring how Spinoza’s philosophy connects to housing design for wellbeing and the current crisis in affordable housing.

Following the film screening there will be a discussion and Q&A with the project team, the filmmakers, and Rosemary Brotchie of Shelter Scotland.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Book your tickets online here.

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