Thinking with Spinoza about education

2018 Special Issue of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory, 5(9)

This international collection of articles tracks some of the significant implications of Spinozist philosophy for current education policy and practice. Authors dig deep into Spinozan texts and ideas, covering a range of topics pertaining to the ethico-political project of pedagogy and learning. Edited by Elizabeth de Freitas, Sam Sellar and Lars Bang Jensen (Manchester Metropolitan University), this special issue promises to open up further discussion in Spinoza Studies.



CFP: Circulo Spinoziano

Call for papers: Círculo Spinoziano: Revista de Filosofía, no.1, planned to be published in February 2018.

Círculo Spinoziano is an electronic journal in Spanish, with semiannual periodicity, based in Tijuana, Mexico.

CFP: Thinking with Spinoza about Education

Special issue of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory: Thinking with Spinoza about Education: a new materialist ethics.

This special issue will take up recent reworkings of Spinoza’s (1632-1677) Ethics to address the turn to materialism and the non-human in research on teaching and learning. Spinoza has recently come into focus in the social sciences through the insightful reworking of his ideas by scholars such as Gilles Deleuze, Etienne Balibar, Antonio Negri and feminist scholars such as Jane Bennett, Rosi Braidotti, Elizabeth Grosz, Claire Colebrook and Catherine Malabou. These scholars plug into Spinoza’s ideas in order to propose a more than human ethics, and they thereby set the stage for new directions in the philosophy of teaching and learning.

Papers are invited that cover a range of relevant concerns, responding to shifts in education research as it takes up new technics, including but not limited to the proliferation of new forms of data saturation, global reform movements, new forms of corporate and managerial governance, pharmaceutical and neurological interventions, and the use of smart software and machine learning. The thread amongst the manuscripts will be the ideas of Spinoza that are put to work on these various problems.

A call for papers is open until March 15. For full details, see here.

For further information, contact Lars Bang Jensen <>

CFP: Journal of Early Modern Studies


The Editors of the Journal of Early Modern Studies are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Spring 2016 general (non-thematic) issue of JEMS. Submissions of articles and reviews, in English and French, falling within the general scope of JEMS are welcome. JEMS is an interdisciplinary, blind double peer-reviewed journal of intellectual history, dedicated to the exploration of the interactions between philosophy, science and religion in Early Modern Europe. It aims to respond to the growing awareness within the scholarly community of an emerging new field of research that crosses the boundaries of the traditional disciplines and goes beyond received historiographic categories and concepts.

JEMS publishes high-quality articles reporting results of research in intellectual history, history of philosophy and history of early modern science, with a special interest in cross-disciplinary approaches. It furthermore aims to bring to the attention of the scholarly community as yet unexplored topics, which testify to the multiple intellectual exchanges and interactions between Eastern and Western Europe during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is edited by the Research Centre “Foundations of Modern Thought”, University of Bucharest, and published and distributed by Zeta Books. For further information on JEMS and its previous issues, please visit Please send your contributions no later than the 15th of November 2015 to