Séminaire « Scottish Seminar » 2017

In Early Modern Philosophy VIII

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

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


Monday 10 April
8.45 Welcome

Session 1 : Leibniz
9.00-9.45 Norma D. Goethe (Cordoba), “Leibniz on the Value of Learning from Exploratory Research”
9.45-10.30 Carlos Portales (Edinburgh), “Leibniz’s Modal Metaphysics as Ground for Nature’s Objective Aesthetic Value”

10.30-10.45 Break

Session 2 : Addison
10.45-11.30 Endre Szcésényi (Aberdeen), “The Birth of Modern Aesthetics from Spiritual Exercises”
11.30-12.15 Monica Uribe (Guanajuato), “Taste and Imagination in Addison’s Aesthetic Thought”

12.15-13.45 Lunch

Key Note Speaker
13.45-14.45 Beth Lord (Aberdeen), “Spinoza on Pride and Despondency”

14.45-15.00 Break

Session 3 : Hobbes and Spinoza
15.00-15.45 Francesca Rebasti (ENS de Lyon), “Reshaping Liberty of Conscience : Hobbes’s Heterodox Exegesis of the Gloss on Romans 14:23”
15.45-16.30 José Maria Sanchez de Leon (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), “Spinoza on Common Notions and the Order of Philosophizing”
16.30-16.45 Break
SSEMP Essay Prize Winner
16.45-17.45 Kathrine Cuccuru (UCL), “Style over Substance ? Literary Criticism and the Origins of the British Philosophical Sublime”

Tuesday 11 April

Session 4 : Trotter, Masham, Locke
9.00-9.45 Simone Webb (UCL), “Self-Revelation and Sociability : Reading Damaris Masham’s Letters to John Locke as Philosophical Autobiography”
9.45-10.30 Emilio Maria de Tommaso (Calabria), “The True Grounds of Morality in Catharine Trotter’s Defence of Mr. Locke’s Essay”

10.30-10.45 Break

Session 5 : Descartes
10.45-11.30 Andrea Christofidou (Keble College, Oxford), “Descartes on the Mind-Body Relation : A Solution ?”
11.30-12.15 Christian Barth (Humboldt University, Berlin), “Cognitio interna and Conscientia in Descartes’ Conception of the Mind”

12.15-13.45 Lunch

Key Note Speaker
13.45-14.45 Peter Millican (Oxford), “Logic, Scepticism, and Egoism : Why Hume Disowned the Treatise of Human Nature”

14.45-15.00 Break

Session 6 : Locke, Shaftesbury, Huygens
15.00-15.45 Tim Stuart-Buttle (Cambridge), “Locke on the ‘Two Provinces of Knowledg’”
15.45-16.30 Christian Maurer (Lausanne), Shaftesbury’s Manuscript Pathologia. Stoicism, the Passions and Virtue”
16.30-16.45 Break
16.45-17.30 Miguel Palomo (Sevilla), “Christiaan Huygens, the Observer of the Cosmos”

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