Conference – Spinoza: New Directions in Research

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Date(s) - 09/09/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

JHB 418


Spinoza: New Directions in Research
September 9-10, 2017
University of Toronto JHB 418


Saturday September 9

10:00–10:05 Workshop welcome

10:05–11:35 Michael Della Rocca (Yale): Perseverance, Power, and Eternity: Purely Positive Essence in Spinoza

11:35–11:50 Coffee break

11:50–1:20 Kristin Primus (UC Berkeley): A New Model of Spinoza’s Monism

1:20–2:50 Lunch break

2:50–4:20 John Morrison (Barnard/Columbia): Spinoza on Mind, Body, and Identity

4:20–4:45 Coffee break

4:45–6:15 Andrea Sangiacomo (Groningen): Spinoza’s account of common notions and the origin of rational ideas

Sunday September 10

10:00–11:30 Ohad Nachtomy (Bar-Ilan): Spinoza’s Rethinking of Activity: from the Short Treatise to the Ethics

11:30–11:45 Coffee break

11:45–1:15 Ericka Tucker (Marquette): Conatus as ‘seeking’, or, what Spinoza learned from Hobbes

1:15–2:45 Lunch break

2:45–4:15 Justin Steinberg (CUNY Brooklyn): Spinoza on Civil Agreement and Bodies       Politic

4:15–4:30 Coffee break

4:30–6:00 Hasana Sharp (McGill): Fear of solitude in Spinoza’s Political Treatise


Organizer:  Karolina Huebner

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