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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two Spinoza Conferences

Spinoza in Scotland - May 2012

In May 2012 there will be two major Spinoza events in Northeast Scotland:

9-10 May: The Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy in Aberdeen

11-12 May: Spinoza, the Infinite and the Eternal - Annual conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy in Dundee

With 4 days of papers on Spinoza and early modern philosophy by a terrific lineup of international speakers, this promises to be a fantastic series of events. Aberdeen and Dundee are one and a half hours apart by train (and are Scotland’s sunniest cities!). Information follows about both events.


Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy III
University of Aberdeen, 9-10 May 2012
Queen Mother Library, Meeting Room 1 (room 706)

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Gaukroger (University of Aberdeen / University of Sydney) “Sensibility and Metaphysics: “Diderot, Hume, Baumgarten, and Herder”
Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore), “Spinoza’s Mereology”

Other speakers include: Ruth Boeker (St. Andrews), Dietmar Heidemann (University of Luxemburg), Matteo Favaretti Camposamieri (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Larry Jorgensen (Skidmore College), Markku Roinila (Edinburgh / Helsinki), Jon Miller (Queen’s University), Michael Olson (Villanova), Gabriel Alban-Zapata (ENS de Lyon), Martine Pecharman (CNRS – Maison Française d’Oxford), Dario Perinetti (UQAM), Andrea Sangiacomo (ENS de Lyon), Eric Schliesser (University of Ghent).

There is no registration fee. All are welcome to attend.
Programme and information:

Organization: Mogens Lærke (University of Aberdeen / CERPHI, ENS de Lyon). Contact:
The event is sponsored by: The Scots Philosophical Association, The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy (University of Aberdeen) and Oxford University Press


Spinoza, the Infinite, and the Eternal

British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference 2012, in association with University of Dundee and the Spinoza Research Network
Additional support provided by the Scots Philosophical Association

11-12 May, 2012
University of Dundee, Scotland

In 2012 the BSHP annual conference will focus on themes of the infinite and the eternal in Spinoza’s philosophy.

Keynote speakers:
Clare Carlisle (Kings College London), “Eternal Life: The Radical Theology of Ethics V”
Alan Nelson (University of North Carolina), “Grades of Infinity”

John Grey (Boston), “Spinoza’s Analogy of Parthood in Ethics V”
Julie R. Klein (Villanova), “Spinoza’s Gersonidean Eternity of the Mind”
Mike LeBuffe (Texas A&M), “The Dictates of Reason and Ethics 5P7”
Lisete Rodrigues (Lisbon), “Eternity as a political concept”
Noa Shein (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), “Necessarily Always a Bit Confused”
Daniel Schneider (Wisconsin), “Why Explaining Duration in the Ethics takes an Eternity”
Justin Steinberg (CUNY), “From Here to Eternity: Spinoza on Temporary Encounters with Eternality”
Emily Thomas (Cambridge), “Eternity in Spinoza and Samuel Alexander”
Valtteri Viljanen (Turku), “Spinoza on Virtue and Eternity”
Daniel Whistler (Liverpool), “How Speak of Eternity? The Rhetoric of Ethics Part V”

Information and Registration:
All details about registration, payment and travel can be found on the conference website:

Contact: Beth Lord

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