Thinking with Spinoza: Politics, Philosophy and Religion

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Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Thinking with Spinoza: Politics, Philosophy and Religion

Birkbeck College 7th & 8th May 2009 Room B34

Programme:

Thursday 7th May:

speaker_etiennebalibarEtienne Balibar (Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities)
Spinoza’s Three Gods and the Modes of Communication
Chair: Susan James (Birkbeck)

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Moira Gatens (University of Sydney)
Compelling Fictions. Spinoza and George Eliot on Belief and Faith
Chair: Martin Saar (University of Frankfurt)

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speaker_lorenzovinciguerraLaurenzo Vinciguerra (Université de Reims)
The Prophet and the Sign
Chair: Susan James (Birkbeck) 

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speaker_dongarrettDon Garrett (New York University)
Spinoza’s ‘Promising’ Ideas: Hobbes and Contract in Spinoza’s Political Philosophy
Chair: to be confirmed

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Friday 8th May:

speaker_nopic_wave1Warren Montag (Occidental College)
Lucretius Hebraizant: Spinoza’s reading of Ecclesiastes
Chair: to be confirmed

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speaker_aarongarrettAaron Garrett (Boston University)
Knowing the Essence of the State
Chair: Beth Lord (University of Dundee)

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speaker_bethlordBeth Lord
Launch of the Spinoza Network

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Spinoza Research Network: www.dundee.ac.uk/philosophy/spinoza

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speaker_susanjamesSusan James (Birkbeck London)
When does Truth Matter? The Politics of Spinoza’s Philosophy
Chair: Etienne Balibar

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