Event Date: 14 November 2016
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
The Aristotelian Society presents:
Dr Beth Lord (Aberdeen) – Disagreement in the Political Philosophy of Spinoza and Rancière
Beth Lord is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. She works on history of philosophy in the continental tradition, with a particular focus on Spinoza. Currently she is researching the concept of equality in Spinoza’s texts from its geometrical origins to its metaphysical and political uses. She recently led a three-year AHRC-funded research project that investigated the relevance of Spinoza’s concepts of ratio and equality to housing design. She is co-author (with Peg Rawes, Bartlett School of Architecture) of a short, open-access film on Spinoza and the UK housing crisis, Equal by Design, and editor of the forthcoming collection Spinoza’s Philosophy of Ratio. Her earlier books include Spinoza’s Ethics: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide, and Kant and Spinozism: Transcendental Idealism and Immanence from Jacobi to Deleuze. She has been at Aberdeen since 2013; prior to that she worked at the University of Dundee (2004-12), and received her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2004.