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Susan James – Freedom and Nature: A Spinozist Invitation

Event Date: 5 October 2015
Chancellor’s Hall
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Susan James (Birkbeck) – Freedom and Nature: A Spinozist Invitation

As the first talk for the 2015/16 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, this year’s Presidential Address marks the official inauguration of Professor Susan James (Birkbeck, University of London) as the 108th President of the Aristotelian Society. The Society’s President is elected on the basis of lifelong, exemplary work in philosophy.

The 108th Presidential Address will be chaired by Adrian Moore (Oxford) – 107th President of the Aristotelian Society.

Susan James is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. Among her books are Passion and Action: The Emotions in Early Modern Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 1997); Margaret Cavendish: Political Writings (Cambridge University Press, 2003); and Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is currently working on a collection of essays, Spinoza on Learning to Live Together.

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