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Conference – Spinoza: New Directions in Research

Saturday September 15, 2018 - Sunday September 16, 2018

This year’s speakers at this annual conference on Spinoza’s philosophy include Lilli Alanen, John Carriero, Olli Koistinen, Jon Miller, Steve Nadler, Alan Nelson, Alison Peterman, and Noa Shein.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Saturday, September 15

10–11:30 am Steve Nadler (Madison-Wisconsin): Does Desire Track Goodness?
Chair: Karolina Hübner (Toronto)

11:30–11:40 am Coffee break

11:40am–1:10 pm Olli Koistinen (Turku): Intuitive knowledge as inside knowledge
Chair: Marleen Rozemond (Toronto)

1:10–2:40 pm Lunch break

2:40–4:10 pm Noa Shein (Ben-Gurion): Spinning Strands into Aspect: Idealism, Realism and Finite Modes
Chair: Owen Pikkert (Toronto)

4:10–4:20 pm Coffee break

4:20–6:10 pm Alison Peterman (Rochester): Spinoza and the world soul
Chair: Tad Schmaltz (Michigan)

Sunday, September 16

9:30–11 am Lilli Alanen (Uppsala): Reason, Love and Objective Reality in Spinoza’s  Therapy of Affects
Chair: Martin Pickavé (Toronto)

11–11:10 am Coffee break

11:10 am–12:40 pm Jon Miller (Queens): Spinoza’s Cosmopolitanism
Chair: Josefine Klingspor (Toronto)

12:40–2:10 pm Lunch break

2:10–3:40 pm John Carriero (UCLA): Spinoza’s Three Kinds of Cognition: Imagination, Understanding, Definition and Essence.
Chair: Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

3:40–3:50 pm Coffee break

3:50–5:20 pm Alan Nelson (UNC): Beneath the Geometrical Method



For more information contact karolina.hubner@utoronto.ca



Saturday September 15, 2018
Sunday September 16, 2018
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