First Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016
Institute of Philosophy, Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences

Múzeum körút 4
Budapest 1088

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Gábor Boros
Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
Ursula Renz
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

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First Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

14th-15th October 
Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, 
Faculty of Humanities 
Institute of Philosophy – Doctoral School “Philosophical Sciences” 

Friday, 14 October 

9.30 Plenary session
9.30 Opening address 
Prof. László Borhy, CMHAS, dean of the faculty  9.45 Keynote speaker: Ursula Renz (Alpen-Adria Univeristät Klagenfurt): Shaftesbury on the Conception of the Human Mind 

10.45 coffee break 

11.00 Parallel panels 

Panel 1 
11.00 Abel B. Franco (California State University, Northridge): Descartes and the Baroque 
11.45 Borza Natália (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): The Opera House of Natural Philosophy 
12.30 Csuka Botond (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): Affectivity and Teleology in Kames's Elements of Criticism 

Panel 2 
11.00 dr. Filip Buyse (Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne): Spinoza and Huygens: Letter 32 and the discovery of synchronization 
11.45 Davide Monaco (University of Aberdeen): A new account of the objective-formal distinction in Spinoza’s parallelism theory 
12.30 Dr. Daniel Schneider (Haifa University): Spinoza’s Meditation on the Candle Wax 

13.15 lunch break 

15.00 Panels 

Panel 3 
15.00 Smrcz Ádám (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): A Neo-Stoic Theory of Natural and Unnatural Affections 
15.45 Alexandra Ileana Bacalu (University of Bucharest): The Rise of Pleasure in Late Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century Approaches to the Good Affective Life 
16.30 Olay Csaba (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): Alienation in Rousseau? 
17.15 Joseph Rees (Georgetown University): Agential Rebound in Rousseau’s Theory of Recognition 

Panel 4 
15.00 Steph Marston (Birkbeck College): Spinoza: affect as redirection of conatus 
15.45 Keith Green (East Tennessee State University): Spinoza on the Imitation of Reflexive Affects 
16.30 Christopher M. Davidson (Ball State University): An Affective Aesthetics in Spinoza and Its Political Implications. 
17.15 Zsolt Bagi (University of Pécs): Emancipation of the body in Spinoza’s political philosophy. The affective integration 

18.00 coffee break 

18.15 Presentation of the work and books published by the members of KUFIM (Early Modern Philosophy Research Group at the Department of Philosophy of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) 

19.00 Wine and cheese party 

Saturday, 15 October 

9.30 Parallel panels 

Panel 5 
9.30 Aino Lahdenranta (University of Jyväskylä): Hutcheson’s ambivalence about the passions – must virtue and fittingness come apart? 
10.15 Daniel Jayes O'Brien (Oxford Brookes University): Hume, sympathy and belief 
11.00 Hans Muller (American University of Beirut): Hume and Smith on Sympathy and Impartiality 
11.45 Peter Hartl (Aberdeen): Hume's criticism of vulgar religion and the rationality of theism 

Panel 6 
9.30 Jan Forsman (University of Tampere): Madness is Somewhere Between Chaos and Having a Dream: Madness & Dream in Descartes’s First Meditation 
10.15 Max Kiener (University of Oxford): The Compulsion To Believe Something. On the Affectivity of Indubitable Clear and Distinct Perceptions in Descartes 
11.00 Hanna Vandenbussche (KU Leuven): Descartes on Imagination and the Passions 
11.45 Kékedi Bálint (University of Aberdeen): What are animal passions in animals and humans for Descartes? 

12.30 lunch break 

14.30 Panel 7 
14.30 Tamás Pavlovits (University of Szeged): The Experience of God in Pascal 
15.15 Dávid Bartha (Central European University): The human passions and the purely active will of God: Introduction to Berkeley’s theory of emotion 
16.00 Hans Lottenbach (Kenyon College): A Priori Passion 

14.30 Panel 8 
14.30 Dániel Schmal (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest): Unconscious desires as physical causes in the early modern philosophy of nature 
15.15 Brian Glenney (Norwich University): Solid bodies: affective embodiment in Locke’s analysis of touch 
16.00 Andrew Bevan (Kingsto University): Reading affect and passion in Kant and Aristotle: toward a new materialist theory of affect 

16.45 coffee break 

17.00 Plenary session 
17.00 Gábor Boros (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): Life as death in Spinoza 
17.45 closing words

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