Naturalism in Spinoza, Hume, and Nietzsche

April 26, 2019 - April 27, 2019
Department of Philosophy, Boston University

Room 625
745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston
United States

Sponsor(s):

  • BU Center for the Humanities

Main speakers:

Rutgers University - New Brunswick
New York University
Oxford University
Boston University
University of Chicago
Yale University
University of California, San Diego
University of Alberta
Simon Fraser University

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Boston University
Boston University

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Workshop on Late Modern Philosophy   The BU Workshop on Late Modern Philosophy is an annual forum for presenting new work on late-eighteenth through early-twentieth-century philosophy.    


THEME FOR 2019 WORKSHOP: 

The 2019 workshop will focus on Naturalism in Spinoza, Hume, and Nietzsche.  Speakers will give comparative papers, each addressing at least two of these philosophers.  
 


ORGANIZERS:

Paul Katsafanas 
Aaron Garrett (2019 Workshop) 


FORMAT: 

The workshop provides speakers with an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on work in progress.  Papers are distributed in advance and should be read prior to the workshop.  At the workshop, the participants give brief summaries of their papers; this is followed by an hour of discussion per paper.  

The workshop is open to the public.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

This is a pre-read workshop.  Papers will be accessible in early April at this website: http://people.bu.edu/pkatsa/late-modern-workshop.html


 
Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location: 745 Commonwealth Ave., Room 625


Schedule (provisional)

Friday, April 26


9:15-10:30  
Martha Bolton (Rutgers)
"Hume: Naturalism and Relations"


10:45-12:00 
Don Garrett  (NYU)
"Spinoza and Hume: Two Routes to Naturalism"


2:00-3:15  
Michael Della Rocca (Yale)
"Purely Positive Essence and Spinoza's Naturalism"


3:30-4:45  
Brian Leiter (Chicago)
"Nietzsche, Spinoza, Freedom"


5:00-6:15 
Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser)
"Spinoza and Hume on Owning One's Thoughts"



Saturday, April 27


9:30-10:45  
Peter Kail  (Oxford)
"Genealogy and Human Nature"


11:00-12:15  
Paul Katsafanas (BU)
"Two Rival Models of Human Action"


2:00-3:15 

Amy Schmitter (Alberta)

"Affective Remedy, Government, and Standards"


3:30-4:45  
Donald Rutherford (UC San Diego)
"Self-Knowledge and Knowledge of Nature"

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