Early Moderns on the Power of Philosophy Workshop

October 14, 2022 - October 15, 2022
School of Philosophy, University College Dublin

Newman Building, University College Dublin

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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  • Irish Research Council
  • British Society for the History of Philosophy
  • Mind Association
  • University College Dublin
  • UCD School of Philosophy


University College Dublin
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Texas at Austin
Haverford College
Texas Tech University
Trent University
Princeton University
University of Tokyo
Durham University
Saint Vincent College
University of California, San Diego
Cambridge University


University College Dublin
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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The power of philosophy was a common topic in the early modern period. Early modern philosophers had descriptive and normative views on the formation of representations like beliefs and affective states like passions, as well as the causation of actions, in response to philosophical argumentation and reflection. This workshop aims to bring together scholars who work on topics and figures in early modern philosophy concerned with the effects of philosophy. It aims to encourage the application of interpretative work on early modern thinkers–including neglected philosophers of the era–to the efficacy of philosophical argumentation and reflection in effecting change in those who engage in it. It also aims to encourage the application of contemporary work in philosophy, cognitive science, and psychology to the views of early modern philosophers in this domain.

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October 15, 2022, 3:00pm IST

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