Spinoza and Proportion Conference

5-6 May 2015, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

This conference will explore different aspects of proportion in Spinoza’s philosophy. We are delighted to announce our list of speakers. Programme and registration information will follow soon. Please follow the project blog by email to receive updates.

Speakers:

Simon Duffy (Yale-NUS College, Singapore): “Proportion as a barometer of the affective life in Spinoza”

Helene Frichot (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm): Title TBA

Gokhan Kodalak (Cornell University): “Spinoza, affective architecture, and proportionate power”

Mike LeBuffe (University of Otago): “The place of body in Spinoza’s metaphysics” (by Skype)

Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen): proscar online “Spinoza’s ratios and relational autonomy”

Heidi Ravven (Hamilton College): “Ratio and activity: Spinoza’s biologizing of the mind in an Aristotelian key” (by Skype)

Peg Rawes (University College London): Title TBA

Anthony Uhlmann (University of Western Sydney): “‘The eyes of the mind’: ratio and art in Spinoza and Swift”

Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku): “Spinoza’s ontology geometrically illustrated: a reading of Ethics 2P8S”

Stefan White (Manchester Metropolitan University): “The greater part: how intuition makes a better world”

Timothy Yenter (University of Mississippi): “Harmony in Spinoza and his critics”

Organization: Beth Lord s.b.lord@abdn.ac.uk

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