Mind, Body and Agency in Spinoza and Leibniz, Uppsala

UPPSALA WORKSHOP IN EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
 

Mind, Body, and Agency in Spinoza and Leibniz

 

University of Uppsala, 22-23 May 2008

Engelska parken, Humanistiskt centrum, building 2, second floor, room 2-1077

 

Thursday 22 May

9:30: Opening words

9:45-11:00 Edwin Curley (Michigan): “Can Humans be Agents in a World where God is

Omnipotent?”

11:15-12:30 Donald Rutherford (UCSD): “Spinoza, Human Agency and the Good”

Lunch

14:00-15:15 André Gombay (Toronto): “Spinoza’s Condemnation of Deceit”

Coffee

15:45-17:00 Jon Miller (Queen’s): “Spinoza and the Stoics on Activity and Passivity”

 

18:00 Reception

 

Friday 23 May

9:15-10:30: Peter Myrdal (Uppsala): “Persons, Agents, and Love in Leibniz”

10:45-12:00 Valtteri Viljanen (Turku): “Leibniz and Spinoza on Passion and Action”

Lunch

13:30-14:45 Pierre-François Moreau (ENS-Lyon): “Quelques difficultés dans l’analyse spinoziste des rapports entre mens et corpus”

15.00-16.15 Chantal Jaquet (Paris): “L’égalité du corps et de l’esprit chez Spinoza”

Coffee

16:45-18:00 Lilli Alanen (Uppsala) : “Spinoza on Pride and Self-Knowledge”

 

19:00 Dinner

 

 


The workshop is organized by the research program Understanding Agency, funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, together with the Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University.

For more details and availability, please contact Lilli Alanen (), or Peter Myrdal ().

See also the web page at http://www.filosofi.uu.se/agency/node16.