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THINKING THROUGH SPINOZA: A RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Thinking through Spinoza: A research symposium

Friday 24 May, Room 3.20 Arts 2 Building
School of Politics and IR, Queen Mary, University of London

Spinoza’s philosophy continues to be an important reference point for scholars working within the Humanities. The symposium reflects this diversity of engagements with Spinoza, and brings together scholars working within political theory, philosophy, architecture, and the visual cultures. The symposium asks ‘How might we think with/through Spinoza today? The speakers’ responses reflect some of the most exciting and innovative approaches being developed through Spinoza’s thought today.

PROGRAMME

9.30-10.00:        Arrival, coffee, and registration

10.00-10.15:      Opening Remarks: Thinking, through Spinoza – Dr Caroline Williams (SPIR, QMUL)
10.15-11.30:      ‘Vital materialism: Spinoza after Deleuze’, Professor Rosi Braidotti (Director, Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht)
Chair:                Professor Diana Coole, (Politics, Birkbeck)

11.30-11.45        Coffee

11.45-1.15:        ‘Spinoza’s concept of equality’: Dr Beth Lord (Philosophy, Aberdeen); and ‘Spinoza’s Geometric Ecologies’, Dr Peg Rawes (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)
Chair:                Dr Filippo del Lucchese (Politics, Brunel)

1.15-2.15           LUNCH (Arts Two Senior Common Room, 4th floor)

2.15-3.45           ‘Jura communia as anima imperii: the symptomatic relationship between law and conflict in Spinoza’ Dr Filippo del Lucchese (Politics, Brunel); and ‘Spinoza and the Production of Subjectivity (or, the Three Kinds of Knowledge, and the Passage Between)’ Dr Simon O’Sullivan (Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths)
Chair:                Dr Beth Lord (Philosophy, Aberdeen)

3.45-4.00    COFFEE

4.00-5.15           ‘Spinoza and Art’, Professor Moira Gatens (Philosophy, Sydney)
Chair:                Dr Caroline Williams (SPIR, QMUL)

5.15-6.30    Closing Remarks (Dr Caroline Williams (SPIR, QMUL) followed
by a wine reception for all participants (ArtsTwo SCR)

To register for the event, or for further information, click on the following link:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6258000849#

Best Wishes,
Caroline

Dr Caroline Williams
School of Politics & International Relations Queen Mary, University of
London
327 Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
Email: c.a.williams@qmul.ac.uk
Webpage: http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/staff/drcarolinewilliams.html

 

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Spinoza

SPINOZA IN SOVIET PHILOSOPHY 2012 – CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues,

The Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki is going to organize in May 18–19, 2012 an international symposium on “Spinoza in Soviet Philosophy”.

Please consult the description of the symposium focus in the address: http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/news/events/2012/spinoza.html (take a look at the seminar invitation letter, too, which is in PDF format!)

The dead-line for the paper proposals is December 31, 2011.

 

The final programme of the symposium will be published during January 2012. A symposium volume is intended. Language of the symposium is English.

With best regards
Vesa Oittinen
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Vesa Oittinen
Professor, Ph. D., Docent
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Aleksanteri Institute
P.O.Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)
FI – 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Fax +358-9-191 23615
vesa.oittinen@helsinki.fi
http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/

 

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Baruch Spinoza

BEYOND SPINOZA

Beyond Spinoza invite proposals for 30 minute presentations which trace or explore the presence of Early Modern philosophical concepts in contemporary philosophy and psychoanalysic theory. These could include, but are not limited to:

Spinoza and French philosophy (Badiou, Deleuze), Spinoza and psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan), Spinoza and politics (Balibar, Macherey), Spinoza and self-transformation (Foucault, Lacan), Spinoza and schizoanalysis (Guattari, Deleuze), Leibniz and French philosophy (Deleuze, Gueroult), Leibniz and contemporary art, Leibniz and maths.

Beyond Spinoza is a collective of London-based postgraduate students who wish to enrich and deepen their understanding and enjoyment of contemporary philosophy by exploring its historical and conceptual roots.

The series will run once a week, for three consecutive weeks, at Goldsmiths College in July 2011. Each session will comprise two 30 minute presentations followed by discussion and drinks. The series will be followed later in the year by a publication of revised papers.

Please submit proposals of around 300 words to beyondspinoza@gmail.com on or before the 1st June 2011

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

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Radical Thinkers

RADICAL THINKERS SET 5 & RADICAL THINKERS CLASSIC EDITIONS

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LAUNCH EVENT with TARIQ ALI and PETER OSBORNE

MEDITATIONS ON SPINOZA: THE APOSTLE OF REASON
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/film/22966.htm

Part of the ‘In Defense of Philosophy’ series at Tate Modern

Friday 25th February 2011, 18.30
Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG

Christopher Spencer’s SPINOZA: THE APOSTLE OF REASON (1994) is the second film to be shown in the In Defense of Philosophy series. Written by Tariq Ali, the film presents the life and thought of Baruch Spinoza against the turmoil of seventeenth-century Europe. A fascinating modern man, Spinoza challenged orthodoxy in both religion andpolitics, angering his traditional contemporaries. Spinoza’s remarkable intellectual legacy has influenced thinkers as varied as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Gilles Deleuze, Albert Einstein and John Berger.

The film will be followed by a conversation with Tariq Ali and Peter Osborne.

Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
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