Getting at politics through beauty

 

Getting at politics through beauty

A philosophy talk on the connection between political consciousness and the aesthetics of the environment. 

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 17:00-18:00

Location: Stadscampus, R106

Speaker: Bartholomew Begley, Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Dublin City University, Ireland

All are welcome!

 

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Past events:

What were the early moderns afraid of?

Conference Program

June 8-9, 2017

University of Antwerp

Stadscampus

Grotekauwenberg 18, Room D424

 

Thursday, June 8

9:30 – coffee

9:55 – Introductions

10:00 – 10:45 – Bartholomew Begley (Cork): ‘Catching frogs in the swamp: Jakob Thomasius’ fear of independent thinking’

10:55 – 11:40 – Lydia Kondova (Bonn): ‘Leibniz and the Fear of Incompetence: A Story from the History of Medicine’

11:50 – 12:35 – Joseph Rees (Georgetown; Frankfurt am Main): ‘Rousseau and the Harms of Amour-Propre’

12:35 – 2:45 – lunch

2:50 – 3:35 – Jan Forsman (Tampere): ‘Descartes and the Fear of Skepticism in the Early Modern Period’

3:45 – 4:30 – Jo Van Cauter (Leiden): ‘Spinoza, EIIP49s, and the materialists’

4:45 – 5:45 – Winfried Schröder (Marburg): ‘Naturalism – a spectre which haunted the early moderns’

Dinner

Friday, June 9

9:30 - coffee

10:00 – 10:45 – Steffen Ducheyne (VU Brussels): ‘'Bernard Nieuwentijt and the danger of Spinoza's mos geometricus'’

10:55 – 11:40 – Guillaume Lejeune (Liege): ‘How to Face the Fear of Death: Francis Bacon’s Investigation on the Ways to Extend Human Life’

11:55 – 12:40 – Akos Sivado (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): ‘Fear of Matter: The Strange Case of Sir William Petty’s Natural Philosophy’

12:40 – 2:40 – lunch

2:40 – 3:20 – Short cathedral tour

3:30 – 4:15 – Alissa MacMillan (Antwerp): ‘The transformation of fear in Hobbes on religion’

4:30 – 5:30 – Peter Schröder (UCL): ‘I have almost forgot the taste of fear” – Some aspects of fear in the early modern mindset’

5:30 – 6:00 – General reflections and discussion