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Conference: 'The Philosophy of the Enlightenment'

Tuesday 29 March 14:00 until 18:00
Conference Centre, University of Sussex
Part of the series: British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference

29th - 31st March 2011, University of Sussex 

The main theme for this British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference is 'The Philosophy of the Enlightenment.' Further sub-themes include: 'Aesthetics and the Enlightenment,' 'Philosophy and Political Thought in the Enlightenment,' 'The Enlightenment and Kant,' and 'Jewish Thought in the Enlightenment.'

Confirmed Speakers:

Helga Varden (Illinois), "Kant’s Moral Philosophy and Its Non-Moral Preconditions"

Jonathan Friday (Kent), “Hume and Smith on the Sublime of Character”

Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, London), The Debate about Liberty in the English Enlightenment”

Christian Wiese is convening a panel on the Jewish Enlightenment. The speakers for this are:

Adam Sutcliffe (Kings College) “Whose Enlightenment? Moses Mendelssohn, Solomon Maimon and the Politics of Haskalah”

Shmuel Feiner “The Jewish 'Philosophical Spirit' in the late 18th Century and its Enemies”

Andrea Schatz “Times of Change: Jewish and Secular Temporalities in the Eighteenth Century”

Knud Haakonssen (Sussex) and James Harris (St Andrews) are convening a panel on method in the history of philosophy.


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By: Diana Franklin
Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/hahp/newsandevents/historyofphilosophy
Last updated: Tuesday, 22 March 2011