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Conference: The Dutch Legacy: Radical Thinkers of the 17th Century and the Enlightenment – September 15-16, 2014

April 24th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events | News

Conference at MARBURGER ARCHIV • KANT UND DIE AUFKLÄRUNG, 15. / 16. 9. 2014 • org.: Prof. Dr. Sonja Lavaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) / Prof. Dr. Winfried Schröder (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

While Spinoza’s impact on the early Enlightenment has always found due attention of historians of philosophy, several 17-century Dutch thinkers who were active before Spinoza’s Tractatus theologico-politicus was published have been largely neglected: in particular Spinoza’s teacher Franciscus van den Enden (Vrye Politijke Stellingen, 1662), Pieter de la Court (Consideratien van Staet, 1660, Politike coursen, 1662), Lodewijk Meyer (Philosophia S. Scripturae Interpres, 1666); the anonymous Lucii Antistii Constantis De Jure Ecclesiasticorum, Liber Singularis (1665, also probably by Meyer), and Adriaan Koerbagh (Een Bloemhof van allerley lieflijkheyd, 1668, Een Ligt schynende in duystere plaatsen, 1668). The conference will focus on their political philosophy as well as their philosophy of religion in order to assess their contributions to the development of radical movements (republicanism/anti-monarchism, critique of religion, atheism) in the Enlightenment.

Speakers: Roberto Bordoli (Urbino), Wiep van Bunge (Rotterdam), Sabine Funke  (Karlsruhe), Jonathan Israel (Princeton), Henri Krop (Rotterdam), Bart Leeuwenburgh (Rotterdam), Frank Mertens (Gent), Piet Steenbakkers (Utrecht), Stefano Visentin (Urbino), Michiel Wielema (Rotterdam).

The conference will take place in the Hörsaalgebäude of the Philipps-Universität, Biegenstrasse 14, Marburg: http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/politikwissenschaft/studium/oe/lageplanhsg

The conference is funded by the DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT. Conference fees are not required.

Programme: download here.
Flyer: download here.
Poster: download here.

Prof. Dr. Sonja Lavaert
Vakgroep Wijsbegeerte en moraalwetenschappen
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2 – lokaal 5C444
B-1050  B r u s s e l

Prof. Dr. Winfried Schröder
Institut für Philosophie
Wilhelm-Röpke-Str. 6B
D-35032  M a r b u r g