CSSP Conferences 2016-17
November 11th-13th, 2016
Scottish Philosophy and Reformed Theology
For much of their history, philosophy and theology in Scotland were intertwined. This
conference will explore aspects of that intertwining, especially in relation to the
Protestant Reformation and its impact on both philosophy and theology.
Marilyn Adams (Princeton Rutgers University Center for the Philosophy of Religion and
Princeton Theological Seminary)
Perfect Productive Power: A Unifying Theme in
Scotus' Philosophical Theology
John Slotemaker (Fairfield University, Connecticut)
John Mair as
Euan Cameron (Union Theological Seminary, New York)
The Theology of John Knox
and Andrew Melville
David Mullan (Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia)
The Emergence of Federalism
in Early Modern Scotland
Submissions are invited on any aspect of this general theme. Abstracts of 300-500 words
should be sent as email attachments to [email protected] by June 1st, 2016, with author details in the
accompanying email only. Decisions will be advised by early July.
Registration will open in August.
This conference is associated with research for a 3-volume, multi-authored History of
Scottish Theology co-edited by David Fergusson (Edinburgh University) and Mark
Elliot (St Andrews University), to be published by Oxford University Press.
March 10th-12th, 2017
Science in the Scottish Enlightenment
The philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment was marked by a distinctive ambition - to
extend the observational methods of science to study of the human as well as the
physical world. The pursuit of this ambition led to many innovative studies of mind and
metaphysics, as well as morality, aesthetics and politics. It also led to an
investigation of the methods themselves, and the conception of 'science' that underlay
them. This conference aims to explore many of these important topics, both
philosophically and historically. Submissions are invited on any aspect of this general
theme. Abstracts of 300-500 words should be sent as email attachments to [email protected] by Nov 1st, 2016, with
author details in the accompanying email only. Decisions will be advised by early
December. Registration will open in January 2017.
This conference is associated with research for the Scottish Philosphy in the
18th century Volume 2 edited by James Harris (St Andrews
University) and Aaron Garret (Boston University). This volume is part of the 5-volume,
multi-authored History of Scottish Philosophy (General editor Gordon Graham)
published by Oxford University Press. The first two volumes were published to coincide
with the CSSP spring conference 2015, a volume devoted to Scottish philosophy in the
17th century is due to be published in 2017, and a fifth volume on
Scottish philosophy in the Renaissance is currently under discussion. Further
information on the series can be found here.
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