CSSP Spring Conference, 11th - 13th March 2016

'Scottish Philosophy before the Enlightenment'

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Friday 11th March

1.15        COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM  

Opening Welcome, Gordon Graham

1.30-3.00 Concurrent Sessions

 

A             COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM  

From John Simson to David Hume and Adam Smith: Scottish Theology Before the Enlightenment and Its Influences on the Enlightenment. A German Perspective

Gregor Bloch, University of Marburg, Germany

 

Seventeenth-Century Scotland and the Faith Hume Lost

Nathan I Sasser, University of South Carolina

 

B             ART STUDIO  

French Descartes or British Bacon? The Reception of English Philosophers in the Scottish Universities (1650-1700)

Giovanni Gellera, University of Glasgow

 

The Aberdeen Doctors and the Cambridge Platonists

Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

 

Coffee Break

 

3.30- 4.45 COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM

 

Plenary Lecture

Marilyn McCord Adams,

Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion

"Duns Scotus on the Dignity of Human Nature"

 

 

5.30 Dinner

Mackay Campus Center

 

Saturday 12th

 

9-10.30   COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM

 

Is It Ever Proper to "Slip the Cable"? Adam Smith on the Stoic Principle of Suicide

Getty L. Lustila, Boston University, USA

 

Back to Scholasticism? Hutcheson's academic writings

Colin Heydt, University of South Florida

               

Coffee Break

 

10.45 -12. 15 COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM         

 

Malebranche and Hume: Love and Truth

Julie Walsh and Alison McIntyre, Wellesley College, USA

 

Malebranche's Theory of Self-Approving Passions in Scottish Sentimentalism

Aino Lahdenranta, Boston University

 

 

12. 30 Lunch

Mackay Campus Center

 

 

Saturday 12th

1.30 - 3.00 COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM              

 

Hume on the Sublime Question of the Power and Efficacy of Causes

Miren Boehm, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

 

Reid on Secondary Qualities and Scientific Discovery: An Application of Eighteenth-Century Newtonianism

Chris Shrock

 

3.15- 4.30

Plenary Lecture

Douglas McDermid 

Trent University, Ontario, Canada

"Ferrier on Socrates, Self-Consciousness, and Moral Scepticism"

 

 

FREE TIME

               

6pm Mackay Main Lounge

Reception and Conference Banquet

 

Sunday 13th

COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM

8.30 -10.40 Concurrent Sessions                                

On Tolerance in 17th-Century Scottish Philosophy

Christian Maurer, University of  Fribourg, Switzerland

   

Continuities and Transformations within the Scottish Medical Philosophy

Sebastiano Gino, University of Torino, Italy

 

John Napier

Oliver Souan

 

Coffee Break

10.55-12.20 COOPER CONFERENCE ROOM

 

Reviling the Reformation: Buchanan in Retrospect

C. Jan Swearingen, Texas A&M University

 

Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun and the jus gladii: A Radical Intervention in the Standing Army Controversy

Giovanni Lista

               

 

 

Conference ends

 

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