2015

Benedict de Spinoza’s Ethics
Pittsburgh
August 10 – 14

Conversation with Dr. Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn College):
“Affect, Desire, and Judgment in Spinoza’s Account of Motivation”
Friday, August 14th

Seminar Sessions & Writing Projects


Schedule

Session 1
“From Eternity to Duration: The Problem of Modality in Spinoza’s Immanence”
Casey Ford

“Spinoza on Infinity”
Jacob Singer

Session 2
“Speed and Unity in Spinoza’s Ethics”
Daniel Griffin

Session 3
“Essential Similarity and Difference in Spinoza’s Account of Political Community”
Suzanne McCullagh

“Emotions and Method”
Saša Stanković

Session 4
“Spinoza on Persons”
Alexander Leferman


Participants

Dr. Suzanne McCullagh is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Miami University of Ohio for 2015-2016. She has held academic appointments in Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa) and in Philosophy at Concordia University (Montreal). She received her PhD in Philosophy from University of Guelph in 2014. She co-founded The City Seminar in 2012.

Casey Ford is Instructor and PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at University of Guelph. In the Spring 2015, he was Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion and Philosophy at Marlboro College. He co-founded The City Seminar in 2012.

Jacob Singer is a PhD Student at DePaul University. He received his MA in Philosophy from the University of Guelph in 2013. 

Daniel Griffin is a PhD Candidate at University of Guelph. He received his MA in Philosophy from Georgia State University in 2011.

Dr. Saša Stanković is currently Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Brandon University. He received his PhD from University of Guelph in 2012. 

Alexander Leferman is a PhD Student in Philosophy at York University. He received his MA in Philosophy from University of Guelph in 2012.


The City Seminar thanks Dr. Karen Houle for her gracious support of this year’s seminar.

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