Spinoza Roundtable: over of de Radicale Verlichting ons nog iets te zeggen heeft
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Vanavond om 20:30 uur Nederlandse tijd [om 14:30 uur in NewYork] zal bij Philoctetes, Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination, een zgn Roundtable plaats hebben, die tegelijk online wordt uitgezonden, zo wordt beloofd ['Our offices include a state-of-the-art conference facility where roundtables are held and recorded on video.' 'Roundtables and Courses may also be viewed in real time via streaming video. Simply visit the Live page during a scheduled event.'].
Deelnemers zijn: Akeel Bilgrami (moderator), Jonathan Israel, Steven Nadler, Joel Whitebook, Catherine Wilson. Aanvankelijk was ook Rebecca Goldstein aangekondigd, maar die is kennelijk verhinderd. In de aankondiging is over het thema te lezen:
"As a result of recent scholarship, it is becoming more and more apparent that there was more than one Enlightenment, and that it was Spinoza and those intellectually and politically influenced by him who were measurably more responsible than Locke, Voltaire, or Kant for the challenge in the modern period to the orthodoxies of the pre-Enlightenment era. Spinoza's philosophy was vital in the struggle to achieve free expression against intolerance and religious authority, and to undermine the idea that social hierarchies were ordained for human life on earth. This roundtable will explore what it is about Spinoza's philosophy that helped to produce these changes. Panelists will examine the extent to which the ideals of the "Radical Enlightenment," which Spinoza's ideas inspired, have lapsed in the more constricting liberal orthodoxies of our own time, and how the tradition of the Radical Enlightenment might still speak to our social and political concerns and needs."