Ermeneutica dell’Illuminismo. Hans Blumenberg e la costituzione della razionalità moderna

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International Conference
Bologna –  May from 17 to 19, 2017

As part of the Herméneutique des Lumières research project (FNS/Sinergia), the Lire les Lumières research group at the Department of Philosophy and Communication (University of Bologna), coordinated by Prof. Mariafranca Spallanzani, organizes the International Conference “Ermeneutica dell’Illuminismo. Hans Blumenberg e la costituzione della razionalità moderna” with the patronage of ESEMP and Alliance Française (Bologna).


Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici
University of Bologna

Martin Rueff, Université de Genève (CH)
Mariafranca Spallanzani, Università dei Bologne (I)

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Piero Schiavo:

International Workshop: Women and Early Modern Philosophy & Science

MAY 11-12, 2017

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
via Galileo Ferraris 116 – Vercelli (Italy)

International workshop organized by Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
(Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli) in cooperation with the Center for
the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists HWPS (Paderborn University)



Fictions, Counterfactuals, and Possible Worlds in Early Modern Philosophy

Oltenia Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy

IVth Edition

Fictions, Counterfactuals, and Possible Worlds in Early Modern Philosophy

2016, 22 April


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We will try to look at the fictions, possible worlds and counterfactuals as how are used in a number of different contexts, including the fictional ‘worlds’ of authors of fiction in the narrow sense, and to show the importance of these elaborations for Early Modern Philosophers.


The languages: English, French

Keynote speaker: Justin Smith (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7)

Deadline for title, abstract and CV: March 20, 2016

Deadline for sending the full paper (in order to be published): September 20, 2016

The hotel and lunch (and at least a part of the transportation) will be supported by us.


Web pages:

Contact: Adrian Nita (




Manipulating Flora: Gardens as Laboratories in the Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

Dates: January 21-22, 2016
Location: the Institute for Research in the Humanities(1 Dimitrie Brandza St., RO-060102, Bucharest, Romania)

Invited speakers: Prof. Antonio Clericuzio (Univerista’ Roma Tre), dr. Florike Egmond (Leiden University), dr. Alette Fleischer (Amsterdam University), dr. Hiro Hirai (Radboud University Nijmegen), dr. Cesare Pastorino (Technische Universitaet Berlin), dr. Doina-Cristina Rusu (University of Bucharest)

Organizers: Fabrizio Baldassarri, Dana Jalobeanu, Oana Matei


How to apply: submit proposals by the 15th of October, including the author’s name, affiliation, a short CV, and contact information (the email address), the paper title (15-word maximum), an abstract (250-word maximum), and a short bibliography (up to 5 works) to

Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy

Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy
Conference of the European Society for Early Modern Philosophy and the British Society for the History of Philosophy

When: Thursday 14th April to Saturday 16th April, 2016.

Where: Birkbeck College London and Kings College London

Birkbeck_Life_and_DeathLife and Death in Early Modern Philosophy
During the early modern period, upheavals in science, theology and politics prompted philosophers to grapple with two highly-charged questions. What are the limits of life? What are the possibilities of life? Pursuing the first, they probed the relation between life and death. What is it to be a living thing? What distinguishes life from death? In what sense, if any, do living things survive death? Exploring the second question, they turned their attention to the character of a truly human life. What is it for human beings (or particular kinds of human beings) to live well? What role does philosophy play in this process? Is living well an individual project, a political one, or both?

Each of these themes has recently attracted renewed interest among historians of early modern philosophy, and the conference aims to explore them as broadly as possible. The program will be comprised of invited speakers and speakers drawn from an open call for papers. Please see below for details

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Martine Pecharman, CNRS, Paris, France
Michael Moriarty, University of Cambridge, UK
Ursula Renz, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria
Lisa Shapiro, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Mariafranca Spallanzani, University of Bologna, Italy
Charles Wolfe, University of Gent, Belgium
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