Libertas philosophandi: Publication of the proceedings now available!

The texts of the lectures and speeches that were presented at the 5th International Conference of the European Society for Early Modern Philosophy Libertas philosophandi. Freedom of Expression, Conscience and Thought in Modern Philosophy which was held from 9 to 11 September 2019 at the University of Bologna (Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies; Department of History Culture Civilization; International Center for Humanistic Studies «Umberto Eco») are now published in dianoia. Rivista di filosofia, vol. 31 (2020).

The Conference aimed to explore some facets and metamorphosis of the notion of Libertas philosophandi that was at the center of the seventeenth and eighteenth century European debate on the status and role of both science and philosophy: from Spinoza to Bayle, from Locke to Voltaire, from Wolff to Kant, Libertas philosophandi became one of the central issues in philosophy to be put in act and defended. Therefore, it assumed a paradigmatic value in various fields of inquiry, from scientific culture to social history, from utopian political movements to religious reforms, from the birth of public opinion to the defense of human rights.

The texts testify to the conceptual depth of the seventeenth-eighteenth-century debate as well as the relevance of the critical reflections on this notion. They return precious historical- philosophical evidences and fine analysis of thought: reading the past they suggest also intelligent strategies of defense and struggle for freedom that also have value for our present.



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Sabrina Ebbersmayer (2021, September 9). Libertas philosophandi: Publication of the proceedings now available! ESEMP’s notebooks. Retrieved April 25, 2024, from

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