Workshop “Spinoza’s Metaphysics” (Berlin, June 14-15, 2012)

Organized by the Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in Cooperation with the German Spinoza Society (Topoi Building, Hannoversche Straße 6)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

9:00 Dominik Perler (Humboldt-Universität)
Welcome and Introduction

9:15 Speaker: Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)
“Spinoza’s Two Doctrines of Parallelism and his Metaphysics of Thought”

10:00 Commentator: Stephan Schmid (Humboldt-Universität)

10:15 Discussion

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Speaker: Noa Shein (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
“Spinoza on Individuation and Causation”

12:00 Commentator: Christian Barth (Humboldt-Universität)

12:15 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Speaker: Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku)
“Spinoza’s Essentialism”

15:15 Commentator: Andreas Schmidt (Universität Tübingen)

15:30 Discussion

16:15 Coffee Break

16:30  Speaker: Martin Lenz (Humboldt-Universität)
“Spinoza on Essence and Normativity”

17:15 Commentator: Johannes Haag (Universität Potsdam)

17:30 Discussion

18:15  Coffee Break

18.30 Speaker: Pedro Stoichita (Universität der Künste, Berlin)
“Variations on Spinoza – Attempt at a visual scientia intuitiva” (Art Project)

19.30 Dinner


Friday, June 15, 2012

9:15  Speaker: Ursula Renz (Universität Klagenfurt)

“Against Pantheism”

10:00 Commentator: Markus Wild (Humboldt-Universität)

10:15 Discussion

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Speaker: Robert Schnepf (Universität Halle)
“Spinoza on Substance and Mode”

12:00 Commentator: Vili Lähteenmäki (University of Jyväskylä / Humboldt-Universität)

12:15 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

Cite this blog post
paolanicolas (2012, January 7). Workshop “Spinoza’s Metaphysics” (Berlin, June 14-15, 2012). ESEMP’s notebooks. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from

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