English translation from the original French of notes on a manuscript of the translation of Mr H. More’s The Immortality Of The Soul, made by Mr Briot, and dedicated to Monseigneur the Duke of Hanover found in Sämtliche schriften und briefe series VI volume 4, Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften (ed) pp 1678-1680. Parts of this text can also be found in: Textes inédits tome 2 Gaston Grua (ed) pp 509-511.


PDF available at http://www.leibniz-translations.com/pdf/more2.pdf

Cambridge Platonism Workshop “Key Philosophical and Religious Ideas”: April 19-20 (University of Cambridge)

Cambridge Platonism Workshop: April 19-20 (University of Cambridge)

Workshop Announcement:

Cambridge Platonism: Key Philosophical and Religious Ideas.

To be held at Clare College, University of Cambridge on April 19-20th. The
program will run as follows:

DAY ONE: Friday 19 April 1.00pm – 6.00pm

2.00 Justin Smith “Does Hylozoism Lead to the Theory of Monads?”

2.45 Stephen Gersh and Douglas Hedley “Cambridge Platonism and
Neoplatonisms: from Florence to Cambridge?”

3.15 Emily Thomas “Space, Time and Cambridge Platonism”

4.05 Visit to Queens’ College (John Smith’s library)

5.05 James Bryson “Oxford Platonism and the Problem of Atheism in 17th
century English Platonism”

5.35 Open Session: “Cambridge Platonism and 17th Century Philosophy” (led
by Sarah Hutton)

DAY TWO: Saturday 20 April 9.30am – 6.00 pm

9.30 Tom Stoneham “Arthur Collier: An Anomaly”

10.00 Charles Taliaferro “The View from Cambridge Platonism; How Philosophy
of Mind and Other Sub-Fields of Philosophy Look From a Cambridge Platonist

11.05 Mogens Laerke “Ardor and Contempt: Some Remarks on Leibniz and More”

11.35 Lesley-Anne Dyer “Using the City of God as a Latin Source: A
Preliminary Comparison of the Christian Platonism of Peter Abelard and
Ralph Cudworth”

12.05 Martine Pécharman “Cuworth on Self-consciousness”

2.00 Stephen Clark “Mistaken Contrasts in Patrides and Elsewhere”

2.45 Jasper Reid “The Cambridge Platonists and the Consent of Nations”

3.35 Dan Garber “More on Ghosts, Witches, and the Experimental Philosophy.”

4.45 Visit to Christ’s and Emmanuel College

Although the workshop is free to attend, we have no provision for attendee
travel costs, accommodation or meals. This workshop is part of a larger
project, ‘Revisioning Cambridge Platonism’; more information can be found
about this project at the bottom of this email.

For queries, please contact Emily Thomas on aeet2@… or David
on dl240@…



The work of the Cambridge Platonists has been gravely neglected due to a
combination of scholarly misapprehensions, a lack of accessible textbooks,
and good critical editions of their major works. The central aim of this
interdisciplinary project is to begin addressing this neglect by bringing
together the major established UK and overseas researchers as well as early
career academics who work on, or have a close interest in, Cambridge
Platonism. This will advance research on this pivotal intellectual
movement. These discussions will take place at a series of workshops at
Clare College, Cambridge. Contributors will be drawn from the disciplines
of Philosophy, Theology/Religious Studies, and English Literature. Topics
covered by the project will include, but not be limited to, the formation
and sources of Cambridge Platonism, their key philosophical and religious
ideas, and their reception in the areas of (i) aesthetics; (ii) ethics;
(iii) metaphysics (iv) early-modern women’s writing; (v) secularisation and
the origins of atheism.

The project is spearheaded by Douglas Hedley (PI) and Sarah Hutton (Co-PI),
and it is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.