Cambridge Platonism Workshop 3 “Reception & Influence” 31 May – 1 June 2013

REVISIONING CAMBRIDGE PLATONISM

WORKSHOP 3: RECEPTION AND INFLUENCE

Clare College, Cambridge

DAY ONE: Friday 31 May 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Chair: Sarah Hutton, Aberystwyth University

1.00 Buffet Lunch

2.00-2.50         Michael Gill (University of Arizona)

Paper: Whichcote and Cudworth on Religious Tolerance and the Readmission of the Jews

2.50-3.25         Nick Fisher

Presentation : The influence of John Smith’s ‘noble intellect and generous Christian faith’ upon Simon Patrick (1626-1707)

3.25 Tea/Coffee

3.45-4.35         Luisa Simonutti (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), ISPF –CNR)

Paper: Consciousness and identity : Locke and Cudworth

4.35-5.10         Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary, University of London)

Presentation: The promotion of the Cambridge Platonists by some clerics and ministers from the later seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries: Gilbert Burnet, Henry Scougal, William Wishart, John Wesley, Richard Price, Alexander Knox, John Jebb

5.10-6.00         visit to Queens’ College (John Smith’s library)

6.00-7.00         downtime

7.00-7.30         drinks reception, Clare College

7.30                 workshop dinner, Small Hall, Clare College

DAY TWO

Saturday 1 June 9.00am – 6.00 pm

Chair: Douglas Hedley, Clare College

9.00-9.50         Thomas Fedrick-Illsley (Christ Church, University of Oxford)

Paper: Samuel Clarke and the Cambridge Platonists

9.50-10.40       Friedrich Uehlein (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Paper: Whichcote, Shaftesbury and Deism

10.40 Tea/Coffee

11.00-11.35     Louise Hickman (Newman University)

Presentation: Deiform reason: The Cambridge Platonists and Eighteenth Century Dissenting Thought

11.35-12.10     Sylvana Tomaselli (St John’s College, Cambridge)

Presentation: Reflections on Love in the political writings of Wollstonecraft

12.10-1.00       Derek Michaud (Boston University)

Paper: John Smith’s Lasting Influence: The Transatlantic Reception of a ‘Living Library’

1.00     Buffet Lunch

2.00-2.50         James Vigus (Queen Mary, University of London)

Paper: “This is not quite fair, Master More!”: Coleridge’s Encounters with the Cambridge Platonists

2.50-3.40         Philippe Barthelet (Paris)

Paper: Entre théodicée et apologétique, Platon comme « préface humaine de l’Évangile » : Joseph de Maistre et Simone Weil dans le sillage ouvert par Cudworth

3.40     Tea/Coffee

4.00-4.35         Russell Manning (University of Aberdeen)

Presentation: The Irrelevance and Relevance of Cambridge Platonism for Twentieth-Century Theology

4.35-5.00         General Discussion (introduced by John Rogers, Keele University (emeritus))

5.00-6.00         visit to Christ’s and Emmanuel College

6.00-7.00         downtime, and meeting of advisory board (6.15-6.45)

7.00-7.30         drinks reception, Clare College

7.30                 dinner, Small Hall, Clare College

For further information, please contact David Leech (Project Coordinator): dl240@cam.ac.uk

 

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REVISIONING CAMBRIDGE PLATONISM

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.

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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
Perspective”

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
Leech
on dl240@…

________________________________________

REVISIONING CAMBRIDGE PLATONISM

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.

Revisioning Cambridge Platonism

REVISIONING CAMBRIDGE PLATONISM

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.