Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy 14th - 15th September 2015

2nd Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy
14th - 15th September 2015
WITH GOD, WITHOUT GOD: THEISM AND ATHEISM

In partnership with:
University of Pavia, School of Humanities, Philosophy Section
FINO: North-West Italy Philosophy Consortium
We are proud to announce that Prof. Gianenrico Paganini (Università del Piemonte Orientale) and Prof. Luca Fonnesu (Università degli Studi di Pavia) have agreed to give keynote speeches at our conference.

DESCRIPTION
This two-day conference will bring together advanced students and scholars working on the History of Philosophy, with a chronological range spanning from Ancient Greece to 20th century included.
Collegio Ghislieri Graduate Conference is meant to offer graduate students an opportunity to present papers and exchange ideas, with each other and with distinguished academics of the field. The language of the seminar will be English. No registration fees are required. We intend to make our conference as accessible as possible, and welcome everyone interested in philosophy to our conference.

SUBMISSIONS
Graduate students (Master, PhD students and those who have defended their doctoral thesis not earlier than 2013) can submit proposals for papers of approximately 30 minutes.
Participants will be offered accommodation and meals in the college. Unfortunately, we will not be able to cover travel expenses.
The submission deadline is June 30th, 2015.
Successful applicants will be notified by July 25, 2014.
Please send the following to graduate.conference@ghislieri.it in .doc(x), .rtf, or .pdf format:
(1.) A cover letter containing the following information: (a) author’s name (b) institutional
affiliation (c) contact information, (d) title of the paper.
(2.) The title and abstract (around 500 words) of the paper. This should be prepared for blind refereeing i.e. showing no information identifying the author or the author’s institutional affiliation.

Download full call for papers

LOCATION
The conference will be held at Collegio Ghislieri, in the city center of Pavia (piazza Ghislieri, 5), at a walking distance from Pavia railway station (approximately 15 minutes).
How to get to Pavia

ACCOMMODATION
Participants will be offered accomodation and meals at Collegio Ghislieri. However, travel expenses cannot be covered. We strongly recommend participants to take part to all sessions of the conference.

PROGRAMME
Monday 14 September
2:30 pm Keynote speech: Gianni Paganini (Università del Piemonte Orientale)
3:30 pm Lea Niccolai (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) Shaping a Cult of Jurisprudence in Plato's (Second) Ideal City: Julian the Apostate on the Divinity of the Laws
4:00 pm Gioacchino Curiello (Università di Salerno - Catholic University of Leuven) How is Possible to Express God's Transcendence? The Answer of Robert Grosseteste (1175-1253)
4:30 pm Rui Coimbra Gonçalves (University of Coimbra) Saint Thomas Aquinas, Francisco Suárez and their Positions as Regards the Infedels
5:00 pm coffee break
5:15 pm Samuel Garrett Zeitlin (Unversity of California-Berkeley) Atheism, Superstition, the Critique of Religion in the Philosophy of Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
5:45 pm Scott Harkema (University of Mississippi) Empirical Theism: Berkeley's God
6:15 pm Milena Jakubiak (University of Szczecin) Hume's Idea of God

Tuesday 15 September
9:00 am Calvin Kiesel (University of Vienna) Progress and Providence: How Secular is Kant's Philosophy of History?
9:30 am Simone Luca Maestrone (University of Bonn - University of Toulouse) On the Idea of a Becoming God in Schelling's Philosophy
10:00 am Joshua Cockayne (University of York) You Have Asked Only for Imitators: Kierkegaard and the imitatio Christi
10:30 coffee break
10:45 am Renée Reitsma (University of Essex) The 'Cruel Rack of Conscience': Nietzsche on Sin and God
11:15 am Isabel Gamero (Complutense University of Madrid) The Role of Religion in Habermas' Ideal of Consensus
11:45 am Keynote speech: Luca Fonnesu (Università di Pavia)

Conference will end at 1 pm. Debate will be held at the end of each speech, within time limits.

Contacts
Send any questions or concerns to graduate.conference@ghislieri.it
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Philosophy students at Collegio Ghislieri have founded a society to discuss their work: learn more about Philosophicum Ghislieri.

Collegio Ghislieri - Piazza Ghislieri, 5 - 27100 Pavia - Tel. 0382 37861
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