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Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy 2017

Special theme: PHILOSOPHY OF/AND EDUCATION

Date: Monday 13th March - Tuesday 14th March, 2017

Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford

Invited speakers:
Karen Detlefsen (Penn.)
Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser)

The educational reforms of the early modern period had a substantial impact on philosophy, not only through the ways in which future philosophers were educated -- for instance, Descartes's education in the new Jesuit paradigm -- but also in informing philosophical discussion about learning and education, including about just in what learning consists, who is capable of learning, the best methods of learning, educational institutions, tools for both theoretical and moral education, and other topics. This seminar aims to encourage discussions around this largely unexplored central philosophical theme of the period.

Early Modern Philosophy

Abstracts for papers should be concerned with topics that are connected with the philosophical reflection on the nature of education or the relationship between philosophy and education (both broadly construed) in the early modern period (roughly 1600-1800).

The organizers are particularly interested to receive papers that focus upon thinkers and works that are less commonly discussed. However, we hope that those whose work is concerned with more canonical figures or works should not feel deterred from submitting.

Please send an abstract of approx. 2 sides double-spaced for a reading/presentation time of approx. 40 mins., including your name and contact details on a cover sheet only, to: paul.lodge@mansfield.ox.ac.uk

Deadline for abstracts is Thursday 1st Dec 2016 

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