History of Early Modern Philosophy

The seminar consists of a series meetings in the first and second semester of the academic year, with the aim to develop discussion and exchange of ideas on themes or primary key texts of 17th and 18th century philosophy, such as:

  • ‘17th-century theories of space from Descartes to Newton (with some Hobbes, Gassendi, Henry More, Leibniz and Malebranche)’
  • ‘The role of the one substance-ontology and the concept of God in Spinoza’s political theory as developed in the Political Treatise’
  • ‘Moral philosophy and Scottish Enlightenment’
  • ‘Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau: politics and religion’
  • ‘Matter and Force in 18th century’