Event: Conference: “Passions and the Origin of Moral Institutions and Civil Society: British Debate from Thomas Hobbes to Adam Smith”

When: 2-5 September, 2015

Where: Charles University in Prague

Link: http://fhs.cuni.cz/FHS-1191.html

Scholars and students from various fields originated or closely connected with British moral philosophy in late 17th and 18th centuries (i.e. philosophy, history, sociology, political thought, economics, etc.) are both welcomed and encouraged to attend a conference presenting and discussing horizons of gradually progressing changes in interpretation of British debate on the origin of moral institutions, civil society and many other subjects of moral philosophy. Opening lecture is to be given by James A. Harris (St Andrews), the editor and contributor to The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, and the author of forthcoming (18 September 2015) monograph on Hume: An Intellectual Biography (CUP). The four panels dedicated to key thinkers representing British debate (Hobbes, Mandeville, Hume and Smith) are to be held and generous space for discussion in a nice and stimulating atmosphere of liberal arts faculty is to be provided. Inspiration for an edited volume and many papers, essays or thesis hopefully will be gained. Moreover, Prague walks, informal dinners, opera, a special guided tour and party allow participants to enjoy conversation, refresh minds and promote encouragement for their diverse missions in the republic of letters and learned.

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