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Science and Religion. An exhibition at Christ’s College Cambridge featuring Henry More.

The debate between science and religion is one of the most fascinating and enduring themes of the modern world.

In that debate – sometimes hostile, often harmonious, always complex – Christ’s College has played a significant role.

Whether one looks to the Neoplatonist thinker Henry More (1614-1687), or to William Paley (1743-1805) and his divine ‘watchmaker’, or to Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and his revolutionary theory of evolution, or to the theologian and naturalist Charles Raven (1885-1964), the relationship between scientific understanding and religious belief has exercised some of Christ’s College’s greatest minds.

In a new exhibition held in the stunning period setting of the Old Library, the crucial contribution that these men, and others, have made to this ongoing debate is explored via the College’s rich and diverse collections of printed books, manuscripts and photographs.
For more information visit
http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/science-and-religion

The exhibition will be on display from 5 December 2014 until 29 May 2015.

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Henry More’s ‘Enchiridion Ethicum’ (1668), September 12 and 13, Fribourg Switzerland

On September 12 and 13, 2014, the Philosophy Department at the University of Fribourg Switzerland will host a workshop on Henry More’s ‘Enchiridion Ethicum’ (1668). The workshop aims at exploring More’s rarely studied text by means of presentations and a roundtable discussion. Presentations will be in English and French.

Contributors:
Prof. Sarah Hutton, Aberystwyth University
Prof. Laurent Jaffro, Université Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon
Dr. David Leech, University of Bristol
Dr. Christian Maurer, Université de Fribourg
Dr. Alain Petit, Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand 2
Dr. John Sellars, Birkbeck College, University of London
Prof. Tiziana Suarez-Nani, Université de Fribourg

For further information, please visit the conference website (http://lettres.unifr.ch/fr/philosophie/philosophie/henry-more.html) or contact the organizer, Christian Maurer, Université de Fribourg (christian.maurer@unifr.ch). Attendance is free, but please inscribe via e-Mail.

session of the American Academy of Religion on ‘Cambridge Platonism Revisited’



On Monday 25th of November 4.00 pm-6.30pm 2013 there will be a session of the American Academy of Religion at Baltimore on 'Cambridge Platonism Revisited'. Speakers are Eric Parker (McGill) on Peter Sterry, Heather Ohanson (Columbia) on Cudworth and the Readmission of the Jews, Alex Hampton (Cambridge) on Herder and Cudworth. Douglas Hedley (Cambridge) will be presiding.

http://papers.aarweb.org/content/platonism-and-neoplatonism-group

Tercer Coloquio Internacional Presencia del platonismo y neoplatonismo en la Modernidad filosófica

An international conference on the presence of Platonism and Neoplatonism in Modern Philosophy

12-14 November 2013

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas

The programme includes papers on Henry More, Anne Conway, Samuel Clarke and the Moral Philosophy of the Cambridge Platonists.

For more information visit

http://recursos.filosoficas.unam.mx/~jrg/iifs/sitio/filosoficas/3-coloquio-platonismo-y-neoplatonismo-modernidad-filosofica

Conference ‘Platonism after Plato in the Renaissance’


Platonism after Plato in the Renaissance

7 – 8 November 2013

Jointly organised by the Centre for Neoplatonic Virtue Ethics, University of Copenhagen,
and the Warburg Institute

Click here to download the poster

Organisers: Leo Catana (Copenhagen), Anna Corrias, Guido Giglioni and Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute)

Speakers: Leo Catana (Copenhagen), Christopher Celenza (American Academy in Rome/Johns Hopkins), Riccardo Chiaradonna, (Roma Tre), Anna Corrias (Warburg Institute), Rocco Di Dio (Warwick), Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute), James Hankins ( Harvard), Sarah Hutton, (Aberystwyth), Cecilia Muratori (Villa I Tatti), Denis Robichaud (Notre Dame), Valery Rees (School of Economic Science), Valerio Sanzotta (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute) and Maude Vanhaelen (Warwick)

The conference will focus on the early modern reception of Plotinus and the post-Plotinian Platonists. Among the topics which will be discussed are: Marsilio Ficino’s translation of and commentary on the Enneads and his translation of works by Porphyry, Iamblichus and Proclus; the different ways in which Ficino’s translation and interpretation shaped the view which European scholars and philosophers had of late ancient Platonism up to the nineteenth century; the circulation of Plotinian and post-Plotinian philosophy after, and independently of, Ficino’s translations; and post-Plotinian elements in early modern Platonism.

For further details, see:
http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2013-14/platonism-after-plato/

talk by Professor Sarah Hutton, Cambridge Festival of Ideas

talk given by Professor Sarah Hutton at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 25th October 2013:

‘A Cambridge Enlightenment? The Cambridge Platonists Revisited.’

Friday 25th October 5.30-6.30pm

Little Hall,  Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA

http://www.cam.ac.uk/festival-of-ideas/events-and-booking/a-cambridge-enlightenment-the-cambridge-platonists-re-visited