American Philosophical Association Pacific Division

Mini-Conference on Spinoza’s Psychology

Organizing Committee: Eugene Marshall, Don Rutherford, Mike LeBuffe, Steven Nadler, Tammy Nyden-Bullock, Michael Della Rocca

Saturday, March 22

Session 1 – Spinoza’s Psychology
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Chair: Paul Hoffman (University of California–Riverside)
Speaker: Michael LeBuffe (Texas A&M University)
“Projectivism in the Ethics: 3p9s and 3p39s”
Commentator: Matt Kisner (University of South Carolina)
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Chair: John Carriero (University of California–Los Angeles)
Speaker: Michael Della Rocca (Yale University)
Commentator: Martin Lin (Rutgers University)
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Chair: Nick Jolley (University of California–Irvine)
Speaker: Don Garrett (New York University)
“Representation and Misrepresentation in Spinoza’s Psychology”
Commentator: Charlie Huenemann (Utah State University)

Session 2 – Psychology and Politics
1:00-4:00 p.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Chair: Ursula Goldenbaum (Emory University/Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Speaker: Tammy Nyden-Bullock (Grinnell College)
“Spinoza’s Politics of Passion”
Commentator: Donald Rutherford (University of California–San Diego)
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Chair: Edwin Curley (University of Michigan)
Speaker: Michael Rosenthal (University of Washington)
“Wonder, Miracles and Politics”
Commentator: Tom Cook (Rollins College)
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Chair: Ron Sandler (Northeastern University)
Speaker: Eugene Marshall (Dartmouth College)
“Harmony and Discord in Spinoza’s Social Model of the Mind”
Commentator: Minna Koivuniemi (Uppsala Universitet)

Sunday, March 23
8:00 a.m.-Noon
Breakfast for Mini-conference Participants
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Moderators: Eugene Marshall (Dartmouth College)
Donald Rutherford (University of California–San Diego)