Program

December 13: 14:00-16:15: Session I: Critics & Susan James

14:00-14:30: Piet Steenbakkers (Utrecht): "On the hyphen between theologico and politicus, or the unity of Spinoza's Tractatus theologico-politicus"

14:35-15:05: Jo Van Cauter (Gent): "Spinoza's dogmatism"

15:10:-15:40: Mogens Laerke (Aberdeen/ ENS de Lyon): "Is Spinoza the Anti-Calvin? Religious perspectives on the TTP"

15:45-16:15: Susan James (Birkbeck): Responses

Break

16:30-18:00 Session II: Q&A with discussion.

December 14: 9:00-11:15: Session III

9:00-9:30: Julie R. Klein (Villanova): "The Limits of Politics"

9:35-10:05: Johan Olsthoorn (Leuven): "Spinoza on human and divine justice"

10:10-10:40: Fredrika Spindler (Södertörn): "Time and history in the Theologico-Political Treatise"

10:45-11:15: Susan James (Birkbeck): Responses

Break

11:30-13:00: Session IV: Q&A with discussion.