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SOCIETY AND HUMAN NATURE: A Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy

June 15, 2022

Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Edgecliffe, Room 104, University of St Andrews

9:30-10:00: Welcome coffee

Morning session:

Chair: James Harris (University of St Andrews)

10:00-10:45: David Harmon (University of St Andrews) “The Model of Human Nature and Whether ‘Ought’ Implies ‘Can’ in Spinoza”

10:45-11:30: Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin) “Catharine Trotter Cockburn on Self-interest, Self-love, and Benevolence”

11:30-12:00: Coffee Break

12:00-12:45: M. Folescu (University of Missouri) “Some remarks on Mary Shepherd’s Essays on the Perception of an External Universe”

12:45-14:00: Lunch

Afternoon session:

Chair: Mara van der Lugt (University of St Andrews)

14:00-14.45: Xiao Qi (University of St Andrews) “Unpacking the Sentiment of Moral Obligation in Hume’s Treatise: Ambiguities and Tentative Solutions”

14:45-15:30: Catherine Dromelet (University of Antwerp) “Hume and Durkheim. Common views on sociality”

15:30-16:00: Coffee Break

16:00-16:45: Tim Stuart-Buttle (University of York) “‘The only true conservatism’: Hume, Dewey, and the experimental method in morals”

18:00: Dinner

Please email [email protected] by 10 June to register

Organized by Enrico Galvagni with the generous support of the University of St Andrews, St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, Scots Philosophical Association, CEPPA, and the British Society for the History of Philosophy


June 15, 2022


Enrico Galvagni