CSSP SPRING CONFERENCE 2012

”From Sympathy to Empathy: Hume and beyond”

2nd - 4th MARCH, 2012

Erdman Conference Center, Princeton

 

PROGRAM

FRIDAY 2ndMARCH

1-2.30 p.m. – Paper Session I

  • Kelley Schiffman, Yale University
    From Sympathy to the Principle of Humanity: a change for the better in Hume’s Second Inquiry

 

  • Elliot Goodine, University of Alberta, Canada
    Sympathy and the Aesthetics of Morality in ‘Of the Standard of Taste’

 

2.45-3:45 PLENARY LECTURE I

 

  • Michael Frazer, Harvard University 
    Varieties of Moral Sentimentalism Today: Empirical, Conceptual and Normative.

4 -5:30 – Paper Session II

 

  • Rudmer Bijlsma, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
    Sympathy and affectuum imitation: Spinoza and Hume as social psychologists

 

  • Cavin Robinson, LeMoyne College
    Hume’s economy and progress: why capitalism and sympathy don’t mix

6-7  Dinner

SATURDAY 3rd MARCH

9-10.30 a.m. – Paper Session III

 

  • John McHugh, Denison University 
    Hutcheson, Hume and Smith on Sympathy: from Self-concern to Self-centeredness

 

  • Marina Folescu, University of Southern California 
    The Role of Sympathy in Reid’s Action Theory

10.45-11.45 PLENARY II

 

  • Emily Brady, University of Edinburgh and UCHV, Princeton 
    'The Aesthetic Scope of Adam Smith's Concept of Sympathy'

12-1  Lunch

1:15-2:45 – Paper Session IV

 

  • Warren Herold, University of Michigan 
    Sympathy, Propriety, and Imagination

 

  •  Michael Clark, Hillsdale College 
    The Enlightened Ego: how sympathy impacted the strategic approach of Adam Smith

3-4pm PLENARY III

 

  • Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary 
    Sociability in Hutcheson and Ferguson

4.15 – 5.45 – Paper Session V

 

  • Esha Senchaudhuri, London School of Economics, England
    The Sympathetic Liberal: Sympathy in a model of public justification

 

  •  Ida Hallgren Carlson, Gothenburg University, Sweden
    Sympathy and Perceived Relative Social Status

7pm Reception and Dinner

SUNDAY 4th  MARCH

9:15-10:45 a.m. – Paper Session VI

 

  • Juan Santos, University of Alberta, Canada
    Sympathy for my Devils: on the possibility of moral self-improvement

 

  • Jacqueline Taylor, University of San Francisco
    Hume on Sympathy, Moral causes and the Creation of Social Identities

11-12 Plenary Lecture IV

 

  • Willem Lemmens, University of Antwerp 
    Hume on Sympathy and Justice 

12.15 Lunch.

1.30- 3.30pm Paper Session VII

 

  • Spyridon Tegos 
    ‘Sympathy with the rich and the great’ in Hume and Smith: might it be called ‘deferential sympathy’?

 

  • Karsten Stueber, Holy Cross College 
    The Empathetic Mind: between evaluating and understanding other agents

 

  • Alexander Greenberg, University of Cambridge, England 
    Was Adam Smith a Simulation-Theorist?

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