CSSP Spring Conference, 11-13th March 2016

"Scottish Philosophy before the Enlightenment"

Opening Plenary
Marilyn McCord Adams
'Reflecting on Duns Scotus'

The period of the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century is undoubtedly the jewel in Scottish philosophy’s crown. All the leading figures of this period, however, were educated in universities with a long history in which philosophy played a significant part and were all well versed in the history of philosophy. Moreover, research has shown increasingly that Scottish Enlightenment philosophy had deep intellectual roots in the centuries that preceded it. This conference aims both to build on and to encourage recent developments that aim to explore the content and significance of Scottish philosophy before the Enlightenment. Proposals are invited for

  1. Papers that explore both prominent figures and philosophical themes that shaped Scottish intellectual debate before the Enlightenment
  2. Papers that explore philosophical sources and themes from earlier centuries in the Scottish philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Abstracts of not more than 500 words should be sent as email attachments to [email protected] by November 30th 2015. Author identification should appear in the accompanying email only.