Henry More (1614-1687) A Conference to Mark the Fourth Centenary of his Birth

Event Date: 
05 Dec 2014

The Warburg Institute, London

Supported by the British Society for the History of Philosophy

Organisers Sarah Hutton and Guido Giglioni

 

 

Henry More was one of the most important thinkers in seventeenth-century British philosophy. Although he has never achieved the status of proper philosopher enjoyed by his contemporaries Hobbes and Locke, More’s work deserves to be recognized as a significant contribution to early modern philosophy. He was a figure who relentlessly engaged with the most pressing issues of his time. He intervened in the debate about the new science of nature and medicine, contributed in an original way to the recovery of Platonism and various elements of the classical tradition, left a lasting impact on the literary scene, and played a role in the contemporary religious controversies.

 

This conference will mark More’s centenary with reappraisal of his legacy.

 

 

Programme:

 

  • Jasper Reid: 'More’s Place in Seventeenth-Century Thought'
  • Guido Giglioni: ‘Henry More’s Psychozoia and the Epic of Emanation’
  • Douglas Hedley: ‘Henry More and Nathaniel Ingelo: The Platonic Imagination in Cambridge?’
  • Cecilia Muratori, ‘Henry More on Animals’
  • Sarah Hutton: ‘Henry More and Renaissance Philosophy: More's Response to Girolamo Cardano in his Of the Immortality of the Soul’
  • David Leech: ‘Henry More on the “Boniform Faculty”’
  • Alan Gabbey: ‘Philosophia Spinozana Destructa: Henry More (1671-1679)’

 

For booking information, visit http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2014-15/henry-more/

 

Postgraduate bursaries: The British Society for the History of Philosophy has kindly agreed to support the provision of a number of bursaries for full-time students (covering travel expenses and the conference fee). See the website for details.