Abr 092013
 

O PPG de Filosofia e o Núcleo de Documentação e Pesquisa em Filosofia Balthazar Barbosa Filho convidam para o Seminário a ser realizado sobre o livro

From Bondage to Freedom. Spinoza on Human Excellence

de Michael LeBuffe (Texas A&M University)

com a participação do autor e dos professores Cristiano Novaes de Rezende (UFG), Marcos Gleizer (UERJ) e Lia Levy (UFRGS).

Datas: 22 e 23 de abril

Horário: das 14h às 19h

Local: Sala do Pesquisador, ILEA

Programação; a ser divulgada em breve

Michael LeBuffe trabalha principalmente com as teorias morais de Hobbes e Espinosa. Em suas pesquisas, tanto em história da filosofia quanto em teoria moral contemporânea, investiga as formas pela qual a psicologia e o conhecimento humano determinam ou constituem as teorias do valor. Suas publicações mais recentes incluem:

  • “Spinoza, Baruch,” in the The International Encyclopedia of Ethics (2013);
  • “Spinoza on Human Freedom: Reason, Autonomy, and the Good Life,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2012);
  • “Theories about Consciousness in Spinoza’s Ethics,” Philosophical Review (2010).
  • “The Anatomy of the Passions,” in the The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza’s Ethics (Cambridge, 2009);

 

From Bondage to Freedom: Spinoza on Human Excellence (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Descrição parcialmente reproduzida do site da editora:

Spinoza rejects fundamental tenets of received morality, including the notions of Providence and free will. Yet he retains rich theories of good and evil, virtue, perfection, and freedom. Building interconnected readings of Spinoza’s accounts of imagination, error, and desire, Michael LeBuffe defends a comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza’s enlightened vision of human excellence. Spinoza holds that what is fundamental to human morality is the fact that we find things to be good or evil, not what we take those designations to mean. When we come to understand the conditions under which we act-that is, when we come to understand the sorts of beings that we are and the ways in which we interact with things in the world-then we can recast traditional moral notions in ways that help us to attain more of what we find to be valuable.