Vanderbilt Modern Philosophy
The VAMP (Vanderbilt Modern Philosophy) Group is an association, organized by faculty at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) with the purpose of discussing figures in Modern Philosophy, ranging from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century, including Early Modern authors, Kant, Hegel, and figures in Romanticism and Idealism.
The spirit behind the VAMP initiative is to break down walls between neighboring disciplines and foster a sense of communication, cross-contamination, and mutual inspiration. In this sense, events organized by the VAMP group will include participants from several US and worldwide institutions, bridging the divide between Analytic and Continental History of Philosophy.
For the academic year 2020-2021, we are proud to present the VAMP seminar series, which will feature an ensemble of diverse speakers ranging from faculty to graduate students, from post-docs to aficionados.
In the future, we hope to also organize different kinds of events, including reading groups and more informal conversations.
Please join us on our Facebook group to keep track of all of our activities: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2813189148963473
Organizing committee: Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Karen Ng, Emanuele Costa.
February 7th: Oliver Istvan Toth (Graz), Marie Wuth (Hamburg), and Luce deLire (Johns Hopkins).
"Spinoza: Freedom, Critique, Conatus".
February 21st: Robert Engelman (Vanderbilt).
"Intellectual Freedom and Cooperative Communication in Kantian Public Reason".
March 7th: Noemi Magnani (Hertfordshire)
"Can education make women free? Wollstonecraft on independence, citizenship, and maternal duties".
March 21st: Natalia Strok (University of Buenos Aires, CONICET, University of La Plata).
"Anne Conway and Augustine of Hippo on Sin and Free Will".
April 4th: Gabriel Gottlieb (Xavier).
"Fichte on Rape".
April 18th: Katarina Peixoto (University of São Paulo ).
"Beyond the reality principle: a further step into a philosophical dialogue between Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes".
All presentations will take place on Zoom at 1 pm CST.
Re-watch the video recordings of past seminars on the Vanderbilt Philosophy Department's YouTube page!
Spring 2022 Seminars
Inaugural Talk 2021-2022
Seminar Series 2020-21
Summer 2021 Seminar Series: