Tolerance, Sociability and Solidarity in Scottish Philosophy
On 8-10 March 2019, the Philosophy Department in Lausanne will host the 2019 spring conference of the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy ISSP Sioux Falls, (the former Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy CSSP, Princeton).
Societies are kept together by different kinds of glue. Self-interested factors such as the fear of leaving society, and the awareness of various benefits of living with others may play their roles. Yet there are also other factors, such as forms of natural sociability, benevolence and sympathy, solidarity with other members of society, and tolerance with respect to different opinions and values. Sometimes religion is considered helpful for keeping societies together, sometimes it is presented as the very cause of division. The nature, potential and limits of tolerance, sociability, solidarity and the role of religion were discussed by many philosophers in the Scottish tradition, and in particular in the Scottish Enlightenment. The first conference of the new Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (ISSP), to be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) on 8-10 March 2019, will explore these issues.
Alexander Broadie, University of Glasgow
Daniel Carey, NUI Galway
Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary
Jacqueline Taylor, University of San Francisco
Tim Stuart-Buttle, University of York
James Foster, University of Sioux Falls
Giovanni Gellera, University of Lausanne
Conference Venue: University of Lausanne – Bâtiment Extranef, Rooms 126 (Plenaries) and 118.1 (Parallel sessions)
(Metro stop “UniL-Chamberonne”, see also map)