Lecture at the University of Chicago: Susan James on Spinoza

Putting our Knowledge to Work: Spinoza on fortitude

Susan James will deliver a lecture on Spinoza and fortitude at the University of Chicago’s John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, a JMC partner program.

Monday, November 20, 2017 • 4:30PM
The Forum, The Neubauer Collegium
5701 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637

Susan James is the Heinz Kohut Visiting Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, Visiting Fellow with the Neubauer Collegium, and Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College London. She received her BA, MA and PhD degrees in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She taught for two years at the University of Connecticut before returning to Cambridge, where she held a Research Fellowship at Girton College, and then a Lectureship in the Faculty of Philosophy. She moved to Birkbeck in 2000 and has held research positions in Israel, Germany, Australia and America. In 2013-14, she was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University.

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Spinoza painting