CONF: Lucretius in the European Enlightenment

Lucretius in the European Enlightenment

A Conference hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology

The University of Edinburgh

3 – 4 September 2009

For more information and registration details, see

Provisional Programme:

David Butterfield (W.H.D. Rouse Research Fellow, Christ’s College, Cambridge):
‘Lucretius’ De rerum natura and classical scholarship in the eighteenth century’

Gianni Paganini (Professor of the History of Philosophy, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy):
‘Lucretius and Bayle’

Ann Thomson (Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Université de Paris 8 – Denis Diderot):
‘Lucretius and la Mettrie’

Catherine Wilson (Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Andrew Heiskell Research Scholar, The City University of New York Graduate Center):
‘Lucretius and Rousseau’

Avi Lifshitz (Lecturer in History, University College London):
‘Lucretius and German debates over the origins of language, c. 1750’

Wolfgang Pross (Professor of German and Comparative Literature, University of Berne, Switzerland):
‘»Atheorum antistes et oraculum«: Enemies of Lucretius in the European Enlightenment’

James Harris (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews):
‘Lucretius and Hume’

Alan Kors (George H. Walker Term Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania):
‘Lucretius and d’Holbach’

Mario Marino (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena):
‘Lucretius and Herder’.

Ernst A. Schmidt (Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Tübingen):
‘Lucretius and Wieland’

Glenn Most (Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa/ Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago):
‘Lucretius and the sublime in the eighteenth century’

Conference organisers:

Thomas Ahnert (History)
Hannah Dawson (History and Philosophy)
Michael Lurie (Classics)

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