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Sekularyzacja w Republice Zjednoczonych Prowincji

Data: 05.11.2020
Czas rozpoczęcia: 16:00-18:00
Miejsce: Microsoft Teams
Organizator: Zespół badawczy projektu „Między sekularyzacją a reformą”, kierownik: dr Anna Tomaszewska (anna.tomaszewska@uj.edu.pl)

Zespół badawczy projektu „Między sekularyzacją a reformą. Racjonalizm religijny końca XVII wieku i epoki Oświecenia” zaprasza na piąte seminarium badawcze z cyklu „Enlightenment and Religion”, które odbędzie się 5 listopada 2020 roku w godz. 16:00–18:00 na internetowej platformie Microsoft Teams. W ramach seminarium wykład zatytułowany Secularisation in the Dutch Republic: The Irrelevance of Philosophy wygłosi Prof. Wiep van Bunge z Uniwersytetu Erazma w Rotterdamie (Holandia).

Osoby zainteresowane udziałem w seminarium prosimy o zgłoszenie chęci uczestnictwa za pośrednictwem strony WWW projektu: https://www.religiousrationalism.com/event-info/online-lecture-by-prof-wiep-van-bunge-erasmus-university-rotterdam lub wysłanie zgłoszenia na adres e-mail: religious.rationalism@iphils.uj.edu.pl z prośbą o dołączenie do zespołu uczestników seminarium. Więcej informacji na temat projektu i seminarium badawczego można uzyskać na stronie: https://www.religiousrationalism.com/events. Seminarium ma charakter otwarty.

Streszczenie wykładu (ang.): The eighteenth century witnessed the complete confessionalisation of the Dutch population. As a consequence, it remains to be seen what secularisation actually might mean in the context of the Dutch Enlightenment and which part was played by Dutch philosophers. In this lecture it will be argued that in the Dutch Republic philosophy hardly contributed to the abandonment of Christian views and practices. The early Radical Enlightenment, spearheaded by Spinoza, soon petered out during the first half of the eighteenth century. In sharp contrast to their seventeenth-century predecessors, most Dutch eighteenth-century philosophers, including those who belonged to the powerful school of thought expounding Newtonianism, as a rule were hesitant to address theological and political issues. During the 1770s and 1780s Dutch Wolffians played an active part in the furious debates inspired by the disintegration of the Dutch Republic, but they were careful not to question the main tenets of Dutch Reformed orthodoxy. Frans Hemsterhuis was the only Dutch philosopher from the second half of the century who drew an audience beyond the Republic, most notably in Germany. A high ranking civil servant in The Hague, he was a close witness to the crisis engulfing the Republic, but he preferred to concentrate on aesthetics and went out of his way not to get involved in any theological disputes. The lack of interest among Dutch philosophers for Kant’s “Copernican Revolution” appears to confirm they were largely in agreement with the rise of a new, widely shared nationalism, in which the recognition of the essentially Protestant nature of the Dutch nation played a crucial part. By the same token, Hemsterhuis’ Philhellenism appears to suggest that to the extent that Dutch elite culture during the early modern age was ready to abandon Christianity, this was not so much due to the impact of any particular philosophy as to the continuing attraction exerted by the example set by Antiquity. Ever since the late sixteenth century Dutch classicists had been suspected to be no longer genuinely committed to Christianity and it seems no coincidence that the leading early nineteenth-century Dutch philosopher, the Utrecht professor Philip Willem van Heusde, was mainly concerned to elaborate the Protestant character of his own, “Socratic” philosophy.

Prof. Wiep van Bunge – historyk filozofii, profesor Uniwersytetu Erazma w Rotterdamie, znawca myśli Spinozy i dziejów holenderskiego Oświecenia. Należy m.in. do Dutch Spinoza Society oraz Królewskiej Holenderskiej Akademii Sztuk i Nauk (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, KNAW). Autor i redaktor wielu książek, m.in. From Stevin to Spinoza (2001), Spinoza Past and Present (2012) oraz From Bayle to the Batavian Revolution (2019). Współredagował m.in. tomy Disguised and Overt Spinozism (1996), The Early Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic (2003), Pierre Bayle, le philosophe de Rotterdam (2008) czy The Bloomsbury Companion to Spinoza (2014). Był członkiem zespołu kierowanego przez Antony’ego McKenna, opracowującego i przygotowującego do druku korespondencję Pierre’a Bayle’a (1999-2017).

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