Sacred Polities, Natural Law and the Law of Nations in the 16th-17th Centuries - International Conference at Central European University, Budapest

Type: 
Conference
Audience: 
CEU Community + Invited Guests
Building: 
Oktober 6 u. 7
Room: 
102
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:00am
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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Sacred Polities, Natural Law and the Law of Nations in the 16th-17th Centuries

International Conference at Central European University, Budapest Central European University – Palacký University Olomouc – Grotiana Foundation
 10-12 November 2016
Október 6. u. 7, Room 102


The organizers (Hans Blom, Erasmus University, Rotterdam; Jana Engelbrechtová, Palacký University, Olomouc; László Kontler, Central European University) are grateful for the generous support of Central European University and Brill Publishers.

Thursday, 10 November

14:30-15:00 Welcome and introduction

15:00-16:00: Keynote
Arthur Eyffinger (Oberstaufen),”Natural law and national polity. The Leiden discourse on State and Church (1575-1625)”

16:00-16:30 coffee break

16:30-18:00 Protestant natural law: developments and challenges
Chair: Camilla Boisen (Johannesburg)
Mads Jensen (London), “'Without prophetic and apostolic voices': Niels Hemmingsen's On the law of nature according to a demonstrative method”
Tobias Schaffner (Zürich), "Natural law for the forum externum: De Jure Belli ac Pacis as Thomist ethics for peoples and their rulers"

18:00 Reception

Friday, 11 November

9:00-12:30 Protestant natural law: developments and challenges (ctd.)
Chair: Tobias Schaffner (Zürich)
Alberto Clerici (Rome), "Natural law and Scripture in the Calvinist monarchomachs"
József Simon (Szeged),  “Challenges of universalism. Theologico-philosophical considerations of natural law by Transylvanian Antitrinitarians in the late 16th century”

10:30-11:00 coffee break

Dominique Bauer (Leuven), “Natural law and historicity in Francisco Suárez”
Stefanie Ertz (Potsdam), “Hugo Grotius's hermeneutics of natural and divine law”

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14.00-18.15 Grotius and political theology
Chair: Janne Nijman (Amsterdam)
William Bain (Singapore),  “Hugo Grotius and the political theology of international order”
Jiří Chotaš (Prague), “The foundation of the law of nature in the Prolegomena”

15:30-16:00 coffee break

Laetitia Ramelet (Lausanne), “Grotius on fides and consent”
Johan Olsthoorn (Leuven), “Grotius on natural law and supererogation”
Hans Blom (Rotterdam), “Grotius’s brotherly advices of 1614-16 and Willem’s Enchyridion (1667)”

Saturday, 12 November

9:00-15:00 Transformations and receptions
Chair: József Simon (Szeged)
Laurens Winkel (Rotterdam), "Natural law and Hugo Grotius: some aspects"
Márton Szentpéteri (Budapest),  “Faith and reason: the Herborn theory of cognition in Transylvania (1629-1658)”

10:30-11:00 coffee break

Adriana Luna-Fabritius (Helsinki), “Uses of Grotian strategies in early-modern Neapolitan political thought 1650-1712”
Jana Engelbrechtová (Olomouc), “Moravian reception of Grotius”

12:30-13:30 lunch

Chair: Adriana Luna-Fabritius (Helsinki)
Thomas Behme (Berlin): “Pufendorf’s Lutheranism”
Denis Ramelet (Neuchâtel),”Voluntarism, moral entities and natural law according to Pufendorf”
Heikki Haara (Helsinki), “Moral psychological aspects of Pufendorf’s concept of toleration”

15:45 Conclusions

 

This Conference has been made possible by the generous financial support of Central European University and Brill Publishers