CNNP is hosting a 1-day workshop titled “Early Modern Kabbalah and Its Relevance to the Thought of Anne Conway” at Columbia’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. The event is sponsored by the Philosophy Department and theInstitute for Religion, Culture and Public Life with venue and breakfast provided by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies.
The workshop addresses questions including: How does early modern Kabbalism set the stage for and help us better understand key elements in Conway’s metaphysics? And how can we best use notes in our edition to accurately recover Kabbalist sources of Conway’s thought?
Professor Mercer will provide an overview of Conway’s Views about Logos (Christ), the Trinity, vitality, light, the relation between Logos and God, and the relation between Logos and Third Substance (i.e., Creation). Jasper Reid will lead a discussion on Conway and Monads, and the group will discuss questions about Logos and mind-body with special help from experts Professor Brian Ogren and Yitzhak Melamed.