Hannah Laurens

University of St Andrews

Aristotle on the Active Intellect


Academic History:

2008 - 2012 BA Philosophy (distinction)

2012 - 2013 MA in Political, Legal, & Economic Philosophy (distinction)

2013 - 2015 BPhil in Philosophy

Supervisors:

Professor Sarah Broadie (University of St Andrews)

Dr Barbara Sattler (University of St Andrews)

Research Interests:

  • Aristotle
  • Spinoza
  • Action Theory
  • Environmental Ethics

Scholarships:

AHRC Studentship

British Society for Aesthetics Travel Stipends

Corpus Christi Travel Stipend

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford Travel Stipend

Awards:

Cyril Joad Prize for top BA results

Publications:

'Finite in Infinity: Spinoza's Conception of Human Freedom Explained through his Metaphysics,' in: Stance (listed in the Philosopher’s Index), international undergraduate philosophy journal, Ball State University, USA

Selected Conference Presentations:

'An Eternal Part of the Body? Spinoza on Human Existence beyond Life and Death'

  • Life & Death in Early Modern Philosophy, Conference of the ESEMP/BSHP, 2016, UK

'Functions as Essences: an Aristotelian Analysis of Aesthetic Artefacts'

  • Conference of the European Society for Aesthetics, 2016, SPAIN
  • Aristotelian Themes in Metaphysics, Boğaziçi University, 2016, TURKEY

'Reconsidering Spinoza's Rationalism: Overcoming the Passions through Scientia Intuitiva'

  • 6th Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, St Andrews, 2015, UK
  • 6th Princeton-Penn-Columbia Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy, 2015, USA
  • 1st Collegium Spinozanum, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2015, NL

'Attention determines Action'

  • 22nd Kent State Graduate Philosophy Conference, 2015, USA

Contact Details:

Address: Edgecliffe, School of Philosophy, The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AL

Work Tel No: 07963 890868

Email: hpel@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website/Blogs: www.hannahlaurens.com


First published: 14 November 2016