Mogens Lærke

Mogens Lærke is senior researcher at the CNRS, affiliated at the Maison Française d'Oxford and the research centre IHRIM at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon. He is also a senior associate of Pembroke College, Oxford. In 2023-2027, he is the PI of the research project NOTCOM (“The Common Notion. Science and Consensus in the Seventeenth Century”, ERC Advanced Grant no. 101052433, After finishing his PhD at the University of Paris IV in 2003, he held positions at Aarhus University, the Carlsberg Foundation, Tel Aviv University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Aberdeen. He has been a researcher at the CNRS since 2013. He obtained his habilitation at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2014. He specialises in early modern philosophy and intellectual history and has published widely on early modern metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and political philosophy, and historiographical-philosophical methodology. Monographs include Leibniz lecteur de Spinoza. La genèse d’une opposition complexe (Paris 2008), Les Lumières de Leibniz. Controverses avec Huet, Bayle, Regis et More (Paris 2015), and Spinoza and the Freedom of Philosophizing(Oxford 2021). Lærke is the managing editor of the book series “BSHP New Texts in the History of Philosophy” published by the Oxford University Press. He is moreover the founder and co-organizer of the annual conference Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (SSEMP).

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Maison Française d'Oxford