George Klaeren

Doctoral Candidate, History
Richard & Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellow
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Klaeren will present "Encountering the Enlightenment: Science, Religion, and Catholic Epistemologies Across the Iberian Atlantic, 1680-1815." Klaeren's work examines how Spanish intellectuals like priest-philosopher Benito Jerónimo Feijóo confronted the crises of knowledge that is commonly called by historians "the Enlightenment," adopting and adapting contemporary intellectual currents of thought, contesting over a meaning of epistemology which would define true knowledge in eighteenth-century Spain, and determining the ways in which this knowledge could be ascertained and justified.

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