maandag 22 oktober 2012

Tilburg University Summerschool 2013: Levinas – Ethics, Politics and the Problem of Violence A seminar with Simon Critchley | July 20-27, 2013

More information Levinas’s work has become a topic of intense intellectual fascination and factional disagreement in recent years. From the relative obscurity in which his work languished until the 1980s, Levinas’s conception on ethics has become a hugely influential and highly familiar position. But perhaps it has become too familiar, reduced to a series of platitudes about ‘the face of the other’, ‘alterity’ and ‘ethics as first philosophy’. The task of this year’s Tilburg Philsophy Summer School is to begin a process of creative defamiliarization of Levinas’s thought through nothing more complex than a reading of his work, that is to say, the major philosophical writings, but also the recently published opus posthumous. Levinas extraordinarily rich and powerful writing wildly exceeds any reductive caricature. We welcome students with a general interest in Levinas’s thought. Although we will offer an introduction to his philosophy, the focus will be on two significant problems, or what one might call blind spots, in Levinas’s work:
(i) The passage from ethics to politics, in particular the relation of what Levinas sees as the ‘anarchy’ of the relation to the other to forms of political collectivity, in particular the state;
(ii) The relation between the purported nonviolence of the ethical relation to the other and the fact of violence, both political violence and violence in the broadest sense.
In addition to Levinas’s work, we will explore its relation to a number of thinkers who influenced him (Plato, Plotinus, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Husserl or Heidegger) or who he decisively influenced (Blanchot, Derrida, Irigaray, Butler). Format
The Summer School will be an intense and exclusive working group. The Summer School is open to graduate students. Some applications from selected advanced undergraduates will be considered. In order to facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas, the group will be no larger than 15 participants. The general program of the Summer School will be structured around position papers in which participants are asked to present their research in the area. Simon Critchley will give a lecture each morning. The Summer School will run for 5 working days, Monday to Friday, the weekend before will be free for getting to know each other, reading and some sightseeing.
University of Tilburg, The Netherlands Tilburg University, Warandelaan 2 – 5037 AB Tilburg, The Netherlands | +31 (0) 13 466 9111 Accommodations | Participants will be lodged at the Auberge de Bonheur (link) in Tilburg close to the university campus. The cost will be €200 maximum.
Costs Registration Fee | The nominal fee for the summer school is €50 for logistics and administrative costs. However, it does not include the costs for accommodation, excursions, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Application
Eligibility | The Summer School is open to graduate students in philosophy and related disciplines. Some applications from selected advanced undergraduates will be considered. Deadline | The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2013. Applicants will be informed whether their application has been successful by late March. Applications | Applications can be sent by email to Mark Theunissen ( or by regular mail to: Simon Critchley Department of Philosophy The New School for Social Research 6 E16th Street, Rm. 1118, New York, NY 10003 Applications must include: - Current CV (max. 2 pages) Please be sure that your CV contains the relevant contact information. - Statement of purpose outlining how your attendance at the Summer School would benefit both the Summer School and your own research (max. 1 page) - Abstract of the paper you would like to present at the Summer School (if you wish to present a paper). (max. 300 words)

dinsdag 16 oktober 2012

zesde jaarvergadering

Hierbij presenteren we u het programma voor de zesde jaarvergadering van het Gezelschap voor Fenomenologische Wijsbegeerte op vrijdag 9 november 2012 aan de Universiteit Antwerpen. lokaal D014 op de stadscampus van de Universiteit, Prinsstraat 13 2000 Antwerpen.
10:30-11:00 Ontvangst
11:00-12:30 Lezing Prof. dr. Claude Romano, titel dient nog medegedeeld
12:30-13:30 Lunch in de Agora
13:30-15:00 Twee sessies: (1) G. Dierckxsens (Antwerpen): Verantwoordelijkheid en verlangen (2) J.-S. Hardy (Paris) Travailler et servir: linéaments d’une phénoménologie de l’esclave dans les manuscrits de Husserl
15:00-15.30 Koffiepauze
15:30-17:15 Twee sessies: (3) E. Evink (Groningen): Intersubjectiviteit en normativiteit bij J. Patocka (4) C. Bremmers (Nijmegen): Intersubjectiviteit, exterioriteit en het 'y' van het 'il y a'
17:15-18:00 Borrel in de Agora
We u willen vragen of u zich uiterlijk 31 oktober wilt opgeven voor deze dag ( in verband met het bestellen van de lunch en de koffie. U kunt de lunch ter plaatse betalen.
Aan de jaarvergadering gaat een college van Claude Romano vooraf op donderdag 8 november van 16.00 tot 18.00 uur, eveneens in lokaal D014.
namens het bestuur van het GFW Peter Reynaert Arthur Cools