Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
CFP: "Works of Love," Annual Seminar, Søren Kierkegaard Society of the UK, University of Oxford, May 3, 2008.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Annual Meeting, Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, University of British Columbia, June 3-5 2008.
- Benjamin Arditi "On the Political: Schmitt contra Schmitt." 7-28. [Excerpt] [PDF]
- Michael Marder "Carl Schmitt's 'Cosmopolitan Restaurant': Culture, Multiculturalism, and Complexio Oppositorum." 29-47. [Excerpt] [PDF]
- David Pan "Carl Schmitt on Culture and Violence in the Political Decision." 49-72. [Excerpt] [PDF]
- Johannes Türk "The Intrusion: Carl Schmitt's Non-Mimetic Logic of Art." 73-89. [Excerpt] [PDF]
- Hans Sluga "The Pluralism of the Political: from Carl Schmitt to Hannah Arendt." 91-109. [Excerpt] [PDF]
- Christian J. Emden "Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt, and the Limits of Liberalism." 110-134. [Excerpt] [PDF]
- Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky "Nothing is Political, Everything Can Be Politicized: On the Concept of the Political in Michel Foucault and Carl Schmitt." 135-161. [Excerpt] [PDF]
- Theo W. A. de Wit Scum of the Earth: Alain Finkielkraut on the Political Risks of a Humanism without Transcendence Telos 142 (Spring 2008): 163-183. [Excerpt] [PDF]
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Lederman, Doug. "A Defining Election [on the Decline of the ALSC]." INSIDE HIGHER ED April 25, 2008.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
"Theories of Recognition and Contemporary French Philosophy: Reopening the Dialogue," École Normale Supérieure & Université de Paris X, May 6-7, 2008.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
O'Brien, Tony. "Review of Jonah Lehrer's PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST." METAPSYCHOLOGY ONLINE REVIEWS April 1, 2008.
Frazier, Brad. "Review of Edward Grippe's RICHARD RORTY'S NEW PRAGMATISM." METAPYSCHOLOGY ONLINE REVIEWS April 8, 2008.
Jackson, Jeffrey M. "Review of Gabriele Schwab, ed. DERRIDA, DELEUZE, PSYCHOANALYSIS." METAPSYCHOLOGY ONLINE REVIEWS April, 8, 2008.
Liston, Heather C. "Review of Joseph Merlino, et al., eds. FREUD AT 150." METAPYSCHOLOGY ONLINE REVIEWS April 1, 2008.
located the motivation for his doctrine of contradiction in the peculiar logic governing his model of organic wholes and argued that this logic entailed, not a rejection of the law wholesale, but a synthetic reconstruction of our ordinary understanding of the law in its analytic form. (196)By thus linking the Philosophy of Nature's account of the self-contradictory character of the living to the fundamental speculative science of the Logic, and thereby to all parts of the system, Hahn seeks to construct an "organic-holistic view of nature and cognition" and to offer a new defense of Hegel's doctrine of contradiction (1). Beyond this her aim is to speak "to the timely need for a radical new way of thinking about conflict, contradiction, and conceptual incommensurability, which will explode many of our assumptions about what should count as knowledge" (198). . . . Read the rest here: http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=12943.
Godelek, Kamuran. "Review of Lorenzo Chiesa's SUBJECTIVITY AND OTHERNESS." METAPSYCHOLOGY ONLINE REVIEWS April 22, 2008.
Papers (c. 20-30 min.) are invited on the following topics (these themes are directive, and the subjects of the papers may vary; all papers discussing ancient drama and/or its reception will be considered for presentation):
- Reception in antiquity. How did the ancient audience receive the plays? Transition from Greek to Roman stage.
- The use and ideological variation of ancient drama in general or in an individual play.
- Translations: translation as a rewriting and recreation of an ancient play.
- The translator’s role as a receiver of the ancient text and creator of a rereading of the play. Requirements of dramaturgy.
- What makes a good dramatization of an ancient drama for modern performance?
- Ancient drama on stage: the original performance and modern adaptations.
- The claim of authenticity?
- What makes a performance?
- The role of the text in a performance of an ancient play: is the text a minor factor in the process of creating a performance or a kind of performance itself?
- The creation of the space of performance: social, political, philosophical context.
The colloquium is organised by the Finnish Institute at Athens and the Centre of Excellence of the Academy of Finland Ancient Greek Written Sources. Anyone interested in participating and/or presenting a paper in the colloquium, please contact us for more information via e-mail by 2 June 2008.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Steinberg, Justin. "Spinoza's Political Philosophy." STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY April 21, 2008.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
David, Philip. "A Curse on Mean-Spirited Intellectuals, and Literary Scholars Above All." MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE (Spring 2008).
Friday, April 18, 2008
- Read a portion of a larger paper or new book.
- Outline a new research stream.
- Provide detailed information about new publications (articles, collections, monographs).
- Discuss plans for a future publication.
- Solicit advice and criticism on a new research plan or recent publication.
- Lead a discussion of a particular passage from Nietzsche's works, set of passages, or interpretation(s) thereof that have some particular philosophical relevance that you'll sketch for us.
Papers and presentations need not be strictly limited to discussion of Nietzsche; works on areas of contemporary philosophy to which Nietzsche is relevant are certainly welcome.The conference homepage is here: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/philosophy/jns/niny/.
Read the rest here: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3670712.ece.
Read the rest here: http://chronicle.com/free/v54/i31/31b00601.htm.
Read the rest here: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/wollstonecraft/.
CFP: "The Enlightenment: Critique, Myth and Utopia," Finnish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Helsinki, October 17-18, 2008.
- Do the inheritance and myths of the Enlightenment still have influence (even when questioned)?
- Is knowledge based on observation and Reason?
- Is reason universal?
- Is it possible to govern nature with knowledge?
- Are societies built on the will of the citizens?
- Did the philosophers of the Enlightenment actually answer yes to these questions? Or are these questions just an expression of our present-day prejudices and myths on the Enlightenment?
- How and when were the contemporary received views about the Enlightenment formed, and what purposes did they serve or do serve now?
- Who are today the supporters and the enemies of the Enlightenment?
- How has contemporary research contributed to renewing our views on what the Enlightenment actually was about?
The symposium arranged by the Finnish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/historia/1700/) will offer an interdisciplinary forum for contemporary discussions and research. Firstly, the key texts of the Enlightenment and the changes of society implied by them have raised novel interest. The French and German Enlightenment philosophies are crucial in discussions about critique and emancipation. Secondly, these aims and metaphors have been accompanied by the concepts of moral communality which stem especially from the Scottish Enlightenment. They have become topical in debates concerning globalisation, multiculturalism and the limits of tolerance. The third theme that motivates this seminar is the relationship between the Enlightenment and religion. For a long time it was held that the rift between religion and society came about during the Enlightenment. Did this really happen? The Speakers and Sessions: The first day of the symposium consists of four plenary lectures by invited keynote speakers. One of the keynote speakers is professor Miguel Benítez from the University of Seville. He is known as one of the central authorities on the radical Enlightenment distributed in the form of clandestine philosophical manuscripts. In addition to numerous articles on clandestine philosophical literature, Benítez has published La Face cachée des Lumières: Recherches sur les manuscrits philosophiques clandestins de l'âge classique (1996) and L?Oeuvre libertine de Bonaventure de Fourcroy (2005).The second day is devoted to sessions with papers (20 min each). The speakers may freely propose the themes; yet the following themes are encouraged:
- The development of the themes and commonplaces of the Enlightenment in 18th century philosophical, literary and political discussions.
- How was the 'thesis' of the Enlightenment manifested (cf. Kant, Was ist Aufklärung?) and how did these manifestations change after the 18th century?
- What role have the 19th- and 20th-century representations of the Enlightenment played in later research and general opinion?
- How do national differences show in the contemporary legacy of the Enlightenment. What was and is the significance of the Enlightenment in Sweden and Finland?
- The Enlightenment as a utopia in the 18th century and after.
Organizing Committee: Minna Ahokas (Univ. of Helsinki), Timo Kaitaro (Univ. of Helsinki), Petter Korkman (Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies), Kari Saastamoinen (Univ. of Helsinki) and Charlotta Wolff (Univ. of Helsinki).
Deadline for abstracts: 31st May 2008. Please send an abstract (max. 200 words) of your proposition for a paper in the workshops to Timo Kaitaro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP: "Darwin's Reach: a Celebration of Darwin's Legacy across Academic Disciplines," Hofstra University, March 12-14, 2009.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Larkin, William. "Review of Aaron Preston's ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY: THE HISTORY OF AN ILLUSION." NDPR April 15, 2008.
- The AHRC Doctoral Colloquium, 28-29 May, under the theme 'Dead/Lines: Contemporary Issues in Legal and Political Theory';
- The UK IVR Conference, 30-31 May, under the theme 'New Directions in Legal and Social Theory';
- A Festival Book Launch, 31 May;
- A series of Independent Workshops, 1 June; and
- A number of Social Events.
Some guidance on accomodation options has also been prepared.Further information may be found here: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/festivaloflegaltheory/.