Saturday, May 31, 2008
Nayar, Radhakrishnan. "A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling." TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION March 13, 2008.
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First Nordic Pragmatism Conference in Science, Religion and Politics, Nordic Pragmatism Network, University of Helsinki, July 2-4, 2008.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
- David Carr, "Narrative Explanation and Its Malcontents"
- Karsten R. Stueber, "Reasons, Generalizations, Empathy, and Narratives: The Epistemic Structure of Action Explanation"
- Tor Egil Førland, "Mentality as a Social Emergent: Can the Zeitgeist Have Explanatory Power?"
- Paul A. Roth, "Three Dogmas (More or Less) of Explanation"
Forum on Provincializing Europe:
- Carola Dietze, "Toward a History on Equal Terms: a Discussion of Provincializing Europe"
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, In Defense of Provincializing Europe: a Response to Carola Dietze"
The issue also contains four review essays:
- David D. Roberts on Donald R. Kelley, Frontiers of History: Historical Inquiry in the Twentieth Century
- Virginia H. Aksan on Gabriel Piterberg, An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play
- Daniel P. Tompkins on Mohammad Nafissi, Ancient Athens and Modern Ideology: Value, Theory and Evidence in Historical Sciences: Max Weber, Karl Polanyi and Moses Finley
- Tyler Stovall on Peter Fritzsche, Stranded in the Present: Modern Time and the Melancholy of History
The May 2008 issue (http://www.historyandtheory.org/archives/may08.html) contains four articles: Berber Bevernage, "Time, Presence, and Historical Injustice," examines the metaphysics of time with an eye to undermining the dichotomy of present/absent in both historiography and in questions regarding historical justice. This essay is a definite mind-expander that certainly got me to rethink some fundamental categories of my thought. Two articles about explanation in history, both of which mine the pragmatic tradition, follow. The first is Jeroen Van Bouwel and Erik Weber, "A Pragmatist Defense of Non-Relativistic Explanatory Pluralism in History and Social Science," a rigorously argued essay in favor of what it calls "non-relativistic explanatory pluralism" in history and the social sciences, a pluralism that allows for a continuing role for structural, functional, and intentional explanations in these disciplines. The second is by Carl Hammer, "Explication, Explanation, and History," an innovative approach that relies on what it calls "pragmatic explication" as a way to understand what it means to explain events in history—and in a way that shows just how explanation in history relates to explanation in the natural sciences. The last article is by Eileen Ka-May Cheng; it is entitled "Exceptional History? The Origins of Historiography in the United States." This very well-written essay offers a different reading of the emergence of historiography in the U. S during the period from 1890 to the 1930s than is standard—a reading that is far more nuanced and persuasive than anything to date. But the essay is of particular interest to readers of H&T because it shows how historical writing can be both the product of its context, while still insisting on a commitment to objectivity. It turns out that the tension between the ideal of objectivity and the recognition of the perspectival nature of history was something that historians were aware of early on, and that their reflections about this tension were more sophisticated than heretofore thought. The issue also contains a long review article by Gregory S. Brown, "Am ‘I’ a ‘Post-Revolutionary Self’? Historiography of the Self in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution," which discusses the following books: The Post-Revolutionary Self: Politics and Psyche in France, 1750– 1850, by Jan Goldstein; The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe since the Seventeenth Century, by Jerrold Seigel; The Making of the Modern Self: Identity and Culture in Eighteenth- Century England, by Dror Wahrman; The New Biography: Performing Femininity in Nineteenth-Century France, edited by Jo Burr Margadant; and Sexing la Mode: Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France, by Jennifer Jones. The issue also includes these review essays:
- Irmline Veit-Brause on David Carr, Thomas R. Flynn, and Rudolf A. Makkreel, eds., The Ethics of History
- Jörn Rüsen on Finn Fuglestad, The Ambiguities of History: the Problem of Ethnocentrism in Historical Writing
- Sanford Shieh on Michael Dummett, Truth and the Past
- Joan W. Scott on Judith M. Bennett, History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism
- Richard Biernacki on Charles Tilly, Why?
- Warren Schmaus on Michel Bourdeau, Les Trois États: Science, théologie, et métaphysique chez Auguste Comte
- William H. McNeill on Cynthia Stokes Brown, Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
"Ontology and Politics," Department of Politics, Queen Mary College, University of London, June 16, 2008.
- Kevin Inston (University College London): "Representing the Unrepresentable: Rousseau's Legislator and the Impossible Object of the People."
- Alexandros Kioupkiolis (University of Cyprus): "Keeping It Open: Ontology, Ethics, Knowledge and Radical Democracy."
- Gerald Moore (Université Paris XII): "To Have Done with The End of Sacrifice."
11:10am Coffee/Tea Break
11:30 Panel 2: The Political Subject Between Immanence and Transcendence:
- Nemonie Craven (Queen Mary): "Je suis nécessaire à la justice. Emmanuel Levinas, from conatus to fidélité a soi."
- Patricia Farrell (Manchester Metropolitan): "Responsibility without capability, responsibility within capability: the encounter with the Other in Levinas and Deleuze.
- Giorgos Fourtounis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): "Immanence and Subjection: Foucault, Althusser and the aporia of the subject."
1:10pm Lunch Break
2:15pm Panel 3: Ontology and Engagements with Politics:
- Ignaas Devisch & Kathleen Vandeputte (Ghent University): "Nancy and Ontological Pluralism: the Absence of a Political Program."
- Johanna Oksala (University of Dundee): "Foucault's Politicisation of Ontology."
- Paul Reynolds (Edge Hill): "Ontologies, Politics, Dialectics: the Ordering of Stable and Unstable Moments."
4:15pm Keynote Address:
- Simon Critchley (New School)
- Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
Further information is here: http://www.politics.qmul.ac.uk/Pol%20Theory%20Conference/index.html.
CFP: 17th Biennial Conference, International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR), McGill University, July 22-26, 2009.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
CFP: "Counterpoints: Edward Said’s Legacy," University of Ottawa and Carleton University, October 31-November 2, 2008.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
CFP: "The Work of Romanticism," International Conference on Romanticism, Oakland University, MI, October 16-19, 2008.
- "An Answer to the Problem of Other Minds" by MARIA ANTONIETTA PERNA, 1-31 Abstract View-PDF
- "Hegel's Guilty Conscience: Three Forms of Schuld in the Phenomenology of Spirit" by MATTHEW LYONS CONGDON, 32-55 Abstract View-PDF
- "On the Function of the Epoche in Phenomenological Interpretations of Religion" by SAMUEL MICKEY, 56-81 Abstract View-PDF
- "La Question du mal chez Hannah Arendt: Rupture ou continuité?" by SOPHIE CLOUTIER, 82-111 Abstract View-PDF
- "Oikos and Economy" by GREGORY CAMERON, 112-133 Abstract View-PDF
- "Building-in-Place" by RANDALL TEAL, 134-158 Abstract View-PDF
Friday, May 23, 2008
Paparella, Emanuel L. "Richard Rorty's Unflinching Critique of Modern Western Philosophy." OVI MAGAZINE May 19, 2008.
CFP: "Power: Forms, Dynamics and Consequences," Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Tampere, September 22-24, 2008.
Smith, Daniel, and John Protevi. "Gilles Deleuze." STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY May 23, 2008.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
"Just Images: Ethics and the Cinematic," Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University & Jerusalem Centre for Ethics, June 3-6, 2008.
"Shifting the Geography of Reason V: Intellectual Movements," Caribbean Philosophy Association, Universite des Antilles-Guyane, June 4-7, 2008.
Welch, Mark. "Review of Noel Carroll's THE PHILOSOPHY OF MOTION PICTURES." METAPSYCHOLOGY ONLINE REVIEWS April 29, 2008.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
CFP: "Architecture and Phenomenology," Second International Conference, Kyoto Seika University, Japan, June 26-29, 2009.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sharpe, Matthew. "Review of Robert Sinnerbrink's UNDERSTANDING HEGELIANISM." PARRHESIA 4 (2008): 81-83.
Kaufman, Eleanor. "The Desire Called Mao: Badiou and the Legacy of Libidinal Economy." POSTMODERN CULTURE 18.1 (2007).
- Making Poverty Visible – Three Theses by Alexander García Düttmann, translated by Arne De Boever
- 'Falling out of one’s role with art': Samuel Weber on Benjamin’s Abilities Interview by Arne De Boever and Alex Murray
- Becoming against History: Deleuze, Toynbee and Vitalist Historiography by Christian Kerslake
- Differance of the 'Real' by Michael Marder
- Why is ‘Speaking the Truth’ Fearless? ‘Danger’ and ‘Truth’ in Foucault’s Discussion of Parrhesia by Alison Ross
- Tamas Pataki, Against Religion by Russell Grigg
- Collapse–Philosophical Research and Development by Jon Roffe
- Robert Sinnerbrink, Understanding Hegelianism by Matthew Sharpe
- Alastair Morgan, Adorno’s Concept of Life by Mark Tomlinson
Journal homepage: http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/.
"Geographies of Film Theory," Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies & Screen Studies Group, University of London, June 26-28, 2008.
- Francesco Casetti (Professor, Universita Cattolica, Milano)
- Mikhail Iampolski (Professor, New York University)
- Kim Soyoung (Professor, Korean National University of Arts)
- Ashish Rajadhyaksha (Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore)
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
- Jan Mieszkowski, Introduction: Analogy, Terminable and Interminable
- Alan Bass, The Mystery of Sex and the Mystery of Time: An Integration of Some Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives
- Brett Levinson, In Theory, Politics Does not Exist
- Laurence A. Rickels, Endopsychic Allegories
- Eleanor Kaufman, The Desire Called Mao: Badiou and the Legacy of Libidinal Economy
- Joseph Keith, What Went Wrong? Reappraising the "Politics" of Theory. A review of Timothy Brennan, Wars of Position: the Cultural Politics of Left and Right. New York: Columbia UP, 2006.
- Joshua Kates, Philopolemology? A review of Alain Badiou, Polemics. Trans. Steve Corcoran. London: Verso, 2006.
- Michael G. Malouf, When Were We Creole? A review of Charles Stewart, ed., Creolization: History, Ethnography, Theory. Walnut Creek: Left Coast, 2007.
- Catherine Taylor, Open Studios: Rachel Blau Duplessis's Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work. A review of Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work. Tuscaloosa: Alabama UP, 2006.
- Melinda Cooper, Homeland Insecurities. A review of Randy Martin, An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management. Durham: Duke UP, 2007.
Please visit: http://www.iath.virginia.edu/pmc/current.issue/.
Vernon, Mark. "Debunking the Neuromythology; Deepening the Mystery." PEOPLE AND LIFE BLOG May 17, 2008.
CFP: "Beyond Reification: Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis," John Cabot University, May 21-23, 2008.
Friday, May 16, 2008
"Vision, Praxis, and Legacy: Cheikh Anta Diop, Molefi Kete Asante and the Afrocentric Project," Philadelphia, October 17-18, 2008.
- A Thorough Examination of Cheikh Anta Diop’s Work and His Contribution to Africana Studies Scholarship
- A Thorough Examination of Molefi Kete Asante’s Work and His Contribution to Africana Studies Scholarship
- Codifying Afrocentric exemplars (Asante, Karenga, Hurston, Hudson-Weems, Diop, Keto, Obenga, et al.)
- Paradigms of African hero dynamics
- Discoveries and observations of Mdw Ntr
- Revisiting Diop’s Theory of Matriarchy: a Womanist Re-reading
- Diop and the Clarification of Human History
- Diop and the Concept of Return to Egypt
- Diop and the Concept of an Uncompromising Anthropology/Archaeology
- Diop and the Dialog with Egyptology
- Asante and Afrocentric Methodology in the Academy
- Revisiting manifestos of change
- Maat and the Kemetic Concepts of Governance and Justice
- Kawaida and the Development of the Maatian Intellectual and Ethical Initiative
- Kawaida, Afrocentricity and the Diopian Project
- Afrocentric Philosophical and Literary Initiatives: Creative and Interpretive
- Ancient Nile Valley Culture’s Discourse on Women
- Women of Power in Ancient Egypt: Queens, Queen Mothers and Divine Wives
- Womanist Foundations in Ancient Egypt
- Asante, Identity and Concepts of Location and Dislocation
- Afrocentric Concepts of Cultural and Social Liberation
- Afrocentric Engagement of Critical Social Issues: Theory and Practice
- Personhood and Community in Afrocentric Theory
- The Afrocentric University
- Theory, Pedagogy, and Tactics for Afrocentric teachers
- the question of whether we directly see the world
- the nature of perception and perceptual experience more generally
- the nature of our knowledge of our own mental states
- the nature of our knowledge of the external world
- questions about what we can learn about the mind, and the nature of hallucination, from empirical results in psychology and brain science.
The conference will bring together philosophers and psychologists to debate and discuss these topics.
- Richard P. Bentall (Psychology, Bangor)
- Alex Byrne (Philosophy, MIT)
- Tim Crane (Philosophy, University College London)
- Katalin Farkas (Philosophy, Central European University)
- C. P. Fernyhough (Psychology, Durham)
- Dominic H ffytche (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
- Matthew Nudds (Philosophy, Edinburgh)
- Howard Robinson (Philosophy, Central European University)
- Susanna Schellenberg (Philosophy, Australian National University)
- Brad Thompson (Philosophy, Southern Methodist University)
Call for Papers:
We invite papers by philosophers and psychologists and cognate disciplines, accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, on the topic of hallucination. Papers should be suitable for presentation in no more than 45 minutes. Papers should be original and unpublished and authors should be willing to submit their papers for consideration for inclusion in an edited volume arising from the conference. The papers will be chosen by the organizers on the basis of an abstracts of between 500 - 1000 words.
For more information, visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/philosophy/cspe/presentfutureevents/hallucinationoncrete/.
- Samantha Senda-Cook "Fahrenheit 9/11's Purpose-Driven Agents: A Multipentadic Approach to Political Entertainment";
- Hans Lindquist "Composing a Gourmet Experience: Using Kenneth Burke’s Theory of Rhetorical Form";
- Camille K. Lewis "Publish and Perish?: My Fundamentalist Education from the Inside Out";
- Robert Wade Kenny "The Glamour of Motives: Applications of Kenneth Burke within the Sociological Field"; and
- Mark Huglen and Clarke Rountree "The Future of Burke Studies."
- "Embarking on Burke: Profiles of New Scholars"
- Maura J. Smyth reviews Christopher R. Darr's article “Civility as Rhetorical Enactment: The John Ashcroft ‘Debates’ and Burke’s Theory of Form";
- Candace Epps–Robertson reviews Robert Glenn Howard's. “A Theory of Vernacular Rhetoric: The Case of the ‘Sinner’s Prayer’ Online."
New submissions to KB Journal should be directed to Andy King of Louisiana State University at email@example.com.
Jacques Ranciere Day, Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures, Roehampton University, May 21, 2008.
- Paul Bowman (Roehampton University): Welcome & Introduction
- Emiliano Battista (Leuven University): "The Wrong Man: Rancière on the Innocence of the Arts"
- Mark Robson (Nottingham University): "The Call and the Fall: Rancière, Rossellini, Flaubert, Haneke"
11.40 - 13.00
- Nico Baumbach (Duke University): "On Rancière and the Persistence of Film Theory"
- Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University): "The Ethics Imperative of Spectator Incommensurability"
- Martin O'Shaughnessy (Nottingham Trent University): "Using Rancière to renew our understanding of political cinema"
14.00 - 15.00
- Frederik le Roy & Kathleen Vandeputte (Ghent University): "Art equals politics. Jacques Rancière's aesthetics in between relational and sublime art"
- Joseph J. Tanke (California College of the Arts): "The Twisted Logics of Modernity: the Philosophy and Anti-Philosophy of Art"
14.30 - 15.30
- Nick Hewlett (Warwick University): "Politics is equality is democracy"
- Richard Stamp (Bath Spa University): "Stupidity, in Theory - or: why reading Ranciere matters for cultural studies"
15.45 - 16.45
- Ben Highmore (Sussex University): "Aesthetics From Below: From Proletarian Nights to the Distribution of the Sensible"
- Jérôme Game (American University of Paris): "Jacques Rancière's aesthetics of the 'choc sensible' and its politics : the case of video-art and photography"
Keynote Speaker: Jacques Rancière For full details, see www.roehampton.ac.uk/researchcentres/crfac/events/index.html; For further information and to register, contact Dr Paul Bowman: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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