Monday, May 31, 2010

Cfp: "Reading Ricoeur Once Again: Hermeneutics and Practical Philosophy," Universidade Nova de Lisboa, July 7–10, 2010.

Update: The conference website is here: Original Post (December 12, 2009): With the Official Support of the Fonds Ricoeur, the International Institute for Hermeneutics and the Society for Ricoeur Studies. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Axel Honneth (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main), Andrzej Wiercinski (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg) Carlos João Correia (Universidade de Lisboa), Daniel Frey (Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg), David Pellauer (DePaul University, Chicago), Fernanda Henriques (Universidade de Évora), George Taylor (University of Pittsburgh), Gilbert Vincent (Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg), Jerôme Porée (Université de Rennes), Johann Michel (Université de Poitiers, EHESS), Maria Luísa Portocarrero (Universidade de Coimbra), Michel Renaud (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Richard Kearney (Boston College) This four-day international symposium will aim to pay homage to the influential French philosopher Paul Ricoeur, on the fifth anniversary of his death. Ricoeur’s vast and prolific philosophical career left us with an immense corpus whose hermeneutical appropriation and reinterpretation might still contribute to expand several philosophical areas, if complemented by new theoretical insights. We intend to analyze and further develop what we could call Ricoeur’s Practical Philosophy, that is, his reflections on Ethics, Political Philosophy and Social Philosophy. We welcome papers assessing the contributions of Ricoeurian philosophy in any one of these areas, but also contributions coming from moral, political and social philosophers who are not specialists in Ricoeur, as long as their insights help us explore and rethink the creative possibilities of human action. Papers dealing with the role of recognition theory in philosophy will be especially welcome as well as, of course, presentations dealing with the areas of hermeneutics indicated below. The topics of the papers might include, but need not be restricted to: Applied Ethics Critical Theory Ethics and Politics Feminist Theory Hermeneutics and Law Hermeneutics and Literature Hermeneutics, Memory and History Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion Hermeneutics of the Self Recognition Theory Theology Abstracts (approximately 300 words, either in English or French) should be sent to Gonçalo Marcelo, Maria João Coelho and Sara Fernandes ( The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2010. Submissions should include a separate sheet with the title of the paper, author’s name, contact, institutional affiliation, main research interests and works published. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1. Final papers will have to be suitable for a 30 minutes presentation.

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