The conference will examine the importance and the developments of the Frankfurt School by addressing both the philosophical tradition of the early stages of Critical Theory – and in particular the works of Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse – as well as the application of their theories to our contemporary society. In order to reflect the wide range of topics addressed by Critical Theory, the conference will cover different aspects of philosophical reflection on justice, politics, aesthetics, sociology, technology, literature and any other relevant field of study.
During the sessions, each speaker will have 30 minutes. All presentations will be made in English.
Deborah Cook, University of Windsor, Canada
Alessandro Ferrara, University of Rome, Tor Vergata.
David Ingram, Loyola University Chicago
Stefano Petrucciani, University of Rome, La Sapienza
If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel (of up to 5 speakers), please submit a 1-2 page abstract by January 29, 2011 (including name, eventual institutional affiliation and mailing address). Abstracts should be submitted by email. Decisions regarding the program will be made by February 2011. To submit an abstract, or for more information, contact: Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi, PhD – firstname.lastname@example.org.