A Documentary by Yuji Nishiyama: The Right to Philosophy: Traces of the International College of Philosophy
What are we allowed to believe
about the Right to Philosophy, about the Future of the
Saturday 29 October 11:00―14:00
The Cinema, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square,
Followed by a panel discussion with the director Yuji Nishiyama
(Tokyo Metropolitan University)T
This is the first documentary film on
the International College of Philosophy (Collège international de Philosophie:
CIPH), founded by, among others, Jacques Derrida and François Châtelet in 1983
Through interviews with the key figures in the CIPH, the film
explores the "question of the institution", the relationship between philosophy
and institutions—a topic that was central for deconstruction as elaborated and
practiced by Derrida. The aim of this film is to consider the possibilities of
the humanities in general and philosophy in particular under the current
conditions of global capitalism.
Among its many provocations, the film
contrasts the notion of "intersection" established by the Collège with that of
the inter-disciplinarity of Cultural Studies or Comparative Studies departments
in the Anglo-Saxon academic landscape. Enlightening and provocative, this film
is essential viewing for those engaged in the humanities.
cinematic documentary open to many contexts, an exceptional film about the topic
of philosophy that demands a viewing from multiple angles."―Naoki
This screening is organized as part of the international symposium
‘Humanities After Fukushima’, which is inspired by the film and tries to address
issues surrounding humanities education and research in the age of crisis.
For more details please visit our event registration site: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2154622534.
the trailer here: http://youtu.be/Ps4VhUAhxSc.