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We will meet every other Wednesday 4:30 – 6:30, starting October 1st (room TBA)

Fall 2014

For our first two meetings, we are excited to welcome Pierre-Jean Renaudie, who will present two of his papers: 

October 1: “Describing one’s experience, expressing one’s states of mind”


October 15: “Transparency without immunity: Sartre’s account of first-person authority”

October 29: Daniel Ricardo Rodriguez Navas–title TBA

November 12: Tuomo Tiisala–title TBA

November 26th–no workshop

December 3: Prof. Raoul Moati


Past Workshops

Spring 2014 April 30th (Week 5) Jaime Edwards, Philosophy, University of Chicago: “Morality, Metaphysics, Religion, Political Theory, Jurisprudence, Economics, and other Humbug: Marx on Ideology”   May 14th (Week 7) Simon Gurofsky, Philosophy, University of Chicago: “Merleau-Ponty and Transformation”   ____________________________________________________________________________   Fall 2013 October 2 (Week 1) Introductory Meeting and Planning Session   October 16 (Week 3) Reading and discussion of Levinas’ “Enigma & Phenomena.” “Useless Suffering” & “The Sense of History” with Professors Arnold Davidson, Sarah Hammerschlag & Raoul Moati; texts available here on the downloads page.   October 30 (Week 5) Dawn Herrera Helphand (Social Thought),”Normativity, Freedom, Domination: Challenges for Foucaultian Political Thought”   November 13 (Week 7) Matteo Vagelli (Divinity School/ Scuola Alti Studi Fondazione San Carlo, Modena)   November 27 (Week 9): No Meeting (Day before Thanksgiving) December 4 (Week 10): TBA December 11 (Week 11): Tentative: No Meeting   ____________________________________________________________________________ SPRING 2012 April 2 Daniel Wyche (University of Chicago, graduate student) “The Practice of Dignity: The Care of the Self, Relations of Power, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott”   April 16 Laurent Perreau (University of Picardie – Amiens) “Husserl and Schütz on Common Sense”   April 23 Maxime Doyon (McGill University) “The Problem of Perceptual Presence in Enactive and Transcendental Phenomenology”   May 7 Ross Jacobs (University of Chicago, graduate student) “From the Aesthetics of Captivity to ‘das Spiel der Freiheit': Friedrich Schiller and Immanuel Kant on the Theatricality of the Neo-Medieval Culture Industry and the Prophetic Burdens of Modern Political Philosophy”   May 14 Christoph Menke (University of Frankfurt) “Hegel’s Theory of Liberation: Law, Freedom, History, Society”   May 21 Davey Tomlinson (University of Chicago, graduate student) “What do Buddhist philosophers think about? Preliminary notes on self-consciousness and the objective forms of experience in Buddhist idealism”   ____________________________________________________________________________   WINTER 2012   January 9            Sarah Hammerschlag (Williams College, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Chicago): “A Splinter in the Flesh: Levinas and the Resignification of Jewish Suffering, 1928-1946.”   January 23 Tuomo Tiisala (University of Chicago, graduate student): “Keeping It Implicit: A Defense of Foucault’s Conception of Discursive Norms”   February 6             Audrey Wasser (University of Chicago, Harper-Schmidt Fellow) “Toward an Ontology of Literature: Deleuze on Determination and Individuation”   February 20            Andrew Werner (University of Chicago, graduate student) “Non-Normative Ethics: Some Themes from Agamben”   March 5            Nathan Phillips (University of Chicago, graduate student)

“‘Between the Scylla and Charybdis’: Edmund Husserl’s 1906/07 Lectures on Logic and Theory of Knowledge”

___________________________________________________________________________   AUTUMN 2011   October 3              Organizational meeting   October 17            Martina Mengoni (School of Advanced Studies, Fondazione San Carlo): “The Gray Zone, Power, and Privilege in Primo Levi”   October 31             Daniele Lorenzini (Université Paris-Est Créteil & La Sapienza, Rome): “Aesthetics of Existence, Eternal Stoicism or Moral Perfectionism? Foucault, Hadot and Cavell between Ethics and Politics”   November 14            Martina Tazzioli (Department of Politics, Goldsmiths College, London): “Countermapping the Governmentality of Human Mobility: Migrants’ Struggles, Practices of Resistance, and Regime of Discursivity”   November 28 Silvia Lami (University of Pisa): “Norms, and the Construction of Subjects: Politics and Ethics of Deaf Subjectivity”

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