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The first meeting of the CEPW for the Spring Quarter of 2014 will take place on Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30-6:30 pm. Our theme this quarter will be the concept of ideology, and we will begin with a reading from Marx’s “The German Ideology,” which can be found online here. Please read the first 30 […]

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After a century of dominance by Germanic composers, scholars, and philosophers, Anglophone music studies has expanded its scope to other bodies of thought in order to work through fundamental questions of the discipline: what is music? How does it operate? How should one go about doing it? Recent American interest in the writings of Vladimir […]

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The CEPW is happy to welcome Matteo Vagelli (Scuola Alti Studi San Carlo, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-sorbonne, The Divinity School) for our next meeting. In this presentation I will address two questions, and in trying to lay down a possible answer I will touch on different aspects of my research. The main question is: did […]

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CEWP 2013-2104 Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Contemporary European Philosophy Workshop will be returning from its year-long hiatus this coming Fall quarter. The CEPW seeks to foster a space of ongoing and genuinely interdisciplinary dialog among students and faculty from across the humanities and social sciences working with and within Continental philosophical traditions. On behalf […]

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I’ll be speaking about the changing ways that Indian Buddhist idealists construed the relation between objects or appearances and self-consciousness. We’ll walk through (rather quickly) about 500 years of intellectual history: from the foundation of Buddhist epistemology in Dignāga’s writings, through the work of non-Buddhist critics, to what is a properly transcendental account of self-consciousness in […]

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Terry Pinkard and Robert Pippin have shown that Hegel’s critique of autonomy is formulated as the diagnosis of a paradox, the so-called “paradox of autonomy”. In this paper, I will first explain what this paradox consists in and demonstrate why it requires us to conceive of freedom as a process of liberation. In doing so, I […]

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The paper will re-articulate and defend Immanuel Kant’s international political thought against the criticism by Leo Strauss in his 1935  anti-Kantian work Philosophy and Law. More generally, I seek to bring the international political thought of Kant into conversation with research on under-explored philosophical and theological-political resources within the traditions of contemporary democratic theory, philosophy, and […]

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THE PROBLEM OF PERCEPTUAL PRESENCE IN ENACTIVE AND TRANSCENDENTAL PHENOMENOLOGY Phenomenologists generally agree that the body’s mobility participates actively in the constitution of perceptual reality. The body is not only our point of view on the world, but it also constitutes our point of departure to explore it in its various aspects. By analysing the body’s […]

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TOWARD PHENOMENOLOGY OF COMMON SENSE: HUSSERL AND SCHÜTZ In this paper, I will examine the possibility and the limits of a phenomenological account of common sense. As a starting point, I will consider the philosophy of common sense that originated in the works of Moore and Wittgenstein and was developed by Oxford philosophers as a challenge […]

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