We will meet every other Wednesday 4:30 – 6:30, starting October 1st (room TBA)
For our first two meetings, we are excited to welcome Pierre-Jean Renaudie, who will present two of his papers:
“Describing one’s experience, expressing one’s states of mind” (Oct 1)
“Transparency without immunity: Sartre’s account of first-person authority” (Oct 15).
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”