Two days here in Munich on Continental Realisms, with a good range of thinkers:
Ray Brassier (American University of Beirut)
Dominik Finkelde (Munich School of Philosophy)
Markus Gabriel (University of Bonn)
Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England)
Peter Gratton (Memorial University)
Johannes Hübner (University of Halle)
Andrea Kern (University of Leipzig)
Anton Friedrich Koch (University of Heidelberg) Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)
Paul Livingston (University of New Mexico)
Sebastian Rödl (University of Leipzig)
Dieter Sturma (University of Bonn)
Next Tuesday, I’ll be a half hour away in Augsburg giving a lecture Tuesday evening, then later a block seminar on Heidegger/Arendt on world and nature.
Here. I posted on Twitter last week about an odd attack at the airport. By happenstance I was just watching her give an interview for the 2015 movie Vita Activa (on Arendt), where she says (I’m paraphrasing), “I speak in favor of plurality. And I’m attacked. Who could be against that?” Then she gives this knowing laugh since on the face it is absurd, yet the forces of reaction (yelling “Trump” at her in Brazil) are there.
The philosophy colloquium continues this week with Dr. Aaron O’Brien giving a talk entitled “On Truth and Artistry in the Second Treatise of Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality.” Thursday 16 November 4:30-5:45 pm in Science 4078.
Tonight, the 13th annual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue takes place. The topic is “Are Faith and Science Compatible?” Sean McGrath will be moderating a dialogue among Dr. Mahmoud Haddara (President of Muslim Association of NL), Dr. Michelle Rebidoux(Queen’s College) and Dr. Michale Katz (Chemistry, MUN).
7:30-9:30 pm in the Bruneau Centre (IIC) 2001. Free parking in Lot between IC and SUB.
Here discussing his new book (Les Bords de la fiction [Seuil, 2017]) on literature, the sensible, and the notion of a common world. In French (though the pacing is easy enough for those who have lost fluency). (Also, the pic makes him look half dead–but is five years old.)
Via Progressive Geographies:
Histories of Violence: Affect, Power, Violence — The Political Is Not Personal – Brad Evans speaks with Canadian philosopher and social theorist Brian Massumi. A conversation in Brad Evans’s “Histories of Violence” series in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
6th Derrida Today Conference 2018 – CFP
The 6th Derrida Today Conference will be held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada from May 23-26th 2018. The Conference is being co-organised by Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University), Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University) and Stella Gaon (Saint Mary’s University).
Keynotes: *Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA) *Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA) *Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany) *Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada) *Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA).
The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will consider papers and panel proposals on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues. For further information download the CFP.