London Critical Theory Summer School 2014 – Friday Debate II

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 18th, 2014


Event Date: 18 July 2014

Room B33
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

London Critical Theory Summer School 2014 – Friday Debate II

An invitation to come along and listen to a discussion and debate with academics teaching on the second week of the London Critical Theory Summer School.

Speakers: David Harvey, Stephen FroshEsther Leslie & Slavoj Zizek

Chair: Costas Douzinas

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London Critical Theory Summer School 2014 – Friday Debate I

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 11th, 2014


Event Date: 11 July 2014

Room B33
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

London Critical Theory Summer School 2014 – Friday Debate I

An invitation to come along and listen to a discussion and debate with academics teaching on the first week of the London Critical Theory Summer School.

Speakers: Etienne Balibar, Drucilla Cornell , Costas Douzinas & Jacqueline Rose

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Elizabeth Barnes – Going Beyond the Fundamental: Feminism in Contemporary Metaphysics

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 16th, 2014

Event Date: 16 June 2014
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Elizabeth Barnes (Leeds) – Going Beyond the Fundamental: Feminism in Contemporary Metaphysics

Elizabeth Barnes has been a senior lecturer at Leeds since 2006. Before going to Leeds she was a PhD student in the Vagueness Project of the Arche AHRC Research Centre for the philosophy of logic, language, mathematics, and mind at the University of St. Andrews. Her main research interests are in metaphysics and ethics.

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Freud and Philosophy

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 12th, 2014


 

 

Event Date: 12 June 2014
Room G04
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) in collaboration with Departments of Psychosocial Studies and Law at Birkbeck College, University of London present:

Freud and Philosophy

A Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) workshop in collaboration with Departments of Psychosocial Studies and Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Speakers: Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London), Philippe Van Haute (Radboud University, Nijmegen) Stephen Frosh (Birkbeck, University of London) and Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University)

Professor Philippe Van Haute (Radboud University, Nijmegen) – Freud against Oedipus:

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Dr Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University) – The Epistemology of The Interpretation of Dreams:

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Dr Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London) – The Case of Psychic Reality:

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 About the speakers:

Lisa Baraitser is Reader in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London and a psychotherapist in independent practice. She is the co-founder of MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics), an international research network on motherhood and the maternal, and co-editor of the journals Studies in the Maternal and Studies in Gender and Sexuality.  Her research has centred on figurations and representations of the maternal in psychic and social life, working at the interface between psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and philosophies of ethics, affect, materiality, temporality and event. She is the author of Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption (Routledge, 2009), winner of the Feminist and Women’s Studies 2009 book prize for outstanding feminist scholarship, and a forthcoming co-edited collection, A Feeling for Things: Conversations in and around the work of Jane Bennett (Punctum, 2014) with Michael O’Rourke. Her current work is on time, tracking forms of affective sociality that persist under neoliberal conditions through forms of ‘suspended’ temporalities.

Philippe Van Haute is Professor of Philosophical Anthropology at Radboud University Nijmegen and a practicing psychoanalyst of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis, of which he was president from 2006-2009. He has been a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study since 2010. His research focuses on the relation between psychoanalysis and philosophy and more particularly on the importance and significance Freudian thinking (and psychoanalytic thinking at large) for a contemporary philosophical anthropology. He is a founding member of the Symposium Phaenomenologicum that convenes every year in Perugia (Italy), of the Freud Research Group (www.psycho-analyse.be) and of the Société Internationale de Psychanalyse et de Philosophie/International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (www.sipp-ispp.org). He edits a series on ‘Figures of the Unconscious’ at Louvain University Press. His books include: (with Tomas Geyskens) Towards a Non-oedipal Psychoanalysis? Clinical Anthropology of Hysteria in Freud and Lacan (Louvain University Press, 2012); (with Tomas Geyskens) From Death Drive to Attachment Theory (Other Press, 2007); (with Tomas Geyskens) Confusion  of Tongues. The Primacy of Sexuality in Freud, Ferenczi and Laplanche (Other Press, New York, 2004); and Against Adaptation (Other Press, 2002).

Stella Sandford is Associate Professor in Modern European Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University. Her research centres around issues in the philosophy of sex and gender and on the relations between philosophy and feminist theory and psychoanalytical theory. She is the author of Plato and Sex (Polity, 2010), How to Read Beauvoir (Granta/Norton, 2006) and The Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas (Athlone/Continuum, 2000) and co-editor (with Mandy Merck) of Further Adventures of the Dialectic of Sex: Critical Essays on Shulamith Firestone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). She has recently collaborated with Étienne Balibar on an English edition of his Identité et différence (Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness, Verso 2013), and has been working with colleagues at CRMEP on a project on transdisciplinarity. She is a long-standing member of the Radical Philosophy editorial collective.

 

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Alix Cohen – Kant and the Ethics of Belief

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 2nd, 2014

Event Date: 2 June 2014
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) – Kant and the Ethics of Belief

Before joining the University of Edinburgh as Chancellor’s Fellow in January 2014, Alix Cohen taught at the universities of York and Leeds, having previously held a Junior Research Fellowship at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the author of Kant and the Human Sciences: Biology, Anthropology and History (Palgrave, 2009) and has published papers on Kant as well as Hume and Rousseau. She is currently editing Kant’s Lectures on Anthropology: A Critical Guide (CUP, 2014) and Kant on Emotion and Value (Palgrave, 2014). Alix is also Associate Editor of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy and the Oxford Bibliography Online (OUP), and Executive Member of the British Society for the History of Philosophy and the UK Kant Society.

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Slavoj Zizek – Towards a Materialist Theory of Subjectivity

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 22nd, 2014

 

Event Date: 22 May 2014
Clore Management Centre
Birbeck, University London
Malet Street,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:

Professor  Slavoj Zizek (Birkbeck) – Towards a Materialist Theory of Subjectivity

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Ulrike Heuer – Intentions and the Reasons for which we Act

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2014

Event Date: 19 May 2014
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Ulrike Heuer (Leeds) – Intentions and the Reasons for which we Act

Ulrike Heuer is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Leeds having previously worked in the philosophy departments at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Barnard College. She has also been a faculty fellow of the Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and of the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University. Her research focuses on theories of practical reasons, the relation of reasons and values, various problems in normative ethics, and philosophy of action. She is currently working on a project on the moral significance of intentions funded by the British Academy.

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Metaphysics and Method

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 16th, 2014

Event Date: 16 May 2014
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Institute of Philosophy presents:

Metaphysics and Method

Programme:

Welcome by Dr Ophelia Deroy (IP):

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Introduction by Dr Alessandro Torza (UNAM):

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Dr Nick Jones (Birmingham) – Why Believe that Properties Exist?

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Professor Anna-Sofia Maurin (Gothenburg) – In Defense of Serious Metaphysics

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Professor Chris Daly (Manchester) – On Complex Theories of a Simple World

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Professor Tim Williamson (Oxford) – Abductive Metaphysics

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Tim Button – The Weight of Truth

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 12th, 2014

Event Date: 12 May 2014
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Dr Tim Button (Cambridge) – The Weight of Truth

Tim Button is a University Lecturer, and a Fellow of St John’s College, at the University of Cambridge. He has published articles in metaphysics, logic and philosophy of mathematics. His first book, The Limits of Realism (OUP, 2013), deals with the relationship between semantics and scepticism. It critically explores explores and develops several themes from Hilary Putnam’s work on realism and antirealism, notably: the model-theoretic arguments; the connection between truth and justification; the brain-in-vat argument; semantic externalism; and conceptual relativity.

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Eileen John – Literature and Disagreement

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 28th, 2014

Event Date: 28 April 2014
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Eileen John (Warwick) – Literature and Disagreement

Eileen John is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Her research is in aesthetics and philosophy of literature, with particular interests in literature and knowledge, and some broader interests in personal autonomy, moral psychology, and conditions for ethical life. Recent papers are on second-personal constraints on love, the nature of our concern for fictional characters, and expressive thought in poetry. She directs Warwick’s Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts.

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