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Call for papers: "The Phenomenon History"

Published on 17 October, 2012

University of Copenhagen April 18-19, 2013.
Co-organized by Time, Memory, Representation

"The Phenomenon History – Das Phänomen Geschichte  — Le phénomène de l’histoire"

International Symposium at Copenhagen University
April 18-19, 2013
Keynote Speakers:
Giorgio Agamben – David Carr – Mauro Carbone – Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback
Symposium languages:
English, German, French
Organizers:
Søren Gosvig Olesen, Copenhagen University
Hans Ruin, Södertörn University (Stockholm)
Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Aarhus University
Contact: gosvig@hum.ku.dk
Description
Philosophy was traditionally defined through its relation to eternal truths and values in contrast to temporal and transitory phenomena.  But as philosophy in the modern era, through Descartes and Kant, is founded in human awareness and consciousness, in the ”I think”, its relation to time is also transformed. Rather than constituting the beginning, the timeless is now seen as an endpoint that can be achieved only through different forms and strategies of doubt and criticism.
As a consequence of this, modern philosophy has preoccupied itself with the changeable, rather than with the eternal. Also it has exposed itself to various forms of self-criticism. Most philosophical schools during the 20th century have oriented themselves historically. In many cases “the historical” itself has become the main theme of exploration. “History” no longer designates a specific domain of reality in contrast to “nature”. Instead, history and historicity now appear as fundamental conditions for human life. But what is the philosophical meaning of this new and encompassing sense of the “historical”. What is the phenomenon “history”? That is the question for this meeting.
The theme of the conference is primarily philosophical, not historical. It concerns the philosophy of history, rather the history of philosophy, even though the distinction itself needs continually to be questioned. Individual contributions will naturally concern themselves with the work of Hegel, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and others. But it is the concept and phenomenon of history that is in focus. All independent ontological, hermeneutic, deconstructive and other attempts to clarify the phenomenon in question are welcome.
If you are interested in presenting something, please send an abstract (maximum 250 words) to the address above. All accepted papers will be presented in full session (30-40 minutes). For accepted speakers the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered. The goal is to have the meeting result in a publication.
Deadline for abstracts is December 15th. All applicants will receive notice of acceptance by February 1st.

International Symposium at Copenhagen University April 18-19

Keynote Speakers:

  • Giorgio Agamben
  • David Carr
  • Mauro Carbone
  • Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback

Symposium languages:

English, German, French

Organizers:

  • Søren Gosvig Olesen, Copenhagen University
  • Hans Ruin, Södertörn University (Stockholm)
  • Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Aarhus University

Contact:

gosvig@hum.ku.dk

Description:

Philosophy was traditionally defined through its relation to eternal truths and values in contrast to temporal and transitory phenomena.  But as philosophy in the modern era, through Descartes and Kant, is founded in human awareness and consciousness, in the ”I think”, its relation to time is also transformed. Rather than constituting the beginning, the timeless is now seen as an endpoint that can be achieved only through different forms and strategies of doubt and criticism.
As a consequence of this, modern philosophy has preoccupied itself with the changeable, rather than with the eternal. Also it has exposed itself to various forms of self-criticism. Most philosophical schools during the 20th century have oriented themselves historically. In many cases “the historical” itself has become the main theme of exploration. “History” no longer designates a specific domain of reality in contrast to “nature”. Instead, history and historicity now appear as fundamental conditions for human life. But what is the philosophical meaning of this new and encompassing sense of the “historical”. What is the phenomenon “history”? That is the question for this meeting.
The theme of the conference is primarily philosophical, not historical. It concerns the philosophy of history, rather the history of philosophy, even though the distinction itself needs continually to be questioned. Individual contributions will naturally concern themselves with the work of Hegel, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and others. But it is the concept and phenomenon of history that is in focus. All independent ontological, hermeneutic, deconstructive and other attempts to clarify the phenomenon in question are welcome.
If you are interested in presenting something, please send an abstract (maximum 250 words) to the address above. All accepted papers will be presented in full session (30-40 minutes). For accepted speakers the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered. The goal is to have the meeting result in a publication.

Deadline for abstracts is December 15th. All applicants will receive notice of acceptance by February 1st.

For more information about the conference click here.

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