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Forum for European Philosophy
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London School of Economics & Political Science
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Forum Annual Lecture Series

Sovereignty and Identity

This event is part of the Jean Monnet 'Europe Beyond Governance' Lecture Series

6 - 12 June 2012

Freud on Translation

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Wednesday 6 June, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE

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Robert J. C. Young|, Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University

 

 

Chair: Simon Glendinning|, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

The translations of Freud have been a subject of controversy for many years, but how did Freud himself theorise the role of translation in psychoanalysis? Freud's own extensive use of the concept of translation can help us to rethink not only the practices of psychoanalysis and of cultural translation but also the possibility of translating “Freud”. 

 

Republicanism, Representation and Demoi-cracy in the EU

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Tuesday 12 June, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE

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Richard Bellamy|
, Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Institute, University College London

 

Chair: Simon Glendinning|, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

This lecture will contrast liberal and republican models of democracy and representation and will apply them to the EU. The inadequacies of EU level democracy are traced to it only being able to sustain a political ontology of singularism suitable for liberal democracy as opposed to the more demanding ontology of civicity required by republican democracy. This limitation results from the EU lacking a demos and consisting instead of multiple national demoi. However, the liberal system of democratic representation cannot legitimize the non-Pareto improvement decisions that are increasingly made at the EU level. The only basis for a European ontology of civicity lies in valorising republican democratic decision-making and representation within the different demoi of the Member States in the EU’s system of governance.

  

Philosophy and European Union

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Tuesday 19 June, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE

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Simon Glendinning|, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

   

 

Chair: Kristina Musholt|, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

In 1785 Kant predicted that ‘in our continent, where all are so closely linked by trade’ war and threats of war would eventually lead to the formation of ‘a great political body of the future, without precedence in the past’. Nietzsche, some hundred years later, saw something similar coming too. In this lecture Simon Glendinning will explore how the views of philosophers prefigured and prepared for the reality of European Union today.

 

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