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Conferences Past Events

 

9th Annual Joint Conference

The Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy

Modern European Philosophy and its Politics

5–6 September 2013 

Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE   

Organiser:   Stella Sandford|, Reader in Modern European Philosophy, CRMEP, Kingston University

For further details, see  www.seponline.net|

The Society for European Philosophy (SEP) aims to provide a forum for research and teaching in all areas of European philosophy, broadly construed. It provides an opportunity for scholars from any country, and any discipline, to come together and share ideas. Since 1997, the SEP conference has been an important annual event for faculty, post-graduate students and independent scholars of European philosophy throughout the world. Since 2005 the SEP annual conference has been run jointly with the Forum for European Philosophy (FEP), helping to make the conference the largest event of its kind in Europe.

Plenary Speakers

Sara Ahmed|, Professor in Race and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London 

- Queer Will

Robert Bernasconi|, Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, Pennsylvania Sate University

- Race: A Philosophical History

Tuija Pulkkinen|, Professor of Gender Studies, University of Helsinki and Academy Professor, Academy of Finland

- Thinking Intervention

   

8th Annual Joint Conference

The Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy

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5 - 7 September 2012

Manchester Metropolitan University 

Organisers: Wahida Khandker|, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University and  Henry Somers-Hall|, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University  

The Society for European Philosophy (SEP) aims to provide a forum for research and teaching in all areas of European philosophy, broadly construed. It provides an opportunity for scholars from any country, and any discipline, to come together and share ideas. Since 1997, the SEP conference has been an important annual event for faculty, post-graduate students and independent scholars of European philosophy throughout the world. Since 2005 the SEP annual conference has been run jointly with the Forum for European Philosophy, helping to make the three-day conference the largest event of its kind in Europe.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Shaun Gallagher|,University of Memphis

Alphonso Lingis|, Pennsylvania State University

Catherine Malabou|, Kingston University

  

International Conference on the Politics of Secession in the European Union

This event was jointly organised with the LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

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Organisers:
Luc Bovens|, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method LSE and Amandine Catala|, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Tuesday 22 May 2012, 10.30am – 6.30pm
Senate House - Room 349, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU 

Secession has become an urgent issue in today’s world with movements in several EU states and other parts of the world. The conference focused on the political situation in Catalonia, Flanders, and Scotland and aimed to address social, economic, moral and legal aspects.

              Session 1 – Catalonia

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              10.30am – 12pm       Montserrat Guibernau|, Professor of Politics, 
                                                   Queen Mary, University of London 
                                                   Alfons Lopez Tena|, Member of the Catalan Parliament

               12 – 1.30pm               Lunch (own arrangements) 

               Session 2 – Flanders

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               1.30 – 3pm                Philippe Van Parijs|, Professor at the Faculty of Economic,
                                                    Social and Political Sciences, University of Louvain; Senior
                                                    Research Fellow, Nuffield College and Visiting Professor,
                                                    University of Oxford 
                                                    Rik Van Cauwelaert|, Director, Knack magazine 

                3 – 3.15pm               Coffee Break

                Session 3 – Scotland 

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                3.15 – 4.45pm           Iain McLean|, Professor of Politics, University of Oxford
                                                     and Official Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College 
                                                     David Maddox|, Westminster correspondent of
                                                     The Scotsman 

                4.45 – 5pm                Coffee Break

                Session 4

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                 5 – 6.30pm                Roundtable discussion


TheLSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method| gratefully acknowledges the support of the LSE Annual Fund| and the Institute of Philosophy
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7th Annual Joint Conference

The Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy

31 August - 3 September 2011
York St John University, York, UK

Organiser: Gary Peters, York St John University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Joan Copjec, University at Buffalo
Graham Harman, American University, Cairo
Michèle Le Doeuff, Centre National de la Recherche Scientific, Paris 

 

6th Annual Joint Conference

The Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy

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6-10 July  2010
Loyola University Chicago, John Felice Rome Center (Via Massimi 114/A)- Rome, Italy

The conference is being co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Philosophy Department of Loyola University Chicago

SEP aims to provide a forum for research and teaching in all areas of European philosophy, broadly construed. It provides an opportunity for scholars from any country, and any discipline, to come together and share ideas. FEP seeks to bring philosophical ideas to the attention of a wider public audience. Since 1997, the SEP-FEP conference has been an important annual event for students and scholars of European philosophy throughout the world.

Keynote speakers:
Deborah Cook
, University of Windsor, Canada
Andrew Feenberg, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Alessandro Ferrara, University of Rome, Tor Vergata
David Ingram, Loyola University Chicago
Stefano Petrucciani, University of Rome, La Sapienza
David Schweickart, Loyola University Chicago
Francesco Saverio Trincia, University of Rome, La Sapienza

Coordinator: Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi, Loyola University Chicago

Coordinator for the U.S.: Andrew Cutrofello, Loyola University Chicago


5th Annual Joint Conference of the
Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy

27-29 August 2009

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff; Wales

Organiser:
Clive Cazeaux
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff; Wales

The UK's largest annual showcase for current research in European Philosophy to be hosted this year at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff; Wales http://sepfep2009.wordpress.com/| . The SEP-FEP Joint Conference offers faculty and graduate students the opportunity to present papers in any area of European Philosophy.

Keynote speakers

Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht)
Claire Colebrook (Edinburgh)
Leonard Lawlor (Penn State)
Christopher Norris (Cardiff)

 Plenary sessions

The Politics of Critical Theory:

Andrew Feenberg (Vancouver)
James Gordon Finlayson (Sussex)
Stefano Giachetti Ludovisi (Loyola)
Brian O'Connor (UC Dublin)

The Future of Hermeneutics:

Nicholas Davey (Dundee)
Alan How (Gloucester)
Julia Jansen (UC Cork)
Sinead Murphy (Newcastle)
Blair Ogden (Balliol)
Andrew Wiercinski (Hanover)

The Role of Imagery and Ontology in Thought :

Andrew Benjamin (Monash)
Clive Cazeaux (UWIC Cardiff)
John Mullarkey (Dundee)


Public Conference

Ethics, Politics, and the State of Israel

Thursday 4 December 2008

One could ask of any state how its political character and practices are intertwined with ethical or moral considerations. On the other hand no one would think today of organizing an international conference on ethics, politics, and the French state, or ethics, politics, and Norway. Is Israel a special case? What is certainly distinctive is that Zionism and the Jewish commitment to a state grounded in Judaism is often seen as a political act that is also importantly an ethical enterprise. 

 At this conference we do not want to narrow any participant's options to discussing the Israel-Palestine issue. There is a good deal of discussion of the relationship between the Jewish character of the state and its democratic character and even the primacy of the state and its institutions to the Zionist project. We will not foreclose discussion of these issues, nor on how Israel does and should deal with minorities within the state - Palestinian Arabs, Sefardi Jews and other immigrant groups, women, and so on.

While debates in Israel about what Israeli citizenship means and what the state means are one thing, they are not exactly what others - specifically Jews in the diaspora - might take Israel to mean for them and their Judaism. Marking the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel, this conference is a major opportunity for thinkers from Europe, America and Israel to think seriously about Israel today in political, ethical, and even religious terms.

Conference Programme

Michael Morgan
Thursday 4 December, 1.00 - 2.30pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Michael Morgan|, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He has written extensively on Jewish philosophy and recently published a book on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas called Discovering Levinas.

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required by Friday 21st November. To register please e-mail  Juliana Cardinale| with your full name or call +44 (0)20 7955 7539  

Annabel Herzog
Thursday 4 December, 2.45 - 4.00pm
The State of Israel in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Annabel Herzog|, Professor of Political Philosophy at Haifa University. She was one of the first philosophers to engage with Levinas's work on the relation or conjunction between ethics, politics and Israel 

In this lecture, I recount Levinas's contradictory position toward the State of Israel. In interpreting his Talmudic Reading, "Promised Land or Permitted Land?", I show that his position on Israel allows us to understand better his philosophy in general, and to grasp more firmly the political challenges of the renewed Jewish existence in the Middle East.

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required by Friday 21st November. To register please e-mail  Juliana Cardinale| with your full name or call +44 (0)20 7955 7539  

Paul Franks
Thursday 4 December, 4.15 - 5.30pm
NAB.1.04, New Academic Building, LSE

Paul Franks|, Professor of Philosophy at Toronto University. He is the world authority on the relation between Jewish philosophy and German Idealism.  

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required by Friday 21st November. To register please e-mail  Juliana Cardinale| with your full name or call +44 (0)20 7955 7539  

Dialogue
Anthony Julius in conversation with Alan Montefiore
Thursday 4 December, 6.00 - 7.30pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. One ticket per person can  be requested online from 10am on Tuesday 25 November via the LSE website  |or the ticketline 020 7955 6100 

Anthony Julius|, Lawyer and author. He took his first degree in English literature at Cambridge and has a PhD from UCL. He is a full-time consultant at the London law firm, Mishcon de Reya and was head of its litigation department for many years. He is a solicitor-advocate. Among his clients, he acted for Deborah Lipstadt in the 2000 Irving Holocaust denial case. He has written "T.S. Eliot, anti-Semitism, and literary form" (CUP, 1995), "Idolizing Pictures" (Thames and Hudson, 2001), "Transgressions: The Offences of Art" (Thames and Hudson, 2002), and "Anti-Zionisms" (a pamphlet published by the ICA in October 2004). The second edition of his book on T.S. Eliot was published in Spring 2003, and he is at present working on a study of English anti-Semitism, "Trials of the Diaspora," due for publication by OUP in 2008. He is the Chairman of the London Consortium, and Visiting Professor in the English Dept. of Birkbeck College, London University. He was Chairman of CentreCATH at Leeds University between 2001 and 2006. He was a founder of the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, its first Chairman, and is now one of its Vice-Presidents. He is Honorary Fellow of The Society for Advanced Legal Studies.  In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Haifa University in recognition of his anti-boycott work on behalf of Israeli universities and dissenting members of Britain's academic trades unions. In October 2007 he joined the Advisory Board of Community Security Trust (CST). He has 5 children.

Alan Montefiore|, Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and President of the Forum for European Philosophy


4th Annual Joint Conference of the
Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy

29-31 August, 2008

University College Dublin, Ireland

Conference Web Page|

Conference Programme|

The SEP-FEP Joint Conference offers faculty and graduate students the opportunity to present papers in any area of European Philosophy.

Conference Keynote Speakers

Françoise Dastur (Nice)
Alessandro Ferrara (Rome)
Michael Rosen (Harvard)
 David Smith (Warwick)

Plenary sessions

The Possibilities of Critical Theory
Maeve Cooke
(UCD)

The Future of Phenomenology
Dermot Moran
(UCD)

Organiser:
Brian O'Connor 
UCD School of Philosophy

DERRIDA'S LEGACIES CONFERENCE

Derrida's Legacies Conference Hugo Glendinning ©Saturday 1 March 2008, 10:00 am-6:15pm
 Hong Kong theatre, LSE

Admission is free

Organisers: Danielle Sands, Nemonie Craven and Shahidha Bari

Speakers: Shahidha Bari, Phil Newman, Gerald Moore, Céline Condorelli, Devorah Baum, Sas Mays, Danielle Sands, Oisin Keohane, Nemonie Craven, Richard Fitch, Sarah Dillon

Image above - Hugo Glendinning ©

Conference Programme|

Marking the release of Derrida's Legacies: Literature and Philosophy by Routledge this conference will present the work of a new generation of Derrida scholars. Bringing together recent thinking across disciplines, it will explore what it means to be thinking with, through, and alongside Derrida's work today - addressing the questions of Derrida's legacies and possible futures for his work. The event will explore Derrida's influence, current trends and debates in Derrida scholarship, and will focus on particular texts. Following the Forum for European Philosophy's development of innovative presentational formats, the conference will provide an opportunity for young researchers (graduate students and recent PhDs) to present their work beyond the confines of a traditional academic 'paper' and to lend their ideas to a more open-ended and informal discussion. A visual artist will also introduce their work, as a 'provocation' to Derrida's legacies of thought.


Forum for European Philosophy
Centre for Literature and Philosophy, University of Sussex

PHILOSOPHICAL POETS

A Free One-Day Conference
Saturday 9 February 2008
 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chichester Lecture Theatre University of Sussex

To book a place, contact: Katerina Deligiorgi K.Deligiorgi@sussex.ac.uk|

Conference Programme|

Philosophical Poets draws inspiration from Three Philosophical Poets, the 1910 volume in which George Santayana discussed Lucretius, Dante and Goethe. Our presentations and panel discussion on modern poets will explore different ways that poets can be philosophical poets, that poetry can be seen as philosophy and that philosophical and poetic analysis can be related in understanding the works of the featured poets. We shall have readings of some of the poems we discuss in English and the original language.

Speakers: Professor Angela Livingstone, Professor Joe Friggieri, Hilary Lawson, Professor Simon Critchley, Professor Ulrich Schoedlbauer

Chair, Panel Discussion and Questions: Dr. Nicholas Bunnin

SecularismSecularism Conference|

Wednesday 13 June 2007, 11am-6.15pm
Room E171, New Theatre, East Building, LSE

Speakers: Catherine Audard, John Cottingham, Talal Asad, Mary Kenny
ChairS: Simon Glendinning, Alan Montefiore, Robert Eaglestone, Ziba Norman

Admission free

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3rd Annual Joint Conference of the
Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy

8 -10 September 2007

University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton

Plenary Speakers

Frederick Neuhouser, Barnard College, University of Columbia

Cristina Lafont, Northwestern Uniersity

Alexander Garcia Dutmann, Goldsmiths

Rudiger Bittner, University of Bielefeld

Organiser :
Gordon Finlayson 
University of Sussex, Department of Philosophy

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