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Research Seminar in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, 2017/2018

Unless otherwise stated, Post-Kantian European Philosophy Research Group seminars take place on Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm in Room S0.11 (ground floor of Social Studies). All welcome. For further information, please contact Stephen Houlgate: stephen.houlgate@warwick.ac.uk

 
Tue, Oct 17, '17
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy
S0.11

Speaker: John Sellars (KCL) Title: ‘Indifference and Affirmation: Michel Foucault on Stoic Fate and Providence’.

Tue, Oct 31, '17
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy
S0.11

Speaker: Andrew Cooper (Durham / UCL). Title: "Legacies of Kant's Third Critique".

Tue, Nov 14, '17
4pm - 5:30pm
Post-Kantian Supplementary Research Seminar
S0.52
 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
S0.11

Speakers: Tanja Staehler and Robb Dunphy (Sussex). Title: TBC.

Tue, Nov 21, '17
4pm - 5:30pm
Post-Kantian Supplementary Research Seminar
S0.52
Tue, Nov 28, '17
4pm - 5:30pm
Post-Kantian Supplementary Research Seminar
S0.52
 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
S0.11

Speaker: Paul Davies (Sussex). Title: 'On being patient (with Kant, Kierkegaard, and Levinas)'

Tue, Jan 23, '18
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
S0.11

Speaker: Jesús Adrián Escudero (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Title: 'Authenticity and Agency (Reading Being and Time from the Perspective of the Care for the Self)'

Tue, Feb 6, '18
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
S0.11

Speaker: Daniele Lorenzini (Brussels): Title: 'Subjects of Desire: Foucault's Aveux de la chair and the Roots of Modern Governmentality'

Wed, Feb 7, '18
5pm - 7pm
Warwick Workshop for Interdisciplinary German Studies
H2.44, Humanities Building

Alison Gibbons (Sheffield Hallam): 'Uses and Abuses of Reading Life: Morality, Fictionality and the Trial of Ahmed Naji'

"...they are accusing me as if I were the fictional character in the novel. Whatever the fictional character is doing in the novel, the prosecution is dealing with it as if it were my personal confessions. If the court gives us a verdict and if the court agrees that this is literature, this is a novel, I think this will have a huge effect on the freedom of expression in Egypt"

These are the words of Egyptian journalist and novelist Ahmed Naji, speaking in January 2016 (RNW Media 2016) about his prosecution by the state for 'violating public modesty'. The case went to trial with Naji acquitted in December 2015. Subsequently, though, the prosecution appealed; Naji was re-tried at a higher court and found guilty in February 2016, then sentenced to the maximum two-years in prison. Since then, Naji's case has been taken up by PEN International and high-profile novelists such as Zadie Smith have written in support. In December 2016, Naji's sentence was temporarily suspended and he was released from prison, subject to retrial. His case has captured the public interest, yet is indicative of more widespread suppression of free speech in the Arabic world. This paper analyses Ahmed Naji's trial in its socio-political context, considering the legal arguments, public discourse surrounding the case, and style of the translated except.

Tue, Feb 20, '18
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
S0.11

Speaker: Tina Röck (Dundee). Title: 'Husserl's Reply to Meillassoux. A Phenomenological Way Into Speculative Realism'

Thu, Mar 1, '18
6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Fourteenth Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture 2018
(S.021) Social Sciences Building

Talk by Professor Michael Denning (Yale University). This year's lecture explores the soundscape of "modern times", the musical and cultural revolution triggered by the worldwide recording of vernacular musics between the development of electrical recording in 1925 and the outset of the Great Depression in the early 1930s. The musical styles and idioms etched out onto shellac disks reverberated around the world, igniting the first great battle over popular music, becoming the sountrack of decolonisation and remaking our musical ear.

6.30pm - Drinks Reception

7.00pm - Talk

Michael Denning is William R Kenan Jr Professor of American Studies at Yale Univesity. He is the author of Noises Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution (2015) and Culture in the Age of Three Worlds (2004).

Fri, Mar 2, '18
6:15pm - 8pm
Public Lecture: 'Disorientating Empire: Poetry and Imperial Expansion in Ancient Rome', Talk by Professor Basil Dufallo, IAS International Visiting Fellowship
Oculus Room 0.03

Basil Dufallo, Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, is the author of The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome’s Transition to a Principate (Ohio, 2007) and The Captor’s Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis (Oxford, 2013) and has edited, with Peggy McCracken, Dead Lovers: Erotic Bonds and the Study of Premodern Europe (Michigan, 2006). Current projects, to be explored during the Warwick Fellowship, include a book - Founding Error: Wandering and Roman Expansion in Republican Latin Poetry - and an edited volume, Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome’s Flaws, forthcoming in the Classical Presences series at OUP (February, 2018). These twin volumes investigate the processes of disorientation or getting lost in Roman Republican texts, and consider how these processes express ambivalent attitudes toward Rome’s rapid imperial expansion in the 3rd-1st centuries BCE.

Sat, Mar 3, '18
All-day
Ancient Worlds Uncovered Event
Nuneaton Local Library

The event 'Ancient Worlds Uncovered' is taking place at Nuneaton Library on Saturday 3rd March, as part of the nationwide calendar of events in honour of the BBC Civilisations season. Several staff and Postgraduates from the Classics and Ancient History Department are headlining at this all-day family festival.

For more information see:

 https://warwick.ac.uk/about/community/publicengagement/events/nuneaton-library/

Tue, Mar 6, '18
4pm - 6pm
*POSTPONED* WMA Talk: Barbora Siposova (Warwick) Title: 'On Attending and Knowing Together: A new look at joint attention and common knowledge and their role in co-ordination'
Room B2.04/5 (Sci Conc)

Abstract:

There is still surprisingly little agreement about what exactly joint attention is. Part of the problem is that joint attention is not a single process, but rather it includes a cluster of different cognitive skills. First, Barbora Siposova outlines a typology of joint attention levels (from followed to common, mutual, and shared attention), along with corresponding levels of common knowledge. A key distinction she makes in all of this is second-personal vs. third-personal relations. She argues that it is useful to distinguish these levesl because they have different consequences in terms of what kinds of interactions they support.

Secondly, she introduces two empirical studies with children that investigated the role of sharing attention in promoting co-operation. During the decision-making phase, children's partners made either ostenstive, communicative eye contact or looked non-communicatively at them. In Study 1, the results showed that communicative looks produced an expectation of collaboration. In Study 2, children normatively protested when their partner did not co-operate, thus showing an understanding of the communicative looks as a commitment to co-operate. This is the first experimental evidence, in adults or children, that in the right context, communicative but not non-communicative looks can signal not only an expectation but also a commitment.

 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
S0.11

Speaker: Joseph Cohen (UCD). Title: "The 'Unthinkable' in Heidegger's History of Being: Judaism and the Black Notebook"

Tue, May 22, '18
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Philosophy Department Post-Kantian Research Seminar: Tom Whyman (Warwick): "Forcing Materialism upon Metaphysics: Three Approaches to Adorno's Method"
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

The last Post-Kantian Research Seminar of the academic year will be given by Tom Whyman (Warwick), who will present a paper entitled "Forcing Materialism upon Metaphysics: Three Approaches to Adorno's Method".

All welcome.