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Research Seminar in Post-Kantian European Philosophy, 2019/2020

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 tbc

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Tue 15 Oct, '19
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Official Launch of the Post-Kantian Research Centre
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research): Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Response by Andrew Cooper (Warwick) and David Fearn (Warwick)

Thu 24 Oct, '19
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Poetry Reading Event
Room R0.03, Ramphal Building

Speaker: Carlos Soto Román's Experiments in Poetry

An evening of poetic reading and discussion with the Poet.

Mon 28 Oct, '19
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Poetry and Philosophy Reading Group
TBC

How does poetry defend itself in the court of philosophy? Does it have any say in the matter; or does someone, or something, speak on its behalf? Does philosophy, in a perverse inversion, ever get tried in the court of poetry? This reading group places itself in the thick of these trials, tracing the debates they wage and the judgements they provoke. Readings will include 21st century texts that have taken the challenging entanglement of poetics and philosophy forward. These texts will be read beside the poems they discuss or the poems that suggest themselves through the text. We invite students and Faculty members from Departments across the University to join us!

Session 1: The Affect of Poetry

Rei Terada, 'Looking Away: Phenomenality and Dissatisfaction', Kant to Adorno (p.35-73)

Adrienne Rich: 'What is Found There'

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: 'Constancy to an Ideal Object'

Vinod Kumar Shukla: 'I Toss a Bunch of Keys'

Guest Discussant: Dr Stacey McDowell

Tue 29 Oct, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Stephen Houlgate (Warwick)

Title: Kant and Hegel on the Antinomies of Reason

Thu 31 Oct, '19
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Maurice Blanchot Reading Group
Room S2.74, Social Sciences Building

Please contact Alex Obrigewitsch for further information (Alex.Obrigewitsch@warwick.ac.uk)

Thu 14 Nov, '19
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Maurice Blanchot Reading Group
S2.77, The Cowling Room

Please contact Alex Obrigewitsch for further information (Alex.Obrigwitsch@warwick.ac.uk)

Mon 18 Nov, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.141

We are a group dedicated to collectively reading the core works of the German philosopher, G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831). Our goal is to facilitate a better understanding of the often difficult contents of Hegel's texts and to provide a forum for meaningful engagement between his thought and contemporary questions. Although we are primarily made up of postgraduate students working on Hegel, we happily welcome non-philosophers and beginners in Hegel's philosophy to join us at any point.

This term we will be working on the third part of Hegel's Science of Logic, the Doctrine of Concept. Please bring a copy of the book for the session. We will mainly use the Di Giovanni translation, but there are usually no problems if people bring other translations (Miller, etc).

Contact: Mert Yirmibes: m.yirmibes@warwick.ac.uk

website:https://hegelwarwick.wordpress.com/

Tue 19 Nov, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Beatrice Han-Pile (Essex)

Title: 'The Doing Is Everything': A Middle-Voiced Reading of Agency in Nietzsche

Thu 21 Nov, '19
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Maurice Blanchot Reading Group
Room C1.11/15, Social Sciences Building

Please contact Alex Obrigewitsch for further information (Alex.Obrigewitsch@warwick.ac.uk)

Mon 25 Nov, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.141
Tue 26 Nov, '19
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Jeffrey A. Bell (Southeastern Louisiana University)

Title: 'Towards a Deleuzian-Humean Political Theory'

Thu 28 Nov, '19
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Maurice Blanchot Reading Group
H5.22

Please contact Alex Obrigewitsch for further information (Alex.Obrigewitsch@warwick.ac.uk)

Mon 2 Dec, '19
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.141
Thu 5 Dec, '19
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Maurice Blanchot Reading Group
Room C1.11/15, Social Sciences Building

Please contact Alex Obrigewitsch for further information (Alex.Obrigewitsch@warwick.ac.uk)

Mon 13 Jan, '20
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.39, Social Sciences Building
Thu 16 Jan, '20
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Reading Group: Communion de Bataille
Room H4.22, Humanities Building

This reading group, or 'communion', focuses on the work of Georges Bataille and his henchmen, including but not limited to Andre Masson, Roger Caillois, Michel Leiris, Pierre Klossoski, Raymond Queneau. Alexandre Kojève and Lev Shestov, as well as literary figures including Colette Peignot, Jacques Vaché, Lautréamont, Marques de Sade, Baudelaire, Catherine of Siena and Meister Eckart.

A few key texts will be analysed:

Le Coupable (1944) Guilty

L'Erotisme (1957) Eroticism

La Haine de la Poésie (1947) The Hatred of Poetry

L'Impossible (1962) The Impossible

La literature et le Mal (1957) Literature and Evil

Open to all.

Thu 16 Jan, '20
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Blanchot Reading Group
Room H0.01, Humanities Building
Mon 20 Jan, '20
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.39, Social Sciences Building
Tue 21 Jan, '20
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Guest Speakers:

Daniele Lorenzini  (Warwick)

Title: Genealogy, Possibilization, and (Post-)Critique

 David Owen (Southampton)

Title: Genealogy as Re-Problematization: Autonomy, Aspect-Change and Limits

Thu 23 Jan, '20
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Reading Group: Communion de Bataille
Room H4.22, Humanities Building
Thu 23 Jan, '20
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Blanchot Reading Group
Room H0.01, Humanities Building
Mon 27 Jan, '20
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.39, Social Sciences Building
Thu 30 Jan, '20
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Reading Group: Communion de Bataille
Room H4.22, Humanities Building
Thu 30 Jan, '20
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Blanchot Reading Group
Room H0.01, Humanities Building
Mon 3 Feb, '20
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Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.39, Social Sciences Building
Tue 4 Feb, '20
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Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar
Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building

Speaker: Nina Power (Roehampton)

Title: 'Philosophies of the Wolf: Freud and Deleuze & Guattari

Thu 6 Feb, '20
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Reading Group: Communion de Bataille
Room H4.22, Humanities Building
Thu 6 Feb, '20
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Blanchot Reading Group
Room H0.01, Humanities Building
Mon 10 Feb, '20
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CANCELLED: Hegel Reading Group
Room S1.39, Social Sciences Building
Thu 13 Feb, '20
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CANCELLED: Reading Group: Communion de Bataille
Room H4.22, Humanities Building