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Bergson and Bergsonism Workshop - London, French Institute 4-6 April 2008

 

 

Friday 4th April

 

Morning: “Historical and Thematic Perspectives”

 

9:00 Registration

9:30 Miguel de Beistegui (University of Warwick) : Introduction

10:15 Giuseppe Bianco (Université de Lille III/Trieste) 'Bergson as a PH paper. 'Bergsonism' in French Philosophy's Solution'.

11:00 Break

11:15 Frédéric Worms (Université de Lille III/Ecole Normale Supérieure) 'Les moments de la pensée bergsonienne'

12:00 Respondent : Federico Leoni (Università degli Studi di Milano)

12:20 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

 

Afternoon: “Being”

 

14:30 Pierre Montebello (Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail) 'Deleuze, lecteur de Bergson: monisme et naturalisme'

15:15 Rudolf Bernet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 'The Driven Force of Consciousness and Life'

16:00 Break

16:15 Débora Morato-Pinto (Universidade Federal de São-Carlos) 'De la critique du Néant à l'expérience de l'Etre-Bergson et l'empirisme purifié'

17:00 Respondent: Florence Caeymaex (Université de Liège)

17:20-18:00: Discussion

 

Saturday 5th April

 

Morning: “Life”

 

9:00 Registration

9:30 Jean-Christophe Goddard ( Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail) 'Vie et survivance. Le spectre de l'élan vital dans les Deux sources de la morale et de la religion'

10:15 John Mullarkey (University of Dundee) ‘The Impossibility of Bergsonism’

11:00 Break

11:15 David Morris (Trent University) 'Embryos and the Virtual: Organisms as Living Concepts at the Turn of Experience'

12:00 Respondent : Paul-Antoine Miquel (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis)

12:20-13:00 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

 

Afternoon: “The Concept”

 

14:30 Patrice Maniglier (Essex University) ‘Bergson structuralist? Beyond the Foucaldian opposition between life and concept’

15 :15 Rocco Ronchi (Università degli Studi dell’Aquila) 'Acte, concept, infini: ce qu'il n'y avait pas sur le tableau noir de Bergson'

16 :00 Break

16 :15 Respondent: Ray Brassier ( University of Middlesex)

16:35 Discussion

17:00-18:00 Concluding General Discussion, animated by Mauro Carbone (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Arnold Davidson (Università di Pisa).

 

Sunday 6th April

 

9:30-12:30 PhD students working on Bergson and Bergsonism to present their current research:

Caterina Zanfi ( Università di Bologna) 'Max Scheler face à l'anthropologie bergsonienne'

Michael Kolkman ( University of Warwick-Université de Toulouse le Mirail) 'Bergson and Fichte, Qualitative and quantitative difference'

Michael Vaughan ( University of Warwick). 'Creative revolution: Bergson's social thought'

All welcome.

 

 

 

If you are interested in attending the workshop or if you would like more information please contact Marjorie Gracieuse (m.gracieuse@warwick.ac.uk) as seats are limited.

 

 

With the generous support of The French Institute (London) and The Leverhulme Trust