[SydPhil] Advance Notice: Continental Philosophy and Social Transformation Workshop @ UNSW

Simone Bignall Simone.Bignall at unsw.edu.au
Sun Oct 7 00:10:59 AEST 2012

Continental Philosophy & Social Transformation

The Colonial Theatre, UNSW, December 13-14, 2012

A workshop organised by the School of Humanities at the University of New South Wales and supported by the Institute for Social Transformation Research at the University of Wollongong.

Recent work in Anglo-American and Continental traditions of philosophy has led to convergence around a number of themes engaged by Continental philosophers and the American pragmatist tradition. These include pluralism, constructivism, anti-representationalism and relational approaches to subjectivity. Many of these themes are of central relevance for social and political theorists endeavouring to create new ways of thinking about social formations and transformations. Furthermore, there has been a growing interest in the relationship of Nietzschean and post-Kantian thought and their influence on contemporary developments. Hegel, especially, is often understood to have developed an important, non-metaphysical and antirepresentationalist approach to the relationship between thought, the world and practical social activity.

The workshop on ‘Continental Philosophy and Social Transformation’ will provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas through the presentation of papers and critical responses, which situate themes of social transformation in contemporary Continental Philosophy in relation to traditions of Pragmatism and post-Kantian philosophy.

Confirmed Participants

Professor Anne Sauvagnargues (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre)

Associate Professor Daniel W. Smith (Purdue)

Associate Professor Gregory Flaxman (University of North Carolina)

Professor Ian Buchanan (University of Wollongong)

Professor Paul Patton (UNSW)

Dr Daniela Voss (Free University of Berlin)

Dr Craig Lundy (University of Wollongong)

Dr Marcelo Svirsky (University of Wollongong)

Dr Sean Bowden (Deakin)

Dr Alexandre Lefebvre (University of Sydney)

Dr Simon Lumsden (UNSW)

Dr Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW)

Dr Simone Bignall (UNSW)

Venue: The Colonial Theatre, AGSM Building, UNSW Kensington Campus (Map G27)

On Thursday December 13 from 12.30pm and Friday December 14 from 9am.

Admission free but please RSVP for catering and room booking purposes to Simone.Bignall at unsw.edu.au<mailto:Simone.Bignall at unsw.edu.au> by December 5, 2012

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