Tapahtumat kesäkuulle 2014

The first Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture: Sir Anthony Kenny on ”Anthropomorphism vs. Humanism”, June 17th 2014, Helsinki


Venue: University of Helsinki, Main building/Small Hall (Pieni juhlasali\Lilla festsalen), Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor, June 17th 2014, 14-16 (2-4 pm).

Sir Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny has written books on the philosophy of human action and questions concerning free will and determinism. He is also known for his writings on Aristotle, Descartes and Wittgenstein. In addition, Kenny has published a series of books on the history of western philosophy, which are widely used as university course books. Georg Henrik von Wright nominated Kenny as his successor as trustee of the Wittgenstein Nachlass.

Kenny’s lecture ”Anthropomorphism vs. Humanism” will deal with the question of how the use of anthropomorphic concepts in biology, IT, politics and theology undermines genuine humanism, or the study of human beings in human terms.

Kenny will also participate in a public discussion on the life and work of Georg Henrik von Wright and Ludwig Wittgenstein chaired by Ilkka Niiniluoto at Think Corner (Tiedekulma\Tankehörnan), Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, June 16th, 16-18 (4-6 pm).

 

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture is funded by a donation to the University of Helsinki made by the von Wright family 2013. It is intended as a recurring event with the purpose of promoting research and debate relating to the philosophical work of the Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright (1916–2003).

Additional information is provided by Bernt Österman (bernt.osterman at helsinki.fi)

FD Bernt Österman

Curator

The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives (WWA)

University of Helsinki

http://www.helsinki.fi/wwa/


Professor PENELOPE DEUTSCHER (Nortwestern University):

‘That Death Which is Not One: Woman as Exception in Derrida’s The Death Penalty’

Time: Monday 16.6.2014 at 14-16

Venue: Main building, auditorium IX (Unioninkatu 34, University of Helsinki)

In his recently published Death Penalty seminar, Derrida describes death as distributed between the threshold states of termination of heart, brain and breath. He considers the death penalty in terms of a phantasmatic sovereign decision : the determination of the moment of another's death. But he also revisits a longstanding dialogue with Foucault. As Derrida returns to Discipline and Punish,  as he too considers the perversions of philanthropic, humanist cruelty, as both look back at the same passages  from Beccaria, an encounter takes  shape between Foucault and Derrida's treatments of sovereign power, disciplinary power, souls, cases, sovereign decisions, and biopolitical concerns. So too does an encounter take place between the images of  nation and progress  given (as Derrida observes) sexualized connotations, and images of the woman (sometimes reproductive)  before the sometimes deadly law of the nation (again, sometimes sexualized).  What kind of provocation to Foucault can we find in Derrida’s renewed interest in Death Penalty in sexual difference, and in the “sex which is not one” of the "death which is not one."

Penelope Deutscher is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and an affiliate of  the  Comparative Literary Studies and Gender and Sexualities programs at Northwestern University. She is the author of The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Conversion, Resistance (Cambridge U.P, 2008),  How to Read Derrida (Granta/Norton 2005), A Politics of Impossible Difference: The Later Work of Luce Irigaray (Cornell U.P., 2002) and Yielding Gender: Feminism, Deconstruction and the History of Philosophy (Routledge 1997). She co-edited Repenser le  politique: l’apport du féminisme. (co-edited, with Françoise Collin, Campagne première/Les Cahiers du Grif, 2004) and  Enigmas: Essays on Sarah Kofman.,co-edited, with Kelly Oliver ( Cornell U.P. 1999). In 2000 she was guest editor of a special issue of Hypatia, Contemporary French Women Philosophers. She is the coeditor of a forthcoming volume of essays on Foucault and Derrida with Columbia University Press, and completing work on Foucault's Children: Biopolitics, Thanatopolitics, and Reproductive Futurism.

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The doctoral programme Gender, Culture and Society (Sukupuoli, kulttuuri ja yhteiskunta, SKY) is a multidisciplinary programme based at Gender Studies at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies in the University of Helsinki. The guest lecture is arranged by SKY together with Academy of Finland project Philosophy and Politics in Feminist Theory.

http://www.helsinki.fi/sky/

Filosofien Eurooppa -Kolme puheenvuoroa filosofian ja Euroopan suhteesta

Tiistaina 3.6.2014 klo 17-19 Eurooppasalissa (Malminkatu 16).

Puhujina kansleri lkka Niiniluoto, akatemiatutkija Miira Tuominen ja tutkijatohtori Timo Miettinen. Puhetta johtaa filosofian tohtori Helena Tyrväinen. Esitelmiä seuraa paneelikeskustelu.

Tilaisuuteen on vapaa pääsy.

Filosofien ajatukset ovat tunnetusti vaikuttaneet eurooppalaisen kulttuurin kehitykseen. Kreikkalainen tiede, hellenismin kosmopoliittisuus, modernin ajan yksilöllisyys ja tasavaltalaisuus ovat kaikki kietoutuneet yhteen filosofien esittämien näkemysten kanssa. Joskus nämä näkemykset ovat toimineet sytykkeenä muutokselle, toisinaan ne ovat vahvistaneet vallitsevaa järjestystä ja tunnustaneet vahvimman oikeuden. Mutta mitä sanottavaa filosofeilla on ollut itse Euroopasta?

Tilaisuuden kolme puheenvuoroa käsittelevät kaikki filosofian ja Euroopan monimuotoista suhdetta. Miten filosofien ajatukset kietoutuvat yhteen maanosan kulttuurisen, sosiaalisen ja poliittisen itseymmärryksen kanssa?

Tapahtuma on osa EKSOn Minne menet, Eurooppa -keskustelusarjaa.

Tervetuloa! // www.eurocult.fi

 

Tiedustelut: Timo Miettinen (timo.pa.miettinen (a) helsinki.fi)