BETWEEN HEIDEGGER, LEVINAS & DERRIDA
School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland
February 8th and 9th 2013.
Prof. Adriaan Peperzak (Loyola University)
Dr. Raphael Zagury-Orly (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design)
Abstracts are invited for a two-day international conference focusing on the relationship between Heidegger, Levinas and Derrida,
The projects of each of these thinkers can be said to be both the same and yet fundamentally different. Together they share a radical re-reading of the history of metaphysics in order to lay bare its unthought; displacing a thinking of the logos in favour of a philosophy of difference, understood in a myriad of ways. While they share a common language and common themes such as logos, other, trace, event; the manner in which these themes are imagined is radically different in the work of each thinker.
These three philosophers were engaged in an ongoing conversation, which took the form not only of critique, but more importantly, of transformation. A conversation which, at its heart, asks: what are the limits and responsibilities of philosophy itself?
Between Heidegger, Levinas & Derrida seeks to open a space between their work in order to explore their complex relations, common themes and continued relevance.
Papers should be appropriate for a 20-30 minute presentation. Abstracts, prepared for blind review, of approximately 500 words, together with a separate short biography, should be sent to HeideggerLevinasDerrida@gmail.com by the 7th of December 2012.
Conference Organizers: Lisa Foran, Rozemund Uljée, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin.