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TOTALITY IS UNTRUTH

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Martin Ritter will present a lecture: Totality is untruth: on Adorno's interpretatiojn of Hegel
in the hegelian workshop
Co je skutečné, je rozumné,
organized by the research group
Hegel in interdisciplinary perspective
in cooperation with the Philosophical Association Praxis.

 

 
MEMORY IN AUTOBIOGRAFIC TEXT


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Josef Fulka will have a lecture on the problem of memory
for the Society of Aesthetics in Prague:

John Locke ones defined human identity by the ability to intentionally remember the past. There is, though, another type of memory whose inquiry relates more to literature than to philosophy ( it became the main principle of Marcel Proust's novelist aesthetics): involuntary memory or affective memory in the broadest sense). We will examine three authors who, each in his own way, contributed to our comprehension of this type of memory: J. J. Rousseau, M. Leirise, and B. Hrabal. We will emphasize that writing about oneself as practised by these authors does aim not only at finding a memory of immediate past, but also at uncovering one's identity in the strong sense. All three authors are thus part of the tradition that M. Foucalt in his late seminars called by the ancient term parrhésia.

 

 

 

COMPLEXITY OF POWER
IN THE LUDIC STANCE


Alice Koubová

will attend the conference organised by
Institut für Angewandte Theatre Studien
at the Justus-Liebig Universität Giesen

with the lecture
Desiring Powerlessness and Radical Change
:

Technologies of Power, Affect, and Judgement in the Dispositifs of Art and Theatre

 

 Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

 


ECONOMY AND ONTOLOGY:
THE MYSTERY OF POWER
IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF GIORGIO AGAMBEN


 
 

Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Institute of Philosophy AS CR
presents a lecture

Economy and Ontology: The Mystery of Power in the Philosophy of Giorgio Agamben 

by Lasha Matiashvili from the Tbilisi State University in Georgia. 

Lecture and discussion takes place on Monday, March, 19th
5 P.M.
Center of medieval studies (CMS)
at the Institue of Philosophy AS CR
Jilská 1 (1. floor)
.

Working language is English

 


PHENOMENOLOGY OF
ACTION AND VOLITION
WORKSHOP

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Workshop is organized by the Institute of Philosophy and the Austrian Science Fund.

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7th LACANIAN WORKSHOP IN PRAGUE

 
3rd of March, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

 Academic Conference Centre  of the Institute of Philosophy
Jilská 1, 110 00 Praha 1

organized by

Nouvelle École Lacanienne / New Lacanian School
and
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic -
The Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy
 
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An introduction to the work of
Jacques Lacan

Workshop will be hosted by Daniel Roy
a psychoanalyst and the member of
l’École de la Cause freudienne

SEX AND GENDER : A PSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVE

Other participants:
Magdalena Kohout-Diaz with the casuistry« Young man and a matrace »
Zuzana Svatošová (Faculty of Education, CHU) with the paper: « Gender in pictures and visual literacy » 


Furtther info: 
Josef Fulka This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Magdalena Kohout-Diaz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The workshop will simultaneously translated to czech.

 

 
PERFORMING FOR OTHERS

On the 16th of February,
A. Koubová and the professor M. Nagel organize a workshop on the problem of art in the socio-political and intercultural context:

PERFORMING FOR OTHERS: LANGUAGE, POWER AND AGENCY IN A GLOBAL CULTURAL CONTEXT.

In the workshop, we will read text from the field of critical social theory,  or critical feminist theory of race. We will also watch movies and analyse social media in an attempt to understand the nature of intercultural communication strategies.

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The event takes place in the conference room of the Institute of Philosophy, on the first floor at the addresse Jilská 1.

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NDTALKS:
The National theatre and cultural heritage today

 

 
20. 02. 2018
Host: Alice Koubová
 
Participants: Yvona Kreuzmannová, Marta Ljubková, Jolana Matějková, Ondřej Lánský

The National Theatre: a guardian of the Czech national heritage and a sovereign space for free artistic production: is it an unattainable paradox or a promising provocation? How to achieve such unity in contemporary political and social situation? How do we understand our cultural heritage today? What part of our heritage should be adopted, actualized, made apparent, or reinterpreted by art? What kind of historical memory induces emotional response, gurgling and fermenting in us? How to cultivate these emotions in art? How to think about them? Which things in our past influence us to such extent that it is better to neutralize their implicit power?  Do we need a national self-assurance in the form of identical repetition of the past? Do we need to disrupt our cultural stereotypes and transform through art? What do we get and what do we lose? What kind of future are we going to create?

You are cordially invited to participate in the evening discussions with professionals in the field who won’t take over but rather initiate a common debate on these topics. Come and help us to understand the mission of the National Theatre,and the cultural space of the Czech Republic in the 21th century amidst the changing socio-political milieu of contemporary Europe.

The planed time for the discussion is 90 minutes.

 

 
RICOEUR SUMMER WORKSHOP
CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Symbolic of Evil

25. - 29. 06. 2018

 
The Society for Ricoeur Studies and The Fonds Ricoeur have released a call for abstracts on
the six following topics (English only):
• Sin
• Dread
• From Spinoza to Freud
• Evil and its origins
• Omnipresent Tragic
• Evil and the challenges of justice
• Freedom and Evil

Instructions:
Please submit your abstracts (600- 1000 words) and your detailed bibliography by 
February 18, 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (EXTENDED DEADLINE).

Notification of acceptance will be sent out prior to
February 28, 2018.
Submission for final abstract (1000-1500 words)
and bibliography will be due by
April 15, 2018.

Note: Please kindly mention the page numbers for your main sources.

 

 

BETWEEN RESSENTIMENT
AND FORGIVENESS


 

 

Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Czech Academy of Sciences

presents

09. 02. 2018; 11:00

Academic Conference Centre, Jilská/Husova

prof. MECHTHILD NAGEL
(SUNY Cortland)

 

Between Ressentiment and Forgiveness:
Transitional Justice in Rwanda
and South Africa


How do traumatized people respond to egregious harm? Revenge killings are understandable, but what if instead they set up tribunals to investigate the truth and grant amnesty to those who have confessed participating in committing outrageous atrocities? The global human rights community applauded the successor regimes in South Africa and Rwanda for taking the high moral road and involving lay persons in truth and reconciliation proceedings. My paper analyses critically claims of restorative justice and epistemic oppression.

 


 GRANT OF THE TECHNOLOGY AGENCY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 
The team composed of A. Koubová, J. Hvorecký and P. Urban was awarded financial support to realize the grant project: "Tools for the development of ethical culture in the Czech state administration."

Grant's budget amounts to cca 6,2 mil. CZK and will be ralized in 2018 - 2021.

 

 

 
JACQUES RANCIÈRE: POLITICS OF FICTION

 Výsledek obrázku pro Jacques Rancière: Politika fikce

 

M. Hauser present

a lecture

of the renown French philosopher

J. Rancière

on the February, 7th, 2018

in the Veletržní palác

free entry

in french, with the simultaneous translation to czech

 


TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT: HOW DO RELIGIOUS CONVERSIONS CHANGE OUR LIFE-WORLD?

M. Nitsche'S lecture on the phenomenology of religious conversion was presented at the conference:

PHENOMENOLOGY IN DIALOGUE: RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE AND THE LIFEWORLD

in Berkeley, California

 
 
The conference was organized by the SOPHERE: Society for phenomenology of Religious Experience.

 


IMAGINATION AND THOUGHT IN THE PLAY OF HISTORY

The publishing house Pulchra published another J. Pechar's book on the relationship between literature and philosophy.

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The relationship between thinking and imagination is of fundamental importance both to literature and philosophy. The new book by J. Pechar, aesthetician, theoretician of literature, philosopher, and translator, interprets a Czech view of the relationship between philosophy and literature in the context of the world literary thought. Pechar’s considerations draw on both on particular literary works and authors, be it Dante’s Divine comedy in the context of medieval thought, Goethe in the context of cultural synthesis, or Tolstoy’s and Dostoyevsky’s novels in the context of the dramatic aspect of individual and social life.
One of the chapters takes the works of Marcel Proust as an opportunity to contemplate on timelessness together with problem of the self-constitution. The passage dedicated to Freud’s interpretation of dreams and early childhood memories is further expanded by the interpretation of the role that the analogy of dream and life has played in some literary works. Pechar also considers the relation of Christianity and faith in the context of some of J. Patočka’s ideas.
Individual parts of the book connect literary interpretations with reflections of European history, taking special interest in the history of Czech nation and discussing the fight on the meaning of the Czech history.

 


WhEN the HANDS SPEAK:
GestURE aND THE SIGN LANGUAGE
IN THE HISTORY OF WESTERN THOUGHT 



The publishing house of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague presents J. Fulka's book about the sign language and deafness.

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J. Fulka, philosopher, theoretician of literature, and translator interprets mainly philosophical texts thematising, in one or the other way, the problem of gesture and sign language. The introduction deals with methodological difficulties indispensably pertaining to such project, namely the complicated relation between gesticulation and a sign language. Until the 19th century both domains remained united, their separation only began with the independent development of sign language linguistics in the 20th century. The first two chapters explain the two western paradigms in the comprehension of deafness and sign language. The privative paradigm defines deafness as a deficit, while the second one explains it as a type of difference, that is, as an altered type of communication  and perception. The third chapter analyses genealogy of language in the works of Rousseau and Condillac. The final chapter explicates the relation of gesture and language in the philosophy of M. Merleau-Ponty.

 

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
OCTOBER REVOLUTION:
 
Interview with M. Hauser

An interview with M. Hauser on INFO.CZ
(in czech)

100th anniversary:
The October revolution aided capitalism to adopt more human attitude, claims philosopher Hauser.

 

 Excerpts from the interview:

"It seems to me that the 100th anniversary brings back the idea that the October revolution aided capitalism in adapting more human attitude. I percieve it as one of the important issues of the October revolution."

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"We simply need a historical distance. As it is already one century since the revolution, we don't necessarily need to interpret it just as an outset of the totalitarian regime which is quite suspicious concept in its own terms."

"If there really was a radical revolution in the twentieth century, than it was this one since it succeeded in the complete social transformation. It did not happen anywhere else. The change the revolution brought about has also been historically unique. A new type of society has emerged, a society, at least during the first fifteen years, where social classes as the pre-given economical compartments ceased to exist."

 

 


RADICAL REALISM AND SOVIET AVANTGARDE

 

Michael Hauser (Institut dephilosophie de l’Académie des
Sciences de République Tchèque) and the Radical Realists

07. 12. 2017

“Radical Realism” as the Appearance of the Soviet Avant-garde on the Contemporary Artistic Field

a lecture at the international colloquim

1917-2017: REGARDS CROISÉS SUR LES AVANT-GARDES ARTISTIQUES SOVIÉTIQUES

Université Paris Nanterre - Université Paris 8

 Výsledek obrázku pro 1917-2017 REGARDS CROISÉS SUR LES AVANT-GARDES ARTISTIQUES SOVIÉTIQUES

 

 
HEROIC ATEISM? 


M. Hauser's and J. Ort's lecture
at the international festival 

LUTHERLENIN

Sunday 02. 12. 2017
Starts at 20:35

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In 1958, the Czech Lutheran priest and hussite theologian Josef Hromádka published the book Evangelium für Atheisten as an attempt on a synthesis of Christian doctrine and social ethics with explicitly anti-religious communist dogmas. Atheism conceived as a form resistance against the power of the state and religion has had a long tradition in Czech Republic, but during the era of real socialism the anti-religious attitude turned into the state politics. Nowadays, majority of Czech citizens considers themselves to be atheists while they simultaneously believe in some form of transcendence. Is it possible to unite such contradictory positions?

Participants of the trilateral (German, Czech, and Austrian) symposium will discuss faith and disbelief in post-religious and post-ideological society. M. Hauser’s speculative introduction, in the form of a fictitious dialogue between Luther and Lenin, will ask following questions: What is the character our present era? What would Luther and Lenin say about our times and ourselves? How would they understand our present times?

 


PHILOSOPHY OF MEDIA


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Vít Pokorný and Facutly of Arts, Purkyně University Ústí nad Labem present the lecture about the philosophy of media.

Media are an integral part of human civilization from its beginnings. They are tools of communication, and of the shared constitution of human live worlds. As technological tools, media extend and transform our existence on the psychological, social, political and cultural levels. Since the invention of the scripture, the power and influence of media has changed several times: with the typography, telegraph, radio or television, the new forms of communication have arrived, and the new forms of social organisation and political power with it.

The lecture asks following questions:

What is characteristic of the media situation today? What changes in human thought, society, economy and political organisation are related to the emergence of the networked, integrated media landscape, of responsive technologies and artificial intelligence? What challenges come forth with the
all-encompassing mediality of the global digital age? How does the situation of citizens of the global internet village differs from the situation of previous eras in the history of meida?

 


BABIŠ IS A LITTLE NEMESIS

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An interview in czech with M. Hauser on populism
can be found on the Česká pozice website:
"Trump is a Nemesis of the liberal democrats"

M. Hauser says in the interview, among other things: "Populism is, so to say, a attempt to reinstate the fundaments of liberal democracy in the times of its crises"

 

 
TRANSLATION OF ETIÉNNA BALIBAR'S BOOKS TO CZECH

 
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Josef Fulka and Jan Petříček will present their translations of Étienna Balibar's books in the
J. Palach Library

Násilí a civilita a Spinoza a politika

Facebook event

 

 

 
PHILOSOPHY AS PERMANENTLY OPEN QUESTION

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The Czech Academy of Sciences magazine
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has published an article on philosophy
where Alice Koubová speaks about
the relation of performance and philosophy.

 


PAUL RICOUEUR'S MORAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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A new member of the Department for Contemporary Continental Philosophy, the philosopher from the Universiteit Antwerpen Geoffrey Dierckxsens publische his new book with Rowman & Littlefield.

Paul Ricoeur's Moral Anthropology: Singularity, Responsibility, Justice.

 

 


CONFERENCES IN NOVEMBER 2017


In November of 2017, the members of out departement organize three international conferences:


1) In 1. - 3. 11. 2017, Petr Kouba a col. organize the conference Towards a phenomenology of social change

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2) In 14. - 15. 11. 2017, Michael Hauser and col. organize the 1968- 1989: Paris - Prague conference.

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3) In 23. - 24. 11 , Petr Urban and col.. organize the conference: Caring Democracy: Current topics in the political theory of care

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RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PRO M. RITTERA VE WEIMARU


Our colleague M. Ritter will spend the autumnt of 2017 as a research fellow at the IKKM (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie ath the Bauhaus Universit'at in Weimaru.

 

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HOLIDAY IN HELSINKI

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Alice Koubová lead an intesive course called:  "Once again: the Self! On subjectivity in theatre and performance art".
The course was organized at the Theatre Academy of the  University of Arts in Helsinki.

 

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Holidy photo: This statue was the Russian gift to Finland in 1989.

 

 
RESPONSES TO THE PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY PRAGUE 2017


1) The interview with the keynote speaker Susan Kusick about music and torture on the Radio Wave website

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2) The audio interview with the Performance Philosophy Prague 2017 co-organizer Alice Koubová on the Czech Radio webiste.


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3) Non-traditional conference between philosophy and artistic action.

an article on the Czech Academy of Sciences website about the Performance philosophyPrague 2017

 


PHILOSOPHICAL CARE OF THE BODY


H. Janoušek a P. Urban succesfully participated in the Jindřichův Hradec 1/2 marathon.

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PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY PRAGUE 2017


Thanks to Alice Koubová
Prague hosted the 3rd Biennial Performance Philosophy Conference entitled
How does philosophy act?

 

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PHENOMENOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
PHÄNOMENOLOGIE UND ËCOLOGIE


The Central European Institute of Philosophy together with the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, and the Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences CR
present
the conference on phenomenology and ecology.


Conferenc programme

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ETHICS AND METAPHYSICS IN EDITH STEIN'S PHILOSOPHY


Petr Urban participated in the fourth biennale dedicated to the philosophy of Edith Stein. The event was organized by the International Association of the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein (IASPES).

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The Fourth Biannual Conference organized by International Association for the study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein, the McNerney Endowed Chair in Ethics and the University of Portland

 

 
AT THE ORIGINS OF PHENOMENOLOGY


Three members of our department, Hynek Janoušek, Petr Urban and Carlo Ierna took part in the international conference at the University of Seattle
on the origins of phenomenology. The conference was organizsed by the North American Association for early phenomenology (NASEP).

 



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THE LEGACY OF GEORG LUKÁCS:

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

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Conference website

Michael Hauser took part in the international conference on G. Lukács, worldly renown marxist philosopher who had been uniting philosophy and political praxis throughout his work. One of the motives to organize the conference was recent removal of his statue in Budapest and intended shutdown of his archives. Once again, Lukács is perceived as troubling, this time in Orbanian Hungary.
It was probably one of the biggest conferences on Lukácz in the last fifty years. Organizers were counting on fifteen applications, but in the end they got about one houndred. Especially the younger generation of scholars was interested, for instance a strong Brazilian group. There were also five people from the Czech Republic and three from Poland.
Many presentations focused on the contemporary partision of theory and praxis, and consequent disintegration of the social theory into dissociated detailed analyses of tiny chunks or reality. Alson, a lot of critique of the contemporary radical theories (post-marxism) was aired, in the sense that they show tendency to separate leftist politics and economics, and create an abstract radikalism without actual political strategy that would encourage the ways how to stand up to the rightest populism and neoliberal capitalism.

 


PHILOSOPHY AT PLAY CONFERENCE


11. - 12. 04. 2017
 
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Petr Urban and Alice Koubová gave the presentation
Ethical Dimensions of Care and Play 
at the conference Philosophy at play
at the University of Gloucestershire s příspěvkem 

 

 


PROJEKT RESPONDaRT

 

Alice Koubová together with the Studio Alta presents

RespondArt

Studio Alta - RespondArt weekend

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METHODICAL PRECEDENCE OF INTERTWINING


The Martin Nitsche's new book Metodická přednost spleti was published by the Togga publishing house.

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The main goal of the book is to present a transitive-topological model of phenomenology that can describe the intertwined phenomena and explain how humans relate to them. The intertwined phenomena appear in such a way that they encompass the one to whom they appear. In this manner, they establish a complex relational structure that is characteristic of most of the human experiences at the start of the 21st century. The fundamental point of the proposed model is the interpretation of intertwined phenomenality as a specific area, and recognition of its methodological precedence. Our ability to find sense and place in complex times in necessarily linked to acceptance of complexity as the point of departure for our thinking.
The book‘s secondary goal is to present phenomenology as a philosophical discipline that thinks „scopically“, emphasizing transitivity and localisation. From this perspective, the book also suggest a methodological reflection of phenomenology that faces discussions about its naturalization, or attempts to belittle its meaning by the newly awakened speculative realism.

 


PHENOMENOLOGY AND CARE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI


Petr Urban held a course on phenomenology and ethics of care at the University of Mumbai, India.

The course aimed at introducing students, teachers and research scholars to phenomenological debates in ethics, embodiment and language. It endeavored to examine the relationship between phenomenology and care through intersection with enactive ethics and feminism.

Departement of Philosophy, University of Mumbai

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COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL:

LES GUERRES DE L'HUMAIN
PARIS


From 9th to 10th of March, 2017, Alice Koubová will participate in the international colloquium dedicated to the topic of Human Wars at the Université Paris Nanterre.

 


 


SHARED EMOTIONS

REASSESING THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ACCOUNT


Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy of the Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences CR kindly invites to the lecture of dr. Thomase Szanto from the Center for Subjectivity Research, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen.

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INTERVIEW WITH PETR URBAN AT THE ETHICS OF CARE WEBSITE


Petr Urban recapitulates his philosophical carrier and the path towards the ethics of care in the interview titled Practice of care and practice of play.

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FRANZ BRENTANO CENTENARY
1917 - 2017


Conference and Summer School

 
The summer school is co-organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Hynek Janousek, Robin Rollinger), the Departement of Philosophy at UQAM University in Montréal (Denis Fisette) and the Department of Philosophy (KGW) at the University of Salzburg (Johannes Brandl, Guillaume Fréchette), and is sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Czech Science Foundation (GACR), the Austrian FWF, and the Internationale Franz Brentano Gesellschaft e.V. (Würzburg).

 


THE PRAGUE SCHOOL IN THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF FRANZ BRENTANO

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Hynek Janoušek and Robin Rollinger have published a chapter titled The Prague School in the Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano.

 


MARTIN NITSCHE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI FULLBRIGHT LECTURE


Martin Nitsche, who was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the UCLA, Department of Political Science in 2017, will present his lecture on a controversial theme at the University of Hawai: "What Can Late Heidegger Offer Political Theory?"

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ETHICS AND METAPHYSICS IN EDITH STEIN'S PHILOSOPHY


Petr Urban participated in the fourth biennale dedicated to the philosophy of Edith Stein. The event was organized by the International Association of the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein (IASPES).

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The Fourth Biannual Conference organized by International Association for the study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein, the McNerney Endowed Chair in Ethics and the University of Portland