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Workshop: ‘Rethinking Europe’ – December 19, 2014

November 12th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events | News

The Centre for Ethics and Humanism (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and the Centre for Critical Philosophy (Ghent University) are very pleased to announce the third edition of the workshop ‘Rethinking Europe’.

This year the workshop will focus on the tensions between cosmopolitan/universalist discourses and the experience of otherness. Keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Lukas Sosoe of the University of Luxembourg.

Date: December 19th, 2014
Venue: Faculty of Arts & Philosophy, room C/5.402 (‘Profzaal’), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium

Attendance is free, but registration in advance is necessary as places are strictly limited.

To register or for further information send an email to: rethinking.europe@ugent.be by December 1st.


16:00. Lukas Held (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès), Blumenberg’s Hermeneutics of the Other
16:30. Elisabeth Lefort (Université de Luxembourg), Hans Kelsen and Claude Lefort: On Human Rights and Democracy

Coffee break

17:15. Mihail Evans (Institute for Advanced Studies, NEC, Bucharest), Husserl, “the Gypsies” and Europe
17:45. Petr Agha (Universiteit Antwerpen), The Burqa Ban’s Dark Side: Uncovering Face Covering Bans

Coffee break

18:30. Keynote lecture:
Lukas Sosoe (Université de Luxembourg), The Birth of the European Cosmopolitan Idea