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This seminar examines the significance and current issues of biopolitics. It is held entirely in French.
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Ce séminaire se propose d’examiner la signification et les enjeux actuels de la biopolitique. Le concept de biopolitique, lancé par Foucault dans le milieu des années soixante-dix, a revitalisé la philosophie politique et inspiré des auteurs comme Agamben, Esposito et Negri. On interrogera à partir de la biopolitique et des expressions de ces auteurs, l’actualité politique et religieuse en Tunisie et les pays d’Islam. Deux ans après la révolution du Jasmin, on questionnera la validité de ce concept pour interpréter et comprendre des phénomènes comme l’Islamisme ou l’intégrisme et faire ainsi un bilan de la liberté et de la démocratie. De la même façon l’état de la démocratie dans les pays qui se vantent de la pratiquer depuis longtemps sera examiné, notamment en Europe occidentale. Où en est-on de l’égalité, de la justice sociale et de la liberté de penser, de la liberté religieuse et d’expression par rapport aux différences culturelles et de religion qui sont le produit de la migration?

Lundi 27 mai 2013 – 14h à 18h

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Convivium
Campus Pleinlaan 2
1050 Bruxelles

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The international conference ‘The Radical Enlightenment: The Big Picture and its Details’ seeks to bring together state-of-the-art research on the so-called ‘Radical Enlightenment’, which refers to a distinct yet multi-faceted line of thought within the Enlightenment movement that puts great emphasis on – inter alia – political reform and activism, personal freedom, social equality, and critique of religion.

The objectives of this conference are: to push forward our historical and philosophical understanding of the ‘Radical Enlightenment’, to identify important figures (materialists, atheists, freethinkers, Spinozists, pantheists, freemasons, philosophes, etc.) within the Radical Enlightenment and to unravel their significance and influence, to understand the origins and spread of the Radical Enlightenment (with attention to correspondence networks and communities, manuscripts, pamphlets, clandestine literature, etc.), and to reflect on the impact of the Radical Enlightenment on contemporary thinking.

We welcome general historical and philosophical contributions and detailed case-studies of both well-known and lesser known figures.

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3rd ETHU Seminar

February 15th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events

Third session of our monthly ETHU Seminar, in which we each time discuss some of our members’ research.

Speakers in this edition:
*Sophie Withaeckx: Redefining honour: understanding change, continuity and autonomous choice in minority women’s experiences with honour
*Jens Ottoy: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard on neighbourly love

Time: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 – 13-15h
Location: Room 5C402 (“Professorenzaal”) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Seminarie: Existentialisme en schrijverschap

January 21st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events

Samen met het Centrum voor Literatuur, Intermedialiteit en Cultuur (CLIC) organiseert ETHU tijdens het tweede semester een gezamenlijk seminarie rond ‘Existentialisme en schrijverschap’.

De opzet is om elke laatste maandag van de maand (16u-18u) bijeen te komen rond teksten van existentiedenkers en -schrijvers in verband met het schrijven/het schrijverschap.

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2nd ETHU Seminar

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Events

Second session of our monthly ETHU Seminar, in which we each time discuss some of our members’ research.

Speakers in this edition:
*Kassandra Rothenstadt: Subverting Dissent: Emotion and Digital Activism in the shifting Landscapes of Power
*Arulanandam Kabiriyal: Virtue Ethics and Existential Meaningfulness: A Critical Assessment from Kierkegaardian Perspective

Time: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 – 12-14h
Location: Room 5C402 (“Professorenzaal”) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Yoni Van Den Eede, Amor Technologiae: Marshall McLuhan as Philosopher of Technology – Toward a Philosophy of Human-Media Relationships.

Brussels, VUBPRESS, 2012.

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Een nieuwe uitgave verzorgd door de redactieraad van de Søren Kierkegaard Werken, ter gelegenheid van de 200ste geboortedag van Kierkegaard.

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Lecture: Nietzsches kritiek van de religie

November 26th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events

Lecture (in Dutch) by Drs. Jens Ottoy

Time: Thursday November 29th, 2012 – 14-16h
Location: Room E.3.05 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Next ETHU Seminar

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events

The next session of our monthly ETHU Seminar will take place in January 2013. Kassandra Rothenstadt and Arulanandam Kabiriyal will present their research. More information to follow.

Time: Tuesday, January 29th, 2012 – 12-14h
Location: TBC

1st ETHU Seminar

November 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events

First session of our new, monthly ETHU Seminar, in which we will each time discuss some of our members’ research.

Speakers in this edition:
*Katleen Gabriels: ‘Virtual’ Morality: The Un/Acceptability and Moral Intensity of Hypothetical Scenarios in Second Life
*Jo Dirix: Strengthening Bottom-up and Top-down Climate Governance

Time: Monday, November 19th, 2012 – 12-14h
Location: Room 5C402 (“Professorenzaal”) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel