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Between Heidegger, Levinas & Derrida

A two-day international conference focusing on the relationship between Heidegger, Levinas and Derrida

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Feb 08, 2013 09:00 AM to
Feb 09, 2013 05:00 PM


Newman House, Dublin2

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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.

Conference Organizers: Lisa Foran, Rozemund Uljée, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin.

Friday the 8th from 9.00-18.00 and Saturday the 9th from 10.00-17.00


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