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Time

Time

CAPITAL, VALUE, AND TIME

The Beirut Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR) and the Mahdi Amel Cultural Center invite you to the workshop and discussion:

Capital, Value, and Time

April 1st, 2015 at the UNESCO Building, 4-7 pm

The workshop revisits Marx’s seminal critique of political economy in Capital and The Grundrisse. It aims to understand the contemporary re-appropriation of Marx through the value theory approach (Alfred Sohn-Rethel, Moishe Postone, Kojin Karatani) and point to some of the breakthroughs and limitations that these different trajectories of the value theory approach raise (Hegelian reading of Marx, Kantian reading of Marx). The paradoxes of time, value, and the money form will be discussed through the reading and discussion of a number of texts. Understanding Marx in relation to Hegel and Kant, the workshop aims to hone a historical, philosophical, and political economic conception of dialectics.

Participation is free and open to the public.

Please email to info@bicar-lebanon.org if you are interested to participate. + readings will be circulated upon request +

The Beirut Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR) develops research in critical thought and a practice of critical pedagogy. Through workshops, seminars, public discussions, and publications, BICAR provides a platform for researchers, teachers, academics, artists, writers, students, and interested members of the public to engage critically with social, cultural, and political developments. BICAR is committed to the relationships between intellectual inquiry, social reality, political praxis, and concrete change. In light of its locale in Beirut and Lebanon, BICAR is an environment for collective reflection, analysis, and response to the contradictions of labor, capital, production, and subjectivization in conditions of globalisation.

More soon at http://www.bicar-lebanon.org

The Mahdi Amel Cultural Center was founded in the spring of 2003 and in continuation of the work of “Société des Amis de Hassan Hamdan / Mahdi Amel”, which was established in Lyon (France) following Mahdi Amel’s assassination. CCMA’s mission consists in the dissemination of the works of a thinker who lost his life for the cause of freedom, and to encourage research that preserves and continues his legacy, in addition tot he Center’s contribution to intellectual, cultural, and artistic inquiry.

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/beirut-workshop-on-capital-value-and-time

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Speculative Realism

Speculative Realism

NEW FORMS OF REALISM IN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY

INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES – SKOPJE

New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy

In cooperation with the International Institute of Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences (Athens)

SUMMER SCHOOL

2015

June 26th – July 3rd 2015 in Ohrid, Macedonia

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje in cooperation with the International

Institute of Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences (based in Athens) announces the summer school program “New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy.” Part 1 will be held in Ohrid (Macedonia) 26 June-3 July, 2015.

The “New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy” summer school in Ohrid will focus on the recent trends of realism in contemporary philosophy which has been labeled often erroneously under a single and vague category such as “speculative realism” or “new materialism” etc. Unpacking such generalizations and aiming at specific authors who have generated distinct strands of thought that nonetheless constitute what we have vaguely termed “new realisms in philosophy,” we conceptualized the sub-courses:

– “The non-standard philosophy of François Laruelle”; sub-course leader: François Laruelle

– “Non-standard epistemologies”; sub-course leader Anne Françoise Schmid

– “Magic Realism and Socialist Realism: Arts and Persuasion”; sub-course leader Svetlana Slapšak

– “Exploration of possibilities for realist readings in contemporary feminist philosophy in line with non-standard philosophy and the writings of Marx”; sub-course leader: Katarina Kolozova

Working language of the summer school will be English and French (with translation into English).

Professors:

Prof. Dr. François Laruelle, Prof. Dr. Anne Françoise Schmid, Prof. Dr. Katarina Kolozova, Prof. Dr. Ray Brassier (TBC) and Prof. Dr. GDil rA.nSvidejtalrana Slapšak, Prof.

Summer school Director:

Prof. Dr. Katarina Kolozova, Executive Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje

Summer school academic coordinator:

Dr. Jordan Šišovski, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje

Eligibility:

-Participants must be MA students or PhD candidates in any field belonging to the social sciences or humanities

-Participants must submit an abstract for a presentation in one of the summer school’s workshops or for one of the final presentations sessions;

-Participants from other countries are also eligible to participate;

Registration:

Early bird Registration: until February 20th

Participation fee: 140 Euro for 9 day course

Early bird applications from at least three persons from same institution: 100 Euro

Normal Registration: February 21st – March 20th

Participation fee: 170 Euro for 9 day course

Applications from at least three persons from same institution: 130 Euros

Late applications:

Registration: March 21st – April 10th

Participation fee: 210 euro for 9 day course

Late applications from at least three persons from same institution: 170 Euros

Number of participants: 50

Process of Selection

Members of the boards  of the Internaitonal Institute in Athens and of ISSHS will form the organizing committee and selection committee that will review the applications

Interested applicants should send short CV, abstract for presentation and the available application form.

Deadline for submitting an application: April 10th 2015

Deadline for announcing the results of the selection process: April 30th 2015

Accommodation:

It is entirely up to each student to decide accommodation of their own choosing. The organizers will provide information and enable and inform about possibilities for discount accommodation, and will be available to help logistically.

Contact persons:

Dr. Jordan Šišovski, Project Coordinator, e-mail: jordan.shishovski@isshs.edu.mk, info@isshs.edu.mk

Applications should be sent to the Project Coordinator to either of these two addresses.

Prof. Dr. Katarina Kolozova, Executive Director of Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje, e-mail: katerina.kolozova@isshs.edu.mk

Address: 20 Oktomvri nr. 8 (second floor), 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Tel/Fax: +389 2 3 113 059

http://www.isshs.edu.mk

 

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Critique

Critique

KRITIKOS Volume 11 January-March 2014

Kant or Machiavelli?…(a.h.lesser)

http://intertheory.org/kant-machiavelli-AHLesser.htm

Kritikos Reviews: http://intertheory.org/reviews.htm

 

Intertheory Press, new books 2014:

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Art After the Avant-Garde: Baudrillard’s Challenge
http://intertheory.org/coulter-baudrillard-avant-garde.htm
By Gerry Coulter

Product Description
After we have read Jean Baudrillard it is difficult to see the world as we previously did. Baudrillard offered a strong challenge to art and artists, as he did everyone else. Many believe that Baudrillard was against art when he was really against the majority of things which some person or group has attempted to pass off as art. Baudrillard’s significance for art however, is that he wipes the decks clear and allows us to think anew about the art we love, and the art we do not. One of the implications of this book – a book about seeing art after taking Baudrillard seriously – is that we learn art never had a better friend, than Jean Baudrillard.

About the Author
Gerry Coulter is the founding editor of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, and the author of Jean Baudrillard: From the Ocean to the Desert, or the Poetics of Radicality. He has received Bishop’s University’s highest award for teaching – the William and Nancy Turner Prize.
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Philosophy

Philosophy

KANT & KANTIAN PHILOSOPHY – CALL FOR PAPERS

Paideia: International Philosophical Journal

Call for Papers

 

Monographic section

Paideia invites submissions for its next issue: Kant and Kantian Philosophy.

Every aspect of Kantian philosophy and work is welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

– Historical insights in Kantian philosophy

– Genesis of Kantian thought

– Kant and the sciences (Biology, Mathematics, Physics)

– Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason

– Kant on beauty

– Ethical theory in Kant’s works

– Kant and Idealism

– Kant and Phenomenology

– The importance of Kant in the contemporary philosophy

– Kant and the analytical philosophy

– A priori and a posteriori knowledge after Kant

– Kant and animal thought

– Kant and the non-classical logics

 

General section

Paideia is also going to consider articles from all the other field of philosophy. They will be published in a separate section.

submission@paideia-journal.com

Before submitting an article, please ensure you have read the Instructions for Authors.

Paideia: http://www.paideia-journal.com/

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Philosophy

Philosophy

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY & THE PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME OF PUBLIC LECTURES AT ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY

Autumn 2013 Series All welcome! Please come!

Tuesday October 15th 5pm – 6.30 pm
Dr William Lewis (Skidmore College) 
‘Trace, Testimony,Verity: Representing Reality with Documentary Film’ 
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 001 

Tuesday November 12th 5pm – 6.30 pm
Dr Sarah Richmond (University College London)
‘Gender in Sartre’s Being and Nothingness’
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 001

Tuesday November 26th 5pm – 6.30 pm
Dr Sarah Fine (King’s College London) 
‘This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: Territory, Borders, and Immigration’ 
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 001

WEDNESDAY December 4th 5pm – 6.30 pm (note: different day from other lectures)
Dr Kelvin Knight (London Metropolitan University)
‘MacIntyre’s Critique of Kant on History and Human Rights’ 
Roehampton University, Main Campus, Duchesne Building Room 209 
(note different room from other lectures)

All lectures take place on the main campus of Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH

 

Royal Institute of Philosophy: http://royalinstitutephilosophy.org/

 

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Philosophy

Philosophy

PAIDEIA: INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL

Paideia is an online international journal of philosophy for undergraduates and master’s students. Its aim is to promote high quality philosophical debate between different universities. The journal allows a confrontation with high profile publications through a rigorous discussion.

Paideia wants to open an international room for particularly outstanding papers to prove their value. They can focus on both the historical and theoretical philosophy, from an analytical or continental point of view. The journal will be published twice a year.

An editorial board, composed of both PhD candidates and lecturers, judges the papers via a blind peer-review.

Papers should be original and not yet published in any other journal.

English, German and French are accepted.

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2013.

Our next issue is going to be about every aspect of Kantian philosophy.

More info on the call for papers section.

Info: info@paideia-journal.com

The Editors

Fausto Carcassi and Marco Tamborini

Paideia: http://www.paideia-journal.com/

Call for Papers: http://www.paideia-journal.com/callforpapers.html

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Debt

Debt

STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT: CONFERENCE 2013

Call for Papers.

Studies in Social and Political Thought Annual Conference 2013: Debt and Obligation.

Keynote Speakers: Keith Ansell-Pearson, Costas Lapavitsas

University of Sussex, June 20-21

 

The global economic crisis has brought the question of debt sharply into focus. From the indebtedness of the individual by means of easy credit, to the universalisation of private debt in financial instruments and the financial stranglehold of whole countries by sovereign debt, debt and the obligation that comes with it dominate the structure of contemporary society and economy. Austerity programmes are implemented by governments around the world, often with disastrous social consequences and without popular support. The narratives of “living within one’s means” and “giving back what is owed” are dominant among the international organisations and power centres that promote these austere solutions. Even democratic legitimation is superseded by the obligation of paying one’s debts, to the extent that technocratic governments replace democratically elected ones for fulfilling that purpose. A “hard but fair” solution is advanced by many in government and elsewhere, where debt reduction seems to be given an almost moral quality, and as such connected to a moral obligation and duty.

The old definition of justice as “telling the truth and giving back what is owed” as given by Cephalus in Plato’s Republic, seems, therefore, to have prevailed–at least in part. For the truthfulness of this justice is hidden, since as Cephalus admits, it is the wealthy that are the major beneficiaries of this type of justice, considering they already have the means of living by it. On the other hand, the concepts of debt and obligation are the cornerstones of many ethical theories and philosophies, from Kant’s categorical imperative and deontological ethics in general to Nietzsche’s genealogical critique of morality. Moreover, a great part of political philosophy and theory is preoccupied with the question of the obligation to the state and what gives it legitimacy. But how are these ethical and political issues put into practice? Depending on one’s point of view there can be either a moral obligation that supports the state’s legitimacy, or one that directly opposes it. In particular, should one follow the moral narrative of paying one’s debts under any circumstances or are there instances where one has an obligation to resist debts placed upon them? Is there such a thing as a just debt? These questions, it could be claimed, have not been given enough critical attention, and theoretical discourse has passed them by.

We are, therefore, seeking papers that will engage theoretically with the concepts of debt and obligation, and explore their relationship with the social, economic, or political spheres. In keeping with the interdisciplinary ethos of SSPT we will accept papers from all related disciplines including politics, sociology, history, political economy, and philosophy. We will also accept papers that do not deal exclusively with the main topic of the conference but are engaged with issues in the general area of social and political thought.

 

Possible theoretical frameworks and topics include, but are not limited to:

Moral Obligation / Political Obligation / Debt from an Economic, Sociological, Historical or Philosophical Perspective / Crisis & Debt / Deontological Ethics / Kantian Ethics and Political Theory / Hegel / Contract Theory / Recognition & Self-Recognition / Nietzsche, Morality, Guilt and “Bad Conscience” / Marxism & Marxisms / Theories of Biopolitics / Instrumental Reason / Critical Theory / Post-Colonialism / Discourse and Democratic Theory / Structuralism and Post-Structuralism / Soft and Hard Power / Hegemony / World-Systems / Sovereignty / Legality and Legitimacy

Please send abstracts of 350 words to ssptconference.2013@gmail.com by Sunday, 5th May 2013.

These should be formatted for blind review, including a cover sheet with name, contact details, institutional affiliation, and paper title. Successful applicants will be notified by 12th May 2013. Finally, all selected papers will be considered for publication in a future issue of SSPT.

A fee of 5 pounds will be applicable, and all delegates will receive a free copy of SSPT.

A PDF version of this CfP is available here.

 

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Walter Benjamin

THE PHILOSOPHY OF WALTER BENJAMIN CONFERENCE

Call for Papers:

‘The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin’

One-Day Conference, December 14th, 2012 – Goldsmiths College, University of London

InC – Goldsmiths Continental Philosophy Research Group

The work of the German-Jewish critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) spans a vast array of themes, ranging from the metaphysics of youth to the Paris arcades. His writings on Goethe and Scheerbart; Kafka and Baudelaire, as well as his work on the relationship between art and technology continue to fascinate and polarize in equal measure. His singular intersection of Marxian and Jewish thought is amply evidenced in the extensive correspondence with Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Bertold Brecht and Hannah Arendt, amongst others. Undoubtedly it is the sheer breadth of Benjamin’s interests that accounts for the enduring concern with his often fragmentary work across academic disciplines. That is to say, Benjamin is no longer a stranger at the Academy. Nevertheless, a central aspect of Benjamin’s work is all-too-often overlooked when his aesthetic and literary works are treated in isolation. The manifest content of Benjamin’s writing is never merely incidental: rather, it is shot through with a burgeoning philosophical project – from the ‘Programme of the Coming Philosophy’ (1917) to the ‘Theses on the Concept of History’ (1940). In this regard it appears that recent anniversary of Benjamin’s birth in 1892 warrants a re-appraisal of this legacy by asking the question: how can the various strands of Benjamin’s work be engaged to illuminate the unfolding of his philosophical position, and – vice versa – how does Benjamin’s philosophy illuminate other aspects of his thought?

This conference aims, then – on the one hand – to explore Benjamin’s thought in relation to the various philosophical traditions that inform his project (Leibniz, Kant, Schlegel, Lukács etc.), and – on the other hand – to ask how these influences continue to operate between the lines even where Benjamin is not explicitly concerned with the philosophical canon? In short: how are we to understand the philosophy of Walter Benjamin?

We ask potential speakers to submit abstracts of no more than 200 words to: sebastian.truskolaski@gmail.com by September 30th. The full programme will be announced in due course.

Originally published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-the-philosophy-of-walter-benjamin-goldsmiths-london-14-december-2012

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Immanuel Kant

KANT AND THE BRITISH IDEALISTS CONFERENCE

Final Call for Registrations

To be held at the Cave Castle Hotel, South Cave, near Hull, on 29 and 30 August 2012.

On 29 and 30 August 2012, the UK Kant Society and the Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism at the University of Hull, UK, will host a joint conference entitled ‘Kant and the British idealists’.  The conference seeks to explore the relationship between any aspect of the philosophies of Immanuel Kant, Kantians and the British idealists.  No branch of philosophy is excluded, and papers can be either philosophical or historical.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Giuseppina D’Oro (Keele), ‘Varieties of Idealism’ tbc
Dr William Mander (Oxford), ‘The Kantian and Hegelian Roots of T.H. Green’s Conception of Free Will’

The call for papers is now closed, but if you wish to attend the conference please register at: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/politics/research/cinl/kant/register.aspx

Registrations will close on 8 AUGUST 2012.

For further information, please see the conference website: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/politics/research/cinl/kant.aspx

 

Dr Colin Tyler, FRHistS

Reader in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX, United Kingdom, T: + 44 (0)1482 465765    F: + 44 (0)1482 466208: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/politics/staff/dr-colin-tyler.aspx

Director of the Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/politics/research/research-centres/centre-for-the-study-of-britis.aspx

Editor of The International Journal of Social Economics: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijse

 

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Capitorg

MARXISM AND ETHICS: FREEDOM, DESIRE, AND REVOLUTION

By Paul Blackledge

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5320-marxism-and-ethics.aspx

Summary            

Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.

Marxism and Ethics is a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the rich and complex history of Marxist ethical theory as it has evolved over the last century and a half. Paul Blackledge argues that Marx’s ethics of freedom underpin his revolutionary critique of capitalism. Marx’s conception of agency, he argues, is best understood through the lens of Hegel’s synthesis of Kantian and Aristotelian ethical concepts. Marx’s rejection of moralism is not, as suggested in crude materialist readings of his work, a dismissal of the free, purposive, subjective dimension of action. Freedom, for Marx, is both the essence and the goal of the socialist movement against alienation, and freedom’s concrete modern form is the movement for real democracy against the capitalist separation of economics and politics. At the same time, Marxism and Ethics is also a distinctive contribution to, and critique of, contemporary political philosophy, one that fashions a powerful synthesis of the strongest elements of the Marxist tradition. Drawing on Alasdair MacIntyre’s early contributions to British New Left debates on socialist humanism, Blackledge develops an alternative ethical theory for the Marxist tradition, one that avoids the inadequacies of approaches framed by Kant on the one hand and utilitarianism on the other.

“This book provides impressive evidence of the intellectual and moral strengths of contemporary Marxism. Paul Blackledge has provided the best history so far written of Marxism’s engagement with ethics. He enables us to understand Marx’s own moral concerns better than Marx himself did. And he has made an incisive contribution to contemporary moral debate. Critics of Marx and Marxism, including sympathetic critics such as myself, will have to take this book very seriously.” – Alasdair MacIntyre, author of After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

Paul Blackledge is Professor of Political Theory at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is the author of Perry Anderson, Marxism, and the New Left and Reflections on the Marxist Theory of History, and the coeditor (with Graeme Kirkpatrick) of Historical Materialism and Social Evolution.

Price: $80.00

Hardcover – 249 pages

Release Date: March 2012

ISBN10: N/A

ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3991-4

Price: $80.00

Electronic – 249 pages

Release Date: February 2012

ISBN10: N/A

ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3992-1

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Critique

THE LONDON CONFERENCE IN CRITICAL THOUGHT 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

The London Conference in Critical Thought

Birkbeck College, London

June 29th and 30th, 2012

In collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, the London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) is designed to create a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with “critical” traditions and concerns. We welcome work from the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to papers drawing upon continental philosophy, critical legal theory, critical geography and the Frankfurt School. The LCCT aims to provide an opportunity for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests. Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional, the conference hopes to foster emergent critical thought and provide new avenues for critically orientated scholarship and collaboration.

Scholars working in philosophy, literature, geography, law, art, and politics departments have already proposed panels and/or streams for the conference. These address issues as diverse as animality, sovereignty, human rights, cosmopolitanism, the city, and the relationship between text and space. Through these streams participants are encouraged to engage with a variety of thinkers including Kant, Deleuze, Marx, Lacan, Foucault, Spinoza and Derrida, to name a few.

If you would like to present a paper as part of an existing stream/panel, propose a new stream/panel or contribute to the general stream please see our website for details. The deadline for stream proposals is the 15th of January, 2012, and the deadline for paper proposals is the 19th of February, 2012. The conference will be open for registration as of April 2012 and is free for participants.

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The London Conference in Critical Thought is co-hosted by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities for the inaugural year of 2012.

 

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Crisis

THE CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY IN A TIME OF CRISIS

The Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London invites you to two talks exploring the contemporary legacy of Marx’s work.

8 November 2011
Massimiliano Tomba – Revisiting the Grundrisse and the ‘Fragment on Machines’
6.30-8.00
RHB Room 137

Massimiliano Tomba is the author of books on Bruno Bauer and critique, Walter Benjamin’s critique of violence, politics in Kant and Benjamin, and, most recently, Marx’s concept of time. He teaches at the faculty of historical and political sciences at the University of Padua.

14 November 2011
Anselm Jappe – Abstract Labour as the Origin of Commodity Fetishism
6.30-8.00
RHB Room 137

Anselm Jappe is the author of Guy Debord, Les aventures de la marchandise and, most recently, Credit à mort.

All welcome. For further information, contact a.toscano@gold.ac.uk

Both speakers will also be presenting different papers at the annual Historical Materialism conference: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/8annual/register

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