Continental Philosophy » Philosophical Movements Bulletin Board Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:40:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 No New Wars, No To Nato – Week-Long Protest of Nato Summit 2014 – 30 August – 5 September Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:40:12 +0000 No to Nato

60 world leaders, including Barack Obama, meet in the UK for the NATO Summit on 4-5 September to plan their war on the world. From 30 August protesters will flock to South Wales for international actions including a national demonstration, counter summit, and week-long peace camp. Stop the War and CND have organised NO TO NATO – NO NEW WARS protests from 30 August to 5 September. See the timetable of action and events below.

Transport to the national demonstration 30 August…

Saturday 30 August: Mass demonstration

March through central Newport. Assembles 1pm at the Civic Centre Car Park and marches around the town centre ending at Westgate Square for a rally.

Sunday 31 August: Counter Summit in Cardiff

County Hall, CF10 4UW View on map
Speakers include:

No to Nato speakers

Boris Kagarlitsky RussiaJoseph Gerson USAMedea Benjamin Code Pink USAMargaretta D’Arcy IrelandJeremy Corbyn MPLindsey German Stop the War Coalition.

Sessions and workshops: • NATO expansion • The drive to war and military spending • Ukraine and a new cold war • Afghanistan – the endless occupation • Women and War • Move the money • Disarmament for Development • Palestine • Middle East: Oil & Empire • The New Nuclear Arms Race • Militarisation & Science • Singing for Peace. Full timetable here…

Post-Counter Summit Social: A Fundraiser for Gaza
The Full Moon, Womanby Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1BR, Upstairs – the Moon Club.
5pm – 8pm – snacks, stalls etc.Music from 8pm. Admission £5

Performers include: Stu and Reb from Dirty Revolution (Ska-Punk-Reggae), Lynne Denman (unaccompanied Welsh singing), Salih Hassan (Palestinian Oud Player), Cosmo (Folk-punk), Novacoda (Dance), Flora Mackay (Acoustic), David Ambrose (Storytelling), Neta Hel (Poetry), Think Pretty (Acoustic), DJS – Love & Harmony Sounds, Shahid (Salsa Buena), Dave Grooveslave

 All funds raised will go to Middle East Children’s Alliance. More details…

Monday 1 September: Newport Alternative Summit

Newport Dolman Theatre, Emlyn Square, Newport NP20 1HY, 10.00 – 5 pm.
Topics: Drones • Women and War • Iraq • Afghanistan • Ukraine • Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

Tuesday 2 September

Newport Alternative Summit continued
Dolman Theatre. 11am – 4pm – Sessions on Gaza • Peaceful co-existence • Victims of NATO

Wednesday 3 September

Artists and Musicians against War. All day at the Tredegar Park Peace Camp
• Kite making • anti-facial-recognition-software makeup • placard making • banner making • self-defence workshops • Urban Circle workshops • Singing peace and protest workshop • Fly Kites not Drones

Revolution Rock with Birmingham band Living Field. Open mic throughout the day until 8pm for poets and musicians.

Thursday 4 September

First day of NATO Summit. 

Newport Mass Action and March on the Celtic Manor where world leaders meet to present messages. Gather at 12.00, Cenotaph, Clarence Place

Cardiff No dinner of death. Protest World Leaders Castle banquet at 6pm to send a message from Wales and the world: Freedom for Palestine. No New Wars. Cardiff Stop the War Coalition and Cardiff Trades Council are calling for people to gather assemble Queen Street Cardiff  (Details may change due to security on this day )

Facebook event page…

Friday 5 September

Final day of NATO Summit.
Direct Actions. Street Theatre. Celebration party at the Pen and Wig in Newport from 6.00

Newport Peace Camp

A peace camp will be located in Tredegar Park, Newport, from Friday 29th August for people who wish to stay in Newport for the week. Basic facilities will be provided and the camp is recognised by the local council and police. Bring your own tents. The camp is asking for a donation of £2 per night per person. More details…

Facebook event page…

No to Nato – No New Wars

Wales could see its biggest protests in a generation as 60 world leaders meet at the Celtic Manor in Newport for the NATO summit on 4-5 September to plan their war on the world.

Previous summits in Chicago and Strasbourg saw thousands protest war, austerity and global inequality. From 30 August people will flock to South Wales for international actions including a weekend march and Counter Summit, week-long peace camp, and protests on the summit’s opening day.NATO expansion has created a dangerous crisis in Ukraine which threatens a regional war.

NATO’s nuclear armed alliance binds Europe to US foreign policy, a foreign policy post-Iraq increasingly unpopular around the world. It is also the military alliance currently occupying Afghanistan.

War is the enemy of the poor. At this year’s summit the US will be pressuring Western powers to increase their already huge military budgets at a time when poverty and inequality are soaring.The world’s 85 richest people have as much as poorest 3.5 billion. Money into war is money out of our communities.

In the UK, 500,000 people had to resort to food banks last year. None of the cuts would be necessary if the sums Britain spends on its military and armaments were invested in social need instead of the war machine.

This autumn the powerful will make their voices heard at the NATO summit. We must make sure that the voice of the millions around the world who need peace and justice is also heard.

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The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse – October 1-2, 2014 – Brandeis University Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:20:53 +0000 The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse

Join us for this two-day conference that will explore the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse.

The conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Marcuse’s most famous book, “One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society,” and our recent discovery of an early draft of this book that was given to Brandeis by Marcuse himself.

All conference talks will be held in the
Rapaporte Treasure Hall in Brandeis’ Goldfarb Library.

Registration for the conference is free.

Lunch will be provided both days.


Keynote Speakers

October 1st at 5pm

Irony and Dialectics: One-Dimensional Man at Fifty
Martin Jay
Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor
University of California, Berkeley

October 2nd at 3:30pm

One-Dimensional Man:
Relevance Across the Decades
from 1964 to 2014
Douglas Kellner
George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair



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Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Refrains of Freedom – International Conference, Athens, Greece, 24-26 April 2015 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:09:12 +0000

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Refrains of Freedom

International Conference, Athens, Greece, 24-26 April 2015

Greece conference Poster

The Philosophy Department and the Graduate Programme for Theory, Politics and Culture of Trent University in Ontario, Canada, in co-operation with the Sector of Philosophy of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens, the Department of Social Anthropology and the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University in Athens, the Sector of Philosophy of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Ioannina, the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Crete, the faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the School of Architecture of Thessaloniki, and the French Institute of Greece are organizing an international conference on “Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari: Refrains of Freedom”. The conference, also supported by the Embassy of Canada in Greece, will be trilingual (English, French and Greek) and will take place in Athens, Greece between 24th and 26th of April 2015. It will be a three-day event comprising plenary sessions, seminars and round table discussions.

The conference will concentrate on the relation between pluralism and the philosophy of difference, as the latter is formulated in the writings of Deleuze and Guattari. Pluralism is still today one of the demands of contemporary democracy. In question, though, is a pluralism capable of keeping at bay as much the fragmentation of political positions as the concomitant weakening of political resolve, while also pursuing an “assemblage” of several conflicting political wills that Deleuze and Guattari designate paradoxically as inclusive disjunction. By addressing anew the relation between pluralism and the philosophy of difference, the conference will deal with issues originating in the thematics and problematics of Deleuze’s and Guattari’s writings inside an exploratory framework of problems preoccupying the Greek imaginary, which in no way entails the lack of a geopolitical dimension. For example, the dialectics of territory (territorialisation / deterritorialization), which will be at the center of the conference discussions, will provide the participants with the opportunity to reflect on the dynamic differentiation and modulation of cultural traditions, beyond the fallacy of their allegedly diachronic identity or their nihilist rejection. Pressing concerns with the Other, heterogeneity, hospitality, the foreigner, immigration, the one thousand little sexes, minor languages and minor writing, cultural constants, identity and difference, the many helpful and non-helpful opinions circulating about the postmodern and deconstruction may be brought again forth and regarded through new, Deleuzian this time, lenses. In line with the multi-disciplinary output of Deleuze and Guattari, the conference will encourage discussions and interventions on the role of refrains of freedom in post-Deleuzian work on cinema, theater and music, as well as in post-Deleuzian architectural theory and practice.

For more information please contact:

Constantin V. Boundas, Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Trent University, Ontario,
Gerasimos Kakoliris, Philosophy, Athens University, Athens
Golfo Maggini, Philosophy, University of Ioannina, Ioannina
Yannis Prelorentzos, Philosophy, University of Ioannina
Iannis Zannos, Art, Sound and Image, Ionion University, Kerkyra
Dana Papachristou, Music, Ionion University and Paris 8
Ioulia Mermigka, Cultural Studies, Continuing Education, Plato’s Academy, Athens
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Counter-Multilateralism. How New Coalitions Challenge International Institutions (Video) Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:15:50 +0000 Counter-Multilateralism. How New Coalitions Challenge International Institutions (Video)

WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences by Robert Keohane (Princeton University)


Patricia Löffler

“Counter-multilateralism” is an apt phrase to describe a pervasive contemporary phenomenon: the strategic use of multilateral institutions to challenge the rules, practices, or missions of multilateral institutions. States and non-state actors, intergovernmental organizations or non-governmental organizations form coalitions that respond to dissatisfaction by combining threats of exit, voice, and the creation of alternative institutions. These coalitions aim at pursuing  policies and practices different from those of existing institutions.  Their intention is not merely to choose different venues for collective action (“forum-shopping”) but to change the practices or restrict the authority of the status quo institutions. Counter-multilateralism takes two principal forms: regime shifting and competitive regime creation. It occurs across issue areas, shaping international cooperation on key security concerns such as controlling terrorist financing or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; on economic issues involving intellectual property; on environmental and energy issues; and in the realm of global public health. What are the condition that tend to generate counter-multilateralism? What does counter-multilateralism mean for Global Governance?


Dr. Sonia Alonso(WZB)
Prof. Steffen Huck (WZB)

Chair: Prof. Michael Zürn (WZB)

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a leading scholar of international relations. The magazine “Foreign Affairs” called him one of the world’s most influential thinkers of global policy.

He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (1984) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). He is co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence (third edition 2001), and (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry (1994).

: Michael Zürn
Montag, 14. Oktober 2013
Beginn: 17:00 Uhr
: WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300
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Diverse Lineages of Existentialism Conference – June 19-21, 2014 – Report Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:21:49 +0000 Diverse Lineages of Existentialism


Diversity in Existentialism

On June 19-21, 2014, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, hosted the first-ever “Diverse Lineages of Existentialism” conference. Hailed by many participants as an historic conference, it brought together hundreds of scholars from every continent (save Antarctica), who work in existentialism, phenomenology, and a variety of other approaches to philosophy and thought from Africana, feminist, Latino, Continental, Marxist and global perspectives.

This conference, conceived and co-organized by committee chair Margaret A. Simons to celebrate the publication of The Beauvoir Series at the University of Illinois Press, was also the first meeting of the diverse set of philosophical circles and societies who work in these traditions, including the Caribbean Philosophical Association, the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, the Merleau-Ponty Circle, the North American Sartre Society, PhiloSOPHIA: A Feminist Society, the Philosophy Born of Struggle Society, the Roundtable on Latina Feminism, and the Simone de Beauvoir Society.

To read the rest of the article, please visit ‘In a Profession Plagued by Homogeneity, a Philosophy Conference Delivers Diversity’


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The Unstitute – Extensions – Participation Programmes Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:02:28 +0000 The Unstitute

Participation Programmes


Spatio-Mnemonic Residences

[dis]Corporate Bodies: Undermining the Institution

Tovarisch Archives




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Nietzsche and the Troubadours – Symposium in France, August 2, 2014 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:49:38 +0000 Maison Gai Saber & The New York Nietzsche Circle
Present a Symposium on:

Nietzsche and the Troubadours

With Yunus Tuncel, Horst Hutter & guests.

Date: Saturday August 2nd from 10am to 5pm.

Location: Maison Gai Saber, 1 place de l’église ?86230,
Leigné sur Usseau, France.

Registration and further info:

0033 9 80 37 16 67

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Debate between Michel Foucualt and Noam Chomsky on Human Nature (Video, subtitled) Tue, 27 May 2014 02:35:55 +0000 Debate between Michel Foucualt and Noam Chomsky on Human Nature (Video, subtitled)

More that a quarter of a century ago, Michel Foucualt met on live TV for a debate with Noam Chomsky on the philosophic topic of human nature. This sub-titled video is a must see, please visit to watch The Debate Between Michel Focucault and Noam Chomsky.]]>
Debate between Michel Foucualt and Noam Chomsky on Human Nature (Video, subtitled)

More that a quarter of a century ago, Michel Foucualt met on live TV for a debate with Noam Chomsky on the philosophic topic of human nature.

This sub-titled video is a must see, please visit to watch The Debate Between Michel Focucault and Noam Chomsky.

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SEP-FEP Joint Conference 2014 – Utrecht University, September 3-5th Sun, 25 May 2014 04:42:11 +0000 SEP-FEP Joint Conference

‘Philosophy After Nature’

Utrecht, Netherlands

September 3-5th

The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy

Joint Annual Conference

Philosophy After Nature

Utrecht University

3-4-5 September 2014



The Joint Annual Conference of The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy in 2014 will be hosted by the Centre for the Humanities, the Faculty of Humanities, the Descartes Institute and the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON), Utrecht University, the Netherlands.


Plenary speakers

Professor Michel Serres, Stanford University, Académie Française

Information and Thinking/l’information et la pensée

Respondents: Professor Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University

Professor Paul Ziche, Utrecht University

Professor Rahel Jaeggi, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Critique of Forms of Life

Respondent: Dr. Robin Celikates, University of Amsterdam

Professor Mark B.N. Hansen, Duke University
Entangled in Media, Towards a Speculative Phenomenology of Microtemporal Operations

Respondent: Dr. Vera Bühlmann, Institute of Technology in Architecture, Zürich

Professor Françoise Balibar, Université Paris-Diderot
“Die Natur ist nur einmal da” (Nature is there only once, Ernst Mach)

Respondent: Dr. Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University


The SEP/FEP Joint Conference is the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers and others, from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy.  The conference’s plenary theme is Philosophy After Nature, and will present papers and panels that are after nature in the sense of being in pursuit of nature’s consequences. The program will include perspectives on critique, science, ecology, technology and subjectivity as bound up with conceptions of nature and experiment with various positions in contemporary thought.

SEP-FEP Joint Conference – Information and Registration



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London Conference in Critical Thought 2014 Sat, 24 May 2014 06:23:00 +0000

London Conference in Critical Thought 2014

 Friday, June 27 2014 – Saturday, June 28 2014
Goldsmiths College, University of LondonLondon
United Kingdom

View the Call For Papers


The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities 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.

Central to the vision of the conference is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchal, and accessible event that makes a particular effort to embrace emergent thought and the participation of emerging academics, fostering new avenues for critically-oriented scholarship and collaboration.

The conference is divided into thematic streams, each coordinated by different researchers and with separate calls for papers, included in this document. We welcome paper proposals that respond to the particular streams below. In addition, papers may be proposed as part of a general stream, i.e. with no specific stream in mind. Spanning a range of broad themes, these streams provide the impetus for new points of dialogue. Read the full call for papers at:

·         Aesthetic Refusals: Oppositional Citizenship and Public Culture

·         Conceptions and Practices of Critical Pedagogy

·         Critical Approaches to Care Relationships

·         (Dis)orders of Migration

·         Dissenting Methods: Engaging Legacies of the Past, Defining Critical Futures

·         ‘entitled’

·         ‘everyday political’

·         How Does One Think Difference?

·         Legal Critique: Positions, Negotiations and Strategies

·         Moving Through the Intersection? Interrogating Categories and Postintersectional Politics

·         Philosophy and Critical Thought Inside and Outside The University

·         Pragmatism and Critical Traditions

·         Sounding the Counterfactual: Hyperstition and Audial Futurities

·         Strategies of Silence

·         Street Level: Towards a Critical Discourse on Urban Aesthetics

·         Subjects in Space(s): Navigating Multiplicity

·         The Critical Brain

·         The Human After Anthropocentrism? Life. Matter. Being.

·         Time Discipline

·         What is the Question of Critique?

Participation is free (though registration will be required).

Contact us at inquiries @ AT

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