THE INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHICAL SEMINAR

SÜDTIROL/ ALTO ADIGE (ITALY)

THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING

JUNE 27- JULY 6, 2004

READING BEING SINGULAR PLURAL

JEAN-LUC NANCY

About the IPS:

 
The International Philosophical Seminar (IPS), held each summer in the pleasant alpine atmosphere of Northern Italy, brings together a group of highly distinguished international scholars in philosophy and literary theory. The seminar provides a framework for thought in an unconstrained environment with a view toward an intensely rigorous exchange of ideas, philosophical views, and theories.

Reservations:

Herrn Konrad Goller
Hotel Tianes
1-39040 St. Michele/ Kastelruth / Castelrotto
Südtirol/ Alto Adige
Italy

e-mail: info@tianes.it

http://www.tianes.it/

TEL - 011- 39-0471-700097

FAX - 011- 39-0471-700017

 

Directors:  

 

Hugh J. Silverman

Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature

Department of Philosophy

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794_3750

Tel.: (631) 331-4598

Tel/Fax (summer):

+43+1+317-70-05

hugh.silverman@stonybrook.edu

 

Wilhelm S. Wurzer

Professor and Chair of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Tel.: 412_396_6572

Fax: 412_396_5353

Wurzer@duq.edu

Directions to the

Hotel Tianes ****

From the U.S. the most convenient (and perhaps least expensive) flight is to Frankfurt or Munich or Milano.

There is also a small airport in Bolzano which can be reached from several European cities.

The least expensive car rentals are located in Frankfurt or Munich.

In Europe, take the train to Bolzano (Bozen), Italy. Bolzano is on the direct line south from Insbruck and north from Verona.

In Bolzano: A week or two before you leave, please indicate to the hotel via e-mail or phone [ 700097] when you expect to arrive at the Station.

You should ask at that time for the Hotel to arrange to pick you up at the train station. You will be taken from the station into the mountains (a 40-50 minute car ride).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By car, take the autostrada to Bolzano (Bozen) if you are coming from the South, to Bressanone, if you are coming from the North.

From Bolzano, continue north to Prato Isarco (Blumau), then to Siusi (Seis) and finally to Castelrotto (Kastelruth) with a very brief ride to the Hotel Tianes on the left after going through Kastelruth toward S. Michele.

From Bressanone, continue south (either on the regular road along the river or on the Autostrada travelling south from the Brenner Pass at the Austrian border to Ponte Gardena (Waidbruck).

When you exit the Autostrada at Klausen, you will travel straight up the hill to St. Ulrigh (Ortisei). Just before St. Ulrich turn right on the road through the tunnel leading to Seis and the Seiseralm/ Alpe di Siusi. Follow signs to the Hotel Tianes on the right shortly after S. Michele.

On the regular road, you will cross the bridge, make a right and follow the mountain road to Castelrotto/ Kastelruth and then drive through Kastelruth to S. Michele.

Another way from Ponte Gardena: make a left after crossing Ponte Gardena, follow road to St. Ulrich and just before St. Ulrich turn right on the road leading to Seis and the Seiseralm/ Alpe di Siusi. Follow signs to the Hotel Tianes shortly after S. Michele.

 

 


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SEMINAR PROGRAMME


SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH, 2004

All participants must arrive at the Hotel Tianes before 18:00.

Arrivals at Bolzano train station no later than 16:30.

Contact the Hotel Tianes for pickups at Bolzano station.

Dinner will be at 19:00.

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TUESDAY, JULY 6TH

DEPARTURES


PROGRAMME


MONDAY

June 28, 2004

10:00-12:00

to be announced

 

14:00-16:00

MARIE-EVE MORIN (Philosophy, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, GERMANY)

Une mêlée sans sacrifice; or Why Mount Moriah Isn't in Sarajevo

 

16:30-18:30

PETER GRATTON (Philosophy, De Paul University, Chicago, IL, USA)

Nancy & Derrida: The Auto-Immunity of Freedom and Sovereignty

 


TUESDAY

JUNE 29, 2004

10:00-12:00

GARY E. AYLESWORTH (Philosophy, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA)

Singularity and Exposure

 

16:30-18:30

BRIAN SCHROEDER (Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA)

Terranscendence


WEDNESDAY JUNE 30, 2004

Ausflug I


THURSDAY, JULY 1st, 2004

10:00-12:00

BASIL O'NEILL (Philosophy, University of Dundee, SCOTLAND)

Figuring Chaos: The Problem of Access to Being

 

14:00-16:00

HULYA GUNEY (Philosophy and Literature, Humanities Dept., Koç University, Istanbul, TURKEY)

The Black Turban of the Mind: Toward Genderless Thinking with Nancy

 

16:30-18:30

PATRICK RONEY (Philosophy and Literature, Humanities Dept., Koç University, Istanbul, TURKEY)

Indebted Existence, Existence Refused: The Unbearable Nothing of Freedom


FRIDAY, JULY 2nd, 2004

10:00-12:00

WILHELM S. WURZER (Philosophy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Nancy’s Surprise: A Kantian Rewriting of Polis/Mitsein/Weltspiel

 

14:30-16:30

HUGH J. SILVERMAN (Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA )

Being Postmodern Plural

 


 

SATURDAY, JULY 3rd, 2004

Ausflug II


 

SUNDAY, JULY 4th, 2004

14:00-16:00

PETER ZEILLINGER (Fundamental Theology, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA)

On Being Singular Plural

 

16:30-18:30

ROBERTO TERROSI (Aesthetics, University of Rome-II - Tor Vergata, Rome, ITALY)

Plural Thinking and Social Thinking: Comparisons and Perspectives


MONDAY, JULY 5th, 2004

10:00-12:00

MARC DE KESEL (Philosophy, University of Ghent, BELGIUM and Catholic-University, Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS)

Being a Singular Plural Bourgeois

 

14:00-16:00

SERGE TROTTEIN (Modern Philosophy, Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques [CNRS], Villejuif, FRANCE)

With or Without: Ethics and Aesthetics

 

16:30-18:30

THOMAS R. FLYNN (Philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

Event/Events: a Foucauldian Diagnostic of a Heideggerian Term in French Translation

 

19:30 BANQUET


 

TUESDAY, JULY 6th, 2004

 

DEPARTURES

 


 

Updated: 22-Jun-2004