[D-G] Conference at Dundee University
B.A.Smith at dundee.ac.uk
Wed Dec 19 19:02:34 PST 2007
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 29th February 2008
TITLE: WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY AFTER DELEUZE?
University of Dundee with Scots Philosophical Club
11-12th April 2008
Dr Ray Brassier (Middlesex)
Professor James Williams (Dundee)
This conference will follow two strands; both departing from the
presupposition that Deleuze's work has become an orthodox point of
reference for contemporary philosophy. The first strand will look for
papers that, though sympathetic to Deleuze, move beyond exegesis and
engage critically with the limits of his work. The second strand will
posit the emergence of questions that exceed both the remits and
capacities of Deleuze's philosophy. Themes we hope to explore
What can an application of Deleuzian philosophy actually achieve
The status of ethico-political questions for philosophy in the wake of
A balanced assessment of Deleuze's other worldly, or ascetic,
The role of the event, subjectivity and freedom in contemporary
The structuring of situations and the logic of appearance
The fetish for novelty as the predominant criterion of significant
The ontological status of difference for philosophy
We are interested in the emergence of a post-Deleuzian philosophical
climate. Figures we take to contribute to this climate include: Badiou,
Laruelle, Rancière, Agamben, ÎiÏek, Peter Hallward, Quentin Meillassoux.
We seek papers that develop the understanding of these themes and
figures at the forefront of contemporary philosophy.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words to be submitted by 31st January
2008. Speakers will receive 30 mins, including 10 mins for discussion.
Abstracts to be submitted to Brian Smith: b.a.smith at dundee.ac.uk
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