Monday, March 22, 2010

It's actually going to happen

Here is the program for our conference. It appears that it is actually going to happen. Can you believe it? Nuts.

the place of psyche: politics, art, nature

15th annual conference in philosophy

villanova university

Keynote Speaker: Johnathan Lear, University of Chicago

In addition to his training as a psychoanalyst, Professor Lear’s philosophical interests include conceptions of health, happiness, and the human psyche in the work of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Kierkegaard, and Wittgenstein. His recent publications include The Force of Argument: Essays in Honor of Timothy Smiley (Edited with Alex Oliver, Routledge 2009), Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation (Harvard University Press, 2006), Freud (Routledge, 2005), Therapeutic Action: An Earnest Plea for Irony (Other Press, 2003), Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life (Harvard University Press, 2000), and Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul (Harvard University Press, 1998). He is currently John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago.

Friday, April 23rd

West Lounge, Dougherty Hall

10:00am – 11:00am

“Incorporeal Nous and the Science of the Soul

in Aristotle’s De Anima

Adam Wood, Fordham University


“Beyond the (Kantian) Pleasure Principle”

Todd Kesselman, New School for Social Research

12:30pm – 1:30pm

“The Attraction of the Kalon”

Sarah Hegenbart, University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College

1:30pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 3:30pm

“Mapping the Psyche through the Railway Network: A Reading of Freud’s Metaphors from the Project for a Scientific Psychology to Interpreting Dreams

Claudie Massicotte, University of Western Ontario

3:45pm – 4:45pm

“The See-Through Self: Aquinas on Reflexion, Self-Awareness, and Freedom”

Therese Scarpelli Cory, Georgetown University

5:30pm, Keynote Address:

Johnathan Lear, University of Chicago

Saturday, April 24th

West Lounge, Dougherty Hall

10:00am – 11:00am

“Virtual Lives and Virtue”

Anna Mathie, Catholic University of America

11:15am – 12:15pm

“The Maternal Psyche and the Work of Civilization:

Kristeva’s Rewriting of Civilization and its Discontents

Pleshette DeArmitt, University of Memphis

12:30pm – 1:30 pm

“Psuché, Arété, Phusis”

John Wolfe, University of South Florida

1:30pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 3:30pm

“On Levinas’ Heroic Critique of Authenticity”

Beau Shaw, Columbia University

3:45pm – 4:45pm

“The New Problem of Akratic Action”

Charles Norman Todd, University of Chicago

5:00pm – 6:00pm

“Primal Intersubjectivity, Alienation, and

the Establishment of Subjectivity”

Anna Johnson, Miami University of Ohio

1 comment:

Emberella Cat said...

Sounds lovely!
I want to listen to some of those talks. Especially “The See-Through Self: Aquinas on Reflexion, Self-Awareness, and Freedom” by Therese Scarpelli Cory. I think it might fit very well with the things I'm learning about now.
Congratulations on all your hard work :)