Next Wednesday, October 24th, the reading group Ethics and the complexities of experience, organized by Ana Batalla and Josep Corbí, will hold its first session of the academic year. This reading group will be devoted to reading a variety of texts by Judith Butler. In the first session we will discuss the chapter “Gender is burning”, from the book Bodies that matter (1993, Routledge), and the documentary “Paris is Burning”, which this chapter discusses. Sessions will take place every Wednesday from 12:00 to 14:00 at Blasco’s Room. The preliminary schedule for the upcoming sessions is as follows:
24-Oct: ‘Gender is Burning’ in Bodies that Matter
31-Oct: ‘Introduction to the Paperback’ in Frames of War
07-Nov: ‘Introduction: Precarious Life, Grievable Life’ in Frames of War
21-Nov: ‘Survivability, Vulnerability, Affect’ in Frames of War
28-Nov: ‘An Account of Oneself’ (1-26) in Giving An Account of Oneself
05-Dec: ‘An Account of Oneself’ (27-40) in Giving An Account of Oneself
19-Dec: ‘Against Ethical Violence’ in Giving An Account of Oneself
For further information contact Ana Batalla.
We are glad to announce that on 18 and 19 of October the University of Valencia will be hosting the workshop Herencia y Actualidad de Bertrand Russell, an expository event devoted to analyzing the work and legacy of Bertrand Russell and his influence on contemporary philosophical debates. The workshop will feature a round table and several talks by many members of the Department of Philosophy and an invited speaker, Manuel Pérez Otero (UB), and a number of topics related to Russell’s thought will be covered, including philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics, and his work as an essayist. This event will take place at the room 702 of the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication. You may download the program here. For further information do not hesitate to contact the organizers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Friday, October 5th, Saúl Pérez (Universitat de València) will be presenting “Analytical sociology and social mechanisms“ (abstract). The presentation will take place from 11:30 to 13:30 at the seminar room of the Philosophy Teaching Unit (ground floor, F11), at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences of the University of Valencia.