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Ethics and the complexities of experience reading group reprising next Wednesday

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.

Workshop “Herencia y actualidad de Bertrand Russell” – 18 and 19 of October

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: jornadasherenciayactualidad@outlook.es.

Friday 05/10 – Saúl Pérez (UV): “Analytical sociology and social mechanisms”

Next Friday, October 5thSaúl 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.

Philosophy of Film group starting next Friday

The first session of the Philosophy of film group, organized by Ana Batalla and Saúl Pérez, will take place on Friday, October 5th, from 16:00 to 18:00 at Blasco’s Room (509). This reading group will be devoted to discussing films from a philosophical perspective. In the first session we will discuss the following film:

Lars von Trier (2000), Bailar en la Oscuridad

For further information about forthcoming sessions contact Ana Batalla.

Lying and Deception reading group starting next Tuesday

The first session of the Lying and Deception reading group, organized by Tobies Grimaltos and Sergi Rosell, will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd, from 10:00 to 12:00 at Blasco’s Room (509). This reading group will be devoted to reading texts dealing with the definition and interrelation of the concepts of deception and lie. In the first session we will be discussing the following introductory paper:

Mahon, J. (2015) “The definition of lying and deception“. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

For further information about forthcoming sessions contact Tobies Grimaltos or Sergi Rosell.