The Ethics of Powerlessness

The Ethics of Powerlessness 700 525 Tom Carlson

Keynote PresentationsTuesday, April 16 Robertson Gymnasium 1000A, 4 pm The Idea of the Theological Virtues    Daniel Watts, University of Essex The doctrine of the theological virtues holds that faith,…

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HSC Venice Lecture Series: Michael Taussig

HSC Venice Lecture Series: Michael Taussig 655 491 Barbara Del Mercato

Michael Taussig with Franca Tamisari and Valentina Bonifacio Monday April 15th 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Aula B Ca’ Bottacin, Dorsoduro 3911, Venice Michael Taussig in conversation with Franca Tamisari and…

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Maja Lunde at Incroci di civiltà Festival in Venice

Maja Lunde at Incroci di civiltà Festival in Venice 800 800 Barbara Del Mercato

The Venice Center for the Humanities and Social Change supports the presence of  Maja Lunde at the literary festival Incroci di civiltà Venice, 06/04/2019 at 2.00 p.m.  Ocean Space, Chiesa…

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology 1024 341 CRASSH Cambridge

This is the inaugural workshop of Giving Voice to Digital Democracies: The Social Impact of Artificially Intelligent Communications Technology, a research project which is part of the Centre for the Humanities and…

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Regression, Ressentiment and the Crisis of Democracy

Regression, Ressentiment and the Crisis of Democracy 900 201 Tom Carlson

March 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A In this seminar discussion of her paper “Regression, Ressentiment and the Crisis of Democracy,” Rahel Jaeggi responds to the question, “Are…

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Afropean Bridges 2019. Identity, Representation, Opportunities

Afropean Bridges 2019. Identity, Representation, Opportunities 1024 768 Barbara Del Mercato

Afropean Bridges is an international workshop aimed at opening a discussion about the identity of Europeans of African origin and about the post-colonial relationship between European and African countries. The…

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Moral Grace: On K.E. Løgstrup’s Theory of Expressions of Life

Moral Grace: On K.E. Løgstrup’s Theory of Expressions of Life 816 1024 Tom Carlson

March 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A K.E. Løgstrup’s (1905-1981) signature theory of “expressions of life” represents the culmination of his ethical thought. According to this theory, some…

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The Cognitive Value of Love in Tolstoy’s Philosophy and Aesthetics

The Cognitive Value of Love in Tolstoy’s Philosophy and Aesthetics 1024 576 Tom Carlson

March 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A The cognitive value of love or the dynamic between love and knowledge for Tolstoy is not only a philosophical conundrum explored…

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The Universal, the Individual, and the Novel: Hegel, Austen, and Ethical Formation

The Universal, the Individual, and the Novel: Hegel, Austen, and Ethical Formation 1024 649 Tom Carlson

February 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A The seminar will focus on Professor Lewis’s recent piece “The Universal, the Individual, and the Novel: Hegel, Austen, and Ethical Formation,”…

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Democratic Affections

Democratic Affections 1024 768 Tom Carlson

The death in 2018 of Stanley Cavell brought to its ends an exceptionally rich life in philosophy, one that continues to inspire readers and colleagues throughout the humanities and the…

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Luc Steels: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in a Changing Society

Luc Steels: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in a Changing Society 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

The Venice Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents:  Luc Steels, The Role of Artificial Intelligence in a Changing Society. With HSC Fellow Marco Marrone as discussant. Venice, 13/02/2019…

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A Cartography of Love

A Cartography of Love 974 660 Tom Carlson

February 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A It is a common grievance among readers of the work of Martin Heidegger that the existential analytic of Daseinhe develops is…

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A documentary by Nakul Singh Sawhney

A documentary by Nakul Singh Sawhney 500 300 Barbara Del Mercato

The Venice Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents the screening of the documentary “Muzaffarnagar eventually”, by Nakul Singh Sawhney. Followed by a discussion with the author and with…

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Climate of Doubt

Climate of Doubt 500 280 Tom Carlson

January 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A The persistence of climate change denial in spite of popular and scientific consensus of the human impact on global warming seems…

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Venice HSC Lecture Series: Edward Wilson-Lee and The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

Venice HSC Lecture Series: Edward Wilson-Lee and The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books 1024 576 Barbara Del Mercato

The Venice Center for the Humanities and Social Change in collaboration with Bollati Boringhieri presents Edward Wilson-Lee in conversation with Maria Del Valle Ojeda Calvo and Igiaba Scego about his…

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“Religious Affections” and the Birth of Publicity in Modern America

“Religious Affections” and the Birth of Publicity in Modern America 1024 662 Tom Carlson

January 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A The public expression of anger and even hate that we witness in our time—stirred up on social media and at campaign…

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Werner Herzog’s Post-Tragic Aesthetic: a Kierkegaardian Perspective

Werner Herzog’s Post-Tragic Aesthetic: a Kierkegaardian Perspective 1024 943 Tom Carlson

January 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A Many of Werner Herzog’s films portray protagonists who exhibit forms of subjectivity that dangerously overflow the conditions imposed by the substantial…

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Krise, Kritik und Zukunft des Sozialstaats

Krise, Kritik und Zukunft des Sozialstaats 724 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Im Rahmen der Reihe „Critical Theory in Context“ (Lehrstuhl für Sozialphilosophie/Center for Humanities and Social Change, HU Berlin) diskutieren Claus Offe (Professor Emeritus of Political Sociology an der Hertie School…

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Barrikadengespräch: Aneignung und Enteignung: Zur Wohnungsfrage

Barrikadengespräch: Aneignung und Enteignung: Zur Wohnungsfrage 738 1024 Susann Schmeisser

Auseinandersetzungen darüber, wie überhaupt noch sichergestellt werden kann, dass Häuser bewohnbar oder Mieten bezahlbar bleiben. Damit aber sind ganz generelle Fragen angesprochen: Was macht es aus unseren Städten, wenn Wohnraum…

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Problems of Property

Problems of Property 720 1018 Susann Schmeisser

Property is a key institution both in the capitalist economy and in liberal political orders. Property law regulates access to material goods as well as symbolic status, it is seen…

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