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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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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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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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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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 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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“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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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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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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Seminar with Jonathan Lear: Gettysburg Mourning

Seminar with Jonathan Lear: Gettysburg Mourning 1003 816 Nina Rismal

December 6, 2018 at 3 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in the Department of Philosophy; Roman Family Director of…

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From Anxiety to Boredom: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and the Secularization of Anxiety in Existentialist Thought

From Anxiety to Boredom: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and the Secularization of Anxiety in Existentialist Thought 150 150 Tom Carlson

November 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A  While Kierkegaard conceives of anxiety as the psychological presupposition of the dogma of original sin, and while Heidegger himself draws heavily…

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God and the Science of Emotion, or A Spinozist Answer to the Question: “Why Did the Affective Turn Take Place?”

God and the Science of Emotion, or A Spinozist Answer to the Question: “Why Did the Affective Turn Take Place?” 150 150 Tom Carlson

November 29, 2018 at 4 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A  Recent decades have witnessed an upsurge of interest in emotional phenomena. But while the emotions themselves have been extensively studied, the…

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Mediterranea: civil society in defence of human rights

Mediterranea: civil society in defence of human rights 1024 724 Barbara Del Mercato

Alessandra Sciurba (University of Palermo) and Lucia Gennari (lawyer, ASGI) discuss with Sara De Vido (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Shaul Bassi (HSC Venice) about the genesis and development of…

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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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Venice HSC Lecture Series: Stefano De Matteis

Venice HSC Lecture Series: Stefano De Matteis 500 300 Barbara Del Mercato

The Venice Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents Stefano De Matteis, Le false libertà. Verso la postglobalizzazione. A dialogue with Franca Tamisari and Francesco Della Puppa Venice, 20/11/2018…

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Seminar with Robert Pogue Harrison: Amor Mundi

Seminar with Robert Pogue Harrison: Amor Mundi 150 150 Tom Carlson

October 26, 2018 at 1-4 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A  Through a discussion of “Amor Mundi,” the final chapter of Harrison’s 2014 work Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age, this…

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Public Lecture by Robert Pogue Harrison: Pondus Amoris

Public Lecture by Robert Pogue Harrison: Pondus Amoris 1024 1024 Tom Carlson

October 25, 2018 at 4 p.m. Robertson Gymnasium 1000A  Saint Augustine famously declared, “my weight is my love [pondus meum amor meus]. Wherever I am carried by it, it is…

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