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Call for Papers: Philadelphia Summer School in Continental Philosophy – Topic: Continental Philosophy of Religion and the New Metaphysics

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Call for Papers: Philadelphia Summer School in Continental Philosophy

Topic: “Continental Philosophy of Religion and the New Metaphysics” (featuring seminars on the work of Quentin Meillassoux, Ray Brassier, Bruno Latour, and Catherine Malabou)

Seminar Leader: John Caputo

When and where:

Saturday, August 9th, 2014; 9am-4:30pm

Campus of Immaculata University

Malvern, Pennsylvania

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Topic: Continental Philosophy of Religion and the New Metaphysics

John Caputo will be leading two one hour seminars with catered lunch in between: one seminar on Quentin Meillassoux and Ray Brassier; one seminar on Bruno Latour and Catherine Malabou.  Select attendees will present their research during the morning and afternoon flanking the Caputo seminars.

Attendees are encouraged to purchase The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion(Indiana University Press, 2014) and The Insistence of God (Indiana University Press, 2014).   A reading list featuring works by Meillassoux, Brassier, Latour, and Malabou will be provided.

Location: Immaculata University, Malvern, Pennsylvania

Organizers: Leon Niemoczynski (Immaculata University) & Stephanie Theodorou (Immaculata University)

Cost: $70.00 faculty; $45.00 student or other (seating is limited, pre-registration required.  Cost includes catered lunch)

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Immaculata University is pleased to announce the”Philadelphia Summer School in Continental Philosophy,” a one day seminar style “summer school” and workshop that, this year – its first – features John Caputo as its seminar leader.  The event will be organized with two new books as a backdrop: The Insistence of God and The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion (both Indiana University Press, 2014), although a formal reading list including works by Meillassoux, Brassier, Latour, and Malabou (for the seminars) will be provided.  John Caputo will lead two one hour seminars/classes flanked by morning and afternoon mini-research presentations where researchers present 2000 word abstracts/summaries of their work and engage other participants in query designed to further research goals and enhance the nature of research projects through mutual dialogue.

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The theme of this year’s summer school will explore the relationship between the future of Continental philosophy of religion and new schools of thought emerging in contemporary Continental metaphysics, identifying possible routes of exploration as well as areas of influence, cross-over, or challenge.

Topics such as materialist approaches to theology and religion, speculative materialism and non-theology, environmental aesthetics and theology, political theology and ecology, the speculative theologies of German idealism, process-relational philosophy and theology, phenomenology and contemporary French theory and theology/religion, as well as questions of atheism’s relationship to contemporary Continental philosophy of religion will be of central importance for the school. The “new metaphysics” in its most contemporary forms will be a major point of discussion as it bleeds into its Continental philosophical antecedents, especially vis-a-vis thinking about religion, theology, and the Absolute.

Philosophical naturalism (Ray Brassier), the divine inexistence (Quentin Meillassoux), non-philosophy and theology (Francois Laruelle), the Absolute (Iain Hamilton Grant), plasticity (Malabou), or the factish gods (Bruno Latour) are some possible starting points, but one could also see discussion of historical figures as well: whether Bergson, Deleuze, Schelling, Hegel, Kant, Whitehead, Heidegger, or Derrida for example, as participants explore those figures’ importance for the future of Continental philosophy of religion and corresponding areas of realism, materialism, and metaphysics.  Those who have an interest in contemporary French philosophy (Badiou, Meillassoux, Kacem, Laruelle, Malabou) should certainly apply.

 

How to Apply: Those interested should send a summary of a current research project (no more than 2000 words, fit for a 15 minute presentation) to: lniemocz@mail.immaculata.edu by May 30th, 2014.

Those accepted into the summer school will be notified by June 10th, 2014.

Please attach research statements/summaries as .rtf or MS Word .doc files.

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LOGOS 2013: Theorizing about God – Realism in Theology
May 9-11, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame
Theological realism is a hot topic nowadays, and is interestingly related to issues about religious pluralism. These debates bear obvious connections to debates about realism and anti-realism in science, as well as to issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of language about ontological commitment and related topics, and with the theological literature on the nature of doctrine. These are the sorts of issues that will be in focus at this workshop.
To have your paper considered for presentation at Logos 2013, please submit an abstract of the paper or the paper itself no later than October 15, 2012.  Other things being equal, preference will be given to those who submit full papers by the deadline.  We will let you know by December 1, 2012 whether your paper has been provisionally accepted.  Full…

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CFP: Journal for the Academic Study of Religion: Special Postgraduate Issue

NSRN Online

Religion and Rethinking the Human

The ‘human,’ like that of ‘religion,’ is a category always under contestation. In current Euro-American scholarship and public culture, there is an acute anxiety about humans’ excessive reliance on technology, its environmental costs, and the ominous prospect of a post-human dystopia. These anxieties have been recognised, theorised, and allayed by a number of academic sub-disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. It is therefore noteworthy that the study of ‘religion,’ ultimately concerned with the consideration of one of the most enduring products of the ‘human,’ has yet to wholeheartedly embrace a deconstruction of this seemingly transparent category.

Although ‘humans’ are credited with creating ‘religion,’ ‘religion’ itself has played a central role in constructing the ‘human’ as we understand it today. This symbiotic relationship is multifaceted, multivalent, and under-theorised within much of the current field of the contemporary study of religion. In order to bridge this…

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Journée d’étude: Philosophie et Inspiration Chretienne. Nouvelles perspectives.

L’ACADEMIE CATHOLIQUE DE FRANCE

en partenariat avec

L’ASSOCIATION DES PHILOSOPHES CHRETIENS, l’ASSOCIATION DES AMIS DE MAURICE BLONDEL, le DEPARTEMENT DE PHILOSOPHIE DE L’UNIVERSITE DE LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, les ARCHIVES MICHEL HENRY, l’ASSOCIATION LOUIS-LAVELLE

PHILOSOPHIE ET INSPIRATION CHRETIENNE
Nouvelles perspectives.

A l’initiative de l’Académie catholique de France (Section Philosophie et Théologie) et en partenariat institutionnel, deux Journées d’études sont programmées afin d’examiner les conditions permettant de repenser aujourd’hui le statut de l’inspiration chrétienne en philosophie.

La première journée, de facture « historique » (1er juin 19h – 2 juin 17h30 – 2012), aura pour objet de réinterroger plusieurs « systèmes » philosophiques et les modalités d’articulation théorique, qu’ils ont portés ou promus, avec le christianisme et son inspiration propre. La séance inaugurale du vendredi 1er juin/19h aura lieu au Centre du Saulchoir (20 rue des Tanneries, 75013 – Paris). Les séances du samedi 2 juin auront lieu au Collège des Bernardins (20, rue de Poissy, 75005 – Paris).

La seconde journée, de facture « thématique » (5 octobre 19h – 6 octobre 17h30 – 2012), aura pour objet de relever les différents champs théoriques et pratiques dont la traversée philosophique trouvent ou peuvent trouver dans l’inspiration chrétienne des apports originaux et féconds. Elle aura lieu au Centre du Saulchoir.

Ces deux Journées sont destinées aux philosophes (mais aussi aux théologiens) intéressés. Dans le présent document, seul l’ordonnancement de la première est établi.

Inscriptions directement à l’adresse suivante : academiecatholiquedefrance@hotmail.fr ; mentionner : « Journée d’étude philosophie chrétienne, 1er/2 juin 2012 »