About the Conference
The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy
Joint Annual Conference
Philosophy After Nature
3-4-5 September 2014
The SEP/FEP conference is the largest annual event in Europe that aims to bring together researchers, teachers and others, from different disciplines, interested in all areas of contemporary European philosophy. This year’s theme will be Philosophy After Nature, with speakers engaging with notions of critique, science, ecology, technology and subjectivity as bound up with conceptions of nature, while experimenting with various positions in contemporary thought.
3 September, Wednesday
Professor Michel Serres, Stanford University, Académie française
Video lecture*: Information and Thinking/l’information et la pensée
Respondents: professor Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University
professor Paul Ziche, Utrecht University
Professor Rahel Jaeggi, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Critique of Forms of Life
Respondent: dr. Robin Celikates, University of Amsterdam
4 September, Thursday
Professor Mark B.N. Hansen, Duke University
Entangled in Media, Towards a Speculative Phenomenology of Microtemporal Operations
Respondent: dr. Vera Bühlmann, Institute of Technology in Architecture, Zürich
5 September, Friday
Professor Françoise Balibar, Université Paris-Diderot
“Die Natur ist nur einmal da” (Nature is there only once, Ernst Mach)
Respondent: dr. Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University
Throughout the three days of the conference participants will also have a chance to attend multiple panel sessions. For full programme please refer to the programme section.
The Joint Annual Conference of The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy in 2014 is hosted by the Centre for the Humanities, the Faculty of Humanities, The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities and the Research Institute for Cultural Inquiry ICON, research focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Enquiries: Dr. Rick Dolphijn, firstname.lastname@example.org
* – Unfortunately, due to health issues, Professor Serres had to cancel his trip to Utrecht. However, he kindly agreed to record a video of his lecture, which will be presented during the conference.
Image credits: Ben Vinkenburg