CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Merleau-Ponty at the Collège de France: Expression, Intercorporeity, Nature
Deadline: August 15, 2018
In the last twenty years, the international perception of Merleau-Ponty’s work has undergone a radical change thanks to the publication of the preparatory manuscripts for his Collège de France lectures. An analysis of these materials in connection with the Visible and the Invisible shows that if finished, the positive part of the Merleau-Ponty’s last work would stand on a firm basis of phenomenologically oriented studies of very concrete materials, much like the Phenomenology of Perception. This conference aims to provide a space to discuss the interconnection between Merleau-Ponty’s lectures from the fifties on the one hand, and his published writings on the other.
Authors are invited to submit a proposal linking Merleau-Ponty’s concrete descriptions in the notes for the Collège de France lectures to his main philosophical concepts and innovative ontological categories. In particular, we aim to explore Merleau-Ponty’s contribution to our understanding of corporeity, intersubjectivity, language and expression, Nature, and rational thought with regard to its historical and dynamic character. Beyond this framework, we expect the submissions to elucidate the relationships between Merleau-Ponty’s thought and his philosophical and non-philosophical inspirers (e.g., Freud, Gurwitsch, Schilder), and successors.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Stefan Kristensen (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Jan Halák, Ph.D.
Felix Borecký, Ph.D.
Dates: 18 – 19 October 2018
Conference Venue: Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Conference registration is free of charge.
The language of the conference is English.
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