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  • from 5 March to 21 May 2015

    Continental Philosophy of Science


    We experience a period of scientific revolution: a dramatic increase in scope, scale and pace in scientific research. Notably the life sciences challenge our understanding of nature, life, technology and the role and place of human beings. While scientific breakthroughs entail ‘narcissistic offenses’ (Freud), and undermine traditional human self-images, new developments in technology and science increase our sway over nature, down to the molecular level, and up to the point of becoming uncanny. Indeed, we may be opening up a new chapter in the history of life and human existence. The scientific ‘will to know’ is driven by a desire to control and refurbish life, but at the same time we are awed by the bewildering complexity of living systems that continues to escape us. This basic dynamics (‘science and its discontents’) will be probed by keeping track of what is happening in cutting-edge fields such as synthetic biology and brain research. Special attention will be given to genres of the imagination (science novels, cinema, drama, art) as windows into the dynamics and (future) impact of contemporary scientific [...]

  • from 11 February to 6 May 2015

    OPEN READING GROUP Continental Philosophy of Contemporary Science


    February – May 2015

     

    Organised by Centre for Critical Philosophy Ghent University together with Prof. Hub Zwart (vistiting professor)

     

    All welcome. For registration (or more information): please send an e-mail to: janr.devos@ugent.be

     

    We are experiencing a period of scientific revolution: a dramatic increase in scope, scale and pace in scientific research. Notably the contemporary life sciences challenge our understanding of nature, life, technology and the role and place of human beings on a very fundamental level. Indeed, as Hegel argued, there is more philosophy in scientific research than scientists are usually aware of, or willing to acknowledge. For instance: scientific breakthroughs entail ‘narcissistic offenses’ (Freud), as traditional human self-images prove difficult to uphold, but at the same time, due to new developments in technology and science, our sway over nature seems to increase, down to the molecular level, and up to the point of becoming uncanny. [...]

Centre for Critical Philosophy

Research at the Centre for Critical Philosophy focuses on problems of objectivity in the context of complex dynamical systems. It draws on Kant’s transcendental philosophy, especially his theory of constitution and co-constitution. It currently contributes to discussions in philosophy of biology, philosophy of psychology, psychiatry and psychodynamic theories, philosophy of history, aesthetics and political theory. The Centre was officially founded in 2005, a moment in time that expresses the explicit turn towards transcendental philosophy on the basis of which much of the philosophical work of the Research Unit "Evolution and Complexity", that preceded it, was further specified and reoriented.

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  • OPEN READING GROUP Continental Philosophy of Contemporary Science

    February – May 2015   Venue: Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium   Coordination Prof. Hub Zwart (visiting professor) (http://www.filosofie.science.ru.nl/)   All welcome. For registration (or more information): please send an e-mail to: janr.devos@ugent.be   We are experiencing a period of scientific revolution: a dramatic increase in scope, scale and pace in scientific research. Notably the contemporary life sciences challenge our understanding of [...]

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    Filled to capacity

    You can contact Jan De Vos for more information.

     

  • Introduction à l'Anthropologie de Kant - Michel Foucault

    During the second semester of the academic year 2013-2014, the Centre for Critical Philosophy at Ghent University will be organizing a discussion group on Michel Foucault’s Introduction à l’Anthropologie de Kant. The lecture of this unique introduction is the logical continuation of the CCP cartel on Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View in 2013. In this text, Foucault attempts to penetrate the geological depth of the Kantian text, that was modified and rewritten several times in twenty-five [...]

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    Blandijnberg 2
    9000 Gent

    There are no participants for this cartel yet.

    You can contact Jan-Jasper Persijn for more information. Or you can subscribe here.

     

  • Immanuel Kant - Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht

    This cartel meets every week. Each time, we discuss a part of Immanuel Kant's Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.

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    Library of the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences

    Participants :

    • Boris Demarest
    • Jens De Vleminck
    • Gertrudis Van de Vijver
    • Elisabeth Van Dam
    • Liesbet De Kock
    • Jan De Vos
    • Emiliano Acosta
    • Godelieve Scheire
    • Egon Vlerick
    • Stephanie Koziej
    • Giorgia Dewitte

    You can contact Jens De Vleminck for more information. Or you can subscribe here.