The Limits of Reason

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June 1, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences

Conference Program

The Limits of Reason

Faculty of Philosophy

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

01 June 2022

The online link can be found here

All Times are Madrid, Spain

0930–0935: Introductory Remarks

Cillian Ó Fathaigh and Gavin Rae (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)


0935–1035: Early Modern Philosophy

From the Limits of Reason to the Extension of Epistemology to the Passions in David Hume

Julia Vincenti (Aix-Marseille University, France)

The Use of Limits: The Submission of Reason according to Pascal

Thomas Bellon (Aix-Marseille University, France)


1040–1140: Kant

A Feeling of Limits: The Aesthetic Self-reflection of Reason in the Kantian Sublime

Ivan Iyer (Indian Institute of Technology, India)

Reconsidering the Universalistic Account of Reason with Kant and Haraway: Towards a Notion of Situated Rationality

Elena Romano (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)


11451245: Affectivity and Error

Ethics of Care and Rationality: A Closer Look

Stefano Pinzan (Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy)

Reason Unhinged: Errors, Problems, Interruptions, and the Misadventures of Thought

Emma Ingala (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)


12501350: Reason and Irrationality

Thinking and the Danger of Insanity

Erik Kuravsky (University of Erfurt, Germany)

Orders of reason, reasons of order

Francesco Tibursi (University Niccolò Cusano: Rome, Italy)


13551455: Deconstruction

Reason and Style: The Deconstructionist Tradition of Paradox

Eve Judah (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)

Transgressing Economies: Inheriting Jacques Derrida’s écologie de la mémoire

Sam La Védrine (Independent Scholar, England)


15001600: Rethinking Limits

Aesthesis: The Limits of Aesthetic Reason

Cillian Ó Fathaigh (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

The Ontogenesis of Reason: Castoriadis on the Limits of Identity Thinking

Gavin Rae (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)


16051705: Body and Society

Exercise Reason: William James and Motor Influence on Decisions

Andrea Maria Nencini (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the Kin(Aesth)etic Logos

Ainhoa Suárez Gómez (Independent Scholar, Mexico)


17051715: Closing Remarks


Organizers: Cillian Ó Fathaigh and Gavin Rae

Funding: This conference forms part of the activities for the following research projects: (1) “Agency and Society: An Inquiry through Poststructuralism” (PR108/20-26), funded by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid–Banco Santander; (2) “Differential Ontology and the Politics of Reason,” funded by the Government of the Region of Madrid, as part of line 3 of the multi-year agreement with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid: V PRICIT Excellence Program for University Professors (Fifth Regional Plan for Scientific Investigation and Technological Innovation); and (3) “The Politics of Reason” (PID2020-117386GA-I00), financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain.

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