SUBJECTIVITY AND THE POLITICAL 2016
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Puerta de Toledo Campus
Salon de Grados,
9-10th March 2016.
Wednesday 9th March 2016
0930-0945: Opening Remarks
0950-1120: The Constitution of the Political Subject
Chair: Gavin Rae
The Liminal Status of the Modern Political Subject.
Herbert De Vriese (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Heideggerian Man and Hegelian Ethical Life, or How much Politics can the Self take?
Antonio Gómez Ramos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Antonio Gramsci: Persons, Subjectivity and the Political
Rob Jackson (Manchester Metropolitan University, England).
1120-1150: Coffee Break
1150-1320: Political Theologies
Chair: Surti Singh
Politics, Subjectivity, Finitude
Andrea Rossi (Koç University, Turkey)
Politics and Redemption: The Political Theology of Emmanuel Levinas
Gavin Rae (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
The Significant Nothing: Theological Grounding for Political Subjectivity in Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben
Piotr Sawczyński (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland).
1500-1600: Arendt, Politics, and the Political
Chair: Andrea Rossi
Among Friends: Politics and Personhood in Hannah Arendt
Liesbeth Schoonheim (Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Belgium)
From Hannah Arendt to Judith Butler: The Conditions of the Political
Emma Ingala (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
1600-1615: Coffee Break
1615-1745: Psychology and the Political
Chair: Emma Ingala
‘Psytizens’ in the Age of Happiness: History, Politics, and Subjectivity
Edgar Cabanas (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany)
Infinite Debt and Fastening of Affects: Notes on Capitalist Discourse and Minor Symptomatology
Jaime Pascual (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Spectacle and Revolt: On the Intersection of Psychoanalysis and Social Theory in the Work of Julia Kristeva
Surti Singh (American University in Cairo, Egypt).
Thursday 10th March 2016
0900-0930: Welcome and Registration
0930-1030: Liberalism and the Political Subject
Chair: Gavin Rae
Liberation and Subjectification: Three Concepts of Liberty and the Subject They Create
Gal Rahat (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
John Stuart Mill and the ‘Liberal Genius’
Yoel Mitrani (Sciences Po, France)
1030-1045: Coffee Break
1045-1215: Law and the Borders of Political Subjectivity
Chair: Antonio Gómez Ramos
Human Rights, Intersubjectivity, and Public Reason
Tim Murphy (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Aporias of Foreignness: Transnational Encounters in Cinema
Katarzyna Marciniak (Ohio University, USA)
The Figure of the Global Citizen through the Lens of the Political
Angel Iglesias Ortiz (University of Tampere, Finland).
1215-1245: Coffee Break
1245-1415: Agency, Autonomy, and Activism: What can be done?
Chair: Tim Murphy
Consecrated to Destruction: Michael Bakunin’s and Sergey Nechayev’s Revolutionary Men
Mario Bosincu (University of Sassari, Italy).
Which Autonomy for which Political Subjects? Two Women Philosophers’ Perspectives
Alberto L. Siani (Yeditepe University, Turkey)
Can Philosophy be Activist? A Formal Consideration of Badiou’s Political Subject.
Jan-Jasper Persijn (Ghent University, Belgium).
1415-1430: Closing Remarks.
Conference Organizers: Dr. Gavin Rae (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Dr. Emma Ingala (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
Conference Website: https://subjectivityandthepolitical2016.wordpress.com/
The conference forms part of the activities for the Conex Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Project ‘Sovereignty and Law: Between Ethics and Politics’ co-funded by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement 600371, The Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitivity (COFUND2013-40258), The Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture, and Sport (CEI-15-17), and Banco Santander. Support is also being provided by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. More information about the research project can be found at: https://sovereigntyandlaw.wordpress.com/