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Conjugating the Present

Words inherited from Hannah Arendt


Free with pre-booking

In this seminar co-organized with the Seminari de Filosofia i Gènere-ADHUC Centre de Recerca Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat, the CCCB, and with the collaboration of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, we revisit Hannah Arendt's thought to examine some of the contemporary political and philosophical challenges that she addressed in her work and that are still valid today.

Hannah Arendt has become a major reference point when thinking about the problems of our world. Her efforts to understand a time in crisis, dominated by the emergence of totalitarianisms, led her to think of new conceptual tools to grasp the political experience. From thinking about the vita activa and the category of natality, to claiming the creation of new rights through reflection on political participation and concerted action, Arendt's thought continues to inspire the political and philosophical gaze on the contemporary world.

The seminar offers a space to discuss the political and philosophical potential of Arendt's ideas, which have become crucial for confronting current problems and imagining alternative forms of resistance and political creativity. To talk about it, experts on Hannah Arendt from around the world will discuss the central axes of her thought from the perspective of politics, ethics, feminism, philosophy or art.

On Thursday November 30 the related public event, Hannah Arendt: Thinking in company, will take place.

This seminar will be held in English. 

Thursday, November 30
09.30 – 09.45
Opening Remarks

09.45 – 11.30
Linda Zerilli / Fina Birulés / Lorena Fuster / Marta Segarra

12.00 – 13.45
Claudia Hilb / Simona Forti / Stefania Fantauzzi / Facundo Vega / Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán

Friday, December 1

9.30 – 11.15
Violence and Action
Martine Leibovici / Peg Birmingham / Matías Sirczuk / Maria Robaszkiewicz

11.45 – 13.30
Loss and World
Zeynep Gambetti / Debaditya Bhattacharya / Judith Butler / Rosaura Martínez

13.30 – 13.45
Final Remarks



Proyecto MUVAN "Mujeres a la vanguardia del activismo entre siglos (XIX y XX): influencias en la filosofía femenina” (PID2020-113980GA-I00 financiado/a por MCIN/ AEI/10.13039/501100011033)

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