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Eighth Annual Meeting of The Levinas Research Seminar

Eighth Annual Meeting of
The Levinas Research Seminar
Theme: “Fecundity and Teaching”
and “Levinas and Idealism”

May, 16-18 2008

Université de Montréal
Département de philosophie
2910 boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal, Québec
Room 422

Conveners : Bettina Bergo and Claude Piché (Université de Montréal)

Friday, May 16

5:00 – 7:00 Keynote lecture
Pavillon Roger-Gaudry M425
Claire Katz, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

“‘Teach these things to your children…’: Levinas, Education, and the Fecundity of Responsibility”

7:00 – 10:00 Public Reception and Dinner
Restaurant Ouzeri
4690 rue Saint-Denis – Montréal

Saturday, May 17

Saturday and Sunday sessions will be held in the Philosophy Department (2910 Edouard-Montpetit)

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee
10:00 – 11:20 Paper “The Eternal
and the New: Socrates and Levinas on Desire and Need”
Deborah Achtenberg, University of Nevada, Reno
11:30 – 1:00 Seminar: “Humanism and Education”
Co-leaders: Oona Eisenstadt and Jill Stauffer

a) “Anti-humanism and Education” in Difficult Freedom, pp. 265-68 and “Humanism and Anarchy” in Collected Philosophical Papers, pp. 127-140

b) “Reflections on Jewish Education” in Difficult Freedom, pp. 277-88

1:15 – 3:00 Lunch
3:00 – 4:30 Seminar: “Levinas on Eros and Fecundity”
Co-leaders: James Hatley
a) “Fecundity,” “Subjectivity in Eros,” and “Transcendence and Fecundity” in Totality and Infinity, pp. 267-78; and Otherwise than Being, “Sensibility and Psyche” up to “Proximity and Obsession,” pp. 68-86
b) “Proximity” in Otherwise than Being, pp. 81-94
4:40 – 6:00 Paper: “Fecundity and Natality”
Lisa Guenther, Vanderbilt University
6:15 – 9:00 Dinner

Sunday, May 17

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee
10:00 – 10:50 Paper: “Levinas and Fichte”
Paul Franks, University of Toronto
11:00 – 11:50 Paper: “Levinas, Fichte and Kant”
Claude Piché, Université de Montréal
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

Participants : John Drabinski (Hampshire College), Oona Eisenstadt (Pomona College), Paul Franks (University of Toronto), Robert Gibbs (University of Toronto), Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University), James Hatley (Salisbury University), Claire Katz (Texas A&M University), Claude Piché (Université de Montréal), Jill Stauffer (John Jay College of CUNY), Bettina Bergo (Université de Montréal)

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