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Philosophies of Anxiety
Fri 23 June 2017, 09:00 – 19:00 CEST
PHILOSOPHIES OF ANXIETY
Brexit. Trump. Terrorism. The rise of the far-right.
Anxiety is both everywhere and nowhere at once. At once a condition to be understood in psychiatric and psychoanalytical terms, anxiety is also a political, aesthetic, cultural, and metaphysical affair.
To what extent is anxiety a philosophical problem, though? And what role do art and literature play in articulating the anxieties that are embedded in society? Philosophy and anxiety have a long established history. From Kierkegaard to Heidegger, anxiety has been regarded as the philosophical mood par excellence.
In bringing together a collection of distinguished thinkers and broad perspectives, from phenomenology to psychoanalysis to literature, this colloquium will explore a plurality of anxieties, each of which is central to contemporary culture and thought.
Joseph Cohen (University College Dublin)
Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)
Hadrien Laroche (Writer)
Dorothée Legrand (École Normale Supérieure)
Dermot Moran (University College Dublin)
Matthew Ratcliffe (University of Vienna)
Jean Greisch (l'Institut catholique de Paris)
Hugo Hamilton (Writer)
Sponsored by Marie Curie Actions, Centre Culturel Irlandais, and University College Dublin.