Programme and Abstracts – Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics

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Thursday 2 May 2019

8:30 Welcome participants/coffee  (ESC Clermont, Room 250)
9:00 Opening words

SESSION 1: ETHICS AND RELIGION (Room 250)

  • 9:15 Roe Fremstedal (The Arctic University of Norway) Religion Reduced to Ethics? Moral Overridingness and the ‘Teleological Suspension of the Ethical’ 
  • 10:00 Shai Frogel (Kibbutzim College of Education & Tel Aviv University) Either religion or ethics
  • 10:45 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Tomer Raudanski (Humboldt University) Two Meanings of Nihilism in Kierkegaard’s Aporia of Inoperative Death
  • 11:45 Liam Hughes (Independent Researcher) Reflections on Kierkegaard’s internalist perspective and its relation to social change

12:30 Lunch

SESSION 2: MEDIA AND POLITICS (Room 250)

  • 14:00 Wojciech Kaftanski (Husserl-Archives, KU Leuven) Kierkegaard and Role Models: Imitation, Admiration and Moral Vision
  • 14:45 Christopher Black (Texas A&M University) Choosing for Yourself in the Age of the Social Media Echo Chamber
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Andrzej Słowikowski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science) Can a refugee be one’s neighbor in an ethical sense?
  • 16:30 Paul Michael Whitfield (San Francisco State University) Kierkegaardian Reflections on Love and the State

SESSION 3: KIERKEGAARD ET LES ENJEUX DE L’ETHIQUE EXISTENTIELLE (Auditorium)

  • 18:30 Accueil
  • 19:00 Mélissa Fox-Muraton (ESC Clermont/Université Clermont Auvergne) Kierkegaard: une éthique existentielle pour notre époque?
  • 19:45 Karl Verstrynge (Free University of Brussels, VUB) Déconnecte ta vie. Une approche kierkegaardienne de la détox digitale

20h30-22h RECEPTION for all conference participants and guests

Friday 3 May 2019

SESSION 4: SELF AND OTHER (Room 250)

  • 9:00 Oliver Norman (Université de Poitiers) Despair and Gender Identity: Reading The Sickness Unto Death in a Queer Light
  • 9:45 Deidre Green (Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, BYU) (Divine) Love at a Distance: Kierkegaard’s Maternal Metaphors and Feminist Ethics
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:45 René Rosfort (Copenhagen University) The Strength of a Fragile Mind: Kierkegaard and Psychiatric Ethics
  • 11:30 Viktoras Bachmetjevas (LSMU Emmanuel Levinas Center) Clemency over Forgiveness: Assessor Wilhelm’s Response to Vladimir Jankelevitch

12:15 Lunch

SESSION 5: ETHICAL LIFE AND DIVERSITY (Room 250)

  • 13:45 Bernhard Obsieger (Saint Louis University) A Kierkegaardian Approach to Ethical Life
  • 14:30 Jakub Marek (Charles University Prague) Creatures of Habit: On Hereditary Sin and the Development of ‘Moral Faculties’ in Kierkegaard
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Michael Glass (Temple University) Kierkegaard and Interreligious Understanding
  • 16:15 Charles Blattberg (Université de Montréal) Kierkegaard’s Deep Diversity: The One and the Many
  • 17:00 Closing words

19:30 Conference dinner for speakers

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