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‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference

Registration Open: ‘J.-J. Rousseau’* Annual Lecture and Conference

(Programme)

KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH ‘J.-J. ROUSSEAU’ ANNUAL LECTURE*

Friday, 23 November 2012
6.00 pm – 7.15 pm Conference Room
Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Alan Montefiore (Oxford): Frontiers of Philosophy

Opening: Ann Hughes, Director of the Keele Research Institutes for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Chair: Bulent Gokay, Head of the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment

CONFERENCE: KANT AND SARTRE

Saturday, 24 November 2012
Conference Room, Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Speakers and Commentators:

Peter Poellner (Warwick): Sartre, Freedom and Practical Reason
Commentator: Alberto Vanzo (Birmingham)

Daniel Herbert (Sheffield): Kant and Sartre on Temporality
Commentator: Anna Tomaszewska (Krakow/Aberdeen)

Justin Alam (Bristol): Kantian Radical Evil and Self-deception
Commentator: Jochen Bojanowski (Groningen)

Sorin Baiasu (Keele): (Self)-consciousness and the Transcendental Unity of Apperception
Commentator: Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)

NB: Please book early – places are limited. To register, please see the RegistrationForm. Click here for a credit card form.

Registration deadline: 15 November 2012.

For further enquiries, email Sorin Baiasu at: s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk

UNESCO WPD

As in previous years, we will again take the opportunity of these annual events to celebrate also the World Philosophy Day.

The Forum Annual Lecture and Conference are organised with the support of the Research Institute for the Social Sciences, the Research Centre for SPIRE, the ECPR Kantian Standing Group and the Keele School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and the Environment (SPIRE).

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KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH is part of the Research Centre for the Study of Politics, International Relations and the Environment (RC4SPIRE) in the Keele Research Institute for Social Sciences. The Forum was officially launched in November 2008. Previous Annual Lectures were given by: Giuseppina D’Oro, Miranda Fricker, Stephen Engstrom and John Horton.

Every year, the Forum organises the following events:

  • The Keele Forum Annual Lecture and Conference
  • The Royal Institute of Philosophy Invited Lecture Series
  • The Philosophy Summer Seminar Series
  • Reading groups and special lectures
  • NEW: Postgraduate research seminars starting in February 2013

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* Why the Jean-Jacques Rousseau lecture?  To begin with, 2012 marks the tercentenary of Rousseau’s birth; but there is also a reason why Keele in particular should celebrate this anniversary, for we hereby celebrate the true but very little known fact that Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived for a time in Staffordshire.  From 22 March 1766 to 1 May 1767 Rousseau lived in the little Staffordshire village of Wootton.  Rousseau had been invited to England by David Hume with whom he soon afterwards quarrelled.  He then spent the next year in seclusion in Staffordshire writing the first drafts of his Confessions.  When he was not writing it is said that he roamed the Staffordshire countryside in his Armenian costume studying wild flowers.  He must have made a striking figure.  Many years after his departure the locals remembered ‘Owd Ross Hall’, not just for his eccentricities but also for his gifts to local charities.  They believed he was a king in exile! (Stephen Leach – Honorary Research Fellow, Keele Research Institute for the Social Sciences)

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