IPS Spring Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, from April 15-16

The Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick will be hosting the Spring Conference of the Irish Philosophical Society, Friday April 15 to Saturday April 16, 2011.


Friday April 15

Registration: 4.30 – 6.00pm, Tara Lecture Theatre (T-1-16)

6.00-7.30pm: Keynote Address: Prof. Jonathan Rée (London),
“Thinking and time: anachronism and interpretation in the history of philosophy”

Saturday April 16

Registration: 8.30-9.00am, Tara Lecture Theatre (T-1-16)

9.30: Ian Dillon (MIC, Limerick), “Philosophizing the end of history: The political dangers of post-ideological closure”

10.15: Steve Leddin (MIC, Limerick), “Vagaries of Origin: Walter Benjamin’s critique of historicism and its hermeneutic import”

11.00-11.20 Coffee break

11.20: Kristof Vanhoutte (Rome), “Philosophy as the in-between”

12.05: Zsuzsanna Kondor (Budapest), “Past and present constraints”

12.50-2.00 Lunch

2.00: Aislinn O’Donnell (MIC, Limerick), “Arendt and conservative education”

2.45: Natalie Nenadic (Kentucky), “Heidegger, history, and the task of philosophy”

3.30-3.50: Coffee break

3.50: Tom Angier (Kent), “Alasdair MacIntyre’s analysis of tradition”

4.35: Lloyd Strickland (Wales), “Philosophy and the search for truth”

5.15: Philip Reynor (TCD), “The flesh of perceived things”

6.00: Conference ends.

7.00: Conference Dinner
Spice of India, O’Connell Street, Limerick.

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