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HSE Philosophy Colloquium
International Conference Modes of Thinking, Ways of Speaking (April 2017)
Edited by: A. F. Filippov, N. Farkhatdinov.
Higher School of Economics, National Research University, 2020.
Filippov A. F., Farkhatdinov N.
Russian Sociological Review. 2020. Vol. 19. No. 4. P. 7-13.
In bk.: History of Universities. Iss. XXXIII/2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Ch. 2. P. 36-56.
Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme, 2020
Prof. Cohen is one of the leading philosophers in France today. Among his best-known publications are the books: Le spectre juif de Hegel (2005), Le sacrifice de Hegel (2007), Alternances de la métaphysique. Essais sur E. Lévinas (2009), The Husserl Dictionary (2012). Recent articles include: “Jacques Derrida—Judeities” (2016), “Heidegger. On the Possibility of Sacrifice” (2014), “Logos—Aletheia—Philein” (2014), “The Event of a Reading: Hegel ‘with’ Derrida” (2012). In 2012, Prof. Cohen was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government for his contributions to philosophy.
Abstract: This talk will focus on the intimate relationship between “sacrifice,” “truth” and “justice,” insofar as it structures the history of metaphysics. First, we shall seek to deploy in which manner and according to which “law” these related concepts interact and, through their interrelation, organize the foundational question of the history of metaphysics, that is, the question pertaining to the meaning of Being. Second, we will attempt to show how and why this very question, while persistently secluding its inherent “sacrifice,” opens up to what Heidegger called the “event” (Ereignis) of “truth.” And third, we will strive to reveal another idea of “justice” which incessantly differs from the sacrificial “event” of the truth of Being. Our central authors in this thinking will be Hegel, Heidegger and Derrida.
Prof. Cohen’s presentation at the Faculty of Humanities is open to all who wish to attend. The meeting will be held at the Faculty of Humanities (Ulitsa Staraya Basmannaya 21/4) room #A-404. The working language is English. Participants from outside the university wishing to attend should please write to Daria Drozdova (firstname.lastname@example.org).