Philosophy for doctoral candidates

The program Philosophy for Doctoral Candidates invites doctoral candidates of all departments and disciplines interested in working on the philosophical dimensions of their projects. Each semester the program offers a seminar investigating seminal philosophical questions and positions via classical and contemporary texts as well as via individual project presentations by the participants. more

You can find more information about professor Blaettler, her research interests and publications here.

Philosophical Frame: Philosophy between Critique and Speculation

Critique and speculation designate two philosophical procedures/devices familiar to all researchers: on the one hand the skill to locate problems and critically analyze them, and on the other hand just as much the capability to transcend the already known tentatively, hypothetically or even speculatively for imagining and detecting new areas. more

Summer term 2018

Techniques of Describing

Describing does not presuppose an eternal essence or an axiomatic definition. Instead descriptions can make visible even the most different phenomena and perspectives. While the seminar is dedicated to techniques of describing it mainly focuses on the relation between the described phenomenon and its way of presentation.

The methodological topic of this seminar will be addressed by means of the example of man/human being, the related literature will be a starting point for further discussion, too.

1st meeting: Friday  27. April 2018 at 11am.

Department of Philosophy, Leibnizstr. 6, 4th floor, Room 434

 

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christine Blättler (blaettler@philsem.uni-kiel.de)

The dates for the following meetings are to be fixed at the first meeting.

Angst und Freiheit

Philosophie hat ihr Selbstverständnis immer wieder darüber gewonnen, Menschen ihre Angst zu nehmen, sei dies vor Göttern, die sie von ihrem Thron stürzt, vor politischen Machthabern, denen sich das Denken widersetzt, oder der großen Unsicherheit, die sie durch Wissen zu beheben sucht. Auf diesem Hintergrund setzt sich der Kurs über die Diskussion ausgewählter Texte mit der Frage nach dem Freiheitsversprechen von Wissenschaft auseinander.

Ein interdisziplinäres Symposion zum Thema gegen Ende des Semesters gibt die Möglichkeit, die während des Semesters behandelten Aspekte weiter zu vertiefen.

1.Treffen: Freitag, den 27.4.2018 um 9.30 Uhr

Philosophisches Seminar, Leibnizstr. 6, 4. Etage, R. 434

 

Kontakt: Prof. Dr. Christine Blättler (blaettler@philsem.uni-kiel.de)

Die Termine für die weiteren Sitzungen werden beim ersten Treffen gemeinsam festgehalten.

Symposium „Angst und Freiheit“: 28.6.-1.7.2018

Winter semester 2017/18

Gender, Theory, Critique

There are many theories and practices based on the analysis of a gendered world. Different feminist approaches agree in the basic commitment to the freedom of women, even though they differ in the details. The reference to freedom is accompanied by a critique of existing conditions and the claim to improve or change them. Is then feminist theory automatically a critical theory, and what kind of critique is at stake? What are the characteristics of gender in relation and  in conflict with other analytical categories (keyword: intersectionality)?

The seminar addresses these and other questions concerning gender, theory, and critique and welcomes all interested PhD students to participate. Within the frame of the seminar there will be a workshop with Penelope Deutscher from Northwestern University, Evanston/Chicago, which is planned for 8 February 2018.

Prof. Deutscher is one of the leading scholars in twentieth-century and contemporary French Philosophy, and in gender and sexuality studies. Current projects are focused on the intersections of biopolitics, reproductive futurism, and the genealogy of gendered right claims. Together with Judith Butler, Prof. Deutscher is co-director of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs.

Literature:

Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason, New York: Columbia University Press 2017 (it is recommended to buy the book)

There will be a reader with a selection of articles, too.

 

First meeting: Friday 10.11.2017, 11.00 am

Department of Philosophy, Leibnizstr. 6, 4th floor , R. 434

The next dates will be agreed upon during the first meeting. Weekly sessions (usually two hours once a fortnight) or block seminars are both possible. The workshop with Penelope Deutscher will last half a day and is scheduled for both classes.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christine Blaettler (blaettler@philsem.uni-kiel.de)

 

Geschlecht, Theorie, Kritik

Eine Vielzahl an Theorien und Praktiken basieren heute auf der Analyse einer geschlechtlich strukturierten Welt. Feministische Ansätze sind sich darin einig, für die Freiheit von Frauen einzutreten, auch wenn darüber im Einzelnen gestritten wird. Mit der Referenz auf Freiheit verbinden sich eine Kritik an bestehenden Verhältnissen und ein Anspruch, diese Verhältnisse zum besseren hin zu verändern. Ist nun feministische Theorie automatisch eine kritische Theorie, und um welche Art und Weise der Kritik geht es? Was charakterisiert Geschlecht im Verbund, aber auch im Konflikt mit anderen analytischen Kategorien (Stichwort Intersektionalität)?

Die Veranstaltung möchte sich diesen und weiteren Fragen zu Geschlecht, Theorie und Kritik widmen und steht allen interessierten Promovierenden offen. Für einen Workshop im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung konnte Penelope Deutscher von der Northwestern University, Evanston/Chicago gewonnen werden. Der Workshop findet auf Deutsch und Englisch statt.

Prof. Deutscher ist eine der führenden Spezialistinnen der französischen Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts und der Gegenwart sowie der Geschlechter- und Sexualitätsforschung. Ihre aktuellen Projekte situieren sich am Schnittpunkt von Biopolitik, Reproduktivem Futurismus und der Genealogie von geschlechtsspezifischen Rechtsansprüchen. Zusammen mit Judith Butler leitet Deutscher das International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs.

Literatur:

Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason, New York: Columbia University Press 2017 (zur Anschaffung empfohlen)

Weitere Literatur wird im Seminarapparat bereitgestellt.

 

1.Treffen: Freitag 10.11.2017, 9.30 Uhr

Philosophisches Seminar, Leibnizstr. 6, 4. Etage, R. 434

Beim ersten Treffen werden jeweils die weiteren Termine vereinbart. Wöchentliche Sitzungen (in der Regel 14-täglich, 2 Stunden) oder Blockveranstaltungen sind möglich. Der halbtägige Workshop mit Penelope Deutscher findet für beide Seminare gleichzeitig statt.

Kontakt: Prof. Dr. Christine Blättler (blaettler@philsem.uni-kiel.de)

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