International conference celebrating the 300th anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
|Date||Fri 09 Nov — Sat 10 Nov|
|Time||13:00 — 17:00|
|Location||Department of Education (DPU), Aarhus University Campus Emdrup, A 220, Celebration Hall (Festsalen), Tuborgvej 164, Copenhagen|
For many years Rousseau was indeed a lonely wanderer in the outskirts of the history of philosophy – never really out, and never really in. Du contrat social has always been a standard work of political philosophy and contractualist theory, but the rest of his oeuvre, even his main claim to fame, Émile ou de l’éducation, has led a somewhat obscure existence in the scholarly world of academic philosophy. His ideas have inspired thinkers, writers, and artists, but they still remain elusive.
Recent years’ growing focus on education, the allegedly universal remedy for every ill of man and society, has highlighted the position of Rousseau in philosophy of education, political and social theory, history and critique of civilization etc. What is his contribution, his lesson to us? His thinking refuses a fixed place within the system of academic disciplines, it resists non-contradictory interpretations. Maybe we are wise to leave him out of the textbook and go looking for him instead. Join us!
Conference Fee: 450 DKK (300 DKK for members Society of Philosophy of Education)
Conference Dinner: 160 DKK
Fee includes refreshments all through the conference and a sandwich lunch on Saturday
Friday, 9. November
13.30 Roland Reichenbach: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Regulative Idea of Authenticity
14.30 Andreas Gruschka: Negative Erziehung und die Negation der Erziehung
16.00-17.30 Plenary discussion
18.00 Henrik Palsmar: Bartering love in Arcadia - music by Rousseau
19.15 Conference dinner
Saturday, 10. November
09.30 Get-together with coffee/tee/croissant
10.00 – 13.00: Parallel sessions: Rousseau at DPU
Anne-Marie Eggert Olsen: Rousseau juge de Platon
Lars-Henrik Schmidt: The Nature of Rousseau's Narcissism
Kirsten Klercke: The Exclusion of Feeling and Fantasy in Rousseau’s Émile
Carsten Fogh Nielsen: The Origin of Evil? Morality, immorality and sociality in Rousseau and Kant
Hans Siggaard Jensen: David Gauthier and Rousseau viewed in a totalizing perspective
Ove Korsgaard: From Rousseau's Advice to Poland to Habermas' advice to the European Union
14.00 Peter Wivel: Rousseau on History
15.00-17.00: Discussion and end of conference.
17.15-18.15 General meeting 2012 in the Society of Philosophy of Education.