Through Crisis and Conflict: Thinking Differently with Paul Ricoeur
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The International Conference on Ricœur Studies, Throught Crisis and Conflict: Thinking Differently with Paul Ricœur, originates from a broad international research framework that has already proved successful in the recent past, through the organization and realization of other high-profile scientific conferences. For several years, the Society for Ricœur Studies and Fonds Ricœur have been actively cooperating in organizing international meetings on most relevant cultural topics. The previous conferences, held in Canterbury (2009), Lisbon (2010) and Moscow (2011), brought together specialists of philosophy, sociology and anthropology from all over the world. This year, the Conference will be held in Lecce (Italy), where the University of Salento, in collaboration with the University of Verona (Verona, Italy), the Institute of Philosophical Studies “Enrico Castelli” (Roma, Italy), The Society for Ricœur Studies (Pittsburgh, USA), and Fonds Ricœur (Paris, France) will welcome scholars from all over the world for opening and debating new philosophical perspectives having Ricœur’s thinking as a landmark. The method of Ricœur and the fruitfulness of his reflection will serve as a guide to continue considering the issues of our time, with a special focus on the paradigms of crisis and conflict. The current global economic situation is echoed in the multiple theoretical and practical forms in which these issues appear, and makes it urgent to rethink policies and lifestyles of the Western world. However, the same concepts of crisis and conflict must also be re-thought not only within a financial and monetary context, but even, and most importantly, from an ethical, political, anthropological and epistemological perspective. Ricœur’s “philosophy of tension” will, therefore, offer an important trace for re-thinking the many inflexions of crisis and conflict, addressing issues such as: multiculturalism achieved through exclusion, interaction and integration; the economic crisis; political communication and debating; social justice and human dignity; the right to develop human capabilities; the situational moral choice; the promise and the attestation; the relationship between man and God in the age of secularization; the secularism; disorientation and the irruption of sense in religiosity; the dialectical method; the relationship between experience and theory in hermeneutics.
Olivier Abel, President of Fonds Ricœur, Institut protestant de théologie, Ecole des hautes études
en sciences sociales (France)
Luigi Alici, Università degli Studi di Macerata (Italy)
Angelo Bruno, Università del Salento (Italy)
Vinicio Busacchi, Università di Cagliari (Italy)
François Dosse, Université Paris XII (France)
Catherine Goldenstein, vice-president of the Paul Ricœur’s Association, member of the Scientific
Comittee of Fonds Ricœur (France)
Daniella Iannotta, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
Domenico Jervolino, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” (Italy)
Mario Lombardo, Università di Verona (Italy)
Johann Michel, Université de Poitiers, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (France)
Roger Savage, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Alison Scott-Baumann, Lancaster University, University of Gloucestershire (UK), Fonds Ricœur (France)
George Taylor, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
Laura Tundo Ferente, Università del Salento (Italy)
Pierluigi Valenza, Director of Istituto “Enrico Castelli”, Università “La Sapienza” (Italy)
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