Nietzsche, Genealogy, Foucault: History between Life and Power

June 14, 2022 - June 15, 2022
Praxis Research Group - Center of Philosophy of University of Lisbon, School of Arts and Humanities, Universidade de Lisboa

Alameda da Universidade 1600-214
Lisbon 1600 - 214
Portugal

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  • FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

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Universidade de Lisboa
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
University of Warwick

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Universidade de Lisboa

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International Workshop
*Nietzsche, Genealogy, Foucault: History between Life and Power*
School of Arts and Humanities – University of Lisbon
14th-15th June 2022
*Event organized as part of the Praxis-CFUL activities*


*Keynote Speakers:*
João Constâncio https://ifilnova.pt/pessoas/joao-constancio/> (NOVA
University Lisbon)
Daniele Lorenzini
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/people/lorenzini/> (Warwick
University)

Much has been written regarding genealogy, either as a new philosophical
interpretation of History, a methodology or as a critical project. The
number of published works on the issue is even more outstanding when
compared to the scarcity of references to genealogy in primary literature,
especially in Nietzsche, but in Foucault as well, when compared to the rest
of his oeuvre. Despite the proliferation of books, chapters and articles
regarding genealogy, the confusion surrounding this term and its
application is far from being overcome and dissipated.
Given the recent 50th anniversary of the seminal article: “Nietzsche,
Genealogy, History”, written by Michel Foucault and published in 1971 in
the volume *Homage à Jean Hyppolite*, we would like to re-open the
discussion on genealogy, its formulation, and its possible influence in
contemporary philosophy. The aim of the workshop is to investigate the
philosophical interpretations of genealogy in Nietzsche and Foucault. By
doing so, we wish to highlight possible resemblances and differences
between its employment in both authors, its significance, and the ends it
meets, with a special emphasis on its relation and divergence with history.
This way, we hope to enrich the understanding upon this topic and to
explore the possibility for a new engagement of the genealogical project as
a tool for practical philosophy.
We invite papers that engage with the question of genealogy with reference
to the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault. Special attention
will be devoted to the relationship that subsists between History and
genealogy. Possible topics are, but not limited to:

   - What is the relationship between genealogy and History?
   - How genealogy differs from History?
   - What is/are the object/s of study of genealogy?
   - What is the relation between genealogy and power?
   - What are the purposes and ends of genealogy? If there are any at all?
   - Can genealogy be understood as a philosophical methodology, a critical
   project or a source for interpretations?
   - What is it the role and the significance of genealogy within the
   philosophy of Nietzsche and/or Foucault?
   - Does genealogy bear the same significance in Nietzsche and Foucault?
   If not, how does it differ within the two authors?
   - Can genealogy, in either Nietzsche or Foucault, have an impact in
   contemporary philosophy?
   - Can genealogy, broadly speaking, provide a different perspective
   regarding contemporary issues?

Format: The workshop will be held in-person. Each speaker will have 25
minutes to present their papers, followed by additional 10 minutes for
questions and discussion. We invite submissions for abstracts which address
one or more of the questions exposed. New angles and perspectives on the
topic are also welcomed.
Those interested in participating should send a 400-word abstract to
*[email protected]
[email protected]>* or *[email protected]
[email protected]>* by *31th March 2022*, including: 1) the title of
the paper, 2)their institutional affiliation, and 3) their preferred email
contact address. Please exclude any identifying information from the
abstract itself.
Accepted abstracts will be notified not before 15th April 2022. The
conference will be in English and attendance is free.

*Organizers:*
Maura Ceci & João Rochate da Palma (Praxis-CFUL, University of Lisbon)


This event is funded by Portuguese national funds through FCT - Fundação
para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., in the scope of the project
UIDB/00310/2020.


Praxis-CFUL
https://cful.letras.ulisboa.pt/praxis/
Practical Philosophy Research Group
Centro de Filosofia - Universidade de Lisboa
Alameda da Universidade
1600-214 Lisboa
Portugal

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