Living According to Nature: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives

September 12, 2022 - September 14, 2022
Center for Philosophy of Culture and Interdisciplinary Research, Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław

11
Wrocław, Kuźnicza 22
Wrocław 50-138
Poland

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Deakin University

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(unaffiliated)
Warsaw University

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Living According to Nature: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives 

September 12-14, 2022


Sponsor: Institute of Philosophy, Center for Philosophy of Culture and Interdisciplinary Research,
University of Wrocław

Host Venue: Institute for English Philology, Room 11, University of Wrocław, Kuźnicza 22

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The whole conference can be attended virtually. We will be using the Microsoft Teams Application. A link will be emailed to speakers and guests before the event.


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If you are interested in attending virtually, please RSVP with Dr. Karol Morawski so he can give you the conference video link: [email protected]



September 12th-14th, 2022


Living According to Nature: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives Conference

Host Venue: Institute for English Philology, Room 11, University of Wrocław, Kuźnicza 22


September 12: Historic Perspectives

9:00am-9:10am  

Introduction  

Eli Kramer 


9:10am-11:10am 

Mythic and Ancient Perspectives on Nature 

Chair: Eli Kramer  


"Fear of Deep Nature"

Dr. Marcin Rychter Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw 

(Virtual)


“The Story of Isis: How the Egyptian Goddess became Unveiled?”

Piotr Osóbka

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wroclaw

(In person)


“How Living According to Nature May Lead to Getting Rid of Anxiety: The Answer from the Perspective of Letters to Lucillius Written by Seneca the Younger”

Marcin Domagała

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław

(In person)


11:10am-11:30am

Coffee Break


11:30am-1:30pm

Medieval and Early Modern Perspectives

Chair: Karol Morawski


“On the Relation between Humans and Animals in the Context of Medieval Animal Trials”

Wojciech Kilan

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław

(In person)


“Principle of Motion, Substantial Structure, Source of Good Life: Thomas Aquinas’ Doctrine of Nature at the crossroads of Physics, Metaphysics and Anthropology”

Prof. Michele Sciotti OP

Dominican Philosophical Study in Bologna, affiliated to the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe

Member of the research group: Philosophy as a way of life at the Pontifical Gregorian University

(Virtual)


“Understanding Nature as an Act of Conversion in Spinoza’s Substance Monism”

Oliver Toth

University of Graz

(In person)


1:30pm-3:30pm

Lunch Break


3:30-5:00

Plenary: “Francis Bacon’s Philosophy of Nature as a Spiritual Exercise”

Prof. Simone D’Agostino

Pontifical Gregorian University

(In person)


September 13: Contemporary Perspectives

9:00am-10:30am

Plenary: “Living According to Nature in Pierre Hadot’s Philosophy”

Prof. Matthew Sharpe

Deakin University

(Virtual)


10:30am-11:00am

Coffee Break


11:00am-1:30pm

Hadotian Perspectives

Chair: Eli Kramer

“Hadot on the Ethics and (Meta)Physics of Conversion”

Matteo Johannes Stettler

Philosophy, Deakin University

(In person)


“Between Prometheus and Orpheus. Which naturalis conversio from Anthropocene to Chthulucene”

Dr. Gianfranco Ferraro

Art of Living Research Group, IFILNOVA

(Virtual)


“Neither Promethean nor Orphic: On the Nature-Politics Relationship in the Anthropocene”

Dr. Urszula Lisowska

University of Wrocław

(In person)


“From Where Does One Speak of How Nature Speaks?”

Prof. Lucio Privitello

Stockton University

(Virtual)


1:30pm-3:30pm

Lunch Break


3:30-5:30pm

Twentieth Century-Twenty First Century Perspectives

Chair: Monika Wozniak


“The Silence: Nature Between Phenomenology and Existence”

Dr. Wojciech Mackiewicz

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wrocław Medical University

(In person)


“The Meaning of Terms ‘Nature’ and ‘Natural’ in the Psychoanalysis of Freud and Jung”

Prof. Ilona Błocian

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław

(In person)


“Water and dreams: Bachelard and Images of Water Matter”

Dr. Kamila Morawska

Center for Interdisciplinary Research and the Philosophy of Culture

University of Wroclaw

(In person)


6:15pm-8:45pm

Conference Dinner

Restauracja Forum Kulinarne Wrocław

plac Wolności 4

*Please RSVP in advance

Day 3: Conclusions

9:00am-11:00am

Scientific, Ecological, and Environmental Perspectives

Chair: Monika Wozniak


“Scientists’ Contemplation as an Orphic Way of Living According to Nature”

Barbara Rogala

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw

(In person)


“Ludwig Feuerbach’s Ecology: Notes on a New Ecological Humanism”

Silvestre Gristina

Philosophy, University of Padua

(In person)


“Transcendent and Immanent Modes in the Interpretation of Organic Phusis: Implications for Environmental Ethics”

Dr. Jack Griffiths

Department of Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy, and Anthropology

University of Exeter

(In person)


11:00am-11:30am

Coffee Break


11:30pm-1:30pm

Humanistic and Political Perspectives

Chair: Monika Wozniak


“Nature and The Embodied Perspective on The Human”

Samuel Maruszewski

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław

(In Person)


“Rethinking De la Démocratie en Amérique: Tocqueville on Nature and Democracy”

Alex Han

Fudan University

(In person)


“Dilemmas of Political Anthropology: Historical-Philosophical Approximations and Current Contexts”

Dr. Karol Morawski

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wroclaw

(In person)


1:30pm-3:30pm

Lunch Break


3:30pm-5:30pm

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Chair: Karol Morawski


“What do Taoism, Depth Psychology, and Natural Living Have in Common?”

Arian Kowalski

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław

(In Person)


“Cat People, Dog People and Plant People of the Capitalocene: Humans and Nonhumans in Naturecultural Entanglement”

Prof. Katarzyna Nowak-McNeice and Prof. Agata Zarzycka

Institute of English Studies, University of Wroclaw

(In person)


"Eating According to Nature: A Whiteheadian Ode to Slow Food Culture"

Dr. Randall Auxier

Southern Illinois University Carbondale 

(Virtual)

Dr. Eli Kramer

Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław

(In person)


5:30-5:40

Concluding Remarks

Eli Kramer

   

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