March 3, 2020

Workshop with

ÉTIENNE BALIBAR

Translation, Hospitality and Equal Liberty 

NOVA School ofLaw

 NOVA University of Lisbon

WHEN /

March 3, 2020

09:00 - 19:00

WHERE /

NOVA School of Law,

NOVA University of Lisbon 

Campus de Campolide 18, 1099-032 Lisbon, Portugal

ABOUT THE EVENT/

Workshop

Translation, Hospitality and Equal Liberty

 

with

Étienne Balibar

One of many reasons why Étienne Balibar has played such a fundamental role in academic debates and public life worldwide for 40 years is his restless struggle for radical emancipation. His debates with classical and contemporary authors overcome conceptual antagonisms like materialism/idealism, subject/structure, process or social formation, reformism/revolution and the doctrinal antagonisms of Kant/Marx, Freud/Spinoza, to reveal the aporias of these antagonisms as well as their deep and necessary implications. In his recent works, which have received much critical acclaim from several academic fields, Balibar focuses on concepts like “cosmopolitics”, “translation”, “hospitality”, and “equal liberty” to analyse issues such as human rights, democracy, citizenship, frontiers, identities, violence, struggle, as well as the great philosophical traditions. Balibar confronts the difficulties of the cosmopolitan and universal ideals, especially their dissociation from a “really existing” citizenship and their association with secularism, not to denounce the utopianism of these ideals, but to show how they can have a sense. His thinking goes far beyond the frameworks in which the debate is currently taking place and opens up surprising new avenues, which are of vital importance to those attempting to deal with and understand the complexity of these matters.

 

This workshop will be dedicated to discussing these issues with this outstanding philosopher, who is rightly seen as one of the most important of our time, beginning with one of his most recent manuscripts, “Ontological Difference, Anthropological Difference, and Equal Liberty” (European Journal of Philosophy, 2020:1-12). The organizing committee will distribute copies of the manuscript to all participants.

​The working languages of the workshop are French and English. 

 

Journée d'études Traduction, Hospitalité et Égaliberté

avec  

Étienne Balibar

Une des nombreuses raisons par laquelle Étienne Balibar occupe depuis 40 ans une place décisive dans les débats académiques et la vie publique dans le monde entier est sa infatigable lutte pour l'émancipation radicale. Son débat avec les textes classiques et contemporains surmonte des antagonismes conceptuels tel que matérialisme/idéalisme, sujet/structure, procès ou formation sociale, réformisme/révolution et les antagonismes doctrinaux de Kant/Marx/Freud/Spinoza etc. pour révéler aussi bien les apories que les profondes et nécessaires implications de ces antagonismes. Dans ses derniers travaux, qui attirent l'attention et les bien mérités éloges dans différents domains académiques, c'est autour des concepts tels que  "cosmopolitique", "traduction", "hospitalité" et "égaliberté" que Balibar analyse les questions des droits humains, de la démocratie, de la citoyenneté, des identités, de la violence, de la lutte, ainsi que les grandes traditions philosophiques. Balibar s'affronte aux difficultés  des idéaux cosmopolites et universels, surtout leur dissociation d'une citoyenneté "en exercice" et son association au sécularisme, non pour dénoncer l'utopisme de ces concepts, mais pour montrer comment ils peuvent avoir un sens, dans une réflexion qui va beaucoup au-delà des cadres dans lesquels le débat actuellement se déroule et qui nous ouvre de surprenantes voies, maintenant indispensables à qui s'occupe de la complexité de ces questions.

Cette journée de travail sera dédiée à discuter ces questions avec ce grand philosophe, reconnu comme un des plus importants de notre époque, surtout un de ces derniers manuscripts, “Ontological Difference, Anthropological Difference, and Equal Liberty” (European Journal of Philosophy, 2020:1-12).  manuscript sera envoyé par le comité organisateur aux participants.

Les langues de travail seront le français et l'anglais. 

This event is financed by public funds through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Foundation for Science and Technology, Public Institution, Portugal) within the project Cosmopolitanism: Justice, Democracy and Citizenship without Borders  - PTDC/FER-FIL/30686/2017

This event endorses and promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals by raising awareness and reflexivity and by advancing a vision of a just world. Particularly the following goals are envisaged: Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere; Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries;  Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Organization and contact /

Organizer: Soraya Nour Sckell

Cosmopolitanism: Justice, Democracy and Citizenship

without borders

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

PTDC/FER-FIL/30686/2017

https://cosmopolites.wixsite.com/cosmopolitanism

cosmopolitanism.withoutborders@gmail.com 

CEDIS

NOVA Law School, NOVA University of Lisbon

Campus de Campolide 18

1099-032 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel.: +351 21 384 74 00 

Fax:+351 21 384 74 70

https://www.fd.unl.pt/english/default.asp

Centre of Philosophy

Faculty of Letters of the University of  Lisbon

Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214  Lisboa

Tel. : + 351 21 792 00 91 

Fax: + 351 21 792 00 91 

http://cful.letras.ulisboa.pt/

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This event is financed by public funds through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Foundation for Science and Technology, Public Institution, Portugal) within the project Cosmopolitanism: Justice, Democracy and Citizenship without Borders  - PTDC/FER-FIL/30686/2017

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