Call for Papers: Europe as an Idea and as a Viable Project founded on «Logos»
Europe as an Idea and as a Viable Project founded on «Logos»
The term “Europe” carries a variety of content. We speak of Europe as a geographical space whose edges are often fluid and blurred (Norman Davis, Rémy Brague, Krzysztof Pomian). We also see Europe as a historically formed whole, as a dynamic constellation of events and occurrences that are significant and admirable or repugnant and shameful. Europe is understood (and should be understood) as a particular idea that is constantly changing, even though it is unlikely to develop into a comprehensive project of a specific form of life, economy and political communality. “Europeans” have often equipped the guiding idea of “Europe” with a completely deforming content and in the name of this idea committed heinous crimes (Tadeusz Kroński).
We would like to examine the hypothesis that the most important distinction of Europeanness and the foundation of Europe as a certain idea and a desirable project can be found in the notion of Logos, which in its variety of content and meanings (Michel Fattal) may also include potentially self-destructive content and meanings. The main subject of investigation will be the question of embedding modern thinking about the society, state, law (Jürgen Habermas) and system of Europe (Armin von Bogdandy) in the logocentric tradition.
Rainer Adolphi (Technische Universität Berlin), Christoph Horn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn), Jan C. Joerden (Europa-Universität Viadrina), Andrzej M. Kaniowski (Uniwersytet Łódzki), Georg Lohmann (Universität Magdeburg), Ewa Wyrębska-Đermanović (Universität Bayreuth)
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract in English or German (maximum of 400 words) by November 1, 2018 via Registration form on our website. Notification for acceptance will be sent by November 4, 2018. The language of the conference will be English and German. All papers will be considered for inclusion in “Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Philosophica. Ethica – Aesthetica – Practica” (http://folia-eap.uni.lodz.pl/en/home/).The conference will take place on 22-23 November 2018 at the University of Lodz, Institute of Philosophy, Poland.
Fee is 50 Euro for delegates based outside of Poland, 200 PLN for academics holding positions at Polish Universities, 100 PLN for students and PhD students. The fee includes: conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner 22nd October.
Further information can be found on the website: http://normativityandpraxis.uni.lodz.pl/.