ETHICS, AESTHETICS AND THE HISTORICAL DIMENSION OF LANGUAGE - A seminar series on the selected writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer

Ethics, Aesthetics and the Historical Dimension of Language - A seminar series on the selected writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer

  • 09 Dec
    16 Dec
    2022

    Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory (ACT)

    Various Scholars

Ethics, Aesthetics and the Historical Dimension of Language - A seminar series on the selected writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer

Image: Portrait of Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900–2002)

This series of three seminars will delve into some of the most important writings of German continental philosopher Hans Georg-Gadamer on ethics, aesthetics and language. Translated for the first time into English by Profs Vandevelde and Iyer, these writings form the core of their latest published volume on Gadamer’s writing. The seminars will critically explore Gadamer’s ethical project and provide an overview of his aesthetic work, focusing especially on his writings on ancient ethics, including the moral philosophy of Aristotle and on practical philosophy. Gadamer’s writings on art and language, specifically his examination of poetry, opera and painting among other art forms, and the topics of artistic language and translation will hold particular attention within this series.

Duration -

December 9, 14, 16, 2022

Timing: 6:30 - 8:30 PM IST

Fees

Rs. 3,000 (For student discounts registrations kindly email info@jp-india.org)

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Arun Iyer

Arun Iyer

Prof. Arun Iyer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at IIT Bombay and his first book is Towards an Epistemology of Ruptures: The Case of Heidegger and Foucault (Bloomsbury, 2014). He specializes in twentieth-century European philosophy and epistemology, particularly the work of Husserl, Heidegger and Foucault. In 2020-2021, three major new translations by him will be released: Heidegger, Martin, Metaphysics and Nihilism (Cambridge: Polity Press), Gadamer, Hans-Georg, Ethics and Aesthetics in History: The Selected Writing of Hans-Georg Gadamer: Vol II and Gadamer, Hans-Georg, Ancient Sources, Modern Appropriations: The Selected Writing of Hans-Georg Gadamer: Vol II (co-editing and translating with Pol Vandevelde, Bloomsbury Publishing). He received his PhD from Marquette University and was the recipient of several teaching awards.

Pol Vandevelde

Pol Vandevelde

Pol Vandevelde (PhD Université de Louvain) is Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University, specializing in 19th-20th century philosophy. He is the author of Être et Discours: La question du langage dans l’itinéraire de Heidegger (1927-1938) (1994), The Task of the Interpreter: Text, Meaning, and Negotiation (2005); and Heidegger and the Romantics: The Literary Invention of Meaning (2012). He is also a translator and the co-editor of Études phénoménologiques – Phenomenological Studies.