Lecture: The critic of violence in Levinas and Derrida

Tuesday 26 September 2023, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
The conference addresses the problem of the critic of violence in Derrida and Levinas’s work and in particular in Derrida’s essay 'Violence and Metaphysics' and in Levinas’ Totality and Infinity.

It unfolds two main arguments. The first one is that the problem of violence in Levinas entails focusing on the subjet’s structures and not on its relation to the Other. The second is that a critic of violence entails understanding the relation between language, silence and thought. 

Location: EOS, 00.260

For information, contact H. Westerink (herman.westerink [at] ru.nl)

Tuesday 26 September 2023, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Aïcha Liviana Messina (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile)