Night of Philosophy 2017

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Flex your intellectual muscles! The 3rd Night of Philosophy, curated by Raphael Zagury-Orly, will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Presented by the Embassy of France, the French Institute and the Goethe Institut in Israel, in partnership with the Polish Institute, the Van Leer Institute, Bar-Ilan University and the Cohn Institute, the event is directed by Tilla Rudel, Cultural Attaché and Deputy Director of the French Institute and Wolf Iro, Head of the Goethe-Institut. Discussions, lectures, readings, panels, and movie screenings, will take place in and around the French Institute in Tel Aviv, starting at 19:30 and on into the night… All events are open to the public – admission free!

For your pleasure and convenience, the full list of events is listed below according to venue and hour, with language noted. English speakers – there are events in English at La Closerie (the library of the French Institute), co-working space ‘Meet in Place’, Alma Center, Nahum Gutman Museum, Tolaat Sfarim, and Chelouche Gallery. Events in English are listed in bold.

French Institute of Tel Aviv (7 Rothschild Blvd) Auditorium

20:00 – 20:45 DISCUSSION « Jews, Muslims and the Republic » Discussion between Raphael Zagury-Orly and Michel Wieviorka. In French

Raphael Zagury-Orly/Photo: Mat Jacob

20:50 – 21.30 DISCUSSION « Dialogue on the relevance of the interpretation of dreams » Tobie Nathan, Joseph Cohen. In French

21:35 – 22:05 LECTURE « Revolutionary Hope and Jewish Hope » Catherine Chalier. In French

22:10 – 23:10 DISCUSSION « Rethinking Modernity – French Jewish Thought » Rachel Verliebter, Gaelle Hanna Serero, David Banon, Paul Elbhar. In French

23:15 – 23:45 LECTURE « Why read Abravanel today? » Cedric Cohen-Skalli. In French

French Institute of Tel Aviv – Rooftop

20:00 – 20:50 DISCUSSION « How did Oriental Jews end up joining the Nationalist Clamor? » A.B. Yehoshua, Yossi Sucary. In Hebrew

21:00 – 21:50 DISCUSSION « Discussion on the book “A Brief History of Yahveh” » Moshe Zuckermann, Yigal Bin-Nun. In Hebrew

22:00 – 23:00 PANEL « One Hundred Years since the October Revolution: Rethinking the here and the now » Itzhak Benyamini, Ronit Peleg, Eran Dorfman, Aim Deuelle Luski. In Hebrew.

23:00 – 24:00 DISCUSSION « Why do we avoid speaking of the future of Israel? » Nir Baram, Raphael Zagury-Orly. In Hebrew

French Institute of Tel Aviv – La Closerie, The library (6 Herzl St) All talks at this venue are in English!

20:00 – 20:30 LECTURE « Fragility of Fraternity. Morality and Politics » Catherine Chalier. In English

20:35 – 21:05 LECTURE « Portrait of the philosopher as a runner » Guillaume Le Blanc. In English

21:10 – 21:40 LECTURE « The Rise of the Extreme-Rights and Populism in Europe » Michel Wieviorka. In English

Corine Pelluchon/Photo courtesy of PR

21:45 – 22:15 LECTURE « Taking Animals Seriously: What Does It Change for Ethics and Politics? » Corine Pelluchon. In English

22:20 – 22:50 LECTURE « Philology – Reading as Knowing » Donatien Grau. In English

22:55 – 23:25 LECTURE « A human world without theoretical thinking? » Jean-Michel Salanskis. In English

23:30 – 24:00 LECTURE « How popular TV series shape our ethics and forms of life. » Sandra Laugier. In English

Co-working space ‘Meet in Place’ (8 Rothschild Blvd)

20:00 – 20:50 PANEL « Language and Politics in Israel: Fetishism, Censorship and Group Mind » Jose Brunner, Tahel Frosh, Noam Yuran. In Hebrew

20:55 – 21:45 PANEL  « The language of the Other – My Language as Other » Gisele Sapiro, Gila Lustiger, Alona Kimhi. In Hebrew

21:50 – 22:40 PANEL  « Constitutionalism, Democracy, Populism in Israel » Alon Harel, Mordechai Kremnitzer, Assaf Sharon. In Hebrew

22:45 – 23:35 PANEL « Farewell to the Twentieth Century: Identities, Classes and Wars » Arie Krampf, Nadav Perets, Ofri Ilani. In Hebrew

23:40 – 24:10 LECTURE « What is objectivity? Between Ludwik Fleck, the Lvov-Warsaw school and contemporary debates. » Anna C. Zielinska. In English

Alma Center (6 Shadal St)

Main hall (1st floor)

20:00 – 21:00 PANEL « 50 Years since 1967 »Gadi Algazi, Raef Zreik, Yehouda Shenhav. In Hebrew

21:05 – 22:05 PANEL « The Crisis of Liberalism » Yochi Fischer, Pini Ifergan, Nissim Mizrachi. In Hebrew

Christoph Menke/Photo courtesy of PR

22:10 – 23:40 LECTURE « The Paradox of Rights: defending Marx’ critique of liberal rights from a contemporary perspective. » Christoph Menke. In English

22:45 – 23:15 LECTURE « The political perspectives of a post-ideological era » Rony Klein. In Hebrew

23:20 – 24:10 DISCUSSION « ‘What’s your thing with Levinas?’ Another view on Israelity with extracts from the film “The Absent God” directed by Yoram Ron » Hanoch Ben-Pazi, Hanna Gaelle Serero, Yoram Ron. In Hebrew

Main hall (2nd floor)

Markus Gabriel/Photo courtesy of PR

20:00 – 20:30 LECTURE « Our values – Why Values are Universal and Built into the Fabric of Reality » Markus Gabriel. In English

20:35 – 21:05 LECTURE « The Politics of Affect » Martin Saar. In English

Martin Seel/Photo: Walter Breitinger

21:10 – 21:40 LECTURE « What is a poetic thought? » Martin Seel. In English

21:45 – 22:15 LECTURE « Is Philosophy necessarily Skeptical » Andrea Kern. In English

22:20 – 22:50 LECTURE « Art in Itself – A Defense of Aesthetic Realism » Markus Gabriel. In English

Andrea Kern/Photo courtesy of PR

22: 55 – 23:25 LECTURE « Aesthetic Self-Negation and the Possibility of Art » Andrea Kern. In English

 Rooftop

20:00 – 21:00 DISCUSSION « “Your love has wrested me away from me”: A discussion on Sufi mysticism » Avraham Elqayam, Omar Rais, Rachel Verliebter. Accompanied by the music of the artist Niri Sadeh. In Hebrew

21:05 – 22:05 DISCUSSION « On the Surge of Orientality at the heart of Israeli Experience. Victory or Catastrophe? » Avraham Elqayam, Ktsia Alon, Zahava Smooha-Barkani, Hani Zubida, Hanoch Ben-Pazi. In Hebrew

Delphine Horvilleur/Photo: Brunol

22:10 – 23.00 DISCUSSION « Denial of violence against women – What does religion have to do with it? » Delphine Horvilleur, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari. In Hebrew

23:10 – 24:00 DISCUSSION « Infinity, World and Soul: Three Readings in Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed » Yossi Schwartz, Aim Duelle Luski, Galili Shahar. In Hebrew

Nahum Gutman Museum (21 Shimon Rokah St)

20:00 – 21:10 PANEL « Lacan and China: Writing and the Speaking Body » Xiaoquan Chu, Marco Mauas, Noam Baruch, Perla Miglin, Mabel Graiver, Liat Shalit, Itzhak Benyamini. In English

21:15 – 22:25 PANEL  « Does Cosmopolitanism have a Future? Nationalism, Post-Nationalism and Human Rights » Astrid von Busekist, Yishai Blank, Amelie Ferey, Ariel Colonomos. In English

22:30 – 23:30 PANEL « Politics and Ethics of Hospitality. Limits, Paradoxes and Chances. » Fabienne Brugere, Joseph Cohen and Guillaume Le Blanc.  In English

23:25 – 24:00 PANEL « An Afternoon Nap of Dance: A panel on “Embarrassed Years” (2016) » Shir Hacham, Nevo Romano, Shani Granot, Ariel Cohen. In Hebrew

Tolaat Sfarim (7 Mazeh St)

20:00 – 20:30 LECTURE « Food Ethics and Justice towards Animals » Corine Pelluchon. In English

20:35 – 21:05 LECTURE « From Ethics to Politics. Dealing with Vulnerability » Fabienne Brugere. In English

Sandra Laugier/Photo courtesy of PR

21:10 – 21:40 LECTURE « The ethics of care as a politics of ordinary life » Sandra Laugier. In English

21:45 – 22:45 PANEL « Thinking the Animal – Humanism & Post- Humanism » Yoav Kenny, Shira Shmu’ely, Idan Zivoni, Dror Burstein. In Hebrew

22:50 – 23:20 LECTURE« What happened to Gide’s idea: ‘Families, I hate you’? New conservatisms of the in-vitro baby era. » Anna C. Zielinska. In English

23:25 – 24:00 DISCUSSION « Hebrew of the sacred and Hebrew of the secular » Hagit Grossman and Merchav Yeshurun. In Hebrew

Chelouche Gallery (7 Mazeh St)

20:00 – 21:00 PANEL « The Concept of Time in Physics, Technology and Cognitive Science » Ori Belkind, Lin Chalozin-Dovrat, Shaul Katzir. In Hebrew

21:05 – 21:35 LECTURE « Computation and us »Jean-Michel Salanskis. In English

21:40 – 22:30 PANEL  « How Does One Draw on the Jewish Bookshelf a Philosophy for the Post-Human Age? » Avigail Bar-Lev, Shlomo Dov Rosen, Carmel Vaisman. In Hebrew

22:35 – 23:05 LECTURE « Heterogeneous Democracy » Martin Saar. In English

Gisèle Sapiro/Photo: Hannah

23:10 – 23:40 LECTURE « Should we Decentre Western Epistemologies? » Gisèle Sapiro. In Hebrew

Contemporary Art Center (2a Tsadok Hacohen)

20:00 – 21:00 PANEL « Dig digit digital life contemporary issues in philosophy of technology » Lyat Friedman, Yael Rozin, Ori Freiman, Galit Wellner. In Hebrew

Jean Khalfa/Photo: Eugenio Polgovsky

21:05 – 21:35 LECTURE « What is it exactly that makes an image erotic? » Jean Khalfa. In English

21:40 – 22:10 LECTURE « Why museums matter? » Donatien Grau. In English

22:15 – 22:45 LECTURE « When the square becomes public » Joelle Zask. In English

22:50 – 23:20 LECTURE « Illusion and Immersion in Cinema » Martin Seel. In English

23:25 – 23:55 LECTURE « Theatre and Critique: which form of critique aesthetic practices can offer » Christoph Menke. In English

Restaurant La Cantina (71 Rothschild Blvd)

24:30 – 01:30 DISCUSSION « A discussion on the book ‘LoveKnowledge’ with the author Roy Brand and Ilit Ferber, Arik Glasner and Annabel Herzog » In Hebrew