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