Night of Philosophy: May 31 2018

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Ready to flex your intellectual muscles? The Night of Philosophy, now in its 4th edition, will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2018! Lectures and panel discussions will take place all night long, beginning at 19:30. Initiated by the French Institute in Tel Aviv in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, the Night of Philosophy is curated by Dr. Raphael Zagury-Orly in collaboration with Tilla Rudel, cultural attache at the French Institute. All events are open to the public, admission is free!

Raphael Zagury-Orly/Photo: Mat Jacob

In conjunction with the Night of Philosophy, there will be a conference at Tel Aviv University on June 3 & 4, on the philosophical heritage of the student protests of May ’68. The conference is organized in cooperation with the French Institute Tel Aviv and Sciences Po Paris. The conference closing event will be a screening of the film Coup pour coup (1972), directed by Marin Karmitz on June 4th at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque at 19:00. The screening will be followed by a discussion (in English) with Director Marin Karmitz, Prof. Astrid von Busekist, Dr. Josef Cohen, and Dr. Rafael Zagury-Orly. Tickets for the film may be reserved on the Tel Aviv Cinematheque website. For additional information on the conference, consult the French Institute website.

The French Institute of Tel Aviv will be the events hub for the night, with other venues in the neighborhood participating in the intellectual feast. Events will take place in French, English and Hebrew. For your pleasure and convenience, the full list of events in English is listed below according to venue and hour:

French Institute (7 Rothschild Blvd)

Auditorium

22:55-23:45

The Israelization of French Jews

Astrid von Busekist, Amélie Ferey, Yossi Shain, Yoel Mitrani, Sarah Fainberg

La Closerie (6 Herzl)

22:00-22:50

Hidden Children Defining Judaism: A Contrasted and Open Vision

Yael Hirsch, Astrid von Busekist, Gisela Dachs

22:55-23:25

Democracy & Terror

Jacob Rogozinski

Beit Alma (6 Shadal)

Ground Floor – Main Hall

20:00-20:30

The Mediatechnical Transformations of Human Existence

Christiane Voss

20:35-21:05

Toleration: Insult or Virtue?

Rainer Forst

21:10-22:30

The Future of Democracy

Daniel Loick, Marie Luise Knott, Rainer Forst, Christiane Voss

Moderator: Joseph Cohen

22:35-23:05

Abstraction and Economy

Eva Maria Stadler

23:10-23:40

The Abuse of Property

Daniel Loick

23:45-00:15

Images as Witnesses

Ludger Schwarte

First Floor – Main Hall

20:00-20:30

Unlearning Forgiveness – Eight Considerations on Hannah Arendt

Marie Luise Knott

20:35-21:05

Opportunity and Regret

Eva Maria Stadler

21:10-21:40

Jews in Vienna – Past and Present. A Unique and Problematic Relationship

Doron Rabinovici

21:45-22:15

Heritage and Engagement of Jewish Intellectuals: The Effects of May 68

Perrine Simon Nahum

22:20-22:50

Hannah Swallows the Lessing-Preis

Avital Ronell

23:00-23:30

Does the Expression “Jewish Philosophy” Make Any Sense?

Sophie Nordmann

23:35-00:05

The Last Marranos: The Legacy of 20th Century Jewish Converts to Christianity

Yael Hirsch

Balcony

22:00-22:30

Nuclear War and The Balance of Terror

Marc Crépon

MEET IN PLACE (8 Rothschild)

20:00-20:45

Are Boundaries Metaphysical or Political?

Astrid von Busekist and Emanuele Coccia

20:50-21:20

Surviving the Loss of the World

Marc Crépon

21:25-21:55

Grievance Amongst Friends

Avital Ronell

22:00-22:30

From Anger to Hate

Jacob Rogozinski

CCA (2Aleph Tzadok HaCohen)

21:00-21:30

Liberation: a Task for architecture?

Ludger Schwarte

21:35-22:05

Out of Orbits. The Migration of Life

Emanuele Coccia

Cantina (71 Rothschild)

01:05-02:05

Night Thoughts on the Night – Hegel, Schelling, Nietzsche

Joseph Cohen