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International Conference
Ethical and political questions in the late Foucault”

6-8 March 2017

IFILNOVA – EPLab / FCSH – Philosophy Department
I&D Multiusos 2-3, Av. Berna 26C, Lisbon

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6th March | Multiusos 3

09h30 – 10h00 Opening
António Marques (Director of IFILNOVA)
João Luís Lisboa (Coordinator of the Philosophy Department)
10h00 – 11h00 | Chair: Gianfranco Ferraro
Judith Revel (Paris West University Nanterre, France), “Subjectivation éthique, subjectivation politique: du “Je” au “Nous”?”

11h00 – 11h30 Coffee-Break

11h30 – 13h00 | Chair: Susana Viegas
• Ester Jordana (Bau/University of Barcelona, Spain), “Ethics of care (of the self and the others)”
• Amélie Berger-Soraruff (University of Dundee, UK), “Why We Should Take Care of Ourselves: Foucault According to Stiegler”
• Dominika Partyga (London School of Economics, UK), “Judith Butler on Self-Crafting: Between Nietzsche and Foucault”

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch

14h30 – 15h30 | Chair: Luís de Sousa
João Constâncio (IFILNOVA/New University of Lisbon, Portugal), “Foucault and the Problem of Recognition”
15h30 – 17h00 | Chair: Marta Faustino
• Karim Barakat (Duquesne University, USA), “Understanding Power relations through Governmentality”
• Laurence Barry (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), “Truth, Government, Subjectivity”
• Edgar Straehle (University of Barcelona, Spain), “On authority: a discussion between Foucault and Arendt”

17h00 – 17h30 Coffee-Break

17h30 – 19h00 | Chair: Marília Muylaert
• Marta Faustino (IFILNOVA/New University of Lisbon, Portugal), “Truth-telling as therapeutic practice: self-examination and confession in Foucault’s late writings”
• Andrea Teti (University of Aberdeen, UK), “Rethinking Foucault’s ‘Confessing Animal’”
• Kurt Borg (Staffordshire University, UK), “The Subversive Truth-Telling of Trauma: Survivors as Parrhesiastes”


7th March | Multiusos 2

10h00 – 11h00 | Chair: Gianfranco Ferraro
Philippe Sabot (University of Lille, France), “Le sujet et le pouvoir (de la vérité)”

11h00 – 11h30 Coffee-Break

11h30 – 13h00 | Chair: Bruno Dias
• Gianfranco Ferraro (IFILNOVA/New University of Lisbon, Portugal), “Qu’est-ce que nous sommes?” L’impatience de la liberté comme travail critique”
• Sam O’Brien (Monash University, Australia), “Parrhesia, Self-Government and the Political”
• Valeria Gammella (University of Naples Federico II, Italy), “La «conjoncture socratique»: la parrêsia philosophique comme tâche éthique et politique”

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch

14h30 – 15h30 | Chair: Marta Faustino
Luca Lupo (University of Calabria, Italy), “A matter of time. The stance of the Ancients towards the future in Foucault’s lectures at the Collège de France”
15h30 – 17h00 | Chair: Bartholomew Ryan
• Federico Testa (Monash University, Australia/ University of Warwick, UK), “‘The great cycle of the world’: Knowledge of Nature and the Cosmologic Perspective of the Care of the Self in HS”
• Bruno Dias (Centro de Filosofia/University of Lisbon, Portugal), “Critique of power within the bounds of mere resistance: the political uses of the late Foucault”
• Antonio Moretti (University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy), “The issue of power between will to truth and parrhesiastic subjectivation”
17h00 – 17h30 Coffee-Break
17h30 – 19h00 | Chair: Luís de Sousa
• Giovanni Damele (IFILNOVA/New University of Lisbon, Portugal), “Which liberalism? Foucault, neoliberalism and ordo-liberalism”
• Matko Krce-Ivancic (University of Manchester, UK), “The care of self: is it perpetuating neoliberalism?”
• Rainer Mühlhoff (Free University of Berlin, Germany), “Governing by Affect. Subject and Power in post-industrial economy”


8th March | Multiusos 3

10h00 – 11h00 | Chair: Marta Faustino
Ernani Chaves (UFPA/Federal University of Pará, Brasil), “Cinismo e política: Foucault contra Hadot”

11h00 – 11h30 Coffee-Break

11h30 – 13h00 | Chair: Luís de Sousa
• Marília Muylaert (UNESP/São Paulo State University, Assis, Brasil), “O Cuidado de si, a dobra do fora, Foucault e Deleuze: intercessores para a ética-estética-política da Psicologia”
• José Caselas (Centro de Filosofia/University of Lisbon, Portugal), “A questão política em Foucault e Agamben: do Cuidado de Si ao Uso de Si”
• Susana Viegas (IFILNOVA/New University of Lisbon, Portugal), “A dobra e a anulação do sujeitar-se nos filmes de Joachim Trier”

13h00 – 14h30 Lunch

14h30 – 16h00 | Chair: Gianfranco Ferraro
• Evgenia Ilieva (Ithaca College, USA), “Foucault and Patočka on the Care of the Self”
• Élise Escalle (HAR/Paris West University Nanterre, France), “Notes towards a critical history of «musicalities». The use of musical pleasures and the care of the self in the 4th book of «Περί Μουσικής» («On Music») by Philodemus of Gadara”
• Erik Zimmerman (The New School for Social Research, USA), “Defending the Care of the Self from an Ethics of Self-Care”

16h00 – 16h30 Closing remarks

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