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Dans le cadre des chaires EuroPhilosophie 2013, Lewis Gordon effectue un séjour de recherche et d’enseignement à l’Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail en décembre 2013.

 

Lewis Gordon
Lewis Gordon

 

Programme du séminaire :

 

Mardi 3  décembre, de 9h à 12h, salle RU014

Lundi 9 décembre, de 14h à 17h, salle RU003

Lundi 16 décembre, de 14h à 17h, salle RU003

Mardi 17 décembre, de 14h à 17h, salle RU014

Voir le plan du campus de l’UTM

Deux journées d’études sont également prévues les 12 et 13 décembre : « Fanon: Philosophie, Psychanalyse et Politique ».  Toutes les informations à cette adresse : http://memocris.hypotheses.org/135

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Fanonizing philosophie européenne

 

Lewis Gordon ; Europhilosophy, Toulouse University ; Professor of Philosophy, African American Studies, and Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs ; Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa

 

Frantz Fanon, comme Jean-Paul Sartre, a constitué plusieurs défis pour les intellectuels d’aujourd’hui: (1) sa vie en tant que projet politique et éthique, son exemplarité, (2) la relation entre la colonisation épistémique et la déshumanisation, (3) la liberté comme un défi pour penser la relation de l’éthique à la politique, et (4) le poids historique de l’histoire et d’un monde social imposant la tâche de créer des institutions qui n’entravent pas le développement du potentiel humain et ses relations.

Ce séminaire en deux parties sera une réflexion sur l’engagement critique de Frantz Fanon, envisagé sous la forme de ces quatre défis qui implique de manière plus générale la relation de la philosophie européenne aux différentes conceptions des sciences humaines.

La première partie portera sur les deux premières questions ci-dessus à travers une conférence sur la vie de Fanon et son analyse critique des penseurs européens allant de Rousseau à Hegel, Nietzsche et Sartre, en plus de Freud, Jaspers, et Lacan, de l’impact de la colonisation sur les sciences humaines. Ces idées seront mises en dialogue avec les penseurs européens récents tels que Bourdieu et Foucault et ceux des pays du Sud comme Biko, Du Bois, Dussel, et Shariati. Cette partie se terminera par une discussion sur les éléments fanoniennes de son approche de ces problèmes de sciences humaines et transcender ce qu’il appelle la décadence disciplinaire.

La deuxième partie consistera à relever les défis (4) et (5) à travers un examen du problème moderne de la relation de la politique à l’éthique et ce que Gordon appelle «la décolonisation de la vie normative.” Le but ici est de mettre en évidence la productivité visant à transcender le fossé manichéen entre la philosophie, la pensée européenne et la pensée de l’hémisphère Sud en offrant ce que Gordon considère avoir été une vision fanonienne du monde, dans le monde et constituant un potentiel de transformation de la pensée relationnelle.

 

Textes suggérés:

Cherki, Alice. 2000. Frantz Fanon. Portrait. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

Fanon, Frantz. 1952. Peau noire, masques blancs. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

——–. 1961/1991. Les Damnés de la terre. Préface de Jean-Paul Sartre. Paris: François  Maspero éditeur S.A.R.L./Paris: Éditions Gallimard.

——–. 1975 /1968 [1959]. Sociologie d’une révolution: l’an V de la révolution algérienne, 2me ed. Paris: François Maspero.

——–. 1979. Pour la revolution africaine: écrits politiques. Paris: François Maspero.

Gordon, Jane Anna. 2013. Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau through Fanon. NY: Fordham University Press.

Gordon, Lewis R. 2006. Disciplinary Decadence. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

——–. 2008. An Introduction to Africana Philosophy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Voir aussi http://www.lewisrgordon.com/selected-articles/french-german-portuguese-/ des articles pertinents en français, en portugais et en espagnol.

Renault, Matthieu. 2011. Frantz Fanon: De l’anticolonialisme à la critique Postcoloniale. Paris: Éditions Amsterdam, 2011.

 

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Fanonizing European Philosophy

Lewis R. Gordon, Visiting Chair in Europhilosophy, Toulouse University ; Professor of Philosophy, African American Studies, and Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs ; Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa

Frantz Fanon, like Jean-Paul Sartre, offered several challenges for intellectuals today, among which were:  (1) his life as a political project and ethical example, (2) the relationship between epistemic colonization and dehumanization, (3) freedom as a challenge of the relationship of ethics to politics, and (4) the historical weight of history and an imposing social world on the task of creating institutions that do not inhibit the development of human potential and relationships.

This two-part seminar will be a meditation on Frantz Fanon’s critical engagement with these four challenges especially in regard to their relationship to European philosophy and conceptions of human science.

The first part will address the first two questions above through a lecture on Fanon’s life and his critical discussion of European thinkers ranging from Rousseau to Hegel, Nietzsche, and Sartre, in addition to Freud, Jaspers, and Lacan, of the impact of colonization on the human sciences.  These ideas would be brought in dialogue with recent European thinkers such as Bourdieu and Foucault and those in the Global South such as Biko, Du Bois, Dussel, and Shariati.   Gordon will conclude with discussing the Fanonian elements of his approach to these problems of human sciences and transcending what he calls disciplinary decadence.

The second part will build on the first to take on challenges (4) and (5) through an examination of the modern problem of the relationship of politics to ethics and what Gordon calls “the decolonization of normative life.”   The goal here is to bring to the fore the productivity of transcending a Manichean divide between European philosophy and thought from the Global South through offering what Gordon considers to have been a Fanonian vision of the worldly, including world-constituting and transformative life potential of relational thought.

 

Recommended texts:

Cherki, Alice.  2000.  Frantz Fanon.  Portrait. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

Fanon, Frantz. 1952. Peau noire, masques blancs. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

——–. 1961/1991. Les Damnés de la terre. Préface de Jean-Paul Sartre. Paris: François

Maspero éditeur S.A.R.L./Paris: Éditions Gallimard.

——–. 1975 /1968 [1959]. Sociologie d’une révolution: l’an V de la révolution algérienne, 2me ed. Paris: François Maspero.

——–. 1979. Pour la revolution africaine: écrits politiques. Paris: François Maspero.

Gordon, Jane Anna.  2013.  Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau through Fanon.  NY: Fordham University Press.

Gordon, Lewis R. 2006.  Disciplinary Decadence.  Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

——–.  2008.  An Introduction to Africana Philosophy.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

See also http://www.lewisrgordon.com/selected-articles/french-german-portuguese-/ for relevant articles in French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Renault, Matthieu.  2011. Frantz Fanon: De l’anticolonialisme à la critique Postcoloniale. Paris: Éditions Amsterdam, 2011.

Lectures of Dr. Elise Derroitte at the Ateneo de Manila University

Dr. Elise Derroitte of the Université Catholique de Louvain will present two public lectures sponsored by the Europhilosophie Programme of Erasmus Mundus and the Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities.

The first lecture will be on Benjamin’s « The Chockerlebnis in The Comments on Baudelaire. » It will be held on the 11th of September, at 4:30 pm, at CTC Rm. 201.

 

The second lecture will be on « The Notion of Melancholy in Benjamin and Schelling » and will be held on the 21st of September from 10 am to 12 noon at the Faura AVR. In this lecture she will also discuss the program of the Europhilosophie and how scholars can apply to its scholarship program.

 

The lectures are open to the public.

 

More informations : http://www.admu.edu.ph/ls/soh/philosophy/events/lectures-dr-elise-derroitte-europhilosophie-programme-erasmus-mundus

Europhilosophie à l’honneur à Memphis

article paru dans THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL (Memphis/Tennessee) :

 

Graduate students and their professors are visiting the University of Memphis philosophy department as part of a program designed to strengthen the international education system.

 

U of M is the only college in the nation taking part in the Erasmus Mundus EuroPhilosophie program that allows selected philosophy students to study at four universities of their choice over a two-year period.

 

« I think at the graduate level people reflect on programs recognized nationally and internationally by leading scholars, » said vice provost and philosophy professor Tom Nenon. « It’s a real honor that European scholars look at us to teach philosophy in their tradition. »

 

The European Union, a political and economic union of 27 countries, established Erasmus Mundus to encourage collaboration of researchers across national boundaries. It is named after a Dutch scholar of the 15th and 16th centuries. The word « mundus » is Latin for « world. »

 

The philosophy program is an alliance among universities in Germany, Prague, Luxembourg, Belgium and France, and non-EU partners Japan, Brazil and the United States. Students spend a semester at three EU universities and one semester at a non-EU university, studying classical German philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, German and French phenomenology — Nenon’s specialty — and other strong subjects of the member institutions.

 

« We learn different philosophical traditions at each university and a lot of language, » said 24-year-old Fabio Bruschi, of Frankfort, Germany, one of three EU students studying at U of M this semester. « We also make a very strong web with other students, networking and learning from students who are very bright. »

 

Nenon said EU professors solicited the U of M philosophy department’s participation in the program two years ago, and the first European students came to U of M last August. This semester, the first U of M student accepted into the highly competitive program is taking classes at Charles University in Prague.

 

The EU gives students stipends for living costs and universities exchange tuition costs. The union also finances three months of faculty exchange, which will allow Nenon to teach at the University of Wuppertal in Germany in the summer.

 

EuroPhilosophie also brought a professor from Germany to U of M this fall, and in the spring, a French philosopher to teach with Nenon. The program helps graduate students become more competitive in an area with few job opportunities outside of teaching, said Till Grohmann, 23, from Milan, Italy.

 

Grohmann said he chose to study at U of M to learn from Nenon, who is known as the « king of phenomenology, » and to improve his English.

 

« But on the more cultural side, it is a very interesting experience for me to be in the heart of the states, » Grohmann said.

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