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From Professor Sandra Laugier (Sorbonne):

This conference is meant as an homage to Cora Diamond’s work in ethics, and focuses on its European reception. Her work has been translated in French and Italian in the recent years.

“Ethics, Imagination, and Forms of Life”
13-15 September 2010, Amiens, France
Pôle cathédrale, Placette Lafleur
Amphithéâtre Carré de Malberg
Admission free – open to graduate students and researchers
Contact : sandra.laugier (at) noos.fr

Monday, September 13th
Amphithéâtre Carré de Malberg

Opening
Sandra Laugier, Emmanuel Halais (UPJV, CURAPP)

1. ETHICS AND OBJECTIVITY
Chair : Vincent Descombes (EHESS)

9h30 James Conant (Université de Chicago)
Cora Diamond on the Ethical Dimension of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy

10h30 Piergiorgio Donatelli (Université Roma La Sapienza)
Forms of Ethical Criticism

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11h45 Ruwen Ogien (CNRS-CERSES)
La validité des “intuitions morales”

2. FORMS OF MORAL LIFE
Chair : Piergiorgio Donatelli (Université Roma La Sapienza)

14h Luigi Perissinotto (Université de Venise)
Ethique et formes de vie

15h Stephen Mulhall (Oxford University)
The World of the Happy Philosopher

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16h15 Emmanuel Halais (UPJV, CURAPP)
Une certaine vision du bien : Diamond et Murdoch

17h15 Eli Friedlander (Université de Tel Aviv)
Animals as “fellow creatures”

Tuesday, September 14th

3. VISION AND UNDERSTANDING
Amphithéâtre Carré de Malberg

Chair : Christiane Chauviré (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, PhiCo)

9h Antonia Soulez (Université Paris 8)
Comprendre: une variation sans échelle

10h Jean-Philippe Narboux (Université Bordeaux 3, IUF, LNS)
The Ethical Point of What is Not in the Text

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11h15 Alice Crary (New School, New York)
A Brilliant Perspective: Diamondian Ethics

Session 1

14h-18h30 salle 110

4. IMAGINATION AND LITERATURE
Chair: Catherine Larrère (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne)

14h Pascale Molinier (Université Paris 13)
Cochons et humains. À propos d’une “tension inhérente à nos façons de traiter les animaux”

14h30 Anne Le Goff (UPJV, CURAPP)
Where is reality to be found? In being human

15h Anna Zielinska (Université Grenoble 2)
The difficulty of animal philosophy

15h30 Nicolas Delon (UPJV, CURAPP)
Individualisme moral, capacités objectives et relations pertinentes : pourquoi et comment respecter les animaux?

16h Elise Marrou (ENS, PhiCo)
Inner voices “in the Heart of the country”: Coetzee, Diamond, and solipsism

16h30 Sophie Djigo (UPJV, CURAPP)
Arguments / pensées vivantes : Cora Diamond, Simone Weil et la perception de l’affliction

17h Patricia Paperman (Paris 8)
Cora Diamond lectrice de Ruth Klüger

Session 2

14h-18h30 salle 112

5. DIFFERENCES AND DISTANCES
Chair: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (Université du Hertsfordshire)

14h Marlène Jouan (Université Grenoble 2)
The importance of not being inhuman: ethics as negative anthropology

14h30 Andrew Werner (Université de Chicago)
Different Distances: Diamond and McDowell

15h Jay Elliott (Université Yale)
A non-moral element in human character

15h30 Stefano di Brisco (Université Roma La Sapienza)
Moral Objectivity and the Difficulty of Philosophy

16h Richard Sorli (Université d’Uppsala)
Anything but Theory?

16h30 Sarin Marchetti (Université Roma La Sapienza)
William James on Truth and Invention in Morality

17h Sofia Miguens (Université de Porto)
What many philosophers wouldn’t dream of counting as part of their subject

Session 3

14h-18h30 salle 313

6. NONSENSE, INTENTION, AND IMAGINATION
Chair : James Conant (Université de Chicago)

14h Martin Gustafsson (Åbo Academy University)
Language under totalitarianism: Context and conceptual loss

15h Silver Bronzo (Université de Chicago)
Meaning, Intention, and the Context Principle

15h30 Matteo Falomi (Université Roma La Sapienza)
Immersion and Outwardness: Resolute Readings and the Ethical Point of the Tractatus

16h Sabine Plaud (Paris 1, PhiCo)
Imagination and the method of the Philosophical Investigations: Cora Diamond and Ludwig Wittgenstein on thought-experiments

16h30 Solange Chavel (UPJV, CURAPP)
Moral and Immoral Imagination

17h Marc Pavlopoulos (PhiCo)
“Evil be thou my Good”

Wednesday, September 15th
Amphithéâtre Carré de Malberg

7. THE REALISTIC SPIRIT AND THE DIFFICULTY OF REALITY
Chair: Bruno Ambroise (CNRS, CURAPP)

9h Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (Université du Hertsfordshire)
The Humanistic Spirit: Cora Diamond and realism reclaimed

10h Jocelyn Benoist (Université Paris 1, IUF, Archives-Husserl)
Why so difficult?

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11h15 Charles Travis (King’s College)
Diversions and Delicts

12h15 Conclusions


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