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Levinas in Kaunas (Lituanie / en ligne)

Levinas in Kaunas (Lituanie / en ligne)

Publié le par Vincent Ferré (Source : David Hansel)



July 4-8, 2022

LSMU Emmanuel Levinas Center
Putvinskio st. 14 
Kaunas, Lithuania

"Levinas in Kaunas" will be in person as well as on Zoom. 

Under the auspices of: LSMU Emmanuel Levinas Center*, Kaunas, Lithuania|Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, LSMU, Kaunas, Lithuania| Master “Ethics of care”, University of Toulouse - Jean-Jaurès, Toulouse, France.
With the support of: Lithuanian University of Health Science, Kaunas|Société internationale de Recherche Emmanuel Levinas (France)|Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah|Fondation du Judaïsme Français (France)|ERRaPhiS University of Toulouse - Jean-Jaurès, Toulouse (France)|North American Levinas Society (USA) and more to be announced.
In partnership with: Kaunas City Municipality|The Jewish Center, Kaunas|Philosophie Magazine (France) and more to be announced.

Organizing committee: Prof. Flora Bastiani (University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès)| Dr. Joëlle Hansel (Collège international de Philosophie, Paris/Jerusalem)|Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė (Vilnius University) |Prof. Gvidas Urbonas (LSMU, Kaunas)|Assoc. Prof. Eimantas Peičius (LSMU, Kaunas)

Attendance  is free of charge.

Registration is mandatory to attend on zoom at:

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Born in Kaunas in 1906, Emmanuel Levinas, the Litvak, went to France, in 1923, as a young Lithuanian student in Strasbourg, in France. Introducer of phenomenology in France, commentator of Husserl and Heidegger and author of one of the most original philosophies of the 20th century, Levinas and his work radiate far beyond the circles of specialists.

Levinas is the author of 30 books and over 400 articles. He has been translated into over 20 languages. He is cited 2 500 000 times on Google. Levinas is, without a doubt, one of the most important thinkers of his time.

“Levinas in Kaunas” is a five-day international event which will celebrate the work and the person of Emmanuel Levinas. It will take place at the LSMU Emmanuel Levinas Center* in Kaunas, Levinas' hometown. It will bring together French, Lithuanian, Belgium, Polish, Ukrainian, Canadian, American, Japanese, and Israeli invited speakers.

“Levinas in Kaunas” consists of an international conference and an international workshop:

-       From July 4 to July 7 (morning), 2022: The international conference “The “young Levinas”: from solitude to alterity” will be dedicated to the youth of Emmanuel Levinas in Lithuania (1906-1923) and the elaboration of his philosophy between 1923 and 1960. This will be the first time ever that an international Levinas’ conference is specifically dedicated to this period of Levinas philosophy. 

-       July 7 (afternoon) and July 8, 2022: The infinite responsibility for the Other, which is at the center of Levinas' ethics elaborated after 1960 has direct implications in bio and medical ethics. The international workshop, “Ethical perspectives of health care practices”, will address the concrete implications of Levinas’ thought for the philosophy of care.