Neutral Views: “Philosophy” – Collaborative Analysis / Discussion Panel
Chairs: Sunil Manghani and Gary Peters
Friday 2 September 2011 / 2.30-4.00pm / Room: Skell 037
Let’s start out from a “philosophy” (with scare quotes, since what is at issue is precisely that this be a philosophy)
…is expelled from philosophy, to the extent that it doesn’t retain the philosophical “imprint”: the concept.
This “im-position” (at least as seen from the Neutral) = philosophy’s arrogance
But this is not the Neutral’s “view” of philosophy … it doesn’t oppose it but distances itself from it…
…one must say no to the concept, not make use of it. But, then, how to speak, all of us, intellectuals? By metaphors.
Instructions: In preparation for the session participtants are asked to:
(1) read the following passage from Roland Barthes’ The Neutral, on ‘The Concept’, pp.156-157;
(2) submit a brief written response in the comments box below.
(3) attend the session!
The aim of the session is to garner a collective reading, all of which will be archived here.
(For further details of the conference and a full programme click here)