ON VIOLENCE

ON VIOLENCE

Elsa Dorlin

ON VIOLENCE

Elsa Dorlin

Violence enters our homes, through the media, social networks, the stories of conflicts that have escalated in recent years. This calls for a visceral response that sometimes cancels out possibilities to stop it and how to think about what we are experiencing. More resounding violence, such as the war that recently re-entered European territory, but which has always inhabited other territories, or more day to day violence, like racial or religious which occurs in intimacy, but also that of security policies and those that we have been slowly exerting on the planet. How do we think about violence and also the right to defend oneself against it? We invite the philosopher Elsa Dorlin, author of Se défendre: une philosophie de la violence – Frantz Fanon Prize 2018 and Prix de l'Ecrit Social 2019 – a book where the question of exercising violence as a right to defence is central. From the resistance of enslaved people, to the martial arts practised by suffragettes, from the insurrection of the Warsaw ghetto to the Black Panthers.

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12 JAN 2023
THU 18:30

Small Auditorium
Free entry*
Duration 90min

* When ticket is picked up 30 mins before the start of the session (subject to room capacity).

In French, with simultaneous translation.

Elsa Dorlin Biography

Integra o departamento de filosofia da Universidade Toulouse Jean Jaurès, desde 2021. Entre 2011 e 2021, ensinou filosofia política e social na Universidade Paris VIII e, entre 2005,  foi mestre de conferências em História de Filosofia e História das Ciências no departamento de Filosofia da Universidade Panteão-Sorbonne, onde defendeu, em 2004, a tese de doutoramento Au chevet de la Nation : sexe, race et médecine : XVIIe-XVIIe siècles. Em 2009, recebe a medalha de bronze do CNRS, o Centro Nacional de Investigação Cientifica, em França, pelo conjunto dos seus trabalhos no âmbito da filosofia de género e da epistemologia feminista. Em 2010-2011, foi Professora Associada Convidada no Programa de Teoria Crítica da Universidade de California, em Berkeley.  Em 2018-2019, foi Abigail R. Cohen Senior Fellow, no Columbia Institute for Ideas & Imagination e, no mesmo ano, recebe, pelo seu livre Se Défendre. Une philosophie de la violence, o prémio Frantz Fanon, da  Caribbean Philosophical Association. En 2020-2021, foi investigadora residente na Fondation Camargo, em Cassis.

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