Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

June 21-22, 2018


International Conference
“Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives”

21-22 June 2018
UNL / FCSH - I&D Multiusos 3

IFILNOVA | CultureLab
Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy and Literature

 

Programme

Thursday | 21 June

9h30-10h00 Introduction

10h00-11h00 Keynote Lecture 1 | Chair: Marta Faustino
John Sellars: “Philosophical Lives in the History of Philosophy: A Case-Study for Philosophy as a Way of Life”

Coffee-break

11h30-13h00 Session 1 | Chair: Alexandra Dias Fortes
Fábio Serranito: “Sophrosyne and the would-be tyrant: misunderstanding the art of living in Plato’s Charmides”
Hélder Telo: “Seneca’s Guide to a Long Short Life”
Federico Testa: “Nietzsche and Guyau on the Temporality of Epicurean Pleasure”

Lunch

14h30-15h30 Keynote Lecture 2 | Chair: Bartholomew Ryan
George Pattison: “Dostoevsky and the Celebration of Life”

15h30-17h00 Session 2 | Chair: Pietro Gori
Bartholomew Ryan: “Why can’t you beat time?: Art of Living/Art of Dying in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake”
Nélio Conceição: “Broken watches. Remarks on Faulkner and the arduous art of facing time” 
Ana Falcato: “Memories of a Dead Fictioneer: an account of J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime”

Coffee-break

17h30-19h00 Session 3 | Chair: Gianfranco Ferraro
Bruno Duarte: “Unvoiced Language – Laurie Anderson’s ‘Heart of a Dog’”
Ana Mira: “Nijinsky’s life life death”
Antonio Moretti: “Bartleby or the principle of insufficient reason. On potentiality as an art of living”

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Friday | 22 June

10h00-11h00 Keynote Lecture 3 | Chair: António Caeiro
Douglas Cairns: “What it is like to die, according to Homer”

Coffee-break

11h30-13h00 Session 4 | Chair: Pietro Gori
António Caeiro: “Tacitus on the human horizon (res mortalium), faith, chance and necessity”
Marta Faustino: “The Stoics and the art of dying at the right time”
Paolo Stellino: “Kant on Suicide as Self-Contradiction of Freedom”

Lunch

14h30-16h00 Session 5 | Chair: Ana Falcato
Alexandra Dias Fortes: “Wax and wane: Wittgenstein and Smithson”
Antonio Cardiello: “Vitangelo Moscarda and Bernardo Soares: two ‘outsiders’ in life”
Claudio Rozzoni: “Death and ‘Authentic’ Life in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time”

Coffee-break

16h30-18h00 Session 6 | Chair: Marta Faustino
Dina Mendonça: “The Sentiment of Rationality as a Way of Life”
Paulo Lima: “Between life and death. George Bataille’s eroticism”
Gianfranco Ferraro: “How to live in a dying time? Philosophy as apocalyptical exercise”

 

18h30: Book presentation | Chair: Bartholomew Ryan
Ana Falcato & Antonio Cardiello, Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism [Palgrave, 2018]


Organizers: Marta Faustino | Bartholomew Ryan | Pietro Gori

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