IDG's own Prof. Stefano Gualeni will be keynoting a provocative philosophy workshop in The Netherlands on the 28th Of November 2023.The philosophy department at the University of Tilburg is organizing an event that specifically looks into the mediality of the discipline of philosophy and experiments in ways of pursuing knowledge that are alternative to traditional linguistic forms (from 9.30 until 13.00).
Stefano will be specifically discussing his philosophical games and the hybrid textuality of his latest book The Clouds (Routledge 2023). Find a brief explanation of what the workshop is going to be about and the schedule for the event below!
Alternative Ways of Philosophizing
In his 2012 book, Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing, Ian Bogost contends that, ‘[t]he long-standing assumption that we relate to the world only through language is a particularly fetid, if still bafflingly popular, opinion’ (Bogost, 2012, 90). Similarly, Gualeni (2015) has argued that language is often ill-equipped to deal with large classes of knowledge essential to humanistic inquiry, philosophy included.
One potential response to these points is to reconsider how we do philosophy, shifting away from a langauge-centric practice to one that focuses on ‘building’ – i.e., designing and making artefacts as a heuristic practice. Such an approach offers to, ‘correct the discursive and linguistic bias of the humanities’ (Ramsay and Rockwell in Gold, 2012, 78).
This workshop explores the idea this idea of philosophizing via ‘building’. Drawing from a variety of scholarly perspectives (e.g. literary studies, the philosophy of fiction, game studies, research through design, and creative research), our speakers will examine ways of doing philosophy that are not exclusively focused on the production/consumption of academic texts.
28 NOVEMBER 2023, @ TILBURG UNIVERSITY, DANTE 152A
|9:30-10:00||Welcome & “Coffee”|
University of Malta
|An Experiment in Theory-Fiction|
|10:45-11:00||“Coffee” & Snacks|
|Fantasy, shadows and Doppelgänger|
|Design-philosophy correspondence with drawing|
|12:30-???||Lunch @ Esplanade|