Løgstrup and Levinas conference

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Ethical Encounters: Levinas and Løgstrup

Wednesday 29th June to Friday 1st July 2016

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield [directions]



Wednesday 29th June

10:00-11:15 Michael Morgan (Toronto/Indiana): ‘Ethics and the Second-Person in Twentieth Century Philosophy: Thoughts Prompted by Levinas and Løgstrup’

11.15-11.45 tea/coffee

11.45-13.00 Eric Nelson (Hong Kong): ‘Asymmetrical Ethics and the Question of Life in Levinas and Løgstrup’

13:00-14:00 lunch

14:00-15:15 Anne-Marie Christensen (Southern Denmark): ‘Løgstrup and Levinas on Ethics, Love and Failure’

15.30-16.45 Anne Clausen (Göttingen): ‘The Freedom of the Other’

16.45-17:15 tea/coffee

17:15-18:30 Robert Stern (Sheffield): ‘What’s in a Face? Levinas and Løgstrup on the Ethical Encounter with the Other’

19.00 conference dinner


Thursday 30th June

10:00-11:15 Irene McMullin (Essex): ‘The Intersubjective Conditions of Normative Agency’

11.15-11.45 tea/coffee

11.45-13.00 George Pattison (Glasgow): ‘Silence and the Commandment: Nature, Revelation, and the Demand’

13:00-14:00 lunch

14:00-15:15 Peter Dews (Essex): ‘Positive and Negative Philosophy in Levinas and Derrida’

15.30-16:45 Simon Thornton (Essex): ‘The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Løgstrup on the Gift of Life and Human Religiousness’

16:45-17:15 tea/coffee

17: 15-18:30 Diane Perpich (Clemson): ‘Levinas and Løgstrup on the Sources of Normativity’


Friday 1st July

9.00-10.15 Daniel Smith (Pennsylvania State University): ‘Responsibility in Løgstrup and Levinas’

10.15-10.30 tea/coffee

10.30-11.45 Patrick Stokes (Deakin): ‘The Ethical Demand and the Possibility of Moral Progress’

11.45-13.00 Fiona Ellis (Heythrop): ‘Levinas and the Question of Nature’



Note that attendance is free but registration is required; and regsitration is also required for the conference meals, for which numbers are limited (if you register but then decide not to attend, please inform the organizers)

You can register here

You can download a conference programme here

For queries please contact Robert Stern (r.stern@sheffield.ac.uk)


Graduate bursaries

A limited number of graduate bursaries are available to help cover the cost of conference expenses, up to £100 per UK student and £800 for students from abroad, to cover subsistence, accommodation and travel (note that refreshments and conference meals will already be free to delegates).

To apply, please download form here. The deadline for submission is 21st March 2016, 5.00pm.