Category Archives: Body Metaphors in Politics

Ádám Takács

TakacsTrained at the Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest and at the EHESS in Paris,  Ádám Takács seeks to understand the relationship between history and ideologies in European—and Hungarian— 20th century (as in “Totalitarianism as an Atmosphere. Morality and Mentality in Hungary under the Kádár regime”, Divinatio, 2013). A specialist of Foucault and Husserl, to whom he dedicated a book (Le fondement selon Husserl. Une idée de la phénoménalité, 2014), Ádám Takács is also a translator of French philosophy (Foucault, Ricoeur, Deleuze).  He currently teaches at the Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest.

Jan Sowa

SowaTrained in literature, philosophy and sociology in Warsaw and Paris, Jan Sowa focuses his work on (Western) modernity, with special emphasis on the relationship between European and other cultures. He published many articles and books on current issues related to colonialism (as in his 2007 book Ciesz się, późny wnuku! Kolonializm, globalizacja i demokracja radykalna), migration and globalization. A regular contributor to several journals, such as Krytyka Polityczna, Praesens, or Ha!art., whose foundation he presides, he recently coedited a collection of essays entitled A Joy Forever: Political Economy of Social Creativity, including articles by Luc Boltanski, Massimiliano Tomba, Isabelle Graw and Gigi Roggero (MayFly Books, 2015). Jan Sowa currently teaches at the Jagellon University in Cracow.

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Jan Maršálek

marsalekJan Maršálek obtained his Master Degree in sociology (2007) at the Charles University in Prague and a second Master Degree in “Political Studies” (2008) at the EHESS in Paris. Former élève at the École normale supérieure in Paris (International Selection, 2005-2008), he obtained his doctoral degree in philosophy at the Université de Franche-Comté and sociology at the Charles University in Prague (“On the Method’s Disappearance: Analysis between philosophies of social contract and classical sociologies”). Jan Maršálek is presently working on the generalization of the topic of “disappearance of scientific objects”. He is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Arnaud François

FrancoisArnaud François, born in 1978, is a professor of philosophy at the University of Poitiers. He is the author of several books and articles on Bergson, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, as well as of works on the philosophy of health. He is currently exploring, at the junction between philosophy and literature, the work of Émile Zola. He is, with Ondřej Švec, co-president of the Organisation Francophone pour la Formation et la Recherche Européennes en Sciences humaines (OFFRES), an academic collaboration network in Central and Eastern Europe.

Immunity, Parasites and Organism: Body Metaphors in Politics

Trade Fair Palace  – Auditorium

Embodiment and Forms of Political Emancipation
Who: Ádám Takács
What: Short Lecture
When: 10 PM
Language: English

From Defense to Tolerance and Beyond: A History and Analysis of Political Patterns in Immunology
Who: Arnaud François
What: Short Lecture
When: 10:30 PM
Language: English

Society As an Organism: the Power of a Metaphor
Who: Jan Maršálek
What: Short Lecture
When: 11 PM
Language: Czech

Is There Life after Work? A Brief Enquiry into Postcapitalist Imaginaries
Who: Jan Sowa
What: Short Lecture
When: 11:30 PM
Language: English